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Sr Cloud Platform Engineer

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28201

The Division:  Digital Services
Job Id:  3720

Job Summary

Installs and maintains cloud-based applications, systems or associated infrastructures. Applies engineering concepts and principles to the design of cloud-based solutions. Evaluates business needs, defines functional requirements and technical specifications, and codes secure and efficient solutions or enhancements. Tests software functionality and monitors performance, ensuring accessibility and scalability.

 

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

• Ensures that documentation is created and maintained as it relates to all aspects of the Cloud platform implementation

 

• Ensures that Cloud environments remain in compliance with the current standards and works with consuming teams to update when required

 

• Develops automation for the standardization of the Cloud environments and architectural design patterns for consumption by project teams

 

• Provides design and coding reviews for automation and Infrastructure-as-Code

 

• Ensures that runbooks/playbooks for operational support of the Cloud environments are created and maintained

 

• Participates in advanced troubleshooting sessions including working with business teams, analyzing logs and data, opening service requests with CSPs, working with Vendors, Partners, and CSP Support, and driving problem resolution

 

• Reviews architectural designs for applications to ensure reliable and performant design patterns are implemented

 

• Defines the operational characteristics for that the Cloud-native services

 

• Ensures that defined and tracked operational metrics for Production performance, reliability, scalability and availability dimensions are within given thresholds and addresses any deviations

 

• Contributes to the team’s continuous improvement through advanced topic research, creation and approval of knowledge articles, presentations, and facilitating discussion groups

 

• Continuously works to improve the quality and cost optimize of Aflac’s Cloud environments

 

• Continuously learning and mentoring team members and project teams

 

• Contribute to overall team initiatives including recruiting, training, and speaking engagements

 

• Performs other duties as required

 

 

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information systems or related field
  • Six or more years of experience in cloud architecture, engineering or support
  • Extensive experience with multiple programming/scripting languages, Windows and Linux Operating systems, networking, systems and data design and agile methodologies

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Education & Experience Preferred

  • Certification in Two or more AWS or Azure

 

 

Job Knowledge & Skills

• Cloud Architecture experience (AWS, Azure, or GCP)

• Programming/scripting experience (Python, PowerShell, Ruby, Java, JavaScript)

• Configuration Management software experience (Chef, Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack)

• Infrastructure-as-Code expertise (Terraform, CloudFormation, CDK)

• Familiarity with running and scaling distributed software systems (load balancing, high availability, systems monitoring, etc.)

• Familiarity with structured text (JSON, YAML, XML)

• Proven application production support experience

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Passion for automating routine tasks

• Solid understanding of networking and network-related structures

• Willingness to be a part of a culture of continuous improvement

• Ability to lead and work in projects

• Extensive experience with Linux, Unix, and Windows operating systems internals and administration

• Ability to multitask and adapt to quickly changing priorities

• Ability and willingness to work off-hours on occasion

 

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte