Sr. Cloud Automation Engineer in Chicago, IL at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/18/2020

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Job ID: 55623

Sr. Cloud Automation Engineer - 55623

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Cloud Automation Engineer Summary is looking for a Cloud Automation Engineer. This person will work within a team to design and develop multi-platform cloud solutions for business app teams migrating functions to the cloud. This can include, but is not limited to, conducting technical cloud implementations, accessing and using cloud resources for a global cloud platform to automate scripting, working with various technology teams to resolve technical issues for managed software, and working with solutions architects on evolving business requirements while building best practices, with a focus on automation.


  • Five (5) years of professional experience in technical engineering.
  • Five (5) years of automation experience
  • Three (3) years of professional experience with cloud computing (IAC, Microsoft Azure, AWS) Preferred Qualifications Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader, including designing and developing end-to-end automation solutions including:
    • System orchestration / IT automation.
    • Security monitoring and configuration in accordance with DISA STIG, CIS, and NIST benchmarks.
    • Automated unit / functional / regression / integration testing.
    • Designing, developing, and integrating an end-to-end Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Development (CD).
    • DevSecOps solutions stack to support these efforts.
  • Defining the migration and flow of applications and data between on-premise systems and cloud-hosted systems.
  • Working intra- and cross-department to identify and refine automated provisioning through analysis of application patterns/workflow.
  • Assisting in mapping and development of cloud management and operations.
  • Managing and maintaining software defined infrastructure environment, configuration and build scripts for app production environments.
  • Maintaining operational stability; enforcement of security measures, testing, development and deployment of new Infrastructure related technologies.
  • Coordinating production systems, information systems, and technology infrastructure necessary to support application/platform prior to deployment.
  • Providing technical expertise in engineering and automation.
  • Delivering in a continuous delivery, continuous integration fashion for automated deployment, configuration, testing and monitoring at scale while continuously making improvements to our cloud environment.
  • Experience operating in both agile and waterfall development environments.
  • Independently managing workload, coordinating priorities with technical leads, and completing deliverables per the processes and standards.
  • Experience in:
    • Using Terraform at the enterprise level.
    • Leveraging REST APIs for third party integrations.
    • Windows and Linux Administration.
    • Continuous Integration technologies.
  • A working understanding of code and script (Python, Perl, Ruby, etc).

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related technical field.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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