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Lead Cloud Platform Engineer Posted Mar 13
Request Technology - Craig Johnson , Chicago, IL
Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Lead Cloud Platform Engineer. Candidate will be a full stack engineer that builds the cloud environments and hosting platforms. Candidate will be owning, developing, implementing and operating the cloud platforms, as well as be developing, building, administering, and deploying self-service tools that enable developers to build, deploy and operate cloud native applications.


Oversees and develops the various cloud platform environments and aligning them with business strategies and requirements

Architecting cloud solutions for massive scale, resiliency and maintainability.

Designing architecture with various cloud providers that meets technical, security, and business needs for applications and workloads.

Champions the engineering practices and helping teams define and setup frameworks for infrastructure as code and automation

Establishes the strategy and manages complex technical designs in engineering and operating cloud platform infrastructure

Oversees and develops the strategy and manages complex designs for the continuous delivery framework and tools, and acting as a subject matter expert on infrastructure CI/CD pipelines

Contribute to technology strategy and engineering roadmaps around cloud platforms; executes strategic engineering proof of concepts around cloud platforms

Defines and develops new products and services that provides functions- as-a-service

Develops a strategy for application and infrastructure monitoring for platforms and applications aligning with enterprise strategy and overall industry trends

Owns, manages and maintains the high availability design, engineering, and operations of the cloud platforms

Champions for the appropriate use of open source and commercial technology based upon industry trends and innovative concepts


Demonstrable experience designing and implementing complex applications and distributed systems into public cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc )

Solid understanding of security and compliance frameworks, standards and implementation in public cloud environments; relevant experience in vulnerability management and security operations in public cloud

Experience and solid understanding of networking concepts and services like DirectConnect, VPN, IPsec, PKI, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, LDAP, etc

Experience in using DSLs/frameworks for managing infrastructure as code like (or similar to) CloudFormation, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc

Experience in infrastructure programming using languages like Python, Ruby, Go

Hands on experience using continuous integration/delivery tools like (or similar to) git, Jenkins

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related area, or equivalent work experience

8+ years of application development or infrastructure engineering experience

Able to mentor different teams across the various engineering practices including extreme programming, product mindset, cloud/as-a-service approach, and infrastructure as code

Willingness and competence in producing necessary changes in our infrastructure and processes

Will be working primarily in an XP environment and must be willing to work in a paired programming/engineering model

Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets

Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries

Identify creative solutions for technical challenges

Able to communicate effectively across groups of diverse backgrounds

Ability to communicate and present ideas and solutions

Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time

Pay: $115,000 to $130,000 USD
Pay Period: Annual
Other Pay Info: Bonus

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