Cloud Engineer, Sr. (Infrastructure)

CalOptima

Orange, CA, USA

Full time

$117-181.5k (annually)

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May 7

About CalOptima Health

CalOptima Health is the single largest health plan in Orange County, serving one in four residents. Our motto — "Better. Together.” — is at the heart of our mission to serve members with excellence, dignity and respect. We are a public agency made up of compassionate leaders and professionals working together to strengthen our community’s health. We are continuing to build a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within our community where employees have a sense of belonging, and are valued for their ideas, contributions, and their unique individual perspectives they bring. CalOptima Health has been recognized as one of Orange County’s best places to work, so we know there is something special about our organization. It is why people choose to work here and why they choose to stay! 

About the Position

The Cloud Engineer, Sr. will work independently and be responsible for the day-to-day design, development and operations of CalOptima Health’s cloud platform (Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory and additional services). The incumbent will be an experienced engineer who has the capability to embrace and expand the existing cloud architecture and will serve as the subject matter expert. The incumbent will lead large sized and complex projects by planning, developing, testing and implementing new projects. The incumbent will provide expertise as workloads are transitioned to the cloud while ensuring minimal business disruptions. The incumbent will be responsible for extensive coordination with respective internal support, engineering teams and various external partners and vendors on multiple projects and initiatives. Lastly, the incumbent will need to perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Information Technology Services (ITS) that may be outside of his/her technical area of expertise.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a mission-driven culture of high-quality performance, with a member focus on customer service, consistency, dignity and accountability.
  • Assists the team in carrying out department responsibilities and collaborates with others to support short- and long-term goals/priorities for the department.
  • Designs, develops and deploys cloud-based systems and services, in collaboration with Architects and in accordance with best practices and strategic direction.
  • Leads and optimizes cloud infrastructure initiatives and assists other departments with moving their workloads to the cloud.
  • Leads large sized and complex projects including but not limited to planning, developing, testing and implementing new projects.
  • Mentors and supports other Cloud Engineers with complex cloud infrastructure issues.
  • Provides input on technical architecture and direction for the cloud environments.
  • Compiles and updates cloud reference architecture as well as provides support for Microsoft Azure, Office 365, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Integrations, along with other cloud services.
  • Provides insight on cloud technologies (modules, applications, hardware and new software) and presents solutions to senior leadership.
  • Ensures efficient performance and utilization of cloud services (compute, storage and network).
  • Works closely with and advises Information Security on cloud vulnerabilities and threats by identifying, analyzing and resolving infrastructure vulnerabilities and application deployment issues.
  • Advises other Cloud Engineers with administering Active Directory, Exchange, Group Policy, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and certificates.
  • Works closely with the ITS Application team on service performance by migrating workloads to Microsoft Azure and automating tasks using Microsoft PowerShell, Python, etc.
  • Installs and configures traditional servers, storage and associated equipment.
  • Responds to updates and closes complex service desk tickets generated by internal business partners.
  • Works closely with the ITS team by reviewing legacy systems and provides recommendations for improvements.
  • Monitors network/system performance by identifying system and network events, security and environmental alarms.
  • Develops, implements and testis data contingency/disaster recovery planning.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, or a related field required.
  • 8 years of experience working with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Windows Servers and Active Directory (AD) required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure AD integrations required.
  • Cloud-based certification (Microsoft Azure, AWS, or GCP) required.
  • Experience in a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environment required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position such as those listed above is also qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ITIL Foundations or relevant best-practice framework.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is required to stand and walk. Employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time, as well as work at the computer for long periods. Employee is required to use hands and fingers, especially for typing on the computer and using the mouse. Must also be able to reach with hands and arms and must occasionally lift heavy office supply boxes. Employee must be able to talk and hear, particularly for regular communication on the phone.
  • Work Environment: While performing duties of job, employee is required to work in the computer room from time-to-time where the PBX system and servers are maintained and serviced. Noise levels from server fans may exceed 90 dB and room temperatures average 62 degrees F. Extended stays may require ear protection from the noise and a sweater/jacket to keep warm.


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