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Senior Cloud Engineer

Culver City | Req ID: JR21-11320

Tech/IT/InfoSec at Sony Pictures

Join us in a dynamic fast paced environment focused on delivering value by leveraging an agile framework. In support of our ever evolving film and television businesses, our IT teams leverage the latest technologies and focus on cloud adoption.

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Job Details

REQ ID JR21-11320 Date posted 11/29/2021

The Senior Cloud Engineer will be a core member of a technical team that’s responsible for supporting, building and designing cloud infrastructure and platform for Enterprise cloud services. The incumbent will provide direct analysis and recommendations associated with the implementation or migration of specific applications to cloud services and work with the business teams to create migration and technology roadmaps. The Senior Cloud Engineer will innovative ideas, develop proof-of-concepts and rapid prototypes alongside other engineers utilizing pair programming and mobbing techniques, consult and upskill other engineers on DevSecOps and Cloud solutions to include distributed version control and trunk-based development practices, infrastructure automation, monitoring and operations, and a well-architected AWS/Azure infrastructure.

Responsibilities include developing, solutioning, operating, maintaining and support of Cloud Infrastructure environment: servers, storage, network services, enterprise applications, web application stack and cloud platform support and automation.

Cloud Development:

  • Responsible for any technological duties associated with cloud resources, including development, design, planning, management, maintenance and support.
  • Work with the team to improve, expand, enhance continuous integration and deployments of cloud infrastructure and tooling.
  • Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring, management and operations.
  • Continuous proof-of-concepts development and rapid prototypes alongside other engineers utilizing pair programming and mobbing techniques.
  • Develop standards in partnership with Engineering, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development.

Cloud Services Support:

  • Day to day operations for service request fulfillment base on SLA/SLO.
  • Implement and maintain cloud management solutions including initial and ongoing configuration of related automation, notifications, and reporting capabilities.
  • Support the engineering requirements of Legacy/On-Prem enterprise applications and develop Cloud migration solutions.
  • All tasks related to cloud performance, stability, reliability, efficiency, and security to both the sites and the general operations.

Provide oral and written status reports to IT management and customer support:

  • Document solutioning and architectural design.
  • Create runbooks/SOP for operational processes.
  • Demo cloud development work to team.

Knowledge of:  

  • Expertise in cloud platforms and all related products and services (Amazon Web Services, Azure, GCP)
  • Deploying and user of IaC tools (Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Deploying and use of configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.)
  • Software Release management (CI/CD)
  • Deploying, securing, and maintaining (operationalizing) web application stacks (LAMP, J2EE, WISA, MEAN, etc.)
    • Expertise in web servers (Apache, NGINX, IIS, etc.)
    • Expertise in databases and other storage systems (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, NFS, CIFS, Redis, ELK, etc.)
    • Expertise in languages and language runtimes (PHP, Java, .NET, Node.js, etc.)
    • Expertise in application integration technologies (WS-*, REST, SSO, OAuth, etc.)
    • Strong understanding of browser and network functionality.
  • Deploying and administering of Linux and Windows servers
  • Experience in large heterogeneous server and network infrastructure
  • Enterprise processes and procedures.
  • Container management wanted (Docker, k8s, etc.)
  • Developing and executing CIS benchmark security controls

Skill In:  

- Strong interpersonal skills are required.  Ability to work effectively with team members, clients and other areas of the IT environment

- Strong written and oral communications

- Excellent problem solving abilities, strong decision making skills and make sound judgment decisions.

Ability To:

- Work effectively with team members, clients and other areas of IT

- Handle multiple tasks and be flexible in a fast paced environment

- Deliver on time

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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