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Staff Cloud Engineer
Engelwood, Colorado  |  Onsite
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Applied on June 8, 2023
Job Id #63117 Posted May 17, 2023

Onsite-  Englewood ,CO
Staff Cloud Engineer, (77575)
3 month contract to hire

Our Vision is to change the way the world communicates. Our Mission is to connect people and things. We are reimagining the way people watch TV. We are redefining the boundaries of communication and connectivity too, with our planned green field 5G cloud native network build out and the Internet of Things. Nothing is out of our reach, and the opportunity to shape the future of entertainment and technology has never been more tangible.
Our mission is to onboard teams into the cloud in a quick and secure manner.  We will be creating highly available, fault-tolerant, and scalable environments.  Everything as code is our mantra.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership for building a high functioning cloud engineering and services (security, automation) organization that delivers high quality secure services.
  • This role is able to perform solution design, architectural review, implement proof-of-concepts, standardize solutions, and develop operational handoff of solutions
  • Responsible for maturing the automation for building and deploying cloud infrastructure using Infrastructure-As-Code solutions and integrating infrastructure builds with security controls for proactively detecting and handling non-compliance.
  • Design solutions for improving Cloud Security posture and for increased and automated enforcement of cloud security guardrails.
  • Enable broader adoption of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery ( DR) solutions for improving the resiliency of all Dish Cloud solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with application architects, application & analytics teams, and vendor partners for broader adoption of Cloud Infrastructure and cloud engineering.
  • Provides technical leadership within the area of expertise and mentors junior engineers.
  • Collaborate with teams and leadership within IT and with business partners to advance our technical capabilities and provide data solutions that drive business results
  • Learn and keep pace with the latest advances in the field and rapidly grasp new technologies to lead and support the environment and project deliverables.
Skills and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree (preferred) plus 7+ years of IT Experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in Enterprise-Scale AWS environments 
  • Expert level proficiency with AWS services like EC2, RDS, Lambda, ECS, EKS
  • Highly experienced with Infrastructure-As-Code (IaC) automation tools like Terraform.
  • Proven experience working hands-on with AWS Identity and Access Management service
  • Solid understanding of AWS Cloud Security best practices
  • Familiarity with Cloud security frameworks (NIST, CIS, CCM) 
  • Experience with OAuth2, SSO, and Identify providers like Okta, Piand ngFederate.
  • 3+ years’ software development experience in Java/Python
  • 2+ years’ hands-on experience with Containers (Docker, Kubernetes, EKS) and Serverless (AWS Lambda)
  • 2+ years’ experience with CI/CD & DevOps solutions (Jenkins, Gitlab)
  • Highly passionate about Cloud Cost optimization solutions
  • Technology or platform certifications (e.g. AWS, Microsoft) Preferred.

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers.  We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments.  For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. The pay range for this role is $62 - $73 per hour. This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

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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