Cloud Engineer

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    Fort Lauderdale

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    about 1 month ago

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Job Summary:

Signature Consultants is looking for a Cloud Engineer to work on a contract position with one of our clients located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to the cloud transformation agile team tasked with accelerating the cloud 'Lift and Shift' approach for IaaS workloads migrating to Azure
  • Play a key role in our cloud first strategy, enabling maximum return on cloud investments through agile and mature cloud practices
  • Own the solution design and architecture for cloud transformation themes for identified areas or applications
  • Lead large scale migrations from on premise environments into Azure using Re-hosting, Re-platforming or Refactoring techniques depending on the use cases
  • Partner with the key stakeholders to select the best candidate projects for Azure cloud migration that provide the maximum business value and the right technical fit
  • Responsible for understanding the cloud migration use cases, architect the go forward solution and developing technical solutions with Azure cloud services
  • Design target state architecture, HA/DR design and application automation framework for self service provisioning of cloud resources
  • Provide cloud expertise and direction on projects related to cloud architecture design, implementation and maintenance.
  • Develop cloud architecture strategies, frameworks and reference models
  • Deliver best practices around provisioning, operations, and management of cloud environments
  • Ensure cloud design is adhering to required standards, high availability & DR requirements and compliance needs
  • Conduct knowledge transfer sessions with the team for application automation scripts and cloud resource monitoring


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, or related field
  • Experience in leading large scale cloud migration program
  • Experience with migrating applications to Azure public cloud, and refactoring or architect applications for optimal cloud benefits
  • Proven knowledge in architect the deployment of Microsoft's Azure platforms and services
  • Deep understanding of cloud architecture, design patterns, cloud operations, and cloud cost models with hands on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements
  • Hands-on experience with a diverse range of cloud and on site security technologies including IAM, next gen network firewalls, web application firewalls, DDOS mitigation, encryption technologies, security information and event management, threat and vulnerability management, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), containerization
  • Expert knowledge on IaC automation platforms, e.g., Terraform, Ansible, ARM or similar
  • Strong experience with cloud solution design patterns (microservices, messaging, distributed caching, containers)
  • Experience in IaaS/PaaS workloads for automation, provisioning, and configuration management
  • Design experience for HA of VMs and platforms within and across regions
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, combined with the ability to present ideas clearly and compellingly
  • Experience with Azure Cloud security and Monitoring (IaaS and PaaS)
  • Fundamental knowledge of Hybrid Cloud connectivity (Express Routes), Peering, network architecture, VNETs, routing, NSGs
  • Experience with Azure cloud migration tools and processes (Azure Migrate etc.)
  • Microsoft certification such as Cloud Solution Architect is a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Hands-on experience architect and delivering large enterprise projects
  • Demonstrated industry efficiency in the fields of cloud native architecture
  • Ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment
  • Experience in implementing Azure services in a variety of distributed computing enterprise environments
  • Ability to work with in a cross functional team as well as with various stakeholders
  • Experience working in financial services industry preferred

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.

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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.