Cloud Computing Engineer III

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Cloud Computing Engineer III
Posting Number req18390
Department Infrastructure Services
Department Website Link it.arizona.edu
Location To Be Determined
Address USA
Position Highlights

This position is responsible for the technical implementation of solutions to improve the visibility, security, operational stability, and regulatory compliance of the University's cloud environment. Uses an extensive knowledge of AWS services and infrastructure as code to propose and deploy enterprise cloud services.

  • Campus Cloud Infrastructure – assists campus departments in migration of server environments into AWS
  • Managed Cloud Services – assists in the development and deployment of cloud-based managed services

The Managed Cloud Services team is collection of motivated and ambitious AWS engineers from diverse technical backgrounds who rely on their creativity and AWS expertise to resolve a wide array of institutional challenges by developing cloud solutions to campus computing needs.

Candidates working anywhere in the U.S. may be considered for a remote assignment.

Get to know us:

University Information Technology Services (UITS) has some 400 employees and an annual operating budget of over $80 million. It is the University's central IT unit and provides enterprise-level technologies and services that are broadly consumed, core to central administrative business operations, and tend to offer substantial economies of scale. Technology at the University of Arizona is essential to the mission of research, teaching, and learning and is the foundation to the academic and administrative operations of the campus. With a new future on the horizon, we have taken this unique moment to emerge with even more robust service capabilities than were offered before the pandemic. UITS works in collaboration with department and college IT units to enhance student experiences to connect, discover, and engage with the University, curricula, and beyond. We support research technologies for innovative solutions to global challenges and embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship and the values of diversity and inclusion.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; accessto UA recreation and culturalactivities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Designs and continuously develops self-service portals for Cloud service automation, inventory, and server management. Develops tools to gather data from Cloud services and log repositories and present them as reports to provide visibility to management.
  • Deploys, documents, proceduralizes, and maintains managed AWS service offerings to be consumed by campus departments.
  • Designs and deploys infrastructure as code to improve the security, operational stability and maturity of the UArizona AWS Organization.
  • Consults with other architecture & engineering teams in the adoption of cloud technology and best practices.
  • Uses knowledge of regulatory standards to participate in the assessment of and deployment of solutions to ensure adherence to regulatory compliance and security best practice.
  • Participates in a 24/7/365 on-call rotation in support of relevant technologies. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong, working knowledge of the following technologies/services:
    • AWS services: EC2, VPC, CloudFormation, IAM, Security Groups, AWS Backup, AWS Systems Manager, ELB/ALB, etc
    • Networking: VLANs, TCP/IP, firewall, switches, routing, etc.
    • Services: DNS, DHCP, NTP, etc.
    • Scripting languages: Powershell, Python, YAML, etc.
    • Logging/monitoring tools: Amazon CloudWatch, Splunk, etc.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented with a demonstrated ability to design, collaborate and deliver robust enterprise IT services from need to production.
  • A strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience, and/or industry activities.
  • Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and technologies.
  • Ability to multi-task between multiple complex projects and operational requests.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required AND Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Significant experience with AWS infrastructure, design, and architecture.
  • Experience with Amazon compute technologies (EC2, RDS, Lambda).
  • Experience with cloud automation technologies (AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, AWS Code Build, Jenkins).
  • Experience with configuration management (Chef, Puppet), containerization (AWS ECS, Docker), and source code management tools (Subversion, RCS, Git).
  • Experience with AWS roles and permissions (AWS IAM).
  • Experience with virtual server infrastructure (VMware, Hyper-V)
  • Experience with configuring and administering Linux and Windows servers in medium to large scale environments.
  • Experience with one or more higher level programming languages (Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, Bash, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Experience with web development technologies such as Django, PHP, Nginx, Vue.js, etc.
  • Experience with visibility tools such as CloudWatch, Splunk, Tenable, GuardDuty, AWS Config, etc.
  • Experience building reports from logging/monitoring applications.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Information Technology
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $86,870 + DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 11
Career Stream and Level PC3
Job Family Cloud Computing
Job Function Information Technology
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates [email protected]
Open Date 11/22/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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