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Advanced Analytics - Cloud Operations Engineer - North America - Waltham, MA
Who you’ll work with

You will work in our Waltham, MA office as part of McKinsey Analytics, while partnering closely with the Analytics Platform team.  You will work with the Analytics Platform team to develop and maintain best practice policies in regards to developing platform-wide nomenclatures, provisioning, networking, tagging, cost tracking and management, encryption, and all other operational duties including ensuring compliance, creating audit reports, and ticket management. The Analytics Platform contains a catalog of both COTS and proprietary analytics solutions. These solutions are uniquely matched with our Client Service Teams’ needs and requirements to deliver meaningful and actionable results. 
Working on these initiatives and exchanging experiences with your colleagues means you will face new intellectual challenges on a daily basis, while continuously building your methodological knowledge and skills.

What you’ll do

The Cloud Operations Engineer will establish, ensure and maintain the ongoing operational excellence of our Amazon Web Services Analytics Platform centered on security and overall cloud best practices.

In addition, you may also spend part of your time managing operations of our local analytics servers. The responsibilities of the Cloud Operations Engineer range across the entire spectrum of cloud platform and system lifecycle management. Responsibilities include provisioning and delivering multi-regional solutions for CST’s, user and group management in AWS and other third party solutions, maintaining gold Amazon Machine Images to mitigate security vulnerabilities, implementing and managing alerting and monitoring services on EC2 instances, and managing volume snapshots and retention policies for EC2 backups. The Cloud Operations Engineer will also support various third party solutions implemented across our platform to enhance security and meet the Firm’s rigid security standards. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math or related field
  • 2 – 3 years working in an enterprise IT operational or engineering role
  • Experience implementing, supporting, and documenting multi-tier enterprise solutions
  • Experience in real time scalability and highly available solutions
  • Experience in virtualization technologies (VMware, XenServer)
  • Familiar with Amazon EC2, Cloud HSM, KMS, Route 53, SES, Inspector, SNS, S3, Elastic Load Balancing, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Trusted Advisor, Security Group management
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Perl, PowerShell or Python
  • Experience conducting disaster recovery tests
  • Proficient in Linux (CentOS & Ubuntu) and Windows operating systems 
  • Experience with security engineering, system and network security, authentication, security protocols, and application security
  • Familiar working with Agile operations and DevOps methodologies 
  • Ability to clearly communicate and work closely with firm members
  • Experience in large multi-geographical real-time systems
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and tasks
  • The capacity to innovate, anticipate trends and challenge established practices
  • Distinctive communications skills and ability to communicate technical content in an easy to understand way
  • Strong people skills, team-orientation, and a professional attitude
  • Able to travel at least 4 times per year throughout the United States
  • Position requires ability to travel 10-20%

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