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Sr. Cloud Engineer - Kubernetes

  • Location: Birmingham, 35242
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

Title: Sr. Cloud Engineer - Kubernetes
Location:  Remote  -central timezone
Type: Contract

Job Description: 

Are you a result-oriented, polyglot programmer using 12-factor app methodology to craft your Cloud products? If so, we would like to meet you! This client provides outstanding software for the second-largest financial services industry in the world: insurance. We deliver the core applications that Property and Casualty (P/C) insurers use to build their products, sell policies, settle claims, and bill their customers. We deliver SaaS solutions via Cloud that enable our customers to rapidly innovate and drive measurable value. The client's Cloud is powered by the highly resilient Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure, with SLAs backed by experienced teams and SaaS-certified partners spanning application management, system administration, security and compliance, upgrades, QA testing, health checks, and other services.

What you get to do
  • Craft microservices, components, & tools to automate the life cycle of highly available (HA), distributed services and applications on multiple platforms!
  • Engineer quality, scalability, availability, and security into your code
  • Protect your products with the assurances of automated testing
  • Deploy containerized applications to AWS through your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment
  • Work with highly skilled team members, operations team, product managers, and architects as we collaborate to write code/algorithms, mentor one another and build infrastructure and software that matters
What you would bring to the company
  • You bring strong interpersonal skills, a demeanor emphasizing team wins over individual success and comfort working in an agile, social and fast-paced environment
  • A discerning comprehension of standard REST API / gRPC for data interchange 
  • Practical experience with microservices architecture concepts like Service Discovery / API Gateway etc. 
  • Linux debugging skills 
  • Boundary-pushing software development skills in one or more of the following frameworks & languages: Java / Golang / NodeJS / Python/equivalent 
  • Advocate for IaaS abstractions, containers technologies & cloud platforms (like Kubernetes / Mesos / Cloud Foundry / OpenShift, Docker, AWS / GCP / Azure, Serverless) 
  • Promote proven architectures ("SOLID"/Hexagonal) and other design principles 
  • Methodically approach distributed tracing and monitoring of apps 
  • Reinforce sound repeatable automated services 
Nice to Have 
  • Have developed in more than one language and ready to pivot to any language/framework 
  • Prior experience with Infrastructure as Code and configuration management, using tools like Terraform and Ansible 
  • Experience with Spring Boot / Bash programming 
  • Startup mentality 
  • BS/MS degree (Computer Science or Math) or equivalent level of proven professional proficiency 

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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