Champion Homes
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • Full Time

SUMMARY

This role will play a key role in Champion Homes technology modernization and strategic growth initiatives. The Cloud Engineer will contribute to implementing, managing and maintaining the Company's cloud environments, including Oracle Fusion Cloud, Microsoft 365 / Azure, and AWS footprints. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented with a strong understanding of and demonstrated experience architecting and implementing hybrid cloud environments, including SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc. They should also have experience designing and managing these environments for compliance and security requirements and leveraging automation in testing, deployment, and maintenance activities.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee both the technical and functional/strategic needs of Champion Home's cloud infrastructure including automation and orchestration, active management of cloud storage and backups, alignment to business continuity and disaster recovery and security requirements
  2. Serve in a consultative capacity to monitor cloud utilization, capacity, cost management and optimization, software delivery, security, resource orchestration, configuration management, monitoring, business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency response
  3. Continuously identify improvements to the efficient and effective use of cloud resources to meet strategic objectives
  4. Serve as a cloud engineering SME and contribute to the managing the overall Enterprise Architecture of Champion Homes aligned to business needs and capabilities
  5. Work with project managers, business analysts, and business owners to confirm developed solutions align with existing standards, meet security controls, and align to cloud best practices
  6. Contribute expertise to development of technical requirements as part of cross-functional project teams, and offer ideas for how cloud technologies influence the new designs, standards, and methods for scalable, highly available distributed systems
  7. Participate in project / implementation milestone activities, code reviews, architecture / design sessions and on-call support as needed
  8. Contribute to go-live and cutover activities and post-go-live warranty support activities as need to ensure successful transition of new cloud environments to production operations
  9. Deploy scalable and resilient cloud infrastructure using automation, configuration management and deployment tools to manage production environment
  10. Design and utilize automated deployment processes and Infrastructure as Code scripts to improve automation, efficiency, consistency and adherence to security and audit requirements and controls, security requirements and certify all logging and monitoring are active for security and compliance
  11. Implement, operate, and optimize CI/CD pipelines for effective delivery of cloud resources and software
  12. Perform analysis and assist in resolving performance and availability issues affecting internal business users and key external stakeholders where appropriate
  13. Design and implement proactive monitoring, alerting, trend analysis and self-healing systems across cloud environments
  14. Participate in incident management processes, driving service restoration, and learning from past issues with critical cloud technology services and leverage automation to prevent problem recurrence
  15. Provide technical support to end-users in co-operation with the Level 1 help desk support

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field of study and 8-10 years' combined experience in the following.

  1. 7+ years of experience in IT Infrastructure design, management, and migration of technologies from on-prem to cloud environments
  2. 3+ years of experience building, deploying and managing public cloud IaaS and PaaS services
  3. Experience in managing an Oracle Fusion Cloud environment
  4. Team leader or small-team supervisory experience a plus

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrated experience with Cloud and DevOps best practices
  2. Experience building an automated cloud infrastructure across development, test, and production environments
  3. Expertise in scripting, orchestration and automation of builds, workflows, tasks, etc.
  4. Hands-on operational experience with Windows, Linux and VMware
  5. Experience with container orchestration
  6. Experience with Serverless architecture design, implementation and deployment
  7. Cloud configuration management, Infrastructure as Code toolsets
  8. Experience developing capabilities in a cloud environment for service monitoring, automated remediation, system availability, capacity / utilization analysis, security compliance and vulnerability management

Personal Characteristics

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills: ability to communicate with all levels, ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, write clearly and informatively in various formats.
  2. Business-focused, team-oriented self-starter.
  3. Strong motivation, good organizational skills.
  4. Demonstrates a reliable, dependable, and trustworthy work ethic.
  5. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.

Applicable Technical Skills

  • Cloud+, AWS Certified Solutions Architect or Microsoft Cloud Certification desired
  • Cloud ERP management
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud desired
  • Network concepts and technology such as TCP/IP, UDP, MAC addresses, IP packets, DNS, OSI layers, ACLs, routing tables, VPN and load balancing.
  • CI/CD tools (Jenkins, CodePipeline, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, Bamboo)
  • Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible, Puppet and Chef)
  • Containerization Tools (Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Mesosphere, AWS ECS/EKS)
  • Manufacturing industry experience a plus

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency in Python, Ruby, Java, Bash or similar languages
  • Experience analyzing logs using tools, such as Splunk or similar
  • Experience with instrumenting and monitoring production systems utilizing monitoring tools

WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to travel to regional business offices, manufacturing facilities, and other locations as required - Up to 25% travel
  • Remote work is acceptable with periodic travel to core locations for engagement and interaction with key stakeholders and leadership

This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Champion Homes. Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.


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