Chief Cloud Application Engineer

Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton , CA 94588

Posted 2 days ago


As a Chief Engineer, you must be very familiar with Cloud Native

Application design and development. You will be responsible to provide

technical guidance and set up standards in Cloud Native design and

development. You will participate in design reviews and recommend

improvements. You will mentor other Engineers and Project teams when

required. Work with other Engineers in planning, prioritizing and

executing assigned tasks within deadlines. You will recommend new

technologies and best practices to ensure quality and productivity. You

should be familiar with the following technologies:

  • CloudFoundry

  • Kubernates

  • Docker


  • Java,


  • NodeJS
  • SQL

and NoSQL DB

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for selection of vendor and technology selection and justification and designing and building middleware solutions.Some of the unique challenges this position will face include designing solutions across heterogeneous environments, understanding and communicating about the different layers of technology involved, and vendor and technology selection.

Essential Responsibilities:

Drives the execution of multiple work streams by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and updating new procedures and policies; gaining cross-functional support for objectives and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; removing obstacles that impact performance; guiding performance and developing contingency plans accordingly; solving highly complex issues; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by soliciting and acting on performance feedback; building collaborative, cross-functional relationships; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership; influencing, mentoring, and coaching team members; fostering open dialogue amongst team members; evaluating and responding to the strengths and weaknesses of self and unit members; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.Provides insight into recommendations for complex technical solutions that meet design and functional needs.Serves as an expert for innovative technical solutions that meet design and functional needs.Collaborates with architects and/or software consultants to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs.Provides technical expertise for the development, configuration, or modification of integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions within various computing environments by providing insight, guidance, and an escalation point for the design and coding of component-based applications.Translates business requirements and functional specifications into physical program designs, code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions by partnering with Business Analysts and other team members to understand business needs and functional specifications.Leverages networks to drive collaboration between technical teams, architects, and/or software consultants, and ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs.Builds and maintains trusting relationships with internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management to ensure the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders.Oversees the review and implementation of recommendations of technical solutions across multiple functions.Takes accountability for ensuring specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions support technical solutions and are aligned with architectural designs.Derives an overall strategy of data management, within an established Information Architecture, that supports the business model. Identifies information structures and detail to enable the development and secure operation of new information services.

Takes overall responsibility for planning effective information storage, sharing, and publishing within the organization.Sets strategies for effective use of database technology taking account of the complex interrelations between hardware/software. Provides specialist expertise in the development, use, or operation of database management system tools and facilities. Provides expert knowledge in the selection, provision, and use of database architectures, software, and facilities, typically taking responsibility for a team of technical staff.Facilitates and serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the release schedule of business and enterprise software solutions.Provides expertise and guidance to team members for systems' incident responses for complex issues.Fosters and leverages partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure written code adheres to company architectural standards, design patterns, and technical specification.Maintains and enhances technical expertise and knowledge of industry trends by attending participating conferences, and developing a network with other IT industry experts.Leads consultation efforts to help ensure new and existing software solutions are developed with insight into industry best practices, strategies, and architectures.Provides expert technical advice and recommendations to others within the organization on matters related to software engineering, including market trends, and new programs and applications.Reviews and verifies resource estimates for complex technical design, coding, and testing efforts.Identifies specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions, as required, to support technical solutions, serving as an escalation point for complex or unresolved issues related to requirements translation.As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum four (4) years experience in middleware development and integration.

Minimum six (6) years experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (e.g., SDLC).

Minimum four (4) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum ten (10) years experience in software development or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

Four (4) years experience with J2EE, Java Stack, and/or .NET development technologies.

Four (4) years experience in object oriented application development.

Three (3) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with executive leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above)

Five (5) years experience in systems analysis, including defining technical requirements and performing high level design for complex solutions.

Four (4) years of development experience with AngularJS

Four (4) years of development experience on a Bluemix platform

Four (4) years of development experience using DevOps

Four (4) years of development experience with Node.js

Four (4) years of development experience with the Spring framework

Master's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field.

Primary Location: California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building A 4460 Hacienda Dr.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule:

Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation:

Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty:

IT ENG Applications Department: Cloud Application Services Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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Chief Cloud Application Engineer

Kaiser Permanente