Infrastructure Analyst SME

  • location: Charlotte, NC
  • type: Contract
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Infrastructure Analyst SME

job summary:
Job Description:

The Cloud and Automation team is a fast-paced cross functional team that focuses on providing self-service hybrid cloud solutions and improving the efficiency and consistency of support and delivery processes through automation. This candidate will be responsible for automating standard service offerings, optimizing delivery and support processes, enabling and promoting DevOps capabilities, designing, delivering, and supporting hybrid cloud solutions. The position is expected to work independently and with other team members to achieve goals and complete assignments with instruction limited to results expected. Candidates should have a broad background across Infrastructure technologies such as OS, storage, virtualization, security and networking with a strong skillset in private and public Cloud Services, automation concepts, host configuration management, and CI/CD toolsets.

location: Charlotte, North Carolina
job type: Contract
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Job responsibilities include:

- Work with architects and others to understand technical, security and business requirements

- Design, publish, and maintain standard hybrid cloud offerings for the organization

- Contribute to technology strategy and roadmaps around cloud and automation platforms

- Manage orchestration, configuration, and provisioning automation for private and public "as-a-service" cloud offerings

- Identify and drive opportunities to improve automation for deployment, management, and process execution.

- Advance IT's DevOps capabilities through intelligent design and delivery

- Develop and promote standard operating procedures

- Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation

- Maintain documentation of cloud services, reference architecture, automation processes and toolsets

- Participate on project teams to deliver optimal solutions

- Suggest and test new technologies to improve operational efficiency

- Ability to work independently on sprint user stories but also have a willingness to work collaboratively with the team to solve problems

Required Skills:

- Experience delivering Cloud solutions in a large enterprise environment

- Advanced knowledge of Cloud concepts including: multi-account management, network peering, IAM/RBAC, automated template development/deployments, policies and monitoring, and designing highly available offerings.

- Strong scripting and automation capabilities

- Familiarity with Host Configuration Management tools like Puppet, Chef, etc.

- Ability to resolve complex issues that require significant freedom of action and sound judgment with general supervision

- Experience in the follow areas:

  • Multi-cloud configurations including AWS and Azure
  • IaaS and PaaS offerings
  • Interpreting requirements to design cloud solutions
  • Utilization of DevOps pipeline
  • Host Configuration Management tools
  • Advanced knowledge of scripting languages(powershell/python/bash)
  • Virtualization platforms (vSphere / Hyper-V)
  • Familiar with log aggregators (ELK Stack/SPLUNK)
- Understanding of core infrastructure technologies: Active Directory, DNS, Network file sharing, server OS deployment, configuration management, automation, system hardening, and security patch management

- Experience with the process of provisioning servers, including but not limited to installation/configuration of the OS, middleware, and application components

- Ability to collaborate effectively with Solution Architects, Security Architects, and IT Operations resources on design or problem resolution

- Experience in developing, securing, and integrating with REST-based Web services

- Ability to coordinate and monitor to isolate and diagnose common system problems and document system events to ensure continuous functionality

- Perform problem resolution and root cause analysis along with recommending and implementing preventive techniques.

- Proven ability to be self-directing, requiring limited management oversight, to be proactive in developing and deploying services

- Willingness to learn and expand knowledge

- Thrives in an iterative environment where there are many moving parts

- Strong scripting and automation capabilities

skills: Preferred Skills:

- Experience in the follow areas:

  • C#, PERL, vbscript, django
  • Container environments such as Kubernetes
  • Continuous integration/delivery tools such as git, Jenkins, Concourse
  • Experience with Agile software development and Scrum methodology
  • Experience with ELK Stack
- Working knowledge of various environments included networking, SQL, Oracle, NoSQL DBs clustering, IIS, Websphere, and Weblogic

- Knowledge of IT security best practices

Preferred certification/degree:

- AWS/Azure certifications

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