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Cloud and Integration Engineer

Location: Carouge, GE.
Company Description:

As a full-service, data-driven customer experience transformation company, we partner with Top 500 companies in the DACH region and in Eastern Europe.We partner with brands to achieve meaningful progress as a force for growth and good.

We create world-class solutions and services that unlock new opportunities for growth and business transformation across the entire customer journey.

We believe the future of customer experience is personal: informed by data, powered by technology, and delivered through creativity. Together we inspire transformation and unleash a brand’s true potential.  

We identify, create, and optimize opportunities for brands to connect and engage with consumers across channels, devices, and platforms along their journey. We believe in campaigns that are true to the brand, bring meaningful impact for growth and lasting good.

We deliver Idea-Led Experiences, designed for the digital age, delivered at global scale.

 

Job Description:

The cloud & integration Engineer is focused on automating the deployment of cloud infrastructure and services to support application development and hosting, architecting, engineering, deploying, and operationally managing the underlying logical and physical cloud computing infrastructure.

Responsibilities:

  • Define standards (and/or select cloud vendor products) for each infrastructure tower in coordination with traditional engineering and network teams

  • For private cloud environment, configure and provision NGI physical stack – incl. rack-level design and other support activities needed from operations/facilities teams

  • Continue improving cloud product reliability, availability, maintainability & cost/benefit– incl. developing fault-tolerant tools to ensure general robustness of the cloud infra

  • Responsible for managing capacity across public and private cloud resource pools– incl. automating scale down/up of environments

  • Support cloud developers in optimizing and automating cloud engineering activities – e.g., real time migration, provisioning and deployment, etc.

  • Provide inputs to IT financial management for cloud – on costs associated with capacity build-out, forecast for cloud IT investments, etc.

Qualifications:

Technical skills:

  • Expertise in infrastructure as code (e.g., cloud formation, ARM, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

  • Experience with configuring, deploying and operating public cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Basic familiarity with network features – e.g., cloud network topology, BGP, routing, web (REST) APIs

  • High availability engineering experience (region, availability zone, data replication clustering)

  • Awareness in open-source tools & scripting language (e.g. Python, PowerShell, Shell, Kubernetes)

  • Deep understanding of software development lifecycle

Security:

  • Understanding of network architectures suitable for different cloud topologies

  • Good knowledge of security implications of public & private cloud infra design

  • Product development in a scaled agile environment

 

Cloud economics:

  • Knowledge of consumption driven TCO on cloud – i.e. understanding of cloud provider pricing vs. internal costing for various config decisions

 

Agile methodologies:

  • Awareness of DevOps methodologies and ability/mindset to drive rapid prototyping and piloting of cloud solutions

 

User centricity:

  • Familiarity with user expectations/OLAs for cloud services (to be able to design user centric engineering services – e.g., provisioning self-service workflow)

Additional Information:

We work with highly motivated people, who support and enrich each other. We live the possibilities of the digital world through the home office, meaning you can work anywhere with flexible (annual) working hours. We also value face-to-face exchanges - coffee or tea, biscuits, or fruit are all welcomed on board and shared throughout our offices.

If you feel inspired by us, we’ll probably be inspired by you. Join us now and apply online to make sure we match each other’s expectations. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. We welcome all qualified candidates - regardless of your gender or background. We look forward to hearing from you!

More Information:

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