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Associate Cloud Engineer
Richfield, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on October 25, 2020
Job Id #43757 Posted October 15, 2020

Job description:

  • Client IT has a contingent worker position available within our Cloud Platforms Team, focusing specifically on public cloud capabilities.  
  • The Associate Cloud Engineer will focus on providing engineering and operations for existing and future Google Cloud Platform (GCP) environments.  
  • They will work closely with the application teams that leverage GCP for development and hosting of their data platforms.  
  • This position will serve on a broader team of technology professionals, cooperatively designing and enhancing systems, developing standards, and creating robust technology solutions that deliver real business value to Client.   
  • The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated experience in managing and supporting an enterprise and will have very strong knowledge of cloud technologies, automation and highly available and secure designs.

Key position responsibilities include:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • Provide operational support for use cases leveraging PaaS in the public cloud 
  • Automate and provision PaaS services in public clouds leveraged by client.
  • Research and document patterns for new PaaS services that are introduced
  • Provide consulting for app teams that require guidance on PaaS services and consumption
  • Participate in the design of solutions leveraging PaaS
  • Maintain a high level of operational readiness through highly available and redundant designs
  • Manage and maintain existing use cases leveraging PaaS services
  • Cloud governance
  • Ensure all cloud services are optimized and automated for cost containment
  • Follow Cloud Operating Model for all cloud use cases

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of experience working with compute, storage, network and virtualization technologies
  • 1 or more years implementing and supporting cloud technologies
  • 1 or more years of scripting experience to automate cloud and infrastructure deployments
  • Strong familiarity with systems management processes and standards in addition to change, capacity and performance management
  • Experience with public and hybrid cloud infrastructure (preferably Azure, GCP and AWS)
  • Experience implementing and using automation and configuration management tools (such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef)
  • Experience in at least one scripting language (such as Perl, Linux / Unix shell scripting, Python, others)
  • Experience with storage, network, and security technologies as they relate to server hardware and OS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in IT, Computer Science or related field
  • Clear understanding of cloud services provided by major vendors and experience integrating private and public clouds
  • Conceptual understanding of Agile and DevOps culture
  • Experience implementing CI / CD and DevOps philosophies and working with infrastructure-as-code
  • Experience working in a cross functional team in an enterprise IT environment
  • Experience collaborating and communicating across IT teams, departments and with internal and external customers
  • Excellent communication and people skills.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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