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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Posted: 09/18/2022

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American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.8 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
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Are you a hardworking Cloud Engineer looking for an opportunity to be innovative and collaborative? We are hiring a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer with AWS experience to augment our Cloud Infrastructure team. You will be an integral part of a team that will deliver the next generation cloud-based PaaS platform for our firm. You will work directly with other team members to identify, design, and build solutions that improve the developer experience and enhance autonomy with the goal of streamlining the movement of applications to the cloud.

  • Build a scalable, secure, highly available and fault-tolerant next-generation platform to enable application teams to scale their operations into the public cloud
  • Develop self-service automation tools to optimize infrastructure management including provisioning, maintenance, failover and disaster recovery
  • Understand business and technical requirements, translating those needs into AWS products and services
  • Troubleshooting and performance tuning of cloud services in development, test and production environments
  • Maintain document and diagram cloud solutions, gathering requirements to support the platform and systems
  • Develop and document standard methodologies
  • Participate in Agile planning, sprints and associated ceremonies
  • Drive innovation and platform evolution
  • Be a strong technologist with pragmatic view and creative mind, and a natural collaborator with line of business owners, architects, developers, service providers, and senior management
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or engineering, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of validated experience in the IT industry with a highly technical and analytical role
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in AWS cloud
  • Must have significant expertise in designing, building and automating highly reliable and scalable enterprise cloud solutions that use AWS (or Azure, Google equivalent) services such as: EC2, S3, RDS, VPC, IAM, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Config, Service Catalog, Direct Connect, Lambda, Lake Formation, Glue, Kinesis, Athena, EMR, ELK/EFK, Lambda, and others
  • Proven experience with Infrastructure as Code (AWS CloudFormation or Terraform)
  • Fluent in AWS CLI
  • Experience with python scripting
  • Proficiency in migrating on-premises applications and workloads to the cloud through refactoring, reengineering, or lift-and-shift
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, Agile environment with both tactical and strategic deliveries
  • Must be detail oriented, task driven, and have superb interpersonal skills to present to both technical and non-technical partners
  • Must be intellectually curious and love learning new skills and capabilities
  • AWS Professional level certification (DevOps or Solution Architect) is preferred
  • Domain knowledge (mutual funds, financial securities, etc.) or previous experience working in asset management, financial services, or a financial systems background is preferred
  • Models the American Century Investments Winning Behaviors: Client Focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively Driven, Adheres to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and Supports a culture of compliance
Additional Requirements:
As a global firm with offices in several cities, we will uphold any local regulations regarding COVID-19 precautions and/or vaccination requirements for the workplace.
American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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