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Apex Systems Cloud Systems Engineer (1132669) in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: DescriptionApex Systems is looking for a skilled Cloud Systems Engineer for North Chicago, IL. Please send your resume to if interested.TITLE: Cloud Systems Engineer (CSE)LOCATION: North Chicago, ILDURATION: 4 month contract to hireDescription:Our client is looking for an experience Cloud Systems Engineer with excellent communication skills! The cloud systems engineer will perform duties on tasks that require expertise in AWS/Azure/system/processor architecture, client/server architecture, operating systems, software applications, network protocols, routers, switches, remote access servers, and firewalls.Responsibilities:Maintain AWS/Azure Cloud Infrastructure in Optimal Configuration from both technical and budgetary perspectives.Provide Functional Escalation Support and Expertise to the Incident Management Processes involving AWS/Azure Infrastructure or related issues.Provide input and guidance to Personnel and Cloud Architects/SMEs to the overall AWS/Azure Architecture and Design tenets.Compose and leverage AWS CloudFormation Templates for utilization, to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure is effectively managed.Deploy, test and document development, pre-production, and production environments.Train and mentor Junior Administrators and Engineers.Create Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources (subnets, security groups, etc.)Backup cloud and on-premises resources, including in a hybrid environment.Leverage resource tagging to allocate costs and optimize resource planning.Create gold images / AMIs and employ auto scaling.Assist in preparing cost analysis based on expected usage.Configure multi-factor authentication on virtual and hardware devices.Maintain availability of critical AWS Cloud infrastructure. To include configuration changes to AWS Cloud Services (UACS) shared services, adhere to compliance requirements, PVT, PROD environments as approved and directed.Improve operational capabilities of UACS enterprise infrastructure as approved and directed.Maintain availability of production systems deployed into AWS managed area that are not covered in Project-Related Configuration Support or Prototype Configuration Support.Investigating reported and suspected outage issues, documenting issue, resolution, maintaining knowledge base of known issues.Review and enhance Operational Service Plans (OSPs), Run books, known issues knowledge bases, log defects.Requirements:Eight (8) years' experience in computer network and cloud design.Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent experience.Active DoD Secret Clearance or ability to obtain.One or more of the following certifications: Security+, Network+ CE, IAT Level II, SSCP, CISSP, CCNP, Cloud+, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, ITILv4.Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.Proficient at multi-tasking and able to work independently.EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.