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Robert Half Cloud Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas


The Cloud Engineer serves in an advanced technical role for IT cloud and on-premises systems engineering and support tasks. This includes enterprise hybrid IT operations, handling incidents, performing tasks, implementing solutions, and leading projects. Work scope range includes project lead engineer and/or individual contributor in primary support of cloud computing as it relates to end-user computing, systems administration, networking, telecommunications, storage administration, virtualization, automation, and backup/recovery.

  • Planning, designing, and implementing on-prem and cloud-based solutions. This includes working with the business to determine needs, technical requirements, budget, and presenting a course of action.

  • Implementing solutions in accordance with industry best practices and our security requirements.

  • Handing off implemented solutions to operational teams with needed support, documentation, and understanding.

  • Troubleshoot complex applications and solutions.

  • Provide consulting to the business and IT teams with regards to solutions, questions, and advice.

  • Provisions, deploys, and troubleshoots network (vlan/vpc/vnet/routing/switching) and server infrastructure (physical, virtual, cloud (IaaS).

  • Working in tandem with our engineering team and global cloud centers of excellence to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the company.

  • Employing exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they snowball into larger problems.

  • Orchestrating and automating cloud-based platforms throughout the company.

  • Creating documentation for IT and end-users.

  • Educating teams on the implementation of new cloud-based initiatives, providing associated training as required.

  • Stay current with industry trends, making recommendations as needed to help the company excel.

  • Collects and analyzes real-time network/system monitoring and system health check information.


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions.

  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record.

  • 3+ years of enterprise experience in Cloud, Sr. Systems Engineer or related role with hands-on demonstrated ability and experience architecting, building, and implementing strategic cloud infrastructures on both AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms, is required.

  • 3+ years of direct working experience with at least 4 of the following:

  • In-depth experience with AWS and/or Azure

  • Strong Windows system administrator background including Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, application management, etc.

  • Strong scripting ability in PowerShell or similar.

  • Automation experience.

  • Networking experience in LAN/WAN (Cisco preferred, but not required) Terraform, CloudFormation, or similar infrastructure as code experience.

  • Possession of industry certifications/licenses strongly preferred (MCSE Azure, MCSA Azure, AWS CSA, AWS CSysOpsA, CCNA, CCNP, PMP)

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