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Cloud Engineer

Company Name:
Talon
Our client, located in South Brunswick, NJ is seeking a Cloud Engineer for an immediate contract to hire position. Details include:

Responsibilities:
- Lead the operational analysis, development and implementation of best-in-class policy, processes & procedures.
- Develop cloud operational improvement delivery plans, manage and lead the cloud operational improvement team and own the issue/risk resolutions associated with the efforts.
- Review existing cloud operations, determine gaps and make best practice recommendations
- Drive process innovation and efficiency in cloud infrastructure operations via automation and industry best practices.
Work effectively with cross-functional teams to identify cloud operational improvement opportunities.
Required Skills:
- Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering Technology, or technical degree and/or certifications
- Experience with operational processes related to public cloud and virtualization technologies such as VMWare and KVM.
- Understanding of monitoring processes and application deployment process with open source tools such as kickstart, chef, and puppet are a plus.
- Experience with processes related to deploying and operating Linux/Red Hat variants in a cloud environment
- Experience with processes related to deploying and operating Windows in a cloud environment
- Critical attention to detail, thoroughness and documentation
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, particularly in documenting and teaching operational cloud processes
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, making decisions based upon priorities, schedules and an understanding of business initiatives.
Ability to work as part of a team in building, administering, and deploying automated systems and application deployments especially in an enterprise environment
Desired Skills:
- Understanding of a broad range of cloud technologies in an automated deployment environment including S3, EC2, EBS, VPC, and Cloud Health experience with operational cloud processes related to public cloud providers (AWS, Google & Azure)
- Experience implementing and supporting enterprise system monitoring tools Experience in a DevOps environment

Additional Details from Management:
- This is a VERY important role for the team. Successful candidate will be leading a small group (one other person). She/he will be analyzing existing processes, reviewing gaps and making recommendations for improvement. Must have solid experience with Development operations, Process re-engineering. Initial duration is 6 months, however can extend based on business need.

Must Have:
- BS Degree min
- 10+ years of relevant experience in the Tech process or Cloud space
- Experience in a leadership role
- Experience implementing procedures
- ITIL is a nice to have
- Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Would consider candidates from various industries; media, pharmaceutical, financial services are all okay.

Talon Technology consultants have the ability to take advantage of the following benefits:
Group Health Insurance
Group Dental Insurance
Group Vision Insurance
Short Term Disability Plan
Long Term Disability Plan
Basic Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Savings Account
401K Plan
Direct Deposit
Employee Service Center
Referral Bonus Program
Loyalty and Longevity Bonus Program
PNC Bank WorkPlace Banking Program
Plum Benefits


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