• Linux Cloud Operations Engineer

    Job Locations US
    IT Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Vector Solutions, it is our distinct privilege to serve the everyday heroes who serve others – the engineers who keep our buildings safe, the manufacturers who make the products we use every day, the first responders who protect us, and the educators who take care of our children. Through our award-winning online education, safety compliance, and performance optimization solutions, our mission is to change the world by saving lives, inspiring professionals, and elevating performance.

    Our extended Vector Solutions family has grown and evolved tremendously over the past 20 years, and we have no intentions of slowing down. Our creativity and drive have taken us from a handful of employees in Tampa, Florida to more than 400 team members all over the country. We believe in fostering a positive workplace culture that attracts talent, drives engagement, increases performance, and invests in employees’ happiness and satisfaction.

    So, if you’re innovative, passionate about what you do, and driven by the need to push boundaries in order to serve the everyday heroes that serve all of us, then search for your forever career with us at Vector Solutions.

    Vector Solutions has an exciting opportunity in our Cloud Infrastructure team supporting and growing our business.  You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security to our customers.

    The Linux Cloud Operations Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems, software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling customers, staff, and partners.  The Linux Cloud Operations Engineer plays an active role in monitoring and maintaining Vector Solutions’ products.



    • Build, maintain, and support production and non-production servers within AWS
    • Lead server-related maintenance such as patching, account maintenance, backups, and security permissions
    • Monitor server security, perform routine security assessments, and manage software update services
    • Daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
    • Triage and resolve Production incidents related to the cloud platform and the applications that run there
    • Participate in root cause analysis and post mortem discussions
    • Build effective monitoring, alerts, and metrics for production services and applications
    • Ensure system scalability, redundancy, and failover mechanisms are working and tested
    • Provide support to Development and QA teams around automation and CI/CD pipeline
    • Provide support for application deployments
    • Assist in testing changes in lower environments to ensure solution is as desired
    • Provide assistance in maintaining compliance with password resets, access reviews, remediation of Operational Incidents and MSIs
    • Develop and document processes to support ongoing development, change control, and production maintenance
    • Provide after-hours support as needed


    Job Requirements:

    • 3+ years of experience maintaining complex, secure Java/LAMP systems in AWS
    • 5+ years Linux System Administration experience
    • Experience administering web servers running Apache, Tomcat, IIS, Nginx
    • Solid knowledge of AWS platform and its services - including but not limited to: AMIs, Route53, VPC, EC2, S3, IAM, AWS CLI, EBS, ELB, SQS, CloudWatch, CloudTrail
    • Hands on experience in AWS provisioning of systems, securing of VPC, implementation of Security Groups, Identity and Access Management, Backups, Restore and Disaster Recovery
    • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes and container orchestration
    • Experience deploying Infrastructure as Code using configuration orchestration tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation
    • Experience with CICD pipelines (e.g. Maven / circleCI)
    • Experience with Git, Bitbucket or GitHub
    • Experience with system health and performance monitoring tools (CloudWatch, SolarWinds, Nagios, SumoLogic, Splunk)
    • Networking experience including IPsec, VPN, DNS, certificate management, load balancing, firewalls and routing
    • Some programming / scripting experience (Java, Perl, Ruby, Python, bash)
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related technical field or equivalent experience in a technical position
    • Desire and ability to learn new technologies quickly
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong customer focus
    • Self-motivated, problem solver

    Nice to have:

    • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies
    • Experience managing, verifying, and utilizing MySQL replication
    • Windows System Administration experience
    • Experience with ColdFusion
    • Experience writing SQL queries


    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • 401(k) matching
    • Generous paid time off
    • 10 paid holidays
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Company social events


    Vector Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity of every kind.




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