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GCP Cloud Engineer

at Ford Motor Company in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up daily, roll up our sleeves, and build a better world together. At Ford, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress and we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. You will have the opportunity to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As a key member of our Enterprise Technology Group, you’ll play a critical part in crafting the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to bring to bear advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience, and improve people’s lives, this is your opportunity. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help build vehicles that are as inquisitive as you are.

We seek a highly motivated, technology-focused individual passionate about improving and simplifying Ford’s highly complex global infrastructure environment across Google Cloud Platform (GCP), on-premises data centers, and distributed locations in all major regions. As a GCP Cloud Engineer, you will provide day-to-day responsibility for key cloud-native infrastructure, computing, database, network, storage, and interoperability initiatives.

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

What you’ll be able to do:

+ You will work with Technology and Software Platform teams to provide solutions for cloud infrastructure across the Ford Enterprise, including hosting, computing, databases, and networks.

+ Define, analyze, assemble, and integrate components to deliver infrastructure patterns for the business, including consideration for platforms, software, availability, scalability, and reliability.

+ Design, build, and maintain GCP infrastructure to support our applications and services.

+ Collaborate with other teams to integrate GCP services into our overall IT architecture.

+ Stay current with GCP technologies, and best practices and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.

+ Develop, advise and document GCP infrastructure and deployment processes along with experience on REST API, Agile tools, DevOps, Source control and versioning tools (Git, JIRA).

+ Design and develop high performance, scalable and secure cloud native applications on GCP.

+ Work with development teams to implement best practices for deploying and managing applications on GCP.

+ Monitor and optimize the performance of GCP resources. Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to GCP infrastructure and services wherever needed.

+ Supports the development of the technical design and documentation.

+ Maintain open channels of communication by providing relevant information, technical expertise, and recommended best practices and patterns.

The minimum requirements we seek:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

+ 7 years of experience in IT or Technology-related disciplines with progressively increasing responsibility.

+ 5+ Experience working with cloud native GCP and hybrid cloud environments such as researching the best use of cloud products and the ecosystem, designing, developing, implementing, and managing Google Cloud Platform infrastructure.

+ 3+ hands-on experience in scripting and automation using Python, Bash, or similar languages.

+ 2+ years’ experience with infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform or Deployment Manager.

Our preferred requirements:

+ Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

+ Strong understanding of GCP services, including Containers, Cloud Run, Compute Engine, Kubernetes Engine, BigQuery, and Cloud Storage.

+ Good understanding of public cloud services offering (covering Compute, Storage, Network, Web, Cognitive, AI, Functions, IAM, etc.).

+ Experience in building big data solutions, ensure the guardrails, security and compliance of our GCP environment, Strong knowledge of Cloud security standards and principles including Identity and Access management.

+ Experience working on Serverless design, implementing Container As A Service (CaaS), Cloud Infrastructure (IaaS) Security Compliance requirements, monitoring Infrastructure (IaaS), Network management, storage management and remediation automation.

+ Experience in building CI/CD pipelines using CI/CD methodologies leveraging Jenkins, containers, Kubernetes etc.

+ Ability to ideate cloud-based solution accelerators, framework independently for migrating existing enterprise data warehouse to the Cloud.

+ Ability to define and design the technical architecture with best suited GCP components ensuring seamless end-end workflow for the applications.

+ Proficiency in scripting and automation tools along with excellent problem-solving, troubleshooting skills, Strong communication and collaboration abilities

+ Strong communication and presentation skills to provide new feature demos to project stakeholders.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills, strong desire to move projects forward and be proactive. Seeks opportunities to learn and improve.

+ Google Cloud Platform certification is a plus.

What you’ll receive in return :

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage, generous PTO, retirement, and savings plans, incentive compensation, tuition assistance, a vehicle discount program, and much more

For information on Ford’s salary and benefits, please visit:

https://corporate.ford.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en-us/documents/careers/2024-benefits-and-comp-GSR-sal-plan-1.pdf\

Candidates with Ford Motor Company positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

Requisition ID : 28788

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Job Posting: JC259373693

Posted On: May 05, 2024

Updated On: Jun 18, 2024

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