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Lead IT Engineer - Cloud

Company: Lucas James Talent Partners
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

OVERVIEW Live the experience. From professional empowerment to continual learning opportunities. From ongoing investment in new and emerging technologies to a career of self-determination. At Ulta Beauty, our tech team is critical to our scalability-and is recognized that way. We've been defined as a "mature start-up." A place where interdepartmental exposure, open doors, and genuine collaboration is ubiquitous. Where challenges come fast and furious, requiring agility, mental dexterity, and creativity. Where our passion for better solutions drives us and is core to who we are.
We're engineering for the future of retail, and it's no-holds-barred. But for those motivated by continual change and ambiguity, by superior leadership, by whip smart colleagues who will press you daily for your very best, you'll find that virtually nothing's impossible at Ulta Beauty.
THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE: The Lead IT Engineer - Cloud is responsible for leading the creation of a technology implementation framework and providing technical leadership in support of ULTA's initiatives in cloud computing, with a focus on the incident resolution, change management of services that run on cloud platforms.
Lead Engineer will work closely with product management, software developers and system/database engineers to understand requirements and participate in cloud build and provisioning discussions.
YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH ALL OF THIS BY:

  • Accountability/Relationship Management: Demonstrated ability to be a strategic thought partner with Cloud and Business owner teams to enable data driven decision making. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working on stakeholder engagement strategies and plans. Ability to "take charge" and be accountable for networking evolution across all phases from requirements, design, develop, QA, and support.
  • Innovation/Strategic Thinking: Ability to articulate a holistic vision and strategy for Cloud across the enterprise at Ulta and seeks opportunities, new methods, trends, capabilities and products for the advancement of cloud and identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies. Ability to objectively evaluate and challenge the status quo and leverage the right methodologies to accelerate progress. Develops enterprise-wide integration and processes that ensure that the strategic application of change is embedded in the management of the organization, ensuring the buy-in of all stakeholders.
  • Quality and Performance Management: Ensures that there is high quality cloud technology and the tools and technologies provided meet the organization's needs and objectives and reviews it as necessary so that our associate experience is positive. Leverages the right level of technology, QA, automation, procedures and resources to support this quality. Builds and establishes measurements around operational methods, procedures, and tools, and validates that they are reviewed and maintained. Manages service delivery to ensure that agreed targets are met for the cloud platforms, tools, and integrations.
  • Technology and Organizational Development: Leads cloud engineering team through the resource planning, recruitment, selection, assessment, on-boarding and transitioning of resources to ensure that the organization has appropriately skilled resources to meet organizational objectives and commitments. Provides coaching and support and delegates responsibilities where possible, in order to achieve corporate objectives. Ensures performance objectives, and monitors progress against agreed quality and performance criteria and goals. Competency and experience in using various project management techniques to provide clarity of roles and expectations to cross-functional team members across IT organization and holds others accountable when appropriate. Has a holistic understanding of cloud technologies to ensure timely and high-quality deliverables from the team.
    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Drive culture and provide leadership for the cloud engineering team to achieve superior business results.
    • Execute strategy roadmaps outlining the technologies and investments in infrastructure to ensure systems are meeting established service level agreements while staying consistent with industry best practices.
    • Manage and create project plans for near-term projects.
    • Perform capacity planning to ensure operational stability and availability of the team's operating system offering.
    • Assist in response to external audits, penetration tests, vulnerability assessments and forensic investigations.
    • Contribute to release management, disaster recovery, change control, incident and problem management for the enterprise technical support functions.
    • Manage, support, and optimize all information technology cloud infrastructure including but not limited to: GCP, MS Azure, Kubernetes, Terraform Cloud
      THE ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESS:
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or applicable work experience.
      • 5+ years' progressive experience with virtual machines, linux, storage, compute, virtualization technologies, automation, network management, middleware, database
      • 2+ years of cloud infrastructure experience
      • Hands on troubleshooting, forensic investigation, and proficient with packet analysis and performance monitoring tools.
      • Proven experience and ability to manage problem resolutions of complex or intermittent issues in a multi-vendor, integrated enterprise environment.
      • Be the ambassador for the cloud team using strong verbal and written communication skills.
      • Able to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization.
      • Experience planning and executing large scale production projects with minimal downtime and limited impact on systems and applications.
      • Able to prioritize and execute tasks, while demonstrating poise in a high-pressure environment.
      • Extremely self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
      • Off-Hours support including 24x7 on-call required.
      • Minimal travel required (training/conferences)---
        ABOUT At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty's own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring-hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.
        We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

Keywords: Lucas James Talent Partners, Bolingbrook , Lead IT Engineer - Cloud, Engineering , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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