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Lead Cloud Engineer- *** SIGN ON BONUS***

Function: Technology
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 4/30/2018 2:59:26 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1046524

The Cloud Engineer will work collaboratively within the Cloud Engineering Department reporting to a team lead or manager. This is a key role and the ideal candidate will participate engineering design initiatives across various disciplines of Cloud Products, and drive execution of these deployments to the highest standards. The Cloud Engineer must have a proven track record managing technical initiatives, and a demonstrated expertise in related Cloud technologies. We are looking for experienced personnel who want to help drive the future transformation of this critical technology ecosystem.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Determines how existing applications, legacy systems, databases, web interfaces, and/or hardware logic which may be currently operating on multiple platforms, work with internal teams to meet the new and emerging business requirements in the cloud
  • Participate and lead sub-tracks of the technical architecture planning, data architecture design, project execution, user acceptance testing, and deployment of products and services into an enterprise environment moving to the cloud.
  • Partner with teams to address the security analysis of cloud initiates in collaboration with the technology and business unit personnel
  • Researches and evaluates emerging cloud technologies
  • Leads aspects of the cloud migration initiative, including its impact on infrastructure, networks and security
  • Provide input to project teams, including determining development and deployment strategies, including code management, continuous integration and other aspects of Dev Ops
  • Research, analyze and recommend approaches for solving difficult and challenging development and integration problems
  • Deploy and maintain a cloud network data center infrastructure and processes necessary to safeguard data systems.
  • Configure (through automation) infrastructure and applications for high performance and highly available operation to meet business needs
  • Act as the technical lead during the design and engineering phases, working in conjunction with a Technical Project Manager and Cloud Engineering Owner to create the development plan



  • 8 - 10 years’ experience as an Engineer in a technology related field with focus on digital solutions
  • 2 to 4 years of experience with modern Cloud Technologies at least half of which should be on a public cloud platform (Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Demonstrated hands on experience with multiple modern automation platforms such as Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Cloud Formations, etc.
  • 2 to 4 years of hands on Linux/Unix experience
  • Demonstrated hands on experience with open source middleware software (Apache, Tomcat, NGINX, Node.js, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven technology practitioner with experience in delivering large and complex technology solutions across a variety of platforms
  • Well versed in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services cloud solutions, architecture, related technologies and their interdependencies
  • Strong hands on experience with Cloud based infrastructure and services
  • Understanding of networking concepts and technologies (DNS, load balancing, firewalls, etc.)
  • Ability to translate complex technical concepts into high-level designs and act as a subject matter expert in software design, implementation, deployment, and support across our full platform
  • Travel 10% on average, 25-50% some months


  • Software development experience with Java, JavaScript or Python (Highly Preferred)
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail, and proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to formulate data-driven decisions
  • Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)
  • Experience with Agile/iterative methodologies
  • Experience with modern development methodologies such as 12 Factor applications, Microservices AWS KRADL offerings Node.js, Ruby, CSS3, HTML5 JavaScript frameworks (Angular.js, ReactJS, Backbone, Ember, jQuery, jQuery Mobile)
  • API Management tools and techniques
  • Performance & Load Testing with high data volumes
  • IOT Technology, Machine Learning, Data Analytics
  •  Postgres, MongoDB, Kafka
  • REST web services/JSON structures
  • Git Version Control with Github or Bitbucket


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