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Cloud DevOps Manager

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The Role:

The AWS Operations Lead will be the primary individual responsible for configuration, management, and operations of our Amazon Web Services environment. This is a fast-moving role in a fast-growing company and is on point for the implementation and operation of critical production systems. There will be the opportunity to lead other team members, but this is not primarily a people management role, it is for a hands-on AWS ace. This role reports into our Director of Information Technology, and works very closely with all of our technology teams, including Engineering, and Data and Analytics teams.


You will directly manage (design, implement, and operate):

  • AWS access controls, including:  IAM, roles, users, authentication
  • AWS security controls and anomaly detection, including: CloudTrail, Config, etc.
  • AWS networking designs, including VPC design, subnets, security groups, integration with enterprise network
  • Cost controls over AWS resources (right-sizing resources; reserved instance use; demand-based provisioning, etc)
  • Daily operation, monitoring, and incident response for AWS systems and services


You will collaborate with our Engineering team on:

  • AWS PaaS services (e.g. SQS, Kinesis, Lambda, ElastiCache, etc.) that form the infrastructure of our products and applications
  • Capacity planning and growth planning for AWS services


You will collaborate with our Data and Analytics team on:

  • AWS Data Services, including:  Redshift, Aurora, DynamoDB, EC2-managed MySQL


You will collaborate with our DevOps Engineers and SysAdmins on:

  • Implementing EC2 instances (primarily Linux), including web, app, DB servers, and configuration with Chef, RightScale, CloudFormation, and other configuration tools
  • Defining and building tools for automation and productivity in the AWS environment


Must-have requirements:

  • 7+ years of relevant Technical Operations or DevOps experience
  • 3+ years experience of AWS Operations experience
  • Solid networking architecture and implementation experience
  • Solid working experience with Linux systems
  • Experience in delivering and operating consumer-facing web systems at scale
  • Relevant working experience with the majority of the functions described in the Role Description
  • Track record with cloud configuration/orchestration systems such as: RightScale, CloudFormation, Chef, Ansible
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills


  • Bachelors in CS or other technical discipline
  • Some team leadership, including mentoring, project management, task assignment, etc.
  • Experience in fintech or financial services
  • Experience working under a security/compliance regime (such as PCI, FFIEC, etc)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect, or other AWS certification



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