Cloud Engineer (Remote) at Effectual

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Position Summary

Effectual Cloud Engineers (CEs) are members of the Professional Services (PS) team responsible for ensuring that customer-facing projects are delivered with exceptional customer satisfaction and technical excellence. Effectual CEs are “Brand Ambassadors” and are expected to stay current on leading practices to deliver high-quality, well-conceived solutions to customers. 

What makes a successful CE?

CEs are skilled technologists who stay current on leading practice, act in the interests of our customers to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions to their needs, and balance competing priorities between multiple parallel project delivery to achieve defined business outcomes on behalf of our customers. CEs are problem solvers who see blockers and challenges as opportunities to find a new path to success; the words “good enough” and “impossible” aren’t in their vocabulary. CEs are knowledgeable in AWS Cloud technologies, possess a strong desire to continue to learn about emerging technologies, and a passion for supporting the high-quality delivery of technical projects.

Why Join Effectual?

Effectual is a modern, cloud first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization.  We are a deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers who apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS.  Effectual was named VMware Cloud on AWS Growth Partner of the Year by AWS at re:Invent 2021. The company earned Cloud Service Provider of the Year at the Channel Innovation Awards 2021.

Effectual is a validated AWS MSP Partner, holding 200+ AWS Certifications. We achieved the AWS Migration Competency, AWS DevOps Competency, AWS Mobile Competency, AWS SaaS Competency, and AWS Government and AWS Nonprofit Competency designations. Effectual is a member of the AWS Well-Architected and AWS Public Sector Partner Programs as well as the AWS GovCloud (US) and Authority to Operate on AWS Programs. Additionally, Effectual is a VMware Principal Partner in VMware Cloud on AWS.

Employees at Effectual experience a fun, fast paced, and inclusive culture.  We cloud strategy & design, application development, migrations, data & analytics and modern cloud management means you may never have to leave the company if you want to learn more and try something new.  Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, pet, and life insurances as well as paid time off, 14 holidays and a 401k with company match.  Consider joining our team today!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Enabling customers’ use of AWS to achieve their business objectives through:
    • Implementing cloud infrastructure, including but not limited to:
      • Creating Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources such as subnets, network access control lists, and security groups
      • Creating IAM users and groups
      • Deploying, testing, and documenting development, pre-production, and production environments
      • Composing and leveraging Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g.: AWS CloudFormation templates, Terraform, etc.) to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure
      • Creating gold images / AMIs and configuring auto scaling
      • Configuring multi-factor authentication on virtual and hardware devices
    • Supporting developers in efficiently working within AWS through:
      • Creating Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
      • Providing input and guidance to developers on overall AWS Architecture and design tenets
    • Establishing visibility into cloud operations through:
      • Leveraging resource tagging to allocate costs and optimize resource planning
      • Assisting in preparing cost analysis based on expected usage
      • Configuring AWS cloud infrastructure for maximum technical and budgetary efficiency
    • Supporting the migration of customers from on-premises environments to AWS through:
      • Assisting in the development of migration plans
      • Executing migration plans, which may include:
        • Migrating VMs using tooling such as Clumio, VMware HCX, Veeam, AWS CloudEndure, etc.
        • Confirming the migration of resources into AWS and decommissioning on-premises resources
      • Supporting rigorous project governance and execution achieved through:
        • Meeting with team members daily to review progress
        • Holding team members accountable for and challenging team members on technical solution implementation approaches to achieve optimal outcomes
        • Submitting time on assigned projects, daily
      • Supporting project delivery team members by:
        • Always operating with transparency
        • Being responsive to requests from team members for information
        • Communicating working preferences and understanding the working preferences of others to help develop a high-performing team that operates with respect, effectiveness, and efficiency
      • Additional responsibilities as requested
Essential Skills and Experience
  • 3+ years of DevOps / SRE experience working in AWS environment(s) and / or supporting software development team(s) consisting of at least:
    • 1+ year of experience developing AWS cloud infrastructure
    • 1+ year of experience developing CI/CD pipelines using tools like Jenkins, GitHub, and Azure DevOps
    • 1+ year of experience creating automated alerts and monitoring dashboards
  • Strong working knowledge of leading AWS cloud security practices
  • Proficient in developing Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g.: Terraform / AWS CloudFormation)
  • Proficient in coding configuration management tooling (e.g.: Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
  • Proficient in at least one or more programming / scripting languages (e.g.: Python, Java, Groovy, etc.)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Agile and Waterfall SDLC methodologies
  • Ability to work with multiple clients, in parallel
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication and time management
Nice-to-Have Skills and Experience
  • AWS certifications (e.g.: Developer Associate, Sysops Administrator Associate, Solution Architect Associate, etc.)
  • Container development
  • Container orchestration using platforms such as Kubernetes, Docker, AWS EKS, etc.
  • Implementing static and dynamic code analysis tools within CI/CD pipelines
  • Use of code analysis tools such as AWS X-Ray, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, etc.
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The work is generally performed in an office environment.  Physical demands include sitting, keyboarding, verbal communication, written communication.  Employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

Effectual Inc. - An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

More Information on Effectual
Effectual operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Jersey City, NJ, National Harbor, MD, Broomfield, CO, Sacramento, CA, Bend, OR, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Effectual was founded in 2022. It has 171 total employees. To see all 12 open jobs at Effectual, click here.
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