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What you’ll be doing...

Cloud & API Engineer

Verizon’s Cloud Engineering & Enablement team is looking for someone with Cloud, Devops and API management along with automation experience and industry best practice implementations. He/She will be playing a prominent role in managing the OneApi platform tools and infrastructure in high impact and customer facing application environments, automating lifecycle management of instances, managing and troubleshooting mission critical application’s API traffic and enabling infrastructure self service to reduce manual toil. Expertise in Cloud, Devops Tools, API management and configuration, Scripting and Engineering Support with excellent communication skills.

  • Ensuring to be curious, creative, and positive with a can-do approach.
  • Building immutable infrastructure in public cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc).
  • Building intrinsic connect with user community and understand the business needs.
  • Ensuring to Enhance, Expand and Augment the devops and api tools umbrella to stay on top of latest trends.
  • Participating in design review of new infrastructure, and new product/tool development.
  • Participating in devops tool analysis, creates proof of concept models, and makes recommendations to support the tools selection process.
  • Ensuring tool compliance to verizon security protocols.
  • Building actionable metrics to measure the performance of the infrastructure tools, frameworks and other systems that support the entire engineering and release.
  • Implementing robust API solutions including rate limiting, two way SSL, north and sound bound authentications, data masking etc.
  • Understanding market trends and upscale product maturity and standards on a regular basis.
  • Connecting with external user community through meetups and forums to understand the API best practices and share common solutions that have paved way for user experience.
  • Providing primary operational support and engineering for multiple large distributed Cloud Applications & Platforms.
  • Advising on how to maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
  • Scaling systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolving systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.
  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience in developing, administering and engineering API management tools like Apigee, Kong etc.
  • Experience with the Linux operating system (kernel vs. user space, scheduling, loganalysis, etc.)
  • Hands on experience in AWS (Lambda, Ec2, ELB, S3, EFS, RDS, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, IAM, Route53. ELB, Device form etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in administering Devops SCM tools like Gitlab, Github etc.

Even better if you have:

  • Proficiency in CI/CD and workflow automation.
  • Expertise in Python and Ansible scripting.
  • Self-starter that enjoys learning new tools, technologies, and most of all, solving problems.
  • Basic knowledge in containers technology (docker, eks, rkt, cri-o, etc).
  • High reasoning aptitude and ability to quickly understand complex operating environments.
  • Experience in SRE activities involving reducing manual toil.
  • Proficiency in handling databases like SQL, PostGres and NoSQL.

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