Cloud Operations Engineer - 1384672

February 05, 2023 - Bay area, Fulton MD, or Dallas TX

Preferred Locations - Bay area, Fulton, Maryland, or Dallas, TX areas. May be able to consider remote in United States.

Cisco Systems, worldwide leader in networking and IT, is increasingly growing into all aspects of the security space. As the Internet of Everything grows into its projected $19 trillion market, each element must be secured. Cisco is building an interconnected threat intelligence platform to safely connect these devices while leaving bad actors out of the picture.

Talos, Cisco’s elite threat intelligence and research group, detects and correlates threats in real-time using the world’s largest threat detection network, protecting against known and emerging cyber security threats to better protect the internet. At Talos, we make it our mission to be proactive in making the internet a safer place and fight the good fight for customers and users alike.

As a Cloud Operations Engineer, you will be a part of highly technical team which runs the Talos cloud infrastructure. This operations team supports multiple DEVOPS teams to provide the platform for several microservices. This position requires a skilled senior cloud engineer who has hands on experience in designing, implementing, and managing several cloud components within AWS and Azure.


  • Perform capacity, availability, issue resolution and organizational change processes for cloud environments
  • Ensure that management and monitoring tools are integrated with AWS and Azure
  • Scale components by forecasting needs and adding or removing components as needed to minimize costs
  • Assist application developers with solving PaaS related issues as needed
  • Upgrade installed services and infrastructure on regular basis
  • Install, configure, and support multiple environments – PROD, Stage, Sandbox etc.
  • Work within small teams, based on agile/scrum methodologies
  • Provide direction and architecture guidance on best practices to deploy solutions in AWS and Azure environments
  • Work with minimal guidance
  • Be a part of on-call rotation for incident support


  • Bachelors + 5 years of related experience, or Masters + 3 years of related experience, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of strong in-depth technical experience in various AWS services like – EKS, EMR, S3, Aurora, VPC, Lambda, IAM, EC2, RDS etc.
  • 1+ years of experience with container-based development and orchestration platforms. (Kubernetes, ECS, Docker Swarm)
  • Experience creating automation using AWS SDKs in Python, Ruby, or similar
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python, Go etc.
  • Solid ability to create automation with Terraform, Ansible etc.
  • Candidate for this position shall have AWS certifications
  • Experience with MapR
  • Strong verbal, written communications, and technical documentation experience
  • Proven history of working within timelines and the ability to succeed under pressure
  • Experience with architecting, implementing, and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24×7 availability
  • Security background preferred

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Benefits and Perks

We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview. Benefits and Perks - Cisco.

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Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

The health and safety of Cisco’s employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

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