Cloud Engineer Technical Lead

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
May 21, 2019
May 31, 2019
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced Engineering Tech Lead to join our cloud platform services team. This candidate will be joining a diverse cross-functional team to collaborate on building the service platform (in AWS) to enable FreddieMac applications team to host/migrate business applications. Candidate is expected to be proficient in usage and deployment of container technology and tooling at enterprise scale. The candidate should be able to learn/adapt new tools/technologies and implement them for enterprise adoption in accordance with FreddieMac operational and security standards.

Your work falls into four primary categories:

Project Engagement

  • Collaborate on projects with architecture, strategy and Information security teams to on-board cloud service platform (application patterns).
  • Business Communication - engage with internal teams, project teams and business areas to discuss issues and document or explain technical solutions in a simplified meaningful way.

Support of Design and Builds
  • Participate in design reviews of architecture patterns for service/application deployment in cloud (AWS).
  • Collaborate with platform pillar (Database, middleware etc.) leads to build-out the components for Service Platform.
  • Automate implementation of the service platform components in accordance with CI/CD standards.

Support Operations:
  • Deliver and maintain standard operating procedures and assist in troubleshooting issues.
  • Participate in on-call activities as needed for major incident resolution and problem management.

Team Leadership
  • Mentor junior members in the operations team and engineering teams.
  • Help coordinate project deployments with other engineers and make schedule recommendations.


  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, engineering, computer science, related field or equivalent experience. Advanced studies/degree is preferred.
  • 2-5 years of experience in AWS or SDDC cloud engineering.
  • 1-3 years of experience with engineering and supporting containerization technology (Openshift, Kubernetes, Docker swarm, AWS(ECS/EKS) etc.) at scale.
  • 8-10 years of experience in Information technology, preference for infrastructure and platform services automation.
  • Strong knowledge of foundational elements of private(SDDC) and/or public cloud(AWS).
  • Experience with Ansible or other configuration management tools.
  • Experience with scripting tools (Python, Perl, Shell scripting etc.) to automate routine operation tasks.
  • Documentation of Engineering Solutions and Designs.

Key to success in this role

  • Focus on automation.
  • Innovative in providing solutions, likes to take on challenges with calculated risk.
  • Quick learner of new technologies and tools.

  • Works under minimal supervision. Able to provide technical guidance to the team.
  • Good communication and team player.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Proactive in nature with customer satisfaction as primary goal.

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess
  • Drive for Execution - Focus on results that meet business and corporate needs. Focus on project deliverables and ensure project mile-stones are accomplished within stipulated time-lines.
  • Partnership - Build strong partnership with inter and intra divisional teams.
  • Growth and development - Keep abreast of technology trends and their applicability to improve company's IT infrastructure and platforms.

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced degree.
  • Container (EKS) platform implementation at enterprise scale.
  • 1-3 years' experience with AWS cloud formation.
  • Familiarity with implementation of tooling around Kubernetes eco-system.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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