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Lead Cloud Solution Engineer Job

DATE: Apr 21, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 84714 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


We are looking for a technologically talented individual to help DSW evolve its computing landscapes, enabling our business to realize the full advantage of retail opportunities as they arise.  This position requires a mix of hands-on technical development work, conceptual design, and leadership through influence.  Based on a cloud-first approach, you will be responsible for strategic technology enablement, designing and supporting right-time solutions in collaboration with various technology teams at DSW.  You have a broad range of experience with technologies across the various layers of the application technology stack.  Working with other engineers, architects, and Business Analysts throughout the SDLC, you will contribute to a team that has been tasked to be agents of change at DSW, driving the next evolution of IT for our business and our customers.


As a Lead Cloud Solution Engineer at DSW, you will be constantly presented with new challenges of sizable scope and variety. You are a technologist with strong bias to action, excellent analytical skills, and talent for good engineering. We offer an unbeatable work environment and opportunities to influence the technological growth of a high performing retail enterprise. This position reports to the Director, Data Integration Development and has no direct reports.



  • Collaborate with Engineering and Product teams to design and implement solutions to support DSW’s vision and strategy
  • Mentor and guide internal and external technical resources through the completion of and contribution to application designs to ensure alignment with DSW’s architecture vision and strategies
  • Research and develop designs to help meet our technology and automation goals
  • Design, scale, and maintain Cloud Solutions internally and supporting other solution centers as needed
  • Use various development languages to develop tools, scripts, and frameworks that drive efficiency in automation, monitoring, and management of our environments
  • Utilize instrumentation, metrics, and applications to automate and improve operational processes and availability, scaling, and security of the production and development environments
  • Build, enhance, and maintain development, management and monitoring systems
  • Deploy and maintain product releases and configurations
  • Engage with industry and vendor partners to drive our requirements and product needs


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in information technology, 2 years of practical experience with cloud systems and services
  • Successful candidates will have a broad technical background, ability to develop scripts and tools, excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills, and a strong commitment to delivering quality solutions
  • Previous experience developing, implementing, and operating large-scale, highly available environments through a public cloud provider, Google Cloud Platform services and technologies preferred
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience with SDLC and DevOps processes
  • Experience performing similar role during prior positions as the primary focus
  • Operational experience managing critical tools and infrastructure with a strong focus on providing cloud-based services and technology
  • Proficiency in various development languages and frameworks such as Java, Javascript, Python, and other scripting languages (BASH, Perl, etc.)
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies and Architecture, Cloud Orchestration/Automation Tools (TerraForm, Salt, etc.) and virtualization/container technologies (KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm)
  • Experience with tools for system, process, and environment monitoring, logging analysis (Logstash, Splunk, Elastic Search), and configuration management (e.g. Terraform, Salt, Ansible, Puppet)
  • Understanding of source code control systems; experience with Subversion (SVN) and Git a plus
  • Experience with relational and non-relational database technologies (best practices, replication, grants, operational procedures)
  • Familiarity with Java/JVM performance tuning
  • Knowledgeable in security fundamentals including Identity and Access Management, encryption, OpenSSL, SSL Certificates, system hardening, etc.
  • Experience with large-scale, clustered, and distributed storage and filesystems
  • Experience with network layer devices and functionality (e.g. Switching, Routing, Load Balancing, Proxying, NAT)
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to collaborate across teams and skill levels
  • Experience developing, tracking and leveraging performance metrics for continual improvement
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent documentation skills
  • Experience in Retail highly preferred



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