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Cloud Engineer

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Cloud Engineer

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Role overview

We seek cloud engineers who provide hands-on technical skills in the Kubernetes platform and share industry standard methodologies on core DevOps/SRE principles and tools. The Consultant participates in the end-to-end implementation and operational aspects of the client's environment by working closely with the customer's technical teams and development teams to ensure we get the most out of the software in any execution environment (public cloud infrastructure like AWS, Azure, OCI, GCP and on-prem) using Kubernetes platform.

What you’ll do

· Thorough understanding about how this product can solve customer challenges. Be proficient in the product capabilities and position as a domain expert.

· Understand the product suite and ecosystem, such as related products in the suite and other integrated applications.

· Work on multi-cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and GCP using the native Kubernetes platform (like EKS, AKS, GKE, and OKE in respective cloud environments).

· Analyze the performance requirements and perform the sizing exercise to recommend appropriate compute and infra specifications to the customer. As necessary, assist the customer with the Kubernetes cluster setup.

· Deploy the application and its components in the Kubernetes platform in the execution platform of the customer's infrastructure (like AWS, Azure, OCI, GCP, on-prem, or custom private cloud infra).

· Implement Application Performance Monitoring using the tools of customers' choice (like Datadog, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, New Relic, Prometheus, etc.) and set up appropriate monitoring to ensure the products' responsiveness, security, resilience, and efficiency.

· Provide ongoing support should the customer require assistance, the monitors go off, or the customer report any concerns/challenges. This role is expected to be on-call periodically to provide operational support post-implementation.

What you bring to the role

· Proven experience (5+ years) in enterprise-level DevOps role. (Minimum 3 years with Cloud AWS/Azure and 2 years with Kubernetes Administration)

· Expertise in Kubernetes administration/development, hands-on experience in Helm

· Solid understanding of infrastructure components (e.g., routers, load balancers, cloud products, container systems, compute, storage, and networks)

· Expertise in observability and monitoring tools like Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics, Splunk, etc.

· A deep understanding of Application performance monitoring (APM) and user monitoring is critical.

· Sound knowledge of ITSM process, SI/SLO/SLA management, incident resolution, and automation techniques

· Strong IP networking fundamentals and experience with usage of standard application protocols and messages (e.g., TCP/IP, HTTP, SOAP, RESTful APIs, XML/JSON, JDBC, JMS/MQ)

· Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Ansible, AWS Cloud Formation, etc., is preferable.

· Ability to code in one of the programming languages (Java, Python, Shell, etc.)

· Experience in site reliability engineering in Java, Kubernetes, and Database platforms (like Postgres)

Working arrangements

We strive to provide flexibility wherever possible. Based on this role’s business requirements, this is a remote position open to qualified applicants in Ontario and/or Nova Scotia, where our hubs are located. Regardless of your working arrangement, we are here to support a healthy work-life balance though our various wellbeing programs.

Note: The working arrangements for this role are accurate as of the date of posting. This may change based on the project you’re engaged in, as well as business and client requirements. Rest assured; we will always be clear about role expectations.

What we offer

  • The chance to work with impact. Here, you’re empowered to bring your biggest thinking to help our company and clients improve everyday life.
  • Ownership over your career. Stay at the top of your game through our award-winning learning and development ecosystem. And when your ambitions change or we offer new opportunities, we help you pivot by providing reskilling, on-the-job learning and guidance to find new roles that might be a better fit.
  • The opportunity to thrive on a high caliber team with heart. We celebrate each other’s experiences and perspectives and promote a sense of belonging through our affinity groups and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including a competitive salary and pension plan with matching contributions.
  • Flexible health and financial benefits to support you and your eligible dependents—from day one.
  • True work-life balance. Be at your best through paid time off, flexible work arrangements, volunteering opportunities, social events, and so much more.  

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity, champions equity and values inclusion. We are dedicated to nurturing a community where everyone feels heard, accepted and welcome. Your application and candidacy will not be considered based on race, color, sex, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email with your request and contact information.

About us
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, helping organizations modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they stay ahead in a fast-changing world.

While our system allows application in all languages, job required language(s) and proficiency level(s) vary. However, basic English proficiency is required for Company-wide communications purposes.

Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in Canada without requiring employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

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