Cloud Engineer

Houston, TX

Onsite  -  IT - Infrastructure / Network / Systems  -  Contract  -  Job ID: 24-00544

Title: Senior Cloud Engineer
Location: Houston, TX, 77064 (100% onsite position)
Duration: 10+ month contract
Compensation: $76 – 85/hr
Work Requirements: US Citizens, GC Holders, or Authorized to Work in the U.S.
Qualified and interested candidates should email their resumes to Slater Davidson at
You will be responsible for supporting the development and maturation of Azure and AWS tenants, subscriptions, landing zones, networking, security, and infrastructure through the implementation of best practices and infrastructure as code (IaC). The ideal candidate will bring a blend of subject matter expertise, effective leadership capabilities, hands-on Azure and AWS technical skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills. In addition to cloud development, supporting on-premise Kubernetes clusters is required.
Responsibilities include:

  • Implement best practices in cloud infrastructure, emphasizing Site Reliability, Observability, and Scalability.
  • Foster strong collaboration with various teams, working closely with Product, DBAs, Developers, DevOps, SRE, and Data Engineers to implement AWS standard methodologies, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and cost optimizations early in the design process.
  • Identify and eliminate bottlenecks, manage issues, and allocate support, as necessary.
  • Architect and implement technical solutions that improve the service level of the on-premise and cloud platforms.
  • Perform incident investigation, diagnosis, and provide resolution.
  • Manage cluster provisioning, performance tuning, and security configuration.
  • Perform system monitoring and remediation of any platform-related issue.
  • Identify recurring problems and perform root cause analysis.
  • Ensure continuous availability of data platform services.
  • Document and maintain environment architecture.
  • Identify opportunities for platform improvements and present recommendations to management.


  • 5+ years' experience working with AWS and Azure (professional certification or equivalent work experience).
  • 5+ years' experience in application deployment automation and DevOps practice
  • 5+ years' experience installing, administering, and maintaining Linux-based software.
  • 3+ years' experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible, Salt, and Terraform.
  • Extensive knowledge of Azure DevOps
  • Experience designing and implementing redundant systems including data backups/recoveries, high availability, load balancing, and disaster recovery.
  • Experience designing, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems.
  • Exceptional documentation and communication skills, with the ability to present technical content effectively to both management and engineering teams.
  • Knowledgeable of core IT infrastructure technologies including virtualization, networking, and storage management
  • 5+ yrs. of experience

Our benefits package includes: (EXCLUDE on perm placements)

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay, 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • …and much more!

About INSPYR Solutions

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