Cloud Site Reliability Engineer - Kansas City

Date Posted: 05/18/2020

Cloud Site Reliability Engineer - Kansas City

Equity Staffing has an exciting IT cloud development opportunity with a reputable banking company in the KC, MO area. This is a great fit for a Developer with a strong cloud and devops skillset with interests in a large and well established organization!

Direct Hire, 90 - 110k, based on experience & full suite of benefits!

The Cloud Site Reliability Engineer will provide support and development for a complex payment system. The role is responsible for application reliability, availability and resilience through use of Automation, Continuous improvement, chaos engineering and support of software solutions within a Cloud environment. This position will require working with current subject matter experts to build knowledge of technologies and develop a solid understanding of the business application. Qualified candidates will bring “classic ops” experience as well as solid programming expertise in complex and dynamic circumstances.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Contributor in the analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise technology solutions for complex projects, utilizing broad industry awareness and expertise.
- Proficient at contributing to alternative analysis, including assisting with researching vendor solutions, development platforms, third-party frameworks, and best practices.
- Proficient skill at implementing complex systems and software components, in compliance with industry and System standards, which meet customer needs and expectations with respect to key project/product performance measures, quality, schedule, and cost.
- Requires the ability to independently design, develop, and document solutions, while adhering to all applicable standards (e.g architectural, coding, security).
- Proficient at analyzing business requirements and creating technical designs and specifications for independent implementation. Seeks guidance and mentoring from lead staff during the implementation phase, to ensure implementations meet design specifications and adhere to established standards.
- Proficient skill at creating estimates, work breakdown structures, and resource assignments on assigned development tasks. Collaboratively works with leads to incorporate development activities into master delivery schedule.
- Advanced skill at consulting with customers in a support role or when assisting more senior level staff in the formulation of technology strategies in collaboration with business partners.
- Develops strong partnerships and relationships with business customers and key stakeholders.
- Proficient at leading by example and routinely demonstrates high performance in the areas of customer service, collaboration, team work, and reliability.
- Advanced skill at communicating status and progress on assignments.
- Raises issues and risks in a timely fashion and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.
- Provide on call production support for a critical application.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

- 4+ years of hands-on, professional software development experience in building scalable applications.
- 2+ years hands-on experience using some the following technologies on a Cloud platform :- Python, GitLab,Terraform,Cloudwatch, Grafana, Lambda and Elastic Search.
- Collaborate with partners to define and execute SRE vision.
- Designed effective monitoring solutions to help identify and escalate systemic issues.
- Knowledge of prominent tools in this space for tool selection.
- Experience with REST API’s and webservice solutions is a distinct advantage.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field (e.g Computer/Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), Computer Science(CS), Electrical/Computer Engineering(EE/CE), or an equivalent combination of related education and/or work experience.
- Established knowledge with Industry software development methodologies, standards and architecture frameworks.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
- Moderate project management skills.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
- Excellent planning and organization skills.
- Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to think logically and analytically.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively build relationships, promote, and work well in a collaborative team environment and influence others.



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