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Waste Management AWS Cloud Engineer in Houston, Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

To enable our business to expand our lead in a market increasingly enhanced by technology, Waste Management is undertaking a substantial technology transformation. We are seeking talented Information Technology professionals to join the Waste Management team who are motivated to help us transform the way we design, build and use technology. With your skills and experience, we look for you to combine your technical expertise with industry best practices in an effort to align information technology solutions with Waste Management business strategy.

I. Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, is responsible for designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging new software and producing significant enhancements to existing software. Conducts complex business process analysis, needs assessments, and participates in design sessions with Architects in order to align information technology solutions with business initiatives. Undertakes complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge in software design and testing.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other ancillary duties may be assigned.

  • Design, install, configure, test, maintain, and monitor infrastructure, software applications, managed services, containers, operating systems, and system management tools

  • Develop, maintain and scale solutions/features/applications on AWS.

  • Extensive experience migrating and deploying cloud-based solutions (AWS)

  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of system and infrastructure confidentiality, integrity, and availability

  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes

  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks

  • Take ownership of mission-critical features related to the development and deployment in AWS.

  • Maintain an open dialog with the product team about roadmap, technical debt, and proposed solutions for features.

  • Responsible for providing a detailed technical design for enterprise solutions

  • Leads small-to-medium technical projects. Works with and under the direction of the Project/Technical Manager.

  • Provides planning and design support for the development of solution architectures that will be implemented in a multiple system environment

  • Mentors and fosters growth of peers and team members.

  • May work on-call shifts on a rotation basis.

_III. Supervisory Responsibilities_

May coach and mentor less-experienced analysts and act as team leader on systems projects.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Required: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Computer Science, MIS, or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 5 years of relevant experience.

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or MIS and five or more years of software development experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

AWS Certified Developer Associate or Architect preferred.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Advanced knowledge or skills in one or more of the following is required:

  • Ability to manage and monitor AWS EMR, EC2, ECS, S3, RDS Aurora (MySQL and PostgreSQL), DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Lambda, API Gateway.

  • Deep product knowledge and understanding of product features including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS Solutions

  • Experience in hybrid Cloud Solutions

  • Experience with encryption and key management principles and design patterns.

  • Experience with networking principles and technologies (DNS, Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies).

  • Experience with automation and DevOps principles.

  • Support high volume, high throughput workloads.

  • Sound Data Management (data integration, metadata management, data quality, governance) fundamentals.

  • Monitoring systems (Cloudwatch, Datadog, Splunk)

  • Sufficient depth and breadth of technical knowledge to be individually responsible for the design and architecture.

  • Possesses advanced level of technical knowledge in microservices and scalable systems.

  • Ability to apply technology and consulting to solve complex business problems.

  • Able to communicate and present complex issues with assurance and confidence

  • Ability to learn new and emerging technologies.

D. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities that Contribute to Success

May require advanced skills in one or more of the following:

  • Web application development, imaging technology.

  • Strong/Expert proficiency in JavaScript, AWS , NoSQL and microservices.

  • 2 years of working with JS frameworks (Node.js, React/Angular) or 5 years of Java Experience

  • Experience with Single-sign-on (SSO) solutions including SAML and OAuth authentication options.

_V. Work Environment_

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job./Reasonable accommodations may be made/to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.)most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 poundsrarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc)rarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elementsrarely;

  • Normal setting for this job is anoffice setting.

At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Job: *Digital

Title: AWS Cloud Engineer

Location: Texas-Houston

Requisition ID: 21000356