AWS – Elastic Disaster Recovery Architect

Windows Management Experts (WME) is looking for AWS-Elastic Disaster Recovery Architect, which will be responsible for designing and implementing automated disaster recovery solutions for one of our clients using various AWS automation tools such as AWS Lambda, Cloudshell, Cloud9, Terraform, as well as GitHub.

The successful individual will work to gather requirements for DR solutions (system architecture, connectivity requirements, regulatory and business requirements), then plan, implement and test automated DR solutions and DR plans for agency’s each system in scope for DR.

WME will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to maintain high-quality customer experience. The individual must have technical expertise, passion for learning beyond their JDs and a thorough understanding of business processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To develop subject matter expertise (SME) and its integration with relevant other systems such as AWS, VMWare, Storage (SAN/NAS), Network and DNS and Active Directory.
  • Serves as the Technical lead on relevant DR automation solution design for agency’s systems and related projects
  • Partners with the DR program Manager to automate solutions for Disaster Recovery requirements that must be met by the defined platforms
  • Assists other DR program team members with deploying DR solutions for various agency’s applications using the supported DR automation tools.
  • Develop an overall automation framework using the available standard tools, and repositories, and AWS DevOps lifecycle requirements
  • Assist as a technical lead in annual DR testing and DR incident response.
  • Assist DR Program Manager with documentation creation or updates relating to DR policies and procedures as needed.
  • Provides visibility of projects or changes to other systems that may affect DR applications/systems and ensures there is no degradation of service.
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and advancements in relevant technology
  • Helps ensure DR program and DR solutions maintain compliance with DR policy, and other applicable policies and procedures as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Degree and twelve years’ experience OR
  • Associates Degree and ten years’ experience OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ experience OR
  • Masters’ Degree and six years’ experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience working in an AWS automation responsible role, developing and operation automation solutions to perform routine activities within AWS such as calling APIs, updating DNS records (Rt53), managing autoscale solutions, as well as simple activities such as EC2 power on/power off automation.
  • Direct Experience with development using AWS APIs, Lambda functions, CloudShell, Cloud9, Terraform, GitHub
  • Some experience with AWS system administration, design, migration or development is preferred.
  • Proficiency in standard suite of AWS solutions such as AWS CloudEndure, AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery, Rt53, EFS, FSX, ELB, etc, as well as the extensive suite of AWS APIs for the solutions listed above
  • Experience using or automating with AWS Cloud Endure is highly preferred.
  • Experience using GitHub as a code repository and the development lifecycle
  • Basic understanding system administration (Windows, Linux) and network security fundamentals – Firewalls, AntiVirus, etc
  • Basic understanding of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity practices
  • AWS certifications highly desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely
  • Eager to learn and improve processes
  • Sense of ownership, initiative and responsibility for the overall success of the program

Core Values

  • Integrity (Doing What’s Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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