R050619: Cloud Data Engineer

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

As a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role of Cloud Data Engineer at the enterprise level for our reinsurance client in Chesterfield, MO.

As a Ferguson Consulting employee, and a consultant to our end client, you are able to focus on your technical skills development and career versus becoming a client SME - which is always in your best interest.

We’ve learned over the years how to comply with our clients’ unique procurement procedures and to keep in step with their overall processes so we can be responsive to their requests and requirements.

As a Cloud Data Engineer, you will lead client business studies for smaller implementations, ensuring business needs are met within timelines and budgets. You will identify client’s business needs for systems development, performing requirement analysis, documentation of requirements and partner with developers to ensure appropriate solutions are designed. You will train users on system functionality and support them during all phases of implementation.

What You'll Do:

  • Build and maintain public cloud platform infrastructure as code services, with a focus on data management and analytics services
  • Proactively maintains a broad knowledge of cloud engineering trends and technology advancements
  • Performs regular architecture reviews of data services and provides roadmap feedback to teams utilizing those services
  • Creates and manages onboarding process and internal best-practices for cloud-based data services
  • Guides teams to meet compliance and regulatory requirements

Who You Are:

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with application deployment, setup and configuration on public cloud services
  • Strong foundation in information/data analytics systems provided by AWS, Google Cloud, and/or Azure. (e.g. AWS RDS, AWS AuroraDB, Google DataProc, Google BigQuery, Azure Cloud Database)
  • Must possess an advanced engineering knowledge of Public Cloud Services, specifically in relation to Data Management and Analytics but also including: Monitoring, Access, Compute, Storage, Networking, Security, and Configuration services
  • In-depth familiarity with Infrastructure as Code automation tools such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, etc.
  • Experience with programming, infrastructure automation and continuous delivery tool chains (e.g. Terraform, Python, Shell, Java, Jenkins, Ansible, AWS Cloud Formation, Consul, Vault, and JSON)
  • Experience with Docker containerization and orchestration frameworks
  • Experience designing, developing, deploying, testing in public cloud architecture
  • Research, design, analyze, and modify Cloud-based Enterprise-wide systems and application software.
  • Team oriented and ability to collaborate effectively with highly skilled cloud ops engineers
  • Experience in agile methodologies
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience

Nice to Have:

  • 2+ years overseeing operations for infrastructure and applications on the public cloud
  • Cloud Architecture or SysOps Associate certifications

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


Katie McElhone
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4406
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