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VENTECH SOLUTIONS, INC. Cloud Automation Engineer in URBANDALE, Iowa

DescriptionPURPOSE of POSITION:The Cloud Automation Engineer role is a hands-on engineering and development role focused on delivering AWS infrastructure and best practices in a large multi-AWS Account environment.This position designs, develops, and implements AWS-based infrastructure solutions using AWS APIs, Python with BOTO3, and Ansible. The successful engineer will have equal parts: problem solving skills, software engineering discipline, security awareness, and experience in developing infrastructure-as-code (IAC).This is NOT an application-focused role. This is an AWS infrastructure focused role with heavy emphasis on highly available, high performance, scalable, and automated infrastructure services delivered via a Managed Services Provider (MSP) model with Amazing Customer Service.This role is open to remote work as our team is distributed across the United States.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Build software that will improve the operational resiliency of our AWS-based Cloud infrastructureAutomate the provisioning, integration and management of AWS Cloud Infrastructure using Python, Boto3, and AWS APIsAutomate tasks to eliminate the need for manual infrastructure interaction by the engineering staff, whether it is AWS infrastructure provisioning, custom reporting on AWS resources, AWS infrastructure monitoring and alerting, or AWS best practices enforcementDrive automation using popular cloud orchestration, configuration management, and CI/CD systemsCreating infrastructure using repeatable templates and processes demonstrated by tearing them down and bringing them back up again in a safe and repeatable fashion with zero manual laborUse modern automation and configuration management tool to automate DevOps tasks such as code check-in, software builds, smoke testing, server provisioning, and distributed system installations and builds moving through multiple environmentsBuild software to automate collection of infrastructure metrics and build dashboardsWork as part of a dynamic team throughout the agile driven software development life cycleCollaborate with architects and product owners to implement enhancements or new solutionsDevelop quality code with end-to-end unit, functional and integration test casesConduct design and peer code review to ensure compliance with standardsShare best practices and improve processes within and across agile teams, and mentor more junior developersTECHNICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGEAt least 6 years of hands-on software development experience in a production environmentAt least 2 years of Python experience with Boto3 in an AWS production environmentAt least 3 years production experience with cloud orchestration tools like Cloud Formation or Terraform (with an emphasis on creating modular architecture)At least 2 years of production experience with setting up CI/CD pipelines in systems like Jenkins, AWS Code Pipeline, CircleCI, or ConcourseAt least 3 years of production experience with core AWS services like VPCs, Subnets, Security Groups, ENIs, Route 53, EC2 (Instances, EBS Volumes and Snapshots, Autoscale Groups, and Load Balancers), S3, EFS, IAM, CloudWatch and Cloud TrailAt least 2 years of production experience with configuration management systems like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or SaltStack (preferably some experience with Ansible)At least 1 years production experience at containerization and orchestration using Docker, Kubernetes, or Fargate/EKS/ECS.Experience in Linux and Windows environments.Experience developing code that integrates with logging or monitoring solutions such as PagerDuty, New Relic, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Prometheus/Grafana, Splunk.Proficient using Git in a team environment including practical experience working with branches, push/pull requests, and advanced Git workflows.Strong verbal and written communication skills due to the dynamic nature of collaborations with customers, and other engineering teams to solve complex problems.DESIRED SKILLSExperience