Cloud Engineer [Akron, OH]

    • Job Tracking ID: 512536-768980
    • Job Location: Akron, OH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 22, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

At Cohen & Company, our purpose is to engage, teach, inspire, and improve lives through the power of knowledge and trust. We value great people, teamwork, a competitive spirit and courage, and the ability to adapt and remain optimistic.

Named one of the fastest growing accounting firms in the country, Cohen & Company offers assurance, tax, and advisory services to clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. The firm serves a broad range of clients, from privately held companies and their owners; to public and private funds, advisors and fund service providers within the investment industry; to Fortune 1000 multinational enterprises. Cohen & Company was founded in 1977; has more than 650 associates in Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; and has an international presence in the Cayman Islands and Ireland. Learn more at cohencpa.com.

We are excited for the future and our continued growth! Our Technology Services team is again seeking talented individuals in the role of Cloud Engineer. This position will reside in our Ohio locations: Cleveland or Akron. There will be some travel to other office locations or for training (< 5%).

The Cloud Engineer who will be a member of the infrastructure team responsible for performing all technical duties associated with managing and delivering Cloud services. This includes fundamental solution design, project planning, and implementation of Azure architectures in line with the Microsoft Well-Architected Framework. The Cloud Engineer also coordinates with other key areas of Technology Services as well as other team members across the firm to ensure a successful migration to the cloud.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement migration of on-premise workloads to Azure following Azure Well-Architected Framework.
  • Lead design and discovery sessions to ensure workloads are migrated effectively and support business requirements
  • Develop best practices, processes, operating procedures, and training to ensure team members have the tools and knowledge to support cloud production environments
  • Incorporation of disaster recovery, development, test, staging, and production environments into implementations and migration plans
  • Work closely with security team to ensure proper environment separation and security
  • Develop processes for maintenance and monitoring of Azure workloads covering items including utilization, cost, and performance.
  • Ensure that design and architecture documentation is current and updated appropriately
  • Ability to quickly identify, troubleshoot, and correct problems that arise
  • Communicate with teams across Technology Services relating to cross functional dependencies and their needs/impacts
  • Provide guidance to "what if" scenarios when new projects are discussed to understand impacts, timing, and cost adjustments
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills and proven ability to work with individuals at all levels of the firm
  • Able to work independently and in a cross functional team environment
  • Security-first mindset in development of any environment or process
  • Actively participate in team activities and knowledge sharing, including scrum ceremonies
  • Actively participate in definition and refinement of team processes and activities
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with all members
  • Collaborate with other Technology Services team members and key business stakeholders to achieve business objectives

Experience and Skills:

Core Competencies

  • IT Infrastructure knowledge
  • Experience with Azure Well-Architected Framework preferred
  • Understanding of and experience with DevOps technologies
  • Experience with on-premise Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, and integration between
  • Experience migrating workloads from on-premise to Azure
  • Experience with Azure scripting and automation techniques
  • Experience managing production workloads in Azure (includes performance monitoring, utilization, and cost optimization)
  • Experience with AWS (multi-cloud environment) a plus
  • Hands-on experience with virtual machines, application services, MS 365, MS Teams
  • Experience with Red Hat Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with Meraki on premise equipment a plus
  • SDLC and OWASP understanding a plus

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 5+ years of overall technology experience
    • 2+ years experience in an Azure cloud position
    • 3+ years experience in an IT position
    • 2+ years experience operating in an Agile environment

Qualifications

  • Keen sense of creative thinking, attention to detail and problem solving
  • Self-directed learner, with the ability to pick up new technologies on their own
  • Self-motivated with the ability to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Strong analytical ability, true problem solver
  • A solid understanding of professional service firms is a plus
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and see them through to completion
  • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to communicate well across the organization by:
      • Communicating work progress and issues within an agile team
      • Communicating pros and cons of technical solutions within and across teams
    • Can articulate business needs and translate them into technology solutions

Learn more about Cohen & Company at www.cohencpa.com and www.cohencpa.jobs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of thought and background to build an inclusive and energized culture and better meet the needs of our clients.

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