Contract Cloud Engineer

$70 - $80 hourly
Job Category: Technology
Position Type: Contract / Temporary
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 125558
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LaSalle Network is partnering with a client to seek a Cloud Engineer, who will play an integral role in supporting the corporation’s Enterprise Cloud strategy, standards and best practices. This is a contract opportunity.

Cloud Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to and support all aspects of Cloud offerings in Amazon AWS and Azure
  • Contribute to and support the corporate adoption of the DevOps methodology and IaaC
  • Provide expert level design and engineering support towards the successful delivery of IT’s cloud project portfolio
  • Contribute towards continual service improvement activities related to the delivery of cloud services
  • Develop and implement internal systems, processes and best practices to be used by other teams designed to increase productivity
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, cost effectiveness and high availability in the cloud
  • Design, implement and test disaster recovery and business continuity architecture
  • Create and implement automation in the form of infrastructure as code for cloud platform solutions
  • Ensure all infrastructure components meet proper performance and capacity standards
  • Oversee, or consult on, technology implementation and modification activities particularly for new or projects being implemented within their area of expertise
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems

Cloud Engineer Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience in Hybrid Cloud environment – AWS & Azure Cloud
  • 5+ years of experience in IT platform, storage, networking and virtualization engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in the design and implementation of distributed applications preferred
  • Practical experience with Cloud methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), automation, orchestration, trends and industry-leading cloud vendor offerings
  • Experience in architecting and implementing cloud-based solutions with robust Business Continuity and Disaster Recover requirements and Cloud Security first configuration
  • 5+ years of experience in building CI/CD pipeline automation in tools like Jenkins/Cloudbees with scripting languages such as Ruby, or Python, PowerShell
  • 5+ years of practical experience designing, building and automating solutions utilizing AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, KMS, Route 53, Lambda, IAM, Kinesis, ECS and API Gateway
  • 5+ years of experience working with cloud automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet
  • 5+ years of experience with AWS CloudFormation and Windows OS is a must
  • 5+ years of practical experience working in DevOps team/organizations with applied Agile development practices
  • 5+ years of experience with Azure Arm Templates, Blueprints, policies and networking is a must
  • 5+ years of experience with Azure VM’s, Data Analytic Services, SQL Databases, Automation
  • 5+ years of experience with Microservices, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Dockers/Container
  • 2+ years of experience Grafana, Prometheus, CloudWatch, SolarWinds
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with automated tooling such as Chef and Test Kitchen
  • Hands on experience with Docker and container orchestration
  • Infrastructure creation in AWS and Azure experience
  • IaaC – Cloud Formation, Azure Arm/Biceps/Blueprints, Terraform
  • DevOps tools & process – Ansible, Packer, Chef, Docker/Container, Kubernetes
  • Azure Networking / AWS Networking
  • Scripting/Automation – Python, PowerShell, JavaScript, PHP, Go, Java, C#,
  • Proficient on Operating Systems – Windows & Linux
  • Proficient understanding of Active Directory and service integration
  • Solid documentation skills – Architecture Diagrams, Run books, Analysis

Thank you,

Fatima Salgado
Project Manager
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.