Lead Cloud Engineer



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Lead Cloud Engineer

Chicago, IL

Start ASAP (Remote)

Contract or contract to hire is acceptable

This cloud engineering agile squad is responsible for building and deploying Brooksource’s top banking client’s AWS environment and partnering with application teams to leverage environment. Position is in Chicago or Cincinnati.


Designs and implements software solutions as a member of an agile squad. Being assigned to an agile squad means this role also participates in all agile ceremonies driving activities from design to delivery. Follows best practices and standards and participates in communities of practice to continuously refine and document these standards.

Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


Architect application integration patterns to support applications migrating to cloud

Partner with application architecture teams to support cloud onboarding efforts

Develop migration tools and cloud transitional architecture

Design and implement new features while continuously improving quality of technical products and applications

Provide technical knowledge and leadership as a developer on an agile squad

Work collaboratively with other software engineers to define system architectures and design solutions

Develop software meeting code quality standards and metrics

Practice test-driven development

Participate in communities of practice by contributing to and following standards, reviewing others code, and sharing  knowledge

Achieve operational excellence by automating processes and writing maintainable, supportable, and testable code

Maintain effective partnerships with operations and engineering teams to drive service improvement

Remain current on IT trends pertaining to their area of practice

Assist with problem resolution for end users and customers

Contribute to the definition of operational procedures for software development

Maintain appropriate controls and documentation to ensure compliance of audit requirements


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or comparable with 5+ years of experience

Proficiency with AWS platform, AWS certification highly preferred

Proficiency with AWS networking services

Proficiency with enterprise cloud deployments

Proficiency with tools such as Terraform and Ansible

Knowledge of object-oriented and functional software design

Familiarity with RESTful networking

Prior experience with knowledge of Git and GitHub

Understanding of Software Development Methodologies

Understanding of security best practices

Strong problem-solving skills

Strong collaboration skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.