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Cloud Systems Engineer


Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 144158 


Basic Purpose: The Cloud Systems Engineer will design, plan, manage, maintain, and/or coordinate the operations of cloud-based solutions on-prem and via third-party providers. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and experience with general datacenter processes, metrics, and documentation. An advanced understanding of infrastructure hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, virtualization on VMware platforms, and public cloud methodology is required. 


Major Responsibilities:
•    Research technology, processes, and strategies that would improve performance and/or cost-effectiveness of existing cloud systems or be applied to new or refreshed systems.
•    Working with management and in-house or third-party teams, provide metrics to track system costs and assist with the projection of future costs and budgeting.
•    Research, design, implement, and maintain enterprise solutions including storage, compute, virtualization, and orchestration and automation platforms.
•    Familiarity with critical IT concepts and processes, such as configuration management, high availability, networking, disaster recovery, and security.
•    Monitor key areas such as system capacity, availability, and organic growth, providing metrics to assist in planning, provisioning, optimization, and budgeting.
•    Performs analysis and makes recommendations regarding systems-related hardware, software, and cloud-based services.
•    Create and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on tasks.
•    Proactively maintain and patch systems as required by security, vendor, or internal infrastructure best practices.
•    Monitor cloud-based systems and operations, assuring proper levels of service and cost, providing assistance as needed.
•    Participates in and provides input to projects related to business units and overall IT infrastructure.
•    Advanced troubleshooting of platforms and services as needed and requested, after-hours at times.


Education and Experience
•    Education:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) or equivalent certification preferred.

•    Experience:

  • 7+ years in enterprise systems administration.
  • 5+ years designing and implementing virtual systems
  • 5+ years working with enterprise compute and storage systems, both physical and virtual
  • 3+ years working with automation/scripting languages —e.g. Python, PowerShell, JavaScript
  • 3+ years working with cloud platforms —e.g. Office 365, AWS, Azure


Skills and Physical Demands:

Hard Skills:
•    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or other public cloud experience
•    Knowledge and experience with configuration management platforms —e.g. Puppet, Ansible
•    Microsoft PowerShell, Python, JavaScript, or other scripting/coding language proficiency
•    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server, RedHat Enterprise Linux (or equivalent)
•    Knowledge and experience with VMWare vSphere ESXi 6.0+
Soft Skills:
•    Exceptional customer service skills
•    Interpersonal and relationship-building skills
•    Exceptional oral and written communicator
•    Analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail
•    Self-motivated and directed, with ability to effectively prioritize and execute under minimal supervision
•    Comfortable working in a team oriented/collaborative environment


Job Function(s): Information Technology 


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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