Azure Cloud Platform Engineer

Website Mass Mutual

As a Cloud Engineer of the Cloud Platform team, you will play a crucial role in architecting and implementing fully automated (IAAC/Terraform), secure, reliable, scalable & resilient multi-cloud/hybrid-cloud solutions. The Cloud Engineer will be part of a highly technical and cross-functional team and work closely with cloud/DevOps engineers, platform delivery lead, solution architects, enterprise architects, and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter who can work independently with minimal oversight, has an agile/DevOps mindset, is an SME in building cloud products, and has a passion to learn.

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with solution architects, cloud engineers and provide support to product manager, ensuring designs align with technical and business direction across the company
  • Write clean, high-performance, well-tested infrastructure code (Terraform – Must have) with a focus on reusability and automation (i.e. Shell, Python, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experience with the automation of landing zone environments through CI/CD process.
  • Work collaboratively with Cloud/DevOps developers, platform delivery lead, solution architects, enterprise architects to define and develop secure, highly scalable enterprise cloud products
  • Explore and recommend new technologies/services for implementing application patterns.
  • Articulate the advantages of various solution options
  • Provide recommendations on architectural changes in order to improve efficiency, reliability and performance and to reduce cost
  • Support platform delivery lead on the prioritization of the product backlog, refining product roadmap, reporting, KPIs & releases
  • Actively participate and contribute on all sprint ceremonies (daily stand-up, sprint planning, sprint retro, sprint demo and backlog grooming)
  • Collaborate with Cloud/DevOps engineers to solve technical and design problems
  • Conduct and oversee design & code reviews
  • Define platform software engineering standards and ensure compliance

Technical Design, Development  & Problem Solving

  • Technical leader with specialized skills/knowledge, that is recognized across the organization for their expertise and technical leadership
  • Research new ways of developing complex solutions partnering with EA; be able to freely challenge solutions
  • Publishes articles or demo’s technical advancements in their area to their team and the larger organization
  • Help others troubleshoot and resolve complex issues

Execution & Delivery

  • Provide technical leadership for complex, long term initiatives
  • Provide communication to leadership on progress & gaps
  • Provide authoritative expertise to others by advising on prioritization, planning, and execution of projects within the subdomain
    Software Engineering Excellence
  • Collaborate with colleagues, share ideas, and contribute to the overall success of the group by enforcing software engineering standards
  • Leads research and initiatives pushing the boundaries for solutions solving technical problems
  • Leads the team and coaches other members on creating efficient and high performing frameworks
  • Leads and implements best practices for continuous delivery and continuous integration frameworks

Leadership

  • Mentor all team members regardless of their level
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with internal partners
  • Contribute material time to developing junior and mid-level team members
  • Leads the team on technical decisions and helps drive other team members towards solutions

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, 8 years in architecting and implementing fully automated (IAAC/Terraform), secure, reliable, scalable & resilient multi-cloud/hybrid-cloud solution.
  • 3+ Years of Azure cloud infrastructure engineer experience
  • Azure certification (e.g., Solution Architect, Developer, Administrator, DevOps)
  • Experience leading team of 3 to 5 engineers and was accountable for an entire end to end solution from POC to production implementation
  • Subject matter expert in Cloud Security and/or Cloud Networking –
  • Experience with network infrastructure (e.g. setting up and managing firewalls, WAFs, network segregation, network sharing, VPNs and network ACLs)
  • Experience with DevOps concepts, tools (containers, (CI/CD – Github, Github Action, Jenkins, Artifactory, Ansible, etc.) and emerging technologies
  • Experience with on-prem to cloud migration
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to thrive in a collaborative and cross-functional environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Azure cloud infrastructure engineer experience
  • Preferred to have Azure Specialty certification — Security/Networking
  • CKA Certification (preferred) – Certified Kubernetes Administrator or CKAD – Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

To apply for this job email your details to tmilanova37@massmutual.com

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