Lead Cloud Engineer (Tech Lead)

Lead Cloud Engineer (Tech Lead)

Job Location: Chicago, IL (
remote for now but hopefully not for long.  Won’t be 5 days a week, we continue to be hybrid)

Position Type: Direct Placement
Job Description: Lead Cloud Engineer (Tech Lead)

You will build tech that empowers global businesses.

Our Technology teams are working on our new Connect
platform, a unified, global, open data ecosystem powered by Microsoft Azure.
Our clients around the world rely on Connect data and insights to innovate and

As a Cloud Engineer, you’ll be part of a team of smart,
highly skilled technologists who are passionate about Site Reliability
Engineering, Cloud Services and prototyping cutting-edge technologies. You will
be responsible for managing, developing and scaling our infrastructure, while
working on our development, automation, and monitoring systems. You will be
working with many technologies including GCP, Azure, Docker, Datadog, Terraform,
Helm, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Consul, GitLab, Artifactory, Redis, and Postgres. We
process over petabyte of data every single week, manage it in the latest cloud technology,
and build best-in-class analytical tools to add transparency and efficiency to
the consumer goods market at a scale that no other company is able to achieve.
We value CI/CD in everything that we develop. Our team is co-located and agile,
with central technology hubs in Chicago, Toronto, Madrid and Chennai.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a
    team of cloud engineers and build a high performance SRE team
  • Establish
    and promote best SRE practices and ensure high availability and
    scalability for large-scale cloud-based data platforms and analytics
  • Improve
    automation and decrease release cycle duration repeatedly leveraging Kubernetes,
    Ansible, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, etc.
  • Expand
    and automate our monitoring systems across all of our applications and
    services streamline the deployment of our applications to Kubernetes.
  • Develop
    internal tooling for automating the deployment of applications across our
  • Leverage
    multiple first- and third-party data sources and develop highly efficient
    data access RESTful APIs against data stored Relational and NoSQL
  • Work
    on moving our containerized services to Kubernetes
  • Research
    and implement automated improvements to how we manage and scale our
  • Take a
    complex problem, find out a technical solution and implement it.

We’re looking for people who have experience with:

  • 7+
    years of relevant technical experience as a developer or DevOps engineer,
    2+ years acting as a DevOps/SRE lead, hungry to learn and adapt to new
  • Experience
    managing cloud infrastructure and CI/CD pipelines, leveraging
    infrastructure as code with tools like ArgoCD, Gitlab, Jenkins and
    observability tools like Datadog or New Relic.
  • Experience
    managing, automating, and scaling large scale cloud deployments, and
    implementing HA/DR solutions
  • Experience
    with modern cloud infrastructure environments and platforms (AWS, GCP,
    Azure preferred).
  • Experience
    with configuring, managing, scaling and securing cloud infrastructure.
  • Experience
    with cloud automation/orchestration technologies like Docker, Kubernetes,
    ARM, Terraform, Jenkins, etc.
  • Experience
    with scripting languages such as Linux shell scripting, Azure CLI, python,
    Powershell or Ansible playbook
  • Experience
    of CI/CD pipeline tools such as Jenkins, and writing Jenkinsfiles and
    Dockerfiles, and knowledge on static/dynamic code analysis tools such as
    SonarQube, Checkmarx, Prisma Compute.



  • Passion
    for solving problems and iterating quickly
  • an
    Azure Associate or Professional Certification or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge
    of SQL/NoSQL databases (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB), DWH (Snowflake),
    Hadoop/Databricks, and experience with Data Analytics platforms
  • Strong
    foundation in programming, algorithms, and software application design