Advantage Solutions Director of System Engineering (Cloud) in Chicago, Illinois
As the Director of Systems and Cloud Engineering, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and management of our systems and cloud infrastructure. You will lead a team of skilled engineers and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the stability, scalability, and security of our systems and cloud-based services. This role requires a strong technical background, excellent leadership skills, and a deep understanding of cloud architecture and infrastructure.
Areas of Responsibility
Develop and execute the overall systems and cloud engineering strategy, in alignment with the company's goals and objectives.
Lead and manage a team of systems and cloud engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance evaluations.
Design, implement, and maintain the company's systems and cloud infrastructure, ensuring high availability, scalability, and security.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including architecture, software engineering, operations, and security, to ensure smooth integration and operation of systems and cloud services.
Identify and evaluate new technologies, tools, and methodologies to improve system performance, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
Define and enforce system and cloud engineering best practices, standards, and policies.
Oversee system monitoring and troubleshooting activities, ensuring timely resolution of issues and minimizing downtime.
Develop and maintain disaster recovery and business continuity plans for systems and cloud infrastructure.
Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in systems and cloud engineering, and apply them to enhance our infrastructure and services.
Collaborate with vendors and service providers to manage relationships and ensure service-level agreements are met.
- BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Proven experience (5 - 10+ years) in systems and cloud engineering, with a focus on designing and managing scalable and secure cloud infrastructure, with minimum 4 years experience working with Azure
Minimum of 5 years managing a team.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide a team to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
Strong understanding of cloud computing and hands-on experience of migrating workloads to Azure.
Extensive knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP, and hands-on experience with cloud services, virtualization, and containerization technologies.
Experience with cloud automation, including CD/CI pipelines using PowerShell, ARM, Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker, GitOps, Azure DevOps.
Experience of working with Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Functions, Azure Automation, App Service, Scale Sets, Azure DevOps, Azure Policy, Azure Monitor, Azure Backup, Azure storage, Application Gateway, Azure DNS, Load Balancer.
Desirable experience of Machine Learning, Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus, Event Grid, Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Analysis Services, Event Hubs.
Solid understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing, and firewalls.
Experience with configuration management and infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, Terraform).
Experience working in an Agile SCRUM environment
Deep knowledge of system monitoring, performance tuning, and troubleshooting techniques.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on delivering innovative and efficient solutions.
Proficient at multitasking and proactive in work responsibilities
Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet
Possess an understanding of system testing including platform, integration, load testing.
Ability to write technical documentation (platform architecture, strategy, etc.)
Ability to work on multiple concurrent complex projects and to coordinate the work of others in the cloud environment.
This position has supervisory responsibilities.
Driving is not an essential duty and function of this job.
Driving required on an as needed basis.
Travel required on an as needed basis.
Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
Director of Technology is responsible for providing direction for the Technology department team(s). In this capacity, the Director of Technology oversees various component from team leadership and staff development, as well as, oversight of all projects and initiatives, short and long term strategic direction for specific competencies, vendor management and fostering stakeholder relationships within the department team(s).
Design, program, and deliver web/local development projects (.NET, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JS)
Support development of projects from inception through testing and final delivery
Identify, communicate, and overcome development problems and creative challenges related to complex web and application-based projects
Keep current with programming languages/platforms within the web development/web application, and desktop/mobile application space
Revise and troubleshoot development work as required
Heavily contribute to and actively follow technical documentation related to interactive development cycles
Produce, re-purpose creative assets using toolsets such as Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
Interact with producers, associate creative directors, and other technical/creative team members
Maintain leading-edge knowledge in emerging technologies; participate in knowledge sharing and lessons-learned sessions from project experiences
Mentor and manage team members
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
- Travel and Driving are not essential duties and function of this job
Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
(Preferred): Business, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
8+ years of experience in information technology with cross-functional experience across major IT competencies—application development, infrastructure, mobile, etc.
5+ years managing both department level resources and large project teams
Experience developing best practices in project management methodologies and guiding others to successfully execute project management of a full project lifecycle
Experience developing useful project metrics and applying those metrics
Experience managing multiple complex projects concurrently. Complex projects could be defined by the following factors
Size and duration of project
External data/system dependencies
Build and develop a high functioning team
Ability to successfully delegate responsibilities and tasks to others
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Must have an interest in, knowledge of, and enthusiasm for the internet and web-related technologies
Highly motivated with excellent communication, time management, and teamwork skills
Strong ability to work within deadlines
Significant, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain complex solutions throughout the entire LAMP vertical (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP)
Experience in .NET (C#, SQL Server), PHP frameworks (Codelgniter), LESS/SASS and JS frameworks such as Angular.js
Highly experienced in programming within the frameworks of and customizing PHP/MySQL based content management systems (WordPress and Drupal)
Project experience in the following development methodologies:
Application design patterns
OOP/object-oriented development approach
Use of platform extensions, industry libraries
Industry-related knowledge of browser client development
iOS, android and hybrid mobile development architectures
Understanding of browser compatibility issues and platform characteristics
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Primary Posting Location : City Chicago
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 60601
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2023-429198
Position Type Full Time
Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
Minimum USD $160,000.00/Yr.
Maximum USD $180,000.00/Yr.