Cloud Engineer

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical, IT/Computers/Networking, Software/QA/DBA
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 8/5/2021
Closing Date: 10/13/2021
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
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Job Description

Job Description

The Middleware Cloud Engineer position will assist in creating, implementing, and managing the technical operation of cloud technology solutions for enterprise applications. Training in AWS and cloud technologies will be provided – the successful person should be a capable system administrator with enthusiasm for learning and desire to understand and develop expertise in cloud technologies, platforms and applications.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field, or related equivalent experience
- Experience in business process analysis, including requirements gathering, analysis and documentation, and the application of information technology to satisfy business requirements
- Experience in design and delivery of comprehensive enterprise-level technology solutions
- Understanding of technology architecture and the complexities of enterprise-level applications
- A commitment to best practices with ability to define operational processes, implement DevOps, deployment checklists, and more

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience with cloud services, particularly AWS
- Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks
- Experience developing or supporting solutions in Docker
- A good understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP)
- Experience with various persistent storage technologies including a working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores, and key/value stores
- Practical knowledge and experience integrating with third-party APIs via HTTP/REST, CLI, or SDKs
- Experience developing software with object-oriented languages
- Experience using configuration, orchestration and automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.

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