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S&P Global Associate Director, Cloud Engineering - AWS in Virtual, Texas

About the Role:

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The Team: S&P Dow Jones Indices is seeking an Associate Director, Cloud Engineering (AWS) to be a key player in the Infrastructure Engineering team to manage the systems administration of AWS Cloud environment used for running index applications. This role requires a seasoned engineer who works effectively, both independently as well as collaboratively, in a team environment.

Responsibilities and Impact:

  • Administer AWS infrastructure including compute, network and storage resources.

  • Provision compute instances in AWS and manage resource utilization.

  • Engineer storage solutions, content replication, meet performance requirements.

  • Engineer network solutions in AWS and establish connectivity to data centers.

  • Develop Linux & Ansible scripts to deploy systems configurations on the Cloud.

  • Deploy security patches and upgrades on RedHat Linux Operating Systems.

  • Configure core services like DNS, LDAP, syslog, mail etc.

  • Deploy RDS/Aurora database instances and coordinate with DBA teams.

  • Deploy managed services in AWS for Kinesis, Kafka, ElasticSearch, API Gateway etc.

  • Deploy Machine Learning solutions using AWS SageMaker

  • Orchestrate container deployment using ECS, EKS, Docker

  • Deploy systems monitoring and reporting solutions.

  • Recommend hardware and right sizing infrastructure.

  • Coordinate implementation of Firewall rules and routing changes.

  • Investigate latency issues, network packet drops, system performance issues.

  • Address security vulnerabilities in infrastructure.

  • Participate in Risk Assessment reviews, audits.

  • Implement highly available & fault-tolerant solutions to withstand system failures.

  • Maintain network diagrams, systems installation configuration & guides, support procedures and runbook.

  • Manage and execute disaster recovery plans, coordinate change control process, obtain approvals.

  • Respond to critical production issues and provide immediate workarounds to maintain business continuity.

Compensation/Benefits Information: (This section is only applicable to US candidates)

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $120,000 to $160,000. Final base salary for this role will be based on the individual’s geographic location, as well as experience level, skill set, training, licenses and certifications.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, please click here (https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries) .

What We’re Looking For:

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working with cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Experience in System Administration on RedHat Linux or Unix.

  • Experience in setting up virtual machines & provisioning storage.

  • Experience in building network solutions.

  • Experience working in data centers or deployment of large-scale IT infrastructure.

  • Experience in system monitoring using Nagios, Splunk, Datadog or other products.

  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting production issues and meeting critical SLAs.

  • Excellent communication skills are essential, with strong verbal and writing proficiencies.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 12 years of relevant work experience desired.

  • 4 years in AWS Cloud environment.

About S&P Global Dow Jones Indic e s

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, we provide iconic and innovative index solutions backed by unparalleled expertise across the asset-class spectrum. By bringing transparency to the global capital markets, we empower investors everywhere to make decisions with conviction. We’re the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world. With over USD 7.4 trillion in passively managed assets linked to our indices and over USD 11.3 trillion benchmarked to our indices, our solutions are widely considered indispensable in tracking market performance, evaluating portfolios and developing investment strategies.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets. With every one of our offerings, we help many of the world’s leading organizations navigate the economic landscape so they can plan for tomorrow, today. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/spdji .

What’s In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology–the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide—so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We’re committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We’re constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That’s why we provide everything you—and your career—need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:

  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.

  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.

  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.

  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.

  • Family Friendly Perks: It’s not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.

  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards—small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit: https://spgbenefits.com/benefit-summaries

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:

At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation – Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn’t stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:  EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com  and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf   describes discrimination protections under federal law.

IFTECH103.2 - Middle Management Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 300293

Posted On: 2024-06-24

Location: Virtual, New York, United States