Cloud Engineer I

Irving, TX
Job Type
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Why GM Financial?

GM Financial is the wholly owned captive finance subsidiary of General Motors and is headquartered in Fort Worth, U.S. We are a global provider of auto finance solutions, with operations in North America, South America, and the Asia Pacific region. Through our long-standing relationships with auto dealers, we offer attractive retail financing and lease programs to meet the needs of each customer. We also offer commercial lending products to dealers to help them finance and grow their businesses.

At GM Financial, our team members define and shape our culture — an environment that welcomes new ideas, fosters integrity, and creates a sense of community and belonging. Here we do more than work — we thrive.
Our Purpose: We pioneer the innovations that move and connect people to what matters.


The Cloud Engineer is responsible for working collaboratively in an agile team to implement highly available and secure cloud technologies. The person in this role is also responsible for continuous monitoring and optimization of the cloud implementation for efficiencies and continuous support of, and collaboration with, other teams and projects, particularly DevOps, platform and automation teams. The person in this role must be a highly collaborative, creative and intellectually curious individual who is passionate about forming and implementing cutting-edge cloud computing capabilities.
What makes an ideal candidate?
  • Build secure cloud solutions in major public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services
  • Collaborate with product owners and managers to establish service level objectives for applications and agreed consequences if the objectives are not being met
  • Collaborate with development team members to swarm, troubleshoot, and resolve problems that may exist in cloud-hosted environments
  • Ensure that cybersecurity controls are met or exceeded
  • Creation of Azure CLI and/or PowerShell scripts to automate repetitive tasks
  • Willingness and ability to take a “code first” approach to fully automate the deployment and management of cloud infrastructure and environments using Terraform, Chef, Azure DevOps, Azure Policy and other tools
  • While embedding with teams, strategize, consult, and prototype alongside other engineers to implement best practices and solutions for applications utilizing CI/CD and the cloud
  • Evangelize distributed version control and trunk-based development practices, ATDD and TDD, pipelines and infrastructure and release automation
  • Knowledge and experience provisioning and managing Azure Managed Identities, Service Principal Names (SPNs) and Enterprise Applications in Azure
  • Help determine technical feasibility and solutions for business requirements
  • Able to lead training sessions, develop curriculum, and code labs for other internal teams under general supervision
  • Willingness to instruct and coach in a cross-team cloud training program as needed
  • Be SME and expert across the business for all Cloud technical hands-on questions, with an initial focus on Azure
  • Ability to facilitate group meetings/discussions
  • Ability to broker solutions for issues within the team
  • Be available for an on-call rotation to participate in troubleshooting and communication efforts outside of normal business hours
  • Create and implement standards and best practices, driving adoption across development teams and external vendors as applicable
  • Software development expertise in multiple high-level programming and scripting languages such as C#, Java, nodejs python or other languages determined by the department VP
  • General knowledge of Azure Kubernetes Service or Native service including deployments
  • Understanding of IP Networking, subnets, ports, CIDR notation and DNS
  • Experience in designing, building, and optimizing automated pipelines with automated testing and automated security controls
  • Understanding of basic requirements for securing virtual machines in the cloud in including the use of strong passwords, port closure and other industry-standard hardware techniques
  • Help establish and maintain a culture of learning through the development and sharing of skills, knowledge, process and tools; combat traditional silos that create “us and them” environments
  • A driving passion for finding solutions to hard problems at scale and operationalizing them
  • Exceptional critical thinking and communication skills, with a passion for leveraging documentation as a tool for constant improvement
  • Pipeline Automation: Azure DevOps (YAML, ARM), Terraform, Jenkins, Chef, Octopus Deploy or other similar tools
  • Code Scanning: use of tools such as SonarQube, Checkmarx, Kube-Bench, or similar
  • Source Code repos: User level and demonstrated knowledge of Git including cloning, branching and other regular commands
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Azure Eventhub, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Kubernetes Service, Blob Storage, Azure DNS, Virtual Networks, Redis Cache and Azure App Service, Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Ability to navigate the Linux operating system and perform basic operations
  • High level programming languages: Java, C#, Python, Go, or similar
  • Scripting: PowerShell, Bash
  • Database Technologies (one or more of the following): Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL (eg CosmosDB)
  • Test Automation: Understanding of unit testing tools such as junit, nunit, or similar
  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux
  • Cloud Platforms (one or more of the following): Azure, Amazon AWS, GCP
  • Metrics and Monitoring: Splunk, or other SIEM tool
  • Demonstrated knowledge of secrets management in the cloud using solutions such as Hashicorp Vault or Azure Key Vault
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud security frameworks and tooling such as Azure Policy or Azure Security Kit
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or additional equivalent work or military experience required
  • Master’s Degree in related field preferred
  • 2-4 years of progressive IT experience with specific experience in cloud software development, test automation, system administration, infrastructure/operations or equivalent training required
  • Experience in cloud with at least one year of project experience with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) strongly preferred
  • Experience working in Agile Scrum teams preferred
  • Current Azure Developer Associate or Azure Administrator certification or equivalent AWS or GCP certification 180 Days required
What We Offer: Generous benefits package available on day one to include: 401K matching, bonding leave for new parents (12 weeks, 100% paid), tuition assistance, training, GM employee auto discount, community service pay and nine company holidays.
Our Culture: Our team members define and shape our culture — an environment that welcomes innovative ideas, fosters integrity, and creates a sense of community and belonging. Here we do more than work — we thrive.
Compensation: Competitive pay and bonus eligibility
Work Life Balance: Flexible hybrid work environment, 2-days a week in office

Note:Please note we are not able to consider candidates who require visa sponsorship for this position.

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