Cloud Infrastructure Engineer III
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Job Title

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer III

Job Description

If you are enthusiastic about education, using your skills and talents to help improve people's lives, and interested in working on a team of professionals at a globally respected education organization- you've found the right place. At Kaplan, we're passionate about what we do and who we do it for.

Unyielding determination to make a difference in people's lives through the power of education- That is Kaplan. For more than 80 years, Kaplan has been a trailblazer in education and professional advancement. We are the intersection of education and technology, providing our students and clients with an experience that not only allows them to achieve their goals, but also ignites lifelong learning. Kaplan's culture of collaboration, innovation, and creativity truly makes Kaplan a great place to work and positions us to continue to deliver a best-in-class educational experience.

The future of education is here and we are eager to work alongside those that want to make a positive impact and inspire change in the world around them.

As a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, you will combine your passion for automation and expertise in Azure to deliver continuous value to customers. In this role, you will work collaboratively with development and engineering teams to design new capabilities and make recommendations for improvement on existing ones. As a level 3, you are expected to be able to work independantly and provide guidance to more junior level members of the team. A level 3 will be able to recognize larger problems proactively and work with other team members and other teams on solving the problem.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing and documenting cloud infrastructure and services, and ensuring design is optimized for performance and cost controls.

  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency by automating infrastructure operations via automation and orchestration.

  • Engineers the standards for monitoring, updating, optimization, redundancy, stability of cloud systems for product teams and operations to adhere to.

  • Collaborates with Cloud Architects and other Engineers in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions.

  • Responsible for delivering operational excellence and "always-on" customer experiences with apps/services in Azure Cloud.

  • Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum performance levels

  • Automate and implement Infrastructure as Code using configuration management tools

  • Develop and drive incident management processes, playbooks and stakeholder communication mechanisms.

  • Drive root cause analysis (RCA) and risk management processes.

  • Develops and promotes standard operating procedures.

  • Solve high level and complex infrastructure problems.

  • Participate in on-call support rotations and shifts as needed.

  • Design and orchestrate infrastructure projects such as installations, upgrades, patches, migrations, and implementations.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, IT, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent alternative education, skills, and/or practical experience is required.

  • 7+ years of proven experience applying IT hosting and cloud principles.

  • Cloud hosting (Azure)

  • Cloud capacity planning and cost optimization

  • Infrastructure and Cloud Security

  • Software deployment technologies

  • Resilient cloud design

  • Performance monitoring

  • Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cloud Certifications highly desirable (Azure).

  • Strong knowledge of public cloud architecture (Azure)

  • Experience with deployment technologies (Jenkins, Azure DevOps)

  • Familiarity with containerization, orchestration, and Kubernetes

  • Understanding of microservices, and service meshes.

  • Excellent knowledge of cloud security best practices.

  • Solid working knowledge of Linux and/or Windows OS, SQL databases, and networking technology.

We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Remote work providing flexible work/life balance

  • Comprehensive Retirement Package including 401K company match and two pension programs

  • Our Gift of Knowledge Program provides tuition assistance and substantial discounts for our employees and close family members

  • Competitive health benefits and new hire eligibility starts day-1 of employment

  • Generous Paid Time Off includes paid holidays, vacation, personal, sick paid time-off, plus one (1) volunteer day and one (1) diversity and inclusion day to participate and give back to our local communities

  • And so much more!



Colorado Residents: Salary Range in Category B


Remote/Nationwide, USA

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00091 Kaplan Higher ED

Kaplan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions with Kaplan are paid at least $15 per hour or$31,200 per year for full-time positions. Compensation for specific positions are based on job level, skills, years of experience, and education, among other factors. Additionally, certain positions are bonus or commission eligible. Information regarding benefits can be found .

Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity inspires innovation and growth in the Kaplan community. Kaplan strives to be a model employer for inclusiveness. Not only does Kaplan value its employees for their professionalism and skills, but also for the unique viewpoints they bring to the Organization. Kaplan's employees bring diverse perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds that give Kaplan a competitive edge in anticipating and exceeding our students' needs in today's global market. Learn more about our .


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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