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Advantage Solutions Senior Azure Cloud Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

Summary

Advantage Solutions is seeking a talented Senior Azure Cloud Engineer to join our engineering team with the architecture, scripting (Infrastructure as Code), deployment, support, operations maintenance, as well as continued improvements/upgrades of our enterprise level cloud infrastructure.

This Senior Azure Cloud Engineer position provides design and engineering support for Advantage Solution’s cloud infrastructure applications. It requires experience architecting, deploying, and supporting cloud-based solutions in Azure. As a Senior Azure Cloud Engineer you will be responsible for cross functional collaboration to develop, maintain and continuously upgrade our cloud architecture, operations, and support model.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Work with technology teams to develop target state cloud architecture, as well as planning for ongoing cloud technology optimization.

  • Work with product owners and other functional teams to translate the roadmap into releases.

  • Drive technical designs to consensus and approval.

  • Drive service improvements across the Azure.

  • Lead monitoring, management, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of new and existing tools and products.

  • Manage/execute POCs and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies leveraging results to guide business and technology decisions.

  • Enforce adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, governance, cost controls, etc.

  • Keep abreast of and gain expertise in the evolving technology and understand how new technologies could be applied.

Requirements

  • 5-10 years of experience supporting mission critical infrastructure services at a large organization, with minimum 4 years experience working with Azure

  • 4+ years deploying/managing cloud-based network infrastructures (can be flexible on years)

  • Strong understanding of cloud computing and hands-on experience of migrating workloads to Azure.

  • Experience building cloud automation, including CD/CI pipelines using PowerShell, ARM,Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker, GitOps, Azure DevOps.

  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes, automating its deployment and configuration(manifests/helm/Docker/etc.)

  • Good scripting skills in PowerShell for Azure. Ability to create complex automation scripts

  • Experience of working with Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Functions, Azure Automation, App Service, Scale Sets, Azure DevOps, Azure Policy, Azure Monitor, Azure Backup, Azure storage, Application Gateway, Azure DNS, Load Balancer.

  • Desirable experience of Machine Learning, Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus, Event Grid, Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Analysis Services, Event Hubs, Azure SQL.

  • Expertise in creating/updating/maintaining IaC templates

  • Experience building High Availability/Fault Tolerant Systems

  • Experience working in an Agile SCRUM environment

  • Excellent troubleshooting and technical problem-solving skills

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Application Insights

  • Experience with Windows and Linux platforms

  • Good working knowledge of Azure Policy and understanding of cloud governance.

Additional Skills

  • Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet

  • Working experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Angular), RESTful APIs, JSON and XML formats is a plus

  • Possess an understanding of system testing including platform, integration, load and scale testing.

  • Experience with networking and web standards such as DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, HTTP, web security mechanisms, proxies, firewalls & application delivery controllers.

  • Ability to write technical documentation (platform architecture, strategy, etc.)

  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent complex projects and to coordinate the work of others in the cloud environment.

  • Proficient at multitasking and proactive in work responsibilities

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Work with technology teams to develop target state cloud architecture, as well as planning for ongoing cloud technology optimization.

• Drive cloud/ technology discussions and facilitate decision with other teams within the organization.

• Manage/execute POCs and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies leveraging results to guide business and technology decisions.

• Enforce adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, governance, cost controls, etc.

• Drive technical designs to consensus and approval.

• Work with product owners and other functional teams to translate the roadmap into releases.

• Keep abreast of and gain expertise in the evolving technology and understand how new technologies could be applied

• Develop road map to leverage/use IaaS and PaaS across the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level:(Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

10+ years of experience in Technology Infrastructure

5-10 years of experience supporting mission critical infrastructure services at a large organization.

4+ years of experience in all aspects of cloud computing including infrastructure, storage, platforms and data.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Required Characteristics

• Experience in cloud computing-based services architecture, technical design and implementations including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS delivery models.

• Expertise in architecting secure cloud solutions

• Expertise in AWS IAM Security models

• Experience building High Availability/Fault Tolerant Systems

• Expertise in creating/updating/maintaining CloudFormation templates or other IaC

• Experience using AWS Container solutions (ECS, Fargate, Kubernetes)

• Experience using Docker containers

• Experience using AWS RDS database solutions and Redshift

• Experience using AWS NoSQL solutions such as DynamoDB, MongoDB

• Experience with AWS Elasticache, ElasticSearch, SQS, SNS, Lambda, WorkSpaces among others

• Experience building cloud architecture with Azure

• Experience with Azure Resource Templates

• Experience architecting, deploying and managing solutions in Azure

• Experience working in an Agile SCRUM environment

• DevOps experience monitoring and supporting systems

• Thorough understanding of infrastructure automation, continuous integration/continuous deployment and cloud delivery models

• Excellent troubleshooting and technical problem-solving skills

• Experience with Windows and Linux platforms

• Deep expertise in public cloud architecture and transformation strategy as well as product architecture.

Preferred Characteristics:

• Ability and working experience in bash, batch, or Python scripting

• Understanding of GIT, ansible playbooks and cloud templating

• Ability to create business cases for new technology proposals

• Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet

• Working experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Angular), RESTful APIs, JSON and XML formats is a plus

• Possess an understanding of system testing including platform, integration, load and scale testing.

• Knowledge of infrastructure design & server infrastructure implementation.

• Experience with networking and web standards such as DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, HTTP, web security mechanisms, proxies, firewalls & application delivery controllers.

• Balance of strategic and tactical skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams.

• Ability to write technical documentation (platform architecture, strategy, engineering etc.)

• Ability to work on multiple concurrent complex projects and to coordinate the work of others in the cloud environment.

• Proficient at multitasking and proactive in work responsibilities

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US | US-GA-Atlanta

Postal Code 30301

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-398974

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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