Apexon
Apexon is a digital-first technology services firm backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Everstone Capital.
Chicago, IL

Cloud Engineer at Apexon (Chicago, IL)

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Cloud Engineer

Saggezza is a proven technology and consulting partner that delivers personalized, high-value solutions to accelerate business growth. We consult, create experiences, analyze, modernize and digitize to help our clients adapt and transform the way they do business. Saggezza consultants work as part of a global team, and throughout their tenure, have the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects across various clients and industries. We are chartered to do one thing, and one thing only – to bring enabling technology to our clients that allows them to move their business forward.

The Role

The cloud engineer will create a bridge between development and operations by applying a software engineering mindset to solve system engineering and administration challenges. The cloud engineer will engage with clients on a regular basis to build scalable, reliable and efficient software to help better serve their customers.

The ideal candidate will be required to have experience with containerization and have hands on expertise with DevOps tools and platforms such as Kubernetes and Docker. Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills will be critical for success in this role in addition to working within tight deadlines and an ability to work well under pressure.

What You Will Definitely Need

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 5 or more years’ experience in IT systems installation, operations, administration, and maintenance of virtualized servers / cloud systems.
  • Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24x7 availability.
  • Strong hands-on experience development skills in Python, C#, Java, JavaScript, etc. Hands on experience with scripting languages such as Bash, PowerShell will be required.
  • Experience administering both Linux and Windows servers as well as Docker, Container based infrastructure in a highly available environment.
  • An understanding of REST API’s / REST architecture will be highly advantageous in this role.
  • Knowledge of relational database systems and concepts (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.) will be highly advantageous in this role.
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure design and components, such as servers, operating systems, networks, and storage will be highly advantageous in this role.
  • Hands-on experience with the following tools/platforms will be highly advantageous in this role: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, GitHub, OpenShift, and configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.
  • Hands on experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS, Infrastructure as code, AWS, Azure, GCP etc. will be highly advantageous in this role.

What We Would Love to See

  • Familiarity with agile software development methodology and tooling, including continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • A desire to automate processes, build software tools, and create infrastructure-as-code solutions in a DevOps environment.
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification or higher desired; Relevant industry certifications such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud are a plus

Don’t tick all the boxes? Don’t worry about it: we still want to hear from you if you think you’re the right person for the job.

What Makes Saggezza Unique?

Strong Relationships: We take the time to know our clients well, from the way they do business to their culture and their unique pain points. This level of engagement enables us to develop highly effective solutions. 

Clients First: We work to understand our clients then develop a unique point of view to address their pain points. We do whatever it takes to provide the right solutions to address their specific situation. 

A Trusted Partner: We collaborate as a true strategic partner and work side-by-side to develop the best solutions to bring our clients’ businesses into the future. 

Passionate Mindset: We have an unending passion for technology and teamwork. We develop highly effective solutions to help our clients tackle the complex digital landscape. 

Creating Value: The right investment in digital change is critical for our clients. That’s why we develop personalized, highly effective solutions that deliver value for their businesses. 

Delivery Excellence: Our proven processes provide high-quality solutions that are delivered on time.

Why Join Our Team

  • Our culture is diverse with endless opportunities to work for global corporations in their own backyard.
  • Our nurturing and supportive environment fosters collaboration across the entire organization.
  • We are not hierarchical but operate as a flat surface where every opinion matters, ideas are cultivated and innovation is encouraged.
  • At Saggezza, we are fortunate to have a strong mentorship program that provides each and every one of our consultants the ability to thrive professionally and personally.
  • We are only as good as our people. Saggezza, Italian for wisdom, is rooted from the perspective that knowledge is power. We create thought-leaders who are constantly exposed and trained in different technologies in the ever-evolving world of software development.
  • We welcome all types of innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit to grow with our team. 

*Saggezza is unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time. Please ensure all applicants have full authorization to work in the United States. 

Saggezza is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Where we are

Apexon is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop. Just a 10 minute walk from Union Station with the CTA also right on our door step.

Technology we use

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What are Apexon Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Saggezza Inc. is partnered with the Chicago non-profit organization Lumity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
5% of employee's yearly dollar contribution
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Saggezza Inc. provides Subsidized child care.
Flexible Work Schedule
Saggezza provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
PTO includes sick, personal, and vacation time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Friday.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Apexon

What are some social events your company does?

We are a hybrid company, but when we are in the office, we love to get together for after-work happy hours! We also enjoy throwing holiday parties and a summer bash when the weather is nice. This time really allows us to connect with each other outside of work.

Hannah

Digital Marketing Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started here 4 years ago as an associate business analyst. I immersed myself in the culture and studied my mentors, who encouraged me to take on difficult projects. My career progressed to senior level, then project lead, and now a delivery and client success manager. The support system here has helped me quickly adapt and succeed in my career.

Beth

Senior Client Solutions Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

This company has provided me the ability to take charge of my career trajectory by affording me an opportunity to actively collaborate with team members about the projects to which I contribute. This has allowed me to continue growing in the latest technologies and to remain engaged in areas which I am passionate about.

Sean

UI Practice Lead

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