Senior Cloud Operations Engineer - 1349624

December 03, 2021 - Remote, Fulton MD, San Jose CA, or Austin TX

Location: This position can be fully US remote. Ideal locations would be in the Fulton, MD, San Jose, CA or Austin, TX areas.

Cisco Systems, worldwide leader in networking and IT, is increasingly growing into all aspects of the security space. As the Internet of Everything grows into its projected $19 trillion market, each element must be secured. Cisco is building an interconnected threat intelligence platform to safely connect these devices while leaving bad actors out of the picture.

Talos, Cisco’s elite threat intelligence and research group, detects and correlates threats in real-time using the world’s largest threat detection network, protecting against known and emerging cyber security threats to better protect the internet.

At Talos, we make it our mission to be proactive in making the internet a safer place and fight the good fight for customers and users alike. If you think you have the expertise and attitude to help lead the world in cutting edge security, apply to one of our open positions. Think you’d be a great fit for our team, but don’t see an open position with your area of expertise? Send us your resume and we’ll keep you on file if something opens up that looks like a good match.

As a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, you will be a part of highly technical team which manages the Talos cloud infrastructure. This operations team supports multiple DEVOPS teams to provide the platform for several microservices. This position requires a skilled senior cloud engineer who has hands on experience in designing, implementing and managing several cloud components within AWS and Azure.


  • Perform capacity, availability, issue resolution and change management processes for cloud environments
  • Ensure that management and monitoring tools are integrated with AWS and Azure
  • Scale components by forecasting needs and adding or removing components as needed to minimize costs
  • Assist app developers with troubleshooting PaaS related issues as needed
  • Upgrade installed services and infrastructure on regular basis
  • Install, configure and support multiple environments – PROD, Stage, Sandbox etc.
  • Ability to work in small teams, based on agile/scrum methodologies
  • Provide direction and architecture guidance on best practices to deploy solutions in AWS and Azure environments
  • Work with minimal guidance
  • Be a part of on-call rotation for incident support


  • Minimum 4 years of strong in-depth technical experience in various AWS services like – EKS, EMR, S3, Aurora, VPC, Lambda, IAM, EC2, RDS etc.
  • At least 2 years of experience with container-based development and orchestration platforms. (Kubernetes, ECS, Docker Swarm)
  • Experience creating automation using AWS SDKs in Python, Ruby, or similar
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python, Go etc.
  • Solid ability to create automation with Terraform, Ansible etc.
  • Candidate for this position shall have AWS certifications
  • Experience with MapR
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong verbal, written communications and technical documentation experience
  • Demonstrated history of working within deadlines and ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24×7 availability
  • Security background preferred

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco’s vaccination policy.