Lead Solutions Engineer - Cloud
New York, NY  / Morristown, NJ 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

The Solutions Cloud Engineer is responsible for architecting and developing cloud-native platforms on Azure - AWS. Virtual machines, containers, serverless, network, storage, security, platform services such as analytics, database, devops pipeline, etc. Architect Integration Platform as a Service such as MuleSoft/Boomi. Developing software defined strategies for infrastructure management, application deployment, and services. Moving on-premises production and testing environments to the cloud and providing continuous technical support to both internal and external customers through the move process and afterwards. Daily management and maintenance of cloud-based infrastructure.

This role supports the strategic direction for Cloud Infrastructure, interfaces with critical stakeholders, leads projects to completion, and mentors team members. Acts as a central liaison point for all Cloud initiatives and brings a holistic perspective to how Valley will leverage Cloud now and in the future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Design state-of-the-art technical solutions on Azure - AWS that address customer's requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance.
  • Install, configure, automate, and monitor various cloud services, Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service (IaaS, PaaS).
  • Configure application-aware infrastructure to automatically handle application requirements, security, and disaster-preparedness functions such as back-ups and data recovery.
  • Perform operational engineering for activities which include platform upgrades, server patching, monitoring, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Work closely with a team of architects, engineers, and developers to create functional design specifications.
  • Create and manage all cloud provisioning scripts needed for single instance, environment-based (dev, prod, etc.) or regional-specific resources.
  • Closely coordinate with DevOps team on additional cloud automation above the infrastructure layer.
  • Lead and coordinate the work of an integrated project team comprised of developers, subject matter experts, database administrators, system administrators, and system architects to implement and maintain enterprise-level information technology applications.
  • Lead in all cloud technology deployment activities, workflow configuration and development, and third-party system integration.

Required Skills:
  • Cloud Computing Platforms: Azure Core Platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, Google Cloud Platform: Compute, Storage and Networking.
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, ARM templates, VMware, CloudFormation, Deployment Manager.
  • Administration of virtualized platforms on various cloud providers (public and private).
  • Management of cloud networks and connectivity including MPLS/VPNs.
  • Knowledge of Operating Systems, Virtual Machine environments, Mainframe security packages, and Relational Database Management Systems, Systems Automation platforms and Technologies.
  • Data Platform: Azure SQL DB, Cosmos DB, HD Insights.
  • Linux systems administration, configuration, troubleshooting and automation.
  • Web Technologies: IIS, Azure Web Apps, PHP, Apache, Tomcat, Cassandra, Kafka, Nginx, HAProxy, MySQL etc.
  • Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of Middleware - System Engineering. Scripting skills (Python/Ruby/Bash/Go/etc.).
  • Programming skills (PowerShell, Python, Node.js, C#, Java OpenSource).
  • Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet, Docker and other automation tools.
  • Experience with Active Directory including managing/maintaining several domains.
  • General understanding of Microservices, such as Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Deep understanding of firewalls, NAT and packet filtering.
  • Management Suite (OMS), certificates and SSL management.
  • Knowledge of backup and disaster recovery processes.
  • Strong knowledge of IT compliance, information security, and risk management.
  • Strong knowledge of multiple security concepts and methods such as vulnerability assessments, data classification, privacy assessments, incident response, security policy creation, enterprise security strategies, architectures and governance.
  • All aspects of DevOps (source control, continuous integration, deployments, etc.).
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.
Required Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum 4 years of related work experience.
  • Experience with cloud management frameworks.
  • Approximately 2-4 years of technical architecture experience.
  • Experience with Azure Resource Templates.
  • Implement security architectures for cloud cloud/hybrid systems.
  • Extensive Python, CFT (JSON/YAML), Terraform skills for building out automation and infrastructure as code.
  • Experience in standing up CICD pipeline, orchestration with Jenkins/bamboo, code development in one of cm technologies with chef, puppet, ansible.
  • Experience with Windows Server management (2012 r2, 2016) and Linux Server management (RHEL, Ubuntu).
  • Experience deploying web and service-based applications in Windows/Linux environments.
  • Knowledge of network equipment/IOS: routing, switching, and firewalls.
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as: DNS, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, SFTP.
  • Strong understanding of networking (TCP/IP, OSI model), operating system fundamentals (Windows, UNIX, mainframe), security technologies (firewalls, IDS/IPS, etc.) and application programming/scripting languages (C, Java, Perl, Shell).
  • Experience using Git, JIRA.
  • Experience with Docker and container orchestration (Kubernetes).
  • Experience with Management Suite (OMS), certificates and SSL management.
  • Great working knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, and load balancing General understanding of CMS applications, .Net Framework and/or .Net Core.
  • Proven technical troubleshooting and performance tuning experience.
  • Experience with monitoring tools, such as Application Insights, Microsoft Operations, Prometheus, Grafana and Splunk.
  • Strong Jenkins background and experience with Artifactory and build pipelines.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance issues affecting clients related to privacy and data protection, such as PCI DSS, GLBA, Basel II, EU Data Protection Directive, International Cross Border, and U.S. State Data Privacy Laws.
  • Experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Angular), RESTful APIs, JSON and XML formats is a plus.
  • Experience working with a variety of Banking IT software and service providers preferred.

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
Valley National Bank is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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