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Cloud Platform Engineer-AWS - NYC

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: New York, NY, 10003

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. 

Northwestern Mutual is looking for enthusiastic technologists who are looking to take a leadership role in cloud native technology.  The Senior Cloud Platform Engineer will have the opportunity to lead efforts across the entire Cloud and DevOps Division for engineering projects, problem solving, and operational excellence.  They will collaborate in architectural direction along with the Principal Engineers and provide continuous development of cloud platform capabilities while relying on advanced cloud infrastructure knowledge in problem solving opportunities.  This role requires extensive public cloud experience and a exceptional level of enthusiasm of cloud native technology with a proven track record of self-motivated accomplishment.  This is an exciting opportunity to build upon leadership experience in cloud computing.

 

About the Cloud Platform Team - The Northwestern Mutual public cloud platform experience is a multi cloud native environment that is built on AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible and other open source projects.  Our platforms are multi-tenant environments utilized to run mission-critical workloads at enterprise scale and are currently used by thousands of developers across hundreds of teams. 

 

Accountabilities

  • Build, improve, and perhaps reimagine platform capabilities and services while addressing a variety of technical needs & issues including automation/self-service, security concerns around identity & access, data protection, CICD security, high availability, monitoring, scalability, self-healing, and effective cost postures
  • Develop Infra as Code for platform capabilities and services using Terraform, Lambda, Kubernetes native deployments, & Docker for the entire Lifecycle of application and infrastructure
  • Lead in the execution and development of key projects and initiatives. Examples may include IaaS automation, cost management, security auto-remediation, IAM role, and policy management
  • Operate as a leader of specific team tracks to plan, execute and release features and future capability
  • Be a technology leader & drive innovation by scouting the market for new technologies, tools and quickly prototype to ensure that the platform is constantly evolving in its capability

 

Ideal Skills

  • Mastery of traditional or cloud computing including Networking, Compute, Storage, Development, Data, Operations, or Security
  • Demonstrated advanced experience with Infra as Code concepts and tooling including Ansible, Terraform, Python, JSON, and YAML
  • Experience with modern deployment methodology and tooling
  • Advanced proficiency with modern development and scripting languages (Python, Golang, JS, .Net Core)
  • Strong planning, documentation and practices are required
  • Demonstrated implementation of high-availability concepts
  • Ability to teach, mentor, and collaborate in a team environment. Project tracks may include 5-7 engineers at a time
  • Experience in analyzing performance and availability metrics, and deriving course of action to remediate issues and failures
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills within area of expertise.

 

 

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Req ID: 25647
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
Licenses/Certifications:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 07/15/2019