Senior Cloud Engineer / Cloud Architect (Infrastructure)

Senior Cloud Engineer / Cloud Architect (Infrastructure) (125081)

Client: State of MI

Location: Lansing, MI (This is a fully remote position – must be located in the US. Local or non-local may apply)

Duration: 1 Year with possible extension

Applicants must be legal permanent residents (Green Card holders) or US citizens to be eligible for this position.

Candidates are required to answer the supplemental questions attached to this posting. Please ensure these are attached to your submission.

Will close submissions on: 12/11/2023 at 10am EST

Interview Process: Virtual Interview via MS Teams video.

Top Skills & Years of Experience:

  • Solid knowledge of concepts of designing and developing dynamic Cloud solutions and moving parts involved in continuous integration and delivery.
  • Solid understanding and skill DevOps, web services and application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • Experience with Tooling and Automation to enable seamless automation of infrastructure provisioning and configuration.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication is crucial to success and productivity in this role.

Senior Cloud Engineer – Infrastructure Job Description


This role will wear multiple hats assisting State of Michigan Cloud Architects to comprehend objectives, generate solutions, POC the solution, generate recommendations then implement the decisions. 

As a Senior Cloud Engineer, we are looking for three different candidates who will be involved in the design, implementation and management of technology-based business solutions based on Cloud Serivces to improve our clients’ delivery approach.

This position will assist with the build out of a multi-cloud environment such as the public, private, and hybrid clouds. This professional draws on solid knowledge of the company’s cloud architecture and platform when designing and developing dynamic cloud solutions.

  • Contractor (staff augmentation) Resource
  • Sourced through MiSAM Program (Knowledge Services)
  • Standard 1 year engagement and 1984 hours.  (Purchase Orders based on the fiscal year 10/1 – 9/30)
  • Possible extension beyond the 1-year standard agreement
  • Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Core Competencies

  • Design and deliver secure cloud solutions on Azure, AWS, GCP.
  • Strong understanding of Linux OS.
  • Chaos engineering experience
  • Strong understanding of virtual networks and general network management functions.
  • Solid knowledge of concepts of designing and developing dynamic cloud solutions.
  • Solid knowledge of concepts and moving parts involved in continuous integration and delivery.
  • Expert guidance to development teams regarding infrastructure.
  • Interpret and provide solutions on complex technologies/architectures.
  • Cloud Formation / automation / Ansible / PowerShell / DSC / Comparable Linux scripting.
  • Experience equivalent to site reliability engineering, DevOps, and/or DevSecOps


Core Tasks

  • Provide strategic and architectural support representing Design Serivces and the State of Michigan Cloud Strategy as a Subject Matter Expert.
  • Identify and prioritize critical business functions in collaboration with organizational stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships across organizational teams.
  • Consult with vendor product specialists/sales, independent research organizations, on-site support engineers and fellow architects and administrators on best-fit technologies to ensure compliance to department policies & standards and technology roadmap.
  • Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture team for technology validation or suggestions for alternative solutions. If necessary, initiate Solution Assessments, Infrastructure Service.
  • Requests, and any applicable required documentation to implement new technology.
  • Advocate the use of emerging cyber security best practices, technologies, developing standards and procedures, promoting the usage of automated tools, developing strategies, and aligning practices with enterprise strategic initiatives.
  • Lead the development of technical artifacts including Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), Detailed Technical Design, Security Architecture Plan, Services Description Document, etc.
  • Produce architectural framework documents (i.e., white papers, guidance documents, best practices, technical reports, etc.).
  • Project contributor representing architecture and participates in project plan development.
  • Leverage broad-based understanding of technology areas and end-to-end knowledge of current installations to craft architectural solutions or standards that can be applied across the enterprise.
  • Define and build hypothesis around steady state behavior.
  • Run experiments around real world events to define potential impact or estimate frequency.
  • Build automation into systems to drive both orchestration and analysis.
  • Provide support and subject matter expertise with respect to adherence to best practice security framework controls and other industry-based regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., NIST 800-37, 800-53, 800-171, 800-204, 800-207, CIS, PCI, IRS-Pub 1075, CJIS, and related).
  • Assist with cloud infrastructure design and develop detailed architecture models for the client to host test, development, and production environments.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to individuals of various technical ability.
  • Design and develop cloud cost management solutions.
  • Provide performance analysis & troubleshooting.
  • Design and test large-scale workload and data migrations.
  • Provide direct support to technical and non-technical entities to define requirements and deliver solutions to meet organizational needs including new environment deployment, upgrades, performance tuning, testing and disaster recovery.
  • Integrate cloud services with on-premises technologies from Microsoft, Dell, EMC, HP, Nutanix, Cohesity, Pure Storage, VMware, Cisco, and Rubrick.
Job Category: Senior Cloud Engineer / Cloud Architect (Infrastructure)
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Remote

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