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Windows Cloud Ops Specialist - REMOTE

  • Location: Lincolnshire, 60069
  • Salary: 120000.0
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

MATRIX has partnered with a premier client in filling multiple full time employee positions where you can work 100% REMOTELY.  These positions are all due to rapid growth. This is a great opportunity to expand your career and work with a well known company and look towards career growth.  Candidates MUST be US Citizens and fully vaccinated.  

Are you a Windows Cloud Operations Specialist and consider yourself a Windows Subject Matter Expert?  Do you excel with AWS Iaas/Paas configuration and support and have hands on experience writing Puppet integration and /or Terraform modules?  Are you extremely collaborative and enjoy working with your teammates in a fast paced environment?  Are you looking for your next long term career opportunity? This position may be for you!!!

TITLE:   Windows Cloud Operations Specialist - REMOTE


-Familiarity with windows patching process

-WSUS server knowledge/experience

-Hands on AWS Systems Manager familiarity

-Windows clustering knowledge

-Windows issues troubleshooting skills

Formal job Description

The Cloud Operations Specialist is responsible for, maintaining and improving the systems that keep the backend infrastructure running smoothly and securely.  As a Cloud Operations Specialist you will work closely with the other members of the broader Cloud Support teams in day to day operational knowledge transfers, maintenance and support.


The role requires you to have hands-on technical OS and cloud experience with a “can-do” approach towards cloud, environment automation / management and continuous improvement. 


The Cloud Operations Specialist will be engaged in a number of operational activities including maintain standards and stability across the IaaS/PaaS environment, maintain and update productional OS AMI’s, and participate in Vulnerability Management.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide 24x7 support and maintenance of the AWS IasS & PaaS environments, providing application stability and resiliency with 99.5% uptime.

  • On Call Rotation among team members.

  • Provide L3 AWS Windows support on AWS infrastructure

  • Provide support within the various PaaS/IaaS components of the cloud frameworks, including network/access, security and storage.

  • Assist in Change, Incident and Problem management

  • Monitor, analyze and remediate vulnerabilities and findings

  • Manage and adhere to compliance policies

  • Maintain AMI’s leveraging Terraform or Puppet

  • Ability to quickly ramp up on new cloud technologies and translate traditional and other cloud-related experience

  • Work with technical and business units across the organization as an operational reference point, offering advice, support and guidance on OS and infrastructure related issues.

  • Ensure regular / recurring tasks and activities are managed efficiently and within defined time constraints.

  • Maintain a positive, professional environment in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.


Position Requirements

  • AWS infrastructure/automation certifications, preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of hands on experience in Windows administrator for both on-prem and cloud; focus on Windows OS.

  • Practical hands on experience with build, patch, compliance, and L2/3 support.

  • Minimum 2 years of hands on experience with AWS IaaS/PaaS configuration and support

  • Practical hands on experience with writing Puppet integration and/or Terraform modules

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Other Skills

  • Working knowledge of AWS cloud framework, including storage (S3/EFS/DFS cluster)

  • Working knowledge of NetBackup

  • Working knowledge of User administration

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as ntp, smtp, Apache,etc.

  • Experience configuring and support SQL clustering

  • Familiar with cloud security frameworks, compliance requirements and security operations

  • Experience in patch management and AWS Patch Manager

  • Hands on experience on User administration.

  • Need to have knowledge on DR activity/Storage migration.

  • Monitoring & event management & alert dispatch for PaaS / IaaS

  • Experience with Vormetric encryption tool

  • Incident, Problem, Change, Request for IaaS and/or PaaS

  • Advanced English oral and written communication skills.

  • Confident but reassuring customer-facing style and excellent organizational skills.

  • Good team player skills coupled with good analytical skills.

  • Good understanding of Cloud concepts, architectural principles and experience in operating within a cloud environment

  • Some knowledge of NIST 800-53 and ISO 22301 standards and controls would be a plus.

  • Self-motivated learner with drive to investigate problems with minimal instruction and supervision.