Posted 4 months ago
Human Made is looking for a Cloud Engineer to join its Cloud Team. The role is fully remote but you should be based in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC)
As a Senior Cloud Engineer at Human Made you should have a thorough understanding of running LEMP-based applications on Amazon Web Services at scale. WordPress is used across all projects at Human Made, so you should be able to architect complex infrastructure solutions that cater to it. You will be required to create and modify solutions that support various client architectures and environments.
You should have a strong familiarity with the infrastructural needs and behaviours of WordPress. This would include security practices, caching, and performance considerations. You should have a good knowledge of Amazon Web Services, Linux systems, WordPress, MySQL, and caching systems in general.
You should be familiar with the tools required for troubleshooting and orchestrating Amazon Web Services infrastructure. This would typically include a good understanding of CloudFormation, Terraform, Git, Linux, PHP configuration, JSON, development environments, and general computer maintenance and security.
Experience and understanding of continuous integration tools and containerisation technologies, such as Docker and ECS, is an advantage.
As a Cloud Team member, you will be on-call during working hours for any site availability issues that arise. You should be a good, professional communicator when providing client support in the event of site outages or other issues affecting availability or maintenance. You’ll be responsible for either directly solving or coordinating support issues while you are on-call.
Knowledge of WordPress code best practices relating to performance and security is an advantage, as this will allow you to contribute to code reviews.
Human Made is a remote company which means that you need to be able to work both independently and as part of a remote team. Good communication skills are essential to be successful in the job. You should be able to prioritise your work and meet any deadlines, communicating any problems upstream along the way.
You should be prepared to learn new technologies, frameworks or software when required. These could be outside of your engineering comfort zone. You are expected to have a can-do attitude when tackling new technical challenges, working with team-wide decisions that may not be your own and dealing with client relationship frustrations.
The responsibilities and expectations of a Senior Cloud Engineer are not necessarily tied exclusively to your own tasks. While you will need to apply your skills to each task you are assigned to, you are also expected to set a similar example when interacting with any other team members for meta-level tasks. This could be cross-project code review, helping others debug problems, or offering advice and architectural guidance to other projects.
As a senior engineer you should lead by example when working on projects, giving critical feedback via code review to peers, and respecting other engineering decisions. Your broad experience may mean you have strong preferences for technical decisions. It’s both your responsibility to voice concerns about technical decisions being made as well as having the distance and maturity to accept decisions made by the team.