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Cloud Solutions Engineer

Want to launch a couple hundred servers in 10 minutes?

RightBrain Networks--a cloud computing consulting and software engineering firm--is seeking a Cloud Solutions Engineer (CSE) based out of our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.  You'll gain real, hands-on experience working with some the most in-demand technologies: "Big Data", natural language processing, cloud computing, DevOps, and more. We are considering candidates that have backgrounds in both Linux and/or Windows administration.

Our technical team specializes in building, consulting on, and managing complex, highly-scalable Internet-based applications.  We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Managed Services Partner.  Our clients are located all over the globe and include everyone from Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. They all rely on us to keep their critical cloud infrastructure online 24x7.

In this role you would be working with a team of 3-5 people on cloud migration and ops automation projects.  This includes: setting up server orchestration tools (Salt Stack, Chef, etc) to automatically provision environments, creating load-balanced groups of virtual machines. There will be an intense amount of on-the-job learning and the opportunity to grow as a professional. This role reports directly to the Director of Cloud Architecture.

Why would you want to work here?

  • Strong engineering culture--management is all engineers, not MBAs.
  • Collaborative DevOps atmosphere
  • Back-to-back recipient of the bi-annual "Coolest Places to Work in Michigan" award (2014 & 2016)
  • #250 on the Inc. 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" list for 2016.
  • Flexible vacation time, excellent health insurance, 401k with employer match, and other great benefits.
  • Very unique working environment; you'll always be technically challenged and never bored.


  • A minimum of one year of hands-on, production experience with either AWS or Microsoft Azure, OR extensive infrastructure automation tools (Chef, Terraform, etc).
  • A strong desire to work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients on tough problems (this is a customer-facing, consulting role rather than toiling away in the bowels of a datacenter somewhere).
  • Exceptional communication skills: via email, in-person, and phone.
  • Solid grasp of how the Internet works at a technical level: DNS, routing, security, etc.
  • Must currently be local to SE Michigan and available for up to 10% out-of-state travel.
  • For Windows focused candidates:
    • Extensive experience supporting web-based applications built on IIS and SQL Server. 
    • Excellent understanding of modern Windows system administration principles including:
      • PowerShell scripting
      • Chef or similar Windows automation tools
      • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
      • Hyper-V
  • For Linux focused candidates:
    • Experience implementing and supporting Apache or Nginx, and relational databases systems (Postgres, MySQL)
    • Familiarity with RHEL-based distros and packages
    • The ability to get things done with Python


  • Software or web development experience
  • Experience supporting Team Foundation Server (TFS) and/or Visual Studio Online.
  • Any relevant certifications: AWS, CCNA, Network+, MCSA/MCSE, etc.

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits.

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