Sr. Cloud Engineer at Vertafore

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Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solution are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Vertafore is seeking a talented, energetic, and self-driven individual to join our Cloud Operations team. As a Sr Cloud Engineer you will provide ongoing support and enhancement to our AWS and hybrid cloud environment. This will entail creating and maintaining new configurations and ensuring high availability for our business-critical applications and ongoing support to AWS and on-prem hosted services. You will deliver solutions using cutting edge technologies and industry best practices to implement cloud platforms and service. The Sr Cloud Engineer promotes the use of automation to solve technical challenges and strives to create reliable and cost-effective solutions. The Sr Cloud Engineer must also have expert-level, demonstrated experience in designing and building cloud-native applications using wide-range of cloud services. This person mentors a team of junior Cloud Engineers and NOC personnel to troubleshoot and optimize Vertafore's hybrid cloud environments.

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

  • Build, update and maintain AWS services while applying best practices for infrastructure security
  • Experience working with networking, security groups, or policy management across AWS and operating systems (Linux and Windows) and databases
  • Configure and maintain Transit Gateway, Direct Connect and VPN connections between AWS accounts and on-premise data centers
  • Collaborate with various internal teams to create cloud accounts and infrastructure for various applications and services and troubleshoot incidents
  • Monitor, update and patch hybrid cloud instances and services
  • Applies quality control and quality assurance principles
  • Execution of quality program including case monitoring
  • Demonstrates ability to follow sound business ethics when executing job responsibilities to build and maintain management confidence
  • Learns quickly and works well with other members of the team to complete customer projects
  • Serve as the escalation point for AWS, networking, Windows and Linux incidents

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Strong AWS experience in VPC, EC2, Route53, RDS, Direct Connect, Transit Gateway, Elastic Beanstalk, ELB/ALB, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Amazon Workspaces and other key AWS services.

· Strong experience in managing and support Linux operating systems – Amazon Linux, Ubuntu, RedHat and/or Oracle Linux

· Experience working with AWS to provide highly available, secure, and reliable services that take advantage of existing AWS solutions and services

· A thorough understanding of AWS Organizations best practices related to security and governance across multiple accounts

· Experience with AWS billing, Savings Plans and Reserved Instances

· Experience with Powershell, Python, shell, cmd and batch scripts

· Experience with cloud backup and disaster recovery models and configuration 

· Exceptional interpersonal and customer support experience required

· Experience migrating critical business applications from On-premise to Cloud

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Strong self-starting attitude

Qualifications:

· Bachelor's Degree in CS/IT or equivalent work experience

· AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional or equivalent work experience

· Network Plus certification or equivalent work experience

· 4 – 5 years of experience with AWS (preferred) or other cloud provider

· 4 – 5 years of experience with Linux. Linux certified professionals preferred

· 1 – 3 years of experience with Windows

Additional Requirements and Details:

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time.
  • Ability to work remotely with a stable internet connection on an as-needed basis
  • Located and working from an office location (when required)*
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.).
  • Frequent sitting and/or standing.

*Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 and are scheduled to re-open mid 2021.

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Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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