Cloud Engineer – GCP

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3838

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Hybrid (Downtown, Toronto)
Duration: Until October 31, 2024

Our client, a leading financial institution in Downtown Toronto is looking for a Cloud Engineer – GCP to be responsible for the Platform designing, building, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting bank-wide initiatives supported by Data and Analytics Technology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with one of the Top 5 Banks in Canada.

Typical Day in role:

  • Manage GCP Cloud Infrastructure: Design, build, and implement solutions around standard public cloud services like, Google Cloud storage, Bigquery, Vertex AI Notebooks, Cloud Run and Cloud Functions among others, Using Terraform Modules
  • Release Control Management: Maintain and enhance the Release Control Management pipeline using Terraform, Cloud build and GitHub Actions and Bitbucket/GitHub repositories
  • Client Pipeline Management: Implement CI/CD process by designing industry standard Cloud Build for deploying Infrastructure and analytics workloads using Terraform, Docker, Cloud build, GitHub Actions, Artifact registry and other build / deployment activities
  • Credential Security: Setup Hashicorp Vault and Secret Manager for secret management. Integrate security solutions with client interfaces
  • Client User Acceptance Testing: Lead clients in user acceptance testing for component and base image upgrades, ensuring smooth transitions and minimal disruptions
  • Advanced Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Troubleshoot and resolve performance issues to ensure optimal system performance
  • Vendor and Technical Support Interaction: Regularly meet with product vendors and technical support to fine-tune and troubleshoot software components, ensuring the highest level of system performance and reliability
  • Client Support: Assist tenants with troubleshooting their issues related to GCP and its services
  • Mentorship: Mentor junior engineers in best practices for building, deploying, testing, and supporting services, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement

Must-Have Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in managing a public cloud platform for an enterprise on GCP, Azure or AWS with technical expertise in Foundational and Data services
  • 10+ years of IT experience in managing and developing applications or platforms ensuring scalability, reliability, and security
  • 3+ years of experience in using Infrastructure as Code tooling Like Terraform to manage large-scale infrastructure platforms with strong knowledge of best-practices for access control and least-privilege policy
  • 2+ years of experience in public cloud-managed services for Data and Analytics for data warehousing, data lakes, ETL services, machine learning or data governance and security
  • 5+ years of experience in DevOps, building CI/CD pipelines using GitHub, Artifactory etc. to reduce cycle times and ensure quality
  • 5+ years of experience in Languages like Python, Go, or Java & scripting skills in (shell scripting, Python, Perl, Ansible) to automate tasks, create scripts, and develop infrastructure as code

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Experience with Docker/Container – including setting up and managing Docker registries as well as creating Dockerfiles to create custom images
    • Should have knowledge of overlay networking needed for inter-container communications from different nodes as well as external servers/infrastructure
  • Experience in setting up Kubernetes or similar platforms on-premise/cloud (On-prem Rancher experience is a plus)
  • Certification in GCP (GCP Cloud Associate) is desirable.

Soft Skills Required:

  • Authentic, decisive, resilient, highly collaborative, curious and results-oriented
  • Superior writing, research, presentation, and project management skills.
  • Strong problem solver who supports the team to navigate challenges and/or asks for help from above when needed.
  • Superior writing, communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Team player with effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Able to see tasks through to completion without significant guidance
  • Self-managed and results-oriented with sense of ownership is required

Education:

  • A university degree in Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Management or relevant

Finance professional is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. We advocate for you and welcome anyone regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.