AWS Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Ensono

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Responsible for assessing new technologies and developing new services for Ensono’s AWS managed clients as well as lifecycle management of existing services and technologies.
Ensono’s Hyperscale Cloud (HSC) division is entirely focused on the delivery, architecture, and automation required to run mission-critical applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Day to day you will be keeping up to date with what’s new in (and around) AWS and working with Product management and Engineering teams to assess new technologies and develop new services for Ensono’s AWS managed clients, while providing lifecycle management of existing services and technologies.
You will be working on a variety of projects and solutions for household names using the latest technology including: Terraform, Ansible, Datadog, Bitbucket etc.
A passion for AWS, client service, and automation is a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the lead engineer assessing new technologies
  • Work with Product Management team to develop new managed services
  • Work with Engineering teams to assess and onboard new AWS technologies
  • Lifecycle management of existing services and products
  • Training other teams on new services and technologies
  • Ensure high quality documentation is created and maintained
  • Provide AWS subject matter expertise advice and assistance to pre-sales architects
  • Ability and willingness to proactively improve ways of working and processes
  • Proactively keep up to date on AWS services and developments


  • 10+ years’ experience in supporting highly customer-focused mission critical environments (e.g. high-profile internet based applications or enterprise infrastructure) is essential.
  • 2+ years’ experience of engineering, architecting, or supporting AWS solutions.
  • Excellent Linux knowledge – RHCE or equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Experience of implementing and supporting AWS based instances and services (e.g. EC2, S3, EBS, ELB, RDS, IAM, Route53, Cloudfront, Elasticache).
  • Experience of building and maintaining scalable and auto-scaled environments using automation and configuration management tools (e.g. Cloudformation/Terraform and Ansible/Puppet) beneficial or can be gained.
  • Ability to work on multiple challenging projects in parallel
  • Scripting ability in Bash/Perl with Python useful.
  • Experience of using Git for version control useful
  • Knowledge of ECS and/or Docker containers useful
  • Experience of Continuous Integration/CD pipelines and technology advantageous
  • Windows experience/knowledge useful or can be gained.
  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • A degree in a computing-related discipline or equivalent ability and knowledge.
  • Hold a number of current AWS Associate Level Certification, ideally including AWS Pro Architect.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in an ITIL environment beneficial.
  • Desire to continually grow, develop and improve.

Travel: < 5%

Primary Location City/State:

Downers Grove, IL - Finley, Illinois

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Ensono is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ensono provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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