Cloud Engineer

Req ID #:  139724

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

The CRL IT organization is looking for a technical thought leader to provide engineering expertise within the Global Infrastructure Services team. As an individual contributor and part of a cross functional team of engineers, the Cloud Engineer will be an integral component to delivering effective end to end cloud infrastructure technology solutions.  You will find and implement creative solutions using any combination of AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.


This role will require a mix of subject matter expertise in cloud computing technologies along with a broad understanding of current relevant technologies, including Azure/AWS administration, VMware, server, networking and monitoring. The cloud engineer will be responsible for infrastructure as code deployment tooling and supporting services on multiple cloud providers. 


Through excellence in delivery, he/she will help to achieve and maintain a high level of employee engagement, customer satisfaction and team productivity. 


•    Accountable for supporting the digital transformation initiative and cloud strategy by designing and implementing cloud migrations and services as part of a dedicated team of engineers.
•    Accountable for contributing to a high performing team that delivers consumable, standardized hybrid cloud infrastructure services and solutions (resilient, high quality, highly automated and up to date)
•    Accountable for collaborating and consulting with other IT practices to support technical solution development and deployment
•    Accountable for working with external strategic partners to develop and deliver technical solutions 


•    Application migration to multi-cloud environment using cloud migration technologies
•    Designing, building and deploying complex IaaS and PaaS infrastructure solutions
•    Participate in multiple highly complex projects/tasks simultaneously and prioritize as required
•    Executes on plan, standardizing and automating processes for the organization
•    Actively participates in deploying application artifacts to appropriate target environments using the supported technologies and infrastructure
•    Document IT hybrid cloud infrastructure engineering procedures and collaborate on various information technology projects.
•    Assist with cost/benefit modeling and creating compelling business cases/total cost of ownership studies for migration.
•    Maintains and grows knowledge of platform configuration management and troubleshooting
•    Responsible for delivering technical documentation (engineering)
•    Embrace a team mentality, by mentoring more junior engineers and cross-training with other engineers
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications


•    2+ years related IT experience 
•    Working knowledge and understanding of current Cloud Computing technologies such as Azure and AWS and cluster management tools like Kubernetes
•    Experience working in and managing Microsoft Azure. Experience with AWS is a plus.
•    Experience with containers such as Docker, OpenShift
•    Experience coding using infrastructure as code and configuration management tools such as Azure DevOps Pipelines, Terraform, and Terraspace
•    Experience with designing cloud implementation architectures and solutions using DevOps mindset, Automation, and PaaS & IaaS resources.
•    Experience working on or with teams using Agile methodologies such as Scrum.    


•    Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.    


•    Deep storage concepts on Cloud Backups and Archiving solutions
•    Self-motivated with the ability to develop and communicate strategies regarding the strategy and technical barriers to cloud adoption. A passion for educating, training, and designing cloud solutions for enterprise customers is an absolute requirement for this position
•    Design/implementation/consulting experience of distributed applications.
•    Breath of expertise in Cloud Computing platforms (AWS and/or Azure), technologies and architectural best practices.
•    Experience in architecting complex use cases leveraging a multi-cloud environment 
•    Designing, building, and operating global IT infrastructures.
•    A proven track record of managing and delivering large-scale enterprise IT projects.
•    Be able to develop proof-of-concepts for Content production pipelines
•    Effective communication skills for large, multi-national audiences. 
•    Effective cross-functional leadership and collaboration skills.   
•    Utility player – broad understanding of tools and technologies
•    Flexibility and willingness to learn new toolsets and solutions
•    Ability and willingness to cross train, document and operationalize new technologies 
•    In depth knowledge of hybrid cloud infrastructure design and implementation 
•    Business acumen –understanding of customer value 
•    Operational Performance – Understanding of and/or experience with Theory of Constraints (TOC).



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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