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Senior Cloud Engineer

Senior Cloud Engineer Job Description

Job Title: Senior Cloud Engineer
Job Code: R44360
Job Series: Systems Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
The Senior Cloud Engineer has all of the skills required by the Systems Engineers including—but not limited to: provisioning, managing, and monitoring an on-prem/in-house/hosted environment. The Senior Cloud Engineer also has the requisite skills and knowledge for provisioning, managing, and monitoring of an environment predominantly in Azure, preferably with experience automating through scripting.  This classification also helps to identify, design, deploy and migrate new or existing systems that would be best suited for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS environments.  The Senior Cloud Engineer is responsible for identification and selection of appropriate cloud services based on requirements and constraints, exercises subject matter expertise, and evaluates new technologies for fit in current infrastructure architecture.
Distinguishing Factors:
This classification is distinguished from lower-tier Systems Engineers by a greater need for independent judgment and decision-making, designing and planning cloud infrastructure to assist the Lead Systems Architect and the Systems Engineering team.  Work focuses on private and public cloud infrastructure.  Positions are within the Information Technology Services (ITS) Division.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Maintains the private and public cloud infrastructure.
Acts as a resource to internal ITS staff, judicial districts, other state agencies, and/or other organizational units as directed.  Displays leadership and mentoring for employees at the Systems Engineer I and II levels.  Provides expertise and assistance to other employees.
Helps establish and adheres to change control procedures and assists development team during testing and deployment processes.
Provides Tier 3 support for relevant systems.
Assists with multi-tier architectures including web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage.
Assists with scripting and workload automation.
Private cloud responsibilities include consulting on, planning, designing, installing, configuring, administering, and maintaining x86 server and SAN infrastructure, VMware virtualization (vCenter, ESXi), backup infrastructure, and connectivity to other clouds and hosted services.
Assists in operational duties relating to Active Directory and Office 365 infrastructure, including administration of users and groups, DNS, and PKI.
Public cloud responsibilities include designing, deploying and migrating systems for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and archiving environments mostly in VMware and Azure clouds.
Works closely with Lead Systems Architect to identify, analyze and select cloud services for infrastructure architecture and business applications, and proposes plans for infrastructure investment.
Assists Lead Systems Architect to develop and manage cloud infrastructure capacity plan.
Develops, documents, communicates, and enforces a cloud technology standards policy.
Conducts research on emerging cloud technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommends technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
Develops, documents, recommends, and communicates plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
May travel throughout the state of Colorado as required.
Attends meetings as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
May have supervisory accountability in the absence of the Lead Systems Architect for other Systems Engineers, volunteers, or interns.  Plans, directs and coordinates activities for the Systems team.  Duties include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, and quality control.
Minimum Education:
A bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and three years of cloud infrastructure experience.  Experience directly supporting Windows and Linux based servers both in an on-premises VMware environment and in predominantly Azure cloud is highly desirable.  Current MCSA, MCITP Server Administrator, Azure Administrator, VMware VCP Cloud Management and Automation or RHCSA certification is preferred.
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis as follows: graduation from high school or equivalent and four years working in computer related areas. Three years of experience must be directly supporting Windows and Linux based servers both in an on-premises VMware environment and in predominantly Azure cloud.  Current MCSA, MCITP Server Administrator, Azure Administrator, VMware VCP Cloud Management and Automation or RHCSA certification is preferred.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust and focus, and the ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places and the risk of electrical shock.  Frequently handles emergency or crisis situations and may be subject to varying and unpredictable situations and work hours.  The employee sits for extended periods of time.  The employee is subject to frequent interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries, and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee will participate in on-call rotation.
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