Cloud Solution Engineer


Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: Alpharetta, GA, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Job Requisition ID: 85931





Hybrid (on-site Tues, Wed, Thurs)

New York Life is seeking a hands-on problem-solver to help build out Cloud Services team and drive cross-functional technology for delivering projects on the IaaS platform to meet critical technology and business requirements.  You will work along-side top engineers on the team and be at the heart of enabling New York Life’s adoption of a Cloud First strategy.


The Team: Cloud Engineering

We enable innovation by providing cloud development platforms for our application teams.  The engineering teams primary focus is understanding the unique requirements across various business areas and enable them with a cloud platform to solve their business problems.  In addition to this, the engineering team will play a key role in enabling these teams to migrate existing workloads into the cloud environment.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing solutions which enable the development of high-performing applications on the cloud.

  • This is a highly technical, hands-on role that requires a wide and deep experience of the AWS platform.

  • A successful candidate will apply experience in these areas to develop high-performing, scalable and efficient application patterns for the cloud.

  • Responsible for designing of platform features within the AWS environment
  • Establish core services and automation for scalable management of our AWS cloud landing zones.
  • Develop highly resilient AWS based solutions that account for failures within the technology stack and the region
  • Research and develop future-state solutions and onboard new technologies that enhance and optimize the cloud infrastructure stack
  • Partner with teams across the organization to enable delivery of key capabilities to facilitate adoption of the cloud.
  • Excellent communication skills - must be capable of effectively engaging and leading interactions technical and business teams and varying levels of management. Able to comfortably present to customers and stakeholders.
  • Able to research, drive complex technical solutions, consisting of multiple technologies and cloud services
  • Experience with containerization and container orchestration services, including kubernetes
  • Expert in writing detailed solution specifications, diagrams, best practices/standards documentation, etc.



Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Relevant certification in public cloud services (e.g. AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or SysOps Administration, etc.)
  • A solid understanding of a wide variety of foundational AWS services including: IAM, Organizations, KMS, CloudFormation, EC2, EKS, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Config, SSM, VPC, etc.
  • Experience developing reusable Puppet / Ansible modules with a focus on patching and config management
  • Understanding of AWS Multi-Account Strategy, Control Tower, and Landing Zone concepts
  • Must be self-directed and willing to learn new tools and services to stay up to date with our evolving platforms
  • Experience with CI/CD concepts and pipelines implementing blue / green concepts using tools such as AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeDeploy, GitHub, Jenkins, etc.
  • Experience with Scaled Agile methods, practices, and tools
  • Development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages: Python, Go or other scripting language
  • Team player with demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, analysis, problem solving and short term and long-term planning. 


Preferred Qualifications / Skills:

  • Experience with Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services and platforms in Azure is a bonus
  • Container experience with Docker and Kubernetes or other container orchestration platforms
  • Experience with Serverless, including Lambda, Step Functions, and SAM
  • Experience with AWS Transit Gateways, Direct Connect, Private Links, Peering, VPC, VPC Flow logs, Insights, DMZ's, RT53
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve network problems across the IaaS platform



  • Education: BS degree in Computer Science or Business preferred but not required
  • 5+ yrs with Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) services and platforms in AWS
  • 4+ yrs of automating solutions and implementation of highly scalable, highly available services using Terraform
  • 7+ years of overall IT experience, with current hands-on experience.
  • 5+ years Operating Systems technologies. 




Please note: At this time, employees of Group Benefit Solutions can be considered for open positions within Group Benefit Solutions only. Applications from Group Benefit Solutions employees for open positions within other New York Life businesses are unable to be considered.  



Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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