AWS Cloud Consultant

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a AWS Cloud Consultant for an opportunity with a client located in Dallas, TX. Our client is currently seeking an experienced Sr. DevOps Engineer/IT Security Specialist to support our mission of providing secure, reliable and innovative payment solutions to our healthcare clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Developers to build a world-class infrastructure that can meet our customer's security and uptime requirements
  • Act as a key contributor to the development of our developer and CI/CD processes to improve our developer agility and code quality
  • Perform Patch management tasks
  • Maintaining current knowledge of available patches, deciding what patches are appropriate for particular systems, ensuring that patches are installed properly, testing systems after installation, and documenting all associated procedures
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management
  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space
  • manage virus protection on a routine basis
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed
  • Provide technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware
  • Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, smartphones, software deployment, security updates, and patches
  • Assign configuration of authentication and authorization of Active Directory services
  • Manage mission-critical cloud-based production systems
  • Proactively take action if/when systems are down or there are interruptions in service; root cause and implement corrective actions to build long-term customer loyalty
  • Help create and evolve our operational processes
  • Help to identify emerging technologies that can enhance our offering to our customers
  • Be passionate about automation, quality, reliability, and scalability

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of AWS and its associated technologies, both from Security and Cloud Ops perspective
  • Knowledge of Terraform
  • Experience taking vulnerabilities that are generated from 3rd Party scanning, do the analysis, determine remediation and implement remediation on lower environments. Validate fix, follow process to get that on to Production
  • Minimum 3+ years in Cloud Technologies preferably AWS
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with deployment orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, ECS, and Elastic Beanstalk
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience working with CI/CD tools such as CircleCI or Jenkins
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience with Docker and Docker-Compose
  • Minimum 4+ years with configuration management and automation tools (e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation, SaltStack, Terraform)
  • Strong Linux system administration experience
  • Strong programming experience in at least one language (python, node, java, go, c/c++, ruby)
  • Experience with logging and monitoring tools such as ELK, DataDog or NewRelic, LogEntries, SumoLogic, etc.
  • Experience with Incident Management and crisis management
  • Able to participate in 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Payments industry experience
  • Experience managing an off-shore engineering team
  • Expertise in Agile methods, software development lifecycle management, continuous integration, and build and release management
  • HIPPA and PCI experience
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

EEO Employer

Signature Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Signature will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 888.838.1020.