Microsoft Azure Cloud Engineer

Job Classification:
Technology - Cloud/DevOps

Prudential’s Global Technology team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly-skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency.



The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock a challenging and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Focus on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure, and eliminating work through automation.
  • Influence application and security architecture and design across multi and hybrid cloud platforms.
  • Peer-reviewinginfrastructure-as-code(Azure ARM, Terraform, or similar).
  • Partnering with application and infrastructure teams to develop reusable cloud patterns.
  • Deployment and troubleshooting of infrastructure code.
  • Conducting post-incident reviews and root cause analysis and building monitoring and automation to prevent future incidents.
  • Responsible for creating, adapting, and maintaining system configurations for applications which are running on cloud platforms
  • Simplify the process of providing instances of organization’s products by leveraging open-source solutions and automation pipelines.
  • Identify opportunities to build self-service capabilities and automate infrastructure and application deployments.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for major incident response and application deployments.


Technical Qualifications:

The cloud is a rapidly changing world, with the major players announcing new features almost on a daily basis. A successful SRE doesn’t need to know everything about everything, but instead keeps a pulse on new developments and emerging paradigms to identify areas where they can continuously improve their skill sets.
  • Ability to debug, optimize code, and automate routine tasks.
  • A systematic problem-solving approach coupled with a strong sense of ownership and drive.
  • Ability to quickly pickup and understand where newly released cloud services would be appropriate for business applications.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation tools such as Puppet, Ansible, PowerShell, Azure ARM, or Terraform.
  • Strong knowledge of pipeline-automation tools such as Jenkins, CodePipeline, Azure DevOps, or other comparable tools.
  • Experience using Git for source control management.
  • Ability to proficiently write code in Python, Node.js, Bash (shell), PowerShell, or other similar languages.
  • Strong knowledge of Docker and container orchestration platforms such as Azure Container Instances, AKS, and others.
  • Comfortable in a Linux environment
  • Understanding of foundational Azure services such as Azure Virtual Network, Azure ExpressRoute, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Blob Storage, Azure SQL, Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets, Azure Grid, Azure Batch, Azure O365 and Sharepoint Apps, Azure Monitor, Azure Image Gallery. etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of security and IAM/RBAC within Azure, including the management and operation of Azure ASG, Azure Key Vault, Azure NSG, Azure AD, Azure Security Center, Azure Policy, and Azure Management Group/Subscriptions.
  • Familiar with ETL and big data tool-chains such as those provided by Azure Databricks/HDInsight, Azure Data Factory, or similar.
  • Understanding of relational database systems and how applications interact with them.
  • Familiarity with one or more log and event aggregation and monitoring systems such as Splunk, Azure Cognitive Search, Prometheus, Azure Data Explorer, Azure Log Analytics, or similar.


Qualifications:
  • 3 years+ experience in Microsoft Azure
  • Experience in working in an Agile/Scrum-focused organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable with translating technical problems to non-technical audiences.
  • MS/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • One or more Associate or Professional-level Azure certificates.
  • Prior experience within a DevOps, DevSecOps, SRE, or UNIX/Linux Sys-Admin teams.
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Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:
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Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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