• Sr. Cloud Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Apex
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently recruiting a Sr. Cloud Engineer in Apex, NC. Our history is marked by consistent growth and expansion, which has significantly widened our scope of experience and capabilities as a lubricant distributor. Our mission is to provide lubrication solutions that create value for our customers. We will realize this mission through our commitment to our employees as well as to the highest standards of service, quality, integrity, and safety.


    We are a premier distributor of lubricants and services to thousands of companies in many states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska among others. In fact, we distribute and offer our services from more than 50 locations in 32 states every day and include top brands of oils, greases, and other lubricants



    The Senior Cloud Systems Engineer manages, designs, and maintains enterprise systems spanning over 50 locations and cloud services like Azure.




    • Design and build Cloud environments to meet both performance and cost requirements.
    • Work with a team of engineers to develop and maintain corporate, multi-region, private cloud infrastructure running in Azure.
    • Ability to build, administer, and manage automated systems in Azure.
    • Monitor the operation of applications and infrastructure hosted within Azure.


    • Strong knowledge of virtualization including Hyper-V, VMware, and Azure.
    • Strong knowledge of migrating Hyper-V VMs and VMware VMs from on-premise to Azure.
    • Strong knowledge of and experience with VMware 5.5 and 6.0 Administration / Configuration / Design / Support.
    • Experience with Microsoft OS implementation / configuration / image creation for VM implementations.
    • Deploy Windows/VMware patches, hot fixes as needed.


    • Strong understanding of storage architectures.
    • Experience with storage administration (DAS / NAS / SAN) as well as connectivity (FC / FCOE / iSCSI / NFS) is required.
    • NetApp storage experience is a plus.



    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

    • Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
    • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
    • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
    • Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
    • Management skills—the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
    • Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Knowledge of and experience with the following technologies is essential:
      • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016.
      • Strong working knowledge of SQL Server with clustering experience preferred.
      • Strong Linux system administration skills.
      • Active Directory
      • TCP/IP networking
      • VOIP
      • VLANs
      • VPNs
      • DNS
      • DHCP
      • SNMP
      • Static and Dynamic Routing
      • Firewalls
    • Experience with infrastructure design, implementation, documentation, disaster recovery, and project management is required.
    • Excellent communication skills to work with clients and vendors on all support issues.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and present ideas to senior management.
    • Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities with minimal direction.
    • Strong innovative and analytical skills.
    • Ability to provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Polished and professional demeanor.
    • Work with team members to develop, maintain, and test disaster recovery plans.
    • Coordinates with IT Manager and other department managers to understand and meet business requirements.
    • Establishes budgetary requirements for equipment replacement.
    • To update skills on a regular basis to keep abreast of rapidly changing technology.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Bachelor’s degree in computer science with at least 3 years of relevant experience, or at least 5 years of relevant hands on experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • 2+ years’ experience with cloud computing on Azure.
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and/or Azure certifications preferred.

    Language Ability:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


    Math Ability:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and other report writing and project planning software. Experience working in an ERP environment is desirable.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Color vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.


    Travel Demands:

    This position requires travel up to 15%.



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