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Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer (Hybrid)



Full Time

On Site


Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Summary

Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer with hands-on experience designing new and innovative solutions to support the SDLC and CI/CD needs of our software development teams. The ideal candidate will be a technical expert and business-savvy thought leader who will be responsible for transforming complex business requirements into simple and efficient technical solutions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops well architected solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability and security.
  • Designs target state Cloud Architecture, partnering with other areas, such as Cloud Network Architects, Cloud Data Architects, Cloud Security Architects, and Cloud Engineering and Development teams.
  • Builds Reusable Patterns for application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and influence application development teams on roadmaps and designs
  • Ensures all technical leaders have architected resilient and robust systems. May oversee technology assessments, technology strategy reviews, and provide internal consulting to ensure all areas are practicing sound architecture hygiene.
  • Translates complex ideas, technology, and programs into language senior management can relate to and performs as a key influencer on technical decisions that affect the business on a long-term basis.
  • Leads the Development of metrics and scorecards to influence the technology teams on industry best practices for cloud development.
  • Functions include interfacing with clients to identify specific system requirements and feasibility of solutions throughout lifetime of project.
  • Assists in troubleshooting of component applications and technologies.
  • Guides/provides direction for projects.
  • May perform as the Lead or technical subject matter expert.
  • Responsible for solving technical and complex problems for several projects.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years OR High School/GED + at least 7 years of experience in Engineering, Software Engineering and/or Architecture
  • Experience with public cloud architecture
  • Experience with additional cloud providers, such as Azure
  • Knowledge of various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines.
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience re-architecting applications for cloud platforms.
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 8-10 years of experience related to software development and deployments
  • Must have expert knowledge of designing, implementing, and deploying software using cloud native tools and automation
  • Very experienced using Microsoft Azure, or equivalent experience with AWS, Google, Oracle, or other clouds
  • Has hands-on experience using all aspects of Azure DevOps (Boards, Repos, Pipelines, Artifacts, Organizations, Projects)
  • Has hands-on experience using all aspects of GitHub.
  • Experience architecting technical solutions and driving adoption among users
  • Experience documenting and presenting software architectures
  • Experience replacing manual processes with automation and self-service tooling
  • Experience architecting DevOps solutions for a variety of use cases, including web apps, low level systems, ETL workflows, and projects of all shapes and sizes
  • Experience with designing cost efficient architectures
  • Experience with maximizing security in the cloud and minimizing risk
  • Experience promoting the use of industry standard best practices related to DevOps automation and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience working with matrix teams and with teams in different time zones
  • Experience creating and promoting guiding development principles and influencing development teams, business users and management in adoption of technical solutions
  • Good consulting, communication, presentation skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux and Windows systems, including knowledge of software, computer networking, and role-based access controls
  • In-depth knowledge of agile best practices; SAFe certification preferred (Scaled Agile Framework)
  • Expert knowledge of effort estimation, scheduling, and scope definition
  • Good understanding of technology
  • Familiar with common database technologies (Azure SQL, SQL Server, Oracle SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Redis, Casandra, etc.)
  • Certified: Microsoft DevOps Engineer Expert or equivalent
  • Experience suggesting/recommending competitive and innovative technical options, obtaining client buy-in and delivering on commitments
An employee in this position can expect a salary/hourly rate between $91,950 and $235,440 plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan, if applicable, will depend on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please click here [Register to View]