Cloud Technologist

Title: Cloud Technologist
Source: MyJobHelper
Category: T E C H N O L O G Y, Long-Term
Posted On: 2015-01-19T00:00:00.000-05:00
Company Overview:

When you join Dow Jones, you become part of one of the most dynamic, creative and savvy news and information companies in the world. As a global provider of news and business information, we deliver content to consumers and organizations via newswires, websites, newspapers, apps, conferences, newsletters, databases, magazines, radio and video. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news-gathering operations with almost 2,000 journalists in more than 80 bureaus, including the Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation.  Other premier brands include Barron's, MarketWatch, Factiva and DJX.  We continually develop technology to transform information into insight and prosperity. Dow Jones publishes in 13 languages and distributes content in 28 languages, combining technology with news and data to support business decision making.


Job Description:


As a cloud technologist you will be an essential part of an infrastructure team that provides transformational, secure, architectural and engineering services for various business group applications.  This technical and transformation focused position will formulate cloud migration strategies, designs solutions, and provide support as the technology landscape quickly transforms to take advantage of new cloud technologies. Additional areas of responsibility include process development, automation design and implementation, documentation, participation in technology roadmaps, mentoring operational staff and ongoing evaluation of new technology.


Position Details:

Responsibilities of the cloud technologist will include, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Develop solutions that take advantage of external cloud technologies and feature sets to facilitate the organization’s strategic direction

  • Create automation and use monitoring tools to efficiently build, deploy and support cloud implementations. Leverage scripting technologies and tools for a faster time to market, gather data for analysis and complete tasks

  • Concentration on forming and steering the transformation initiatives of the organization

  • Design and coordinate projects of significant size and complexity.  Designs must adhere to Enterprise level technology standards being both technically sound and efficiently supportable

  • Perform and lead engineering tasks related to security patching, safeguarding the environment and maintaining corporate compliance requirements

  • Partner professionally with business groups and resources across organizations to achieve goals and objectives.  Be able to work effectively with individuals having a wide variety of different backgrounds, experience and technical ability

  • Contribute to and encourage a collaborative team environment by being a team player and helping define the team itself  

  • Act as lead architect on projects to guide and deliver successful results.  Able to contribute in ways that are not just limited to technology in an effort to achieve project goals

  • Proactively analyze data and use it to recommend solutions to meet future capacity needs and maintain a healthy streamlined environment.  Ability to gather and use metrics as a tool for creating solutions and maintaining defined support SLAs

  • Create accurate and well maintained technical design documentation to make tasks successfully repeatable and enable a collaborative team environment

  • Fulfill the role as a technical subject matter expert for key compute environments



  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, including but not limited to:

    • Launching EC2 instances associated to VPCs and subnets, configuring security groups and autoscaling

    • Glacier, S3 and EBS storage concepts

    • Creating Cloud Formation templates using JSON a plus

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure

  • Must have expert level skills with RHEL and Centos, with experience in AIX or Solaris a plus, with a focus on:

    • BASH, Perl and/or Python scripting

    • Utilizing a Kickstart and Satellite server

    • Oracle and/or MySQL

    • SAN and NAS (CIFS, NFS, iSCSI) storage

    • Openssh and openssl experience a plus

  • Ability to administer virtual servers in a VMware ESX environment including cloning, modifying virtual hardware and addressing compute resource constraints

  • Experience with Chef and the DevOps model is a plus

  • Must have a general understanding of networking such as: DNS services, TCP, load-balancers, routing, firewalls, etc., to be leveraged for designs and troubleshooting

  • Familiar with server hardware from HP, IBM or Dell, including RAID technology.  Cisco UCS experience is a plus

  • Familiarity with database technologies

  • Familiarity with Big data concepts and methodology

  • Experience with MQ series a definite plus

  • Must be self-motivated, eager to learn and willing to take direction

  • Strong coordination, organization and communication skills

  • Work well independently or in a group and maintain a positive attitude

  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints

  • Ability to translate unique requests into technical solutions

  • Successfully present technical information in a clear and concise manner

  • Ability to recognize opportunities to improve processes and invoke positive change

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, in the field of technology preferred, plus the following relevant experience:

  • 6+ years of Information Technology experience

  • 2+ years engineering/architecting technical solutions and providing production level support

  • 1+ year(s) supporting Cloud hosted technologies preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets

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