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Part-time AWS Consultant Plano TX

at GALLOP Resources, Inc (Anywhere)

Position: AWS consultant
Location: Plano,TX
Duration: Long Term - Contract

DESCRIPTION:
Our client has a large scale AWS setup. This setup comprises of Cassandra clusters, Kafka Clusters and micro services running in Docker containers. The micro services are written in Go which ingest data from various sources, send them to Kafka, transform and load them into Cassandra database at regular intervals throughout the day.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The job will require the engineer to perform the following duties
• Provide operational support Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.
• Involve in installation & upgrade of software in the various environments
• Provide support to development team for production deployments and perform tests
• Prepare and execute backup and recovery
• Coordinate with IT groups and external vendors and ensure effective application services to ensure reliability of all applications
• Develop & maintain professional relationships with all customers and provide assistance during application failures
• Monitor all alerts and escalate all issues for all procedures and systems
• Perform root cause analysis of the issues and report

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
BASIC QUALIFICATION:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related technical field
• Over 2 years’ experience in 24X7 production support environment
• Over 2 years’ experience in AWS
• Over 2 years’ experience in Linux/Unix

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:
• Systems Administration or Development in a Linux/Unix environment
• Experience with very large, high-throughput distributed systems
• Sound knowledge of Docker containers and service discovery
• Good knowledge on message brokers; preferably Kafka
• Basic knowledge in server, application and network security
• Good analytical and troubleshooting skills
• Excellent decision making skills required in resolving time critical issues in production environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Excellent documentation skills required

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• AWS: EC2 instances and S3 for storage and other AWS infrastructure experience
• Docker and Service Discovery tools like etcd, consul etc
• Cassandra
• Linux/Unix
• Kafka
• Knowledge on Go is a value add

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