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Kforce Platform Specialist III in Houston, Texas

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Platform Specialist III in Houston, TX.Summary:In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the development and maturation of Azure and AWS tenants, subscriptions, landing zones, networking, security, and infrastructure through implementation of best practices and infrastructure as code (IaC).Responsibilities include:

  • Platform Specialist III will implement best practices in cloud infrastructure, emphasizing Site Reliability, Observability, and Scalability

  • Foster strong collaboration with various teams, working closely with Product, DBAs, Developers, DevOps, SRE, and Data Engineers to implement AWS standard methodologies, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and cost optimizations early in the design process

  • Identify and eliminate bottlenecks, manage issues, and allocate support as necessary

  • Architect and implement technical solutions which improve the service level of the on premise and cloud platform

  • Perform incident investigation, diagnosis, and provide resolution

  • Manage cluster provisioning, performance tuning, and security configuration

  • As a Platform Specialist III, you will perform system monitoring and remediation of any platform related issue

  • Identify recurring problems and perform root cause analysis

  • Ensure continuous availability of data platform services

  • Document and maintain environment architecture

  • Identify opportunities for platform improvements and present recommendations to management

  • 5 years of experience working with AWS and Azure (professional certification or equivalent work experience)

  • 5 years of experience in application deployment automation and DevOps practice

  • 5 years of experience installing, administering, and maintaining Linux based software

  • 3 years of experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible, Salt and Terraform

  • Experience designing and implementing redundant systems including data backups/recoveries, high availability, load balancing, and disaster recovery

  • Experience designing, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems

  • Exceptional documentation and communication skills, with the ability to present technical content effectively to both management and engineering teams

  • Extensive knowledge of Azure DevOps

  • Knowledgeable of core IT infrastructure technologies including virtualization, networking, and storage management

  • Subject matter expertise and effective leadership capabilities

  • In addition to cloud development, supporting on premise Kubernetes clusters is required

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Compensation Type:HoursMinimum Compensation:60.00Maximum Compensation:82.76