Progress Rail Services Corp. Cloud Engineer - Devops (AWS) in Albertville, Alabama

Auto req ID: 3494BR
Posting Title: Cloud Engineer - Devops (AWS)
Job Category: IT
City: Albertville
State: Alabama

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Responsible for the design, development, implementation, operations, and support of highly available hybrid cloud environments. Provides stable infrastructure for applications and repeatable processes through automation of provisioning, deployment, and proactive monitoring activities.

Key Job Elements

• Evaluate existing architectures, identify gaps, and propose courses of action to improve stability, availability, manageability, and costs

• Create architectural guidelines and standards

• Design, develop, and implement hybrid cloud environments

• Design, implement, and execute Backup and Recovery and Business Continuity processes

• Design, implement, and execute security standards

• Monitor environments for security vulnerabilities and take actions to remediate and/or mitigate risks

• Perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis

• Monitor applications and services within the environments, take actions to resolve issues and implement strategies to prevent future occurrences

• Monitor AWS maintenance and outages, assess impact, and develop strategies to minimize impact

• Create and follow up on AWS support tickets

Education / Training

• Bachelor’s Degree in computer or systems engineering related major or equivalent related work experience

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in computer or systems engineering related major or equivalent related work experience

• 5-10 years of IT infrastructure development experience

• Strong AWS experience especially in the following services (VPC, EC2, IAM, CloudFormation, S3, Route53, Security)

• Strong Linux experience

• Strong networking experience

• Strong networking and systems security background

• Scripting experience especially in bash and python

• Experience deploying and managing Kubernetes cluster deployments preferably within AWS

• Experience deploying and managing DCOS cluster deployments preferably within AWS

• Experience managing environments having deployments of Kafka, Storm, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, HTTPS services and applications

• Strong background in Devops related practices such as CI/CD, infrastructure automation, and infrastructure as code

• Experience with the following development and Devops related tools: Git, Jenkins, Bitbucket

• Teamwork and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Java development experience including usage of Spring Boot and Maven

• Experience supporting large AWS deployments using a multi-account organizational structure

• Experience supporting Node.js application deployments as docker images

• Experience supporting Spring Boot application deployments as docker images

• Experience managing deployments of any of the following: emqttd, Prometheus, ElastAlert, Vault, ELK stack

• Terraform experience


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


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