Cloud Engineer

| Chicago

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In over 35 markets across the US and around the world, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what's right. They're backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world's top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 7,500 employees. Slalom was named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work.

Job Title: Cloud Engineer

Join Slalom Chicago's growing Technology Enablement team. As a Cloud Engineer, you will analyze, design and architect cloud-based solutions to address our clients’ needs for infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service. We are looking for sharp, focused, and self-motivated individuals who have a real passion for utilizing the cloud solutions from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to solve real business problems for our customers.

 

Are you ready to join a world-class team delivering the latest cloud technology solutions? Then apply today and come work with some of the most highly decorated next gen Cloud Practitioners in Chicago. 

 

Responsibilities:

• Work alongside a best-in-class team to design and develop cloud solutions

• Gather technical requirements, assess client capabilities and analyze findings to provide appropriate cloud solution recommendations and adoption strategy

• Define Cloud strategies, including crafting multi-phased implementation roadmaps

• Be versed in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and/or Microsoft Azure cloud solutions, architecture, related technologies and their interdependencies

• Research, analyze, recommend and select technical approaches for solving difficult and meaningful development and integration problems

• Learn and embrace new tools and techniques to increase performance, automation, and scalability

• Mentor other Slalom team members

• Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into an appropriate technical solution

• Provide technical direction and oversight to cloud implementation teams

 

Qualifications:

• 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer

• 2+ years of experience implementing Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services infrastructure and topologies

• Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud-based services for business teams or consumers

• Previous consulting experience

• Product knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud

• At least one cloud certification (Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud)

• Practical experience sizing hardware and storage needs

• Strong analytical problem-solving ability

• Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team

• Capability to perform Performance analysis, troubleshooting, and remediation

• Understanding of cloud ecosystem and leading-edge cloud emerging technologies

 

Slalom Is An Equal Opportunity Employer And All Qualified Applicants Will Receive Consideration For Employment Without Regard To Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability Status, Protected Veteran Status, Or Any Other Characteristic Protected By Law.

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Location

In the Loop on Randolph near Michigan Ave. Our office is in the Aon Center (with a view looking overlooking Millennium Park and the lake).

An Insider's view of Slalom

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Slalom provides us the autonomy to work in the ways we are most effective. This can include opportunities to work from home, at the office, as well as at the client site.

Chris

Solution Architect, Technology Enablement

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work across multiple projects with various co-workers and teams, which means I both learn something new and introduce others to the value of design every day. I love watching people get jazzed about things that I love and it’s great knowing that if I ever a question or problem that has me stumped, the answer is only a conversation away.

Ryn

Consultant, Experience Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Slalom, growth isn’t just a title change or adding managerial responsibilities; it's the opportunity to grow into the professional you want to be. The consultants on my team are able to take charge of their growth by proactively seeking out what they would like to learn, do or achieve — and my job as team lead is to help them get those chances.

A.J.

Solution Principal, Business Advisory Services

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Internal education and experience programs let consultants bring their ideas and passions to life. The programs provide mentors, advocates, and guidance to build and hone your skills in particular technologies or be able to build a proof-of-concept. Apply and enhance your learnings with real hands-on experience.

Dee

Practice Area Lead, Data & Analytics

What are Slalom Perks + Benefits

Slalom Benefits Overview

Build a career and love your future. With our culture of continuous learning, commitment to investing in our local community, and unlimited professional development budget, Slalom Chicago empowers you to continue growing both personally and professionally.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We connects our active volunteer community with frequent, meaningful opportunities like leading a "summer camp" at Lurie Children's Hospital or meal prep at Lincoln Park Community Services.
Partners with Nonprofits
Our partnerships include Lurie Children's Hospital, Cara, Lincoln Park Community Services, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Chicago Ideas.
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Bi-annual family party
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
You and a guest can join us at Rendezvous! Our weekend getaway is content-free, filled with fun, and all-expenses-paid. Unwind by yourself or join in group activities -- it's your call.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Unlimited professional development budget. Tuition exception.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Learn from your Slalom colleagues or share your own expertise! All employees can host or attend any session to grow their skills and experience.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Unlimited professional development budget. Tuition reimbursement exception.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Unlimited professional development budget. Tuition reimbursement exception.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Every year we look forward to Rendezvous, a weekend getaway trip for each employees and one guest that is content-free, all-expenses-paid, and a total blast. You can reconnect with friends over food, drinks, and tons of fun programming (think karaoke backed by a full band) -- or just take the time to yourself and relax on the hotel grounds.

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