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EY Azure Gov. Platform Engineer - REMOTE - Government and Public Sector in Albany, New York

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. defense and Government engagements.

The opportunity

This is a remote opportunity that can be performed within Continental United States.

You will be responsible for leading delivery of solutions and infrastructure development efforts, establishing automated and frictionless consumption capabilities for cloud platforms supporting large and complex projects. You are expected to have strong design and hands-on development experience on Azure cloud automation and CI/CD for enterprise. You are expected to bridge organizations where core capabilities are developed and support evolution of cloud capabilities in Azure Gov without technical debt. You will be expected to fully understand business and user requirements, ensuring design specifications are meeting the business requirements. You will also support junior engineers and work in a collaborative environment, exercising your creativity and innovation.

Your key responsibilities

  • Architect, engineer and automate platform solutions to meet and exceed expectations of Product Managers

  • Proactively evolve and apply DevSecOps methodologies, standards and leading practices

  • Apply modern development standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, security standards, usability design standards, as appropriate.

  • Ensure quality through use of manual and automated controls.

  • A desire to automate everything and the wisdom to know when not to.

  • Identify, communicate and mitigate Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Decisions throughout full lifecycle

  • Using critical thinking, consider the art of the possible, compare various options based on feasibility and impact, propose impactful plans and roadmaps that balance tactical and strategic needs

  • Experience of build and deploy (CI/CV), tools (Git VSC, Gradle, Jenkins, Azure DevOps Server, Ansible tower) and processes

Skills and attributes for success

  • Can document and design various processes; can update existing processes

  • Can improve practices for infrastructure development and application development

  • Follow all best practices and procedures as established by the company

  • Advanced knowledge of one or more of: Bash, Linux, PowerShell as well as scripting languages (I.e. Ansible)

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT, or equivalent work experience

  • More than 5 years in an engineering or architecture role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance level.

  • 5+ years functional knowledge of programming scripting and data science languages such as Bash, PowerShell, Puppet, SQL, etc.

  • 5+ years CI/CD delivery using code management, configuration management and automation tools such as GitHub AE, Terraform, Bicep, Azure DevOps Server, Ansible, DSC, Puppet, ARM Templates etc.

  • Experience in the following: Azure Stack, Azure AD

  • Experience with hardened OS images such as CIS STIG images.

  • Windows Server Administration: You need to be proficient in managing Windows servers to create, manage and deploy Group Policy Objects.

  • Knowledge/experience with Linux server administration

  • Significant relevant proven experience required, demonstrating solid understanding of relevant software infrastructure platforms (depending on specialism) and understanding of applicable standards.

  • Experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC) and RBAC.

  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.

  • Delivery using modern methodologies especially SAFe Agile, Iterative, etc.

  • Experienced with Development frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban

  • Communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills to give as a leading member of global, distributed teams passionate about delivering quality solutions

  • Inspire DevSecOps teams by building consensus and mediating compromises when necessary

  • Demonstrate excellent engineering & automation skills in the context of cloud based global delivery using continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD)

  • Rapidly learn new and emerging technologies with ability to rapidly define engineering standards and produce automation code

Ideally, you’ll also have

Experience and knowledge in:

  • Source control Management (git)

  • Azure cloud experience/knowledge

  • Scripting (PowerShell or Python)

  • Azure DevOps Pipelines

  • Agile methodology

  • Containers

  • Ansible(Tower)/Terraform/Bicep

  • AZ400 Certified Preferred

  • Azure Policy

  • Azure Multi-Tenant Knowledge

What we look for

  • A self-starter, independent-thinker, curious and creative person with ambition and passion

  • History of continuous learning and continuous progression

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $83,000 to $150,700. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $99,600 to $171,200. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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