Sr AWS Cloud Engineer (DTJ)

Req ID #:  217565


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.

Job Summary

This role will require a mix of subject matter expertise in cloud computing technologies along with legacy data center environments.  You will be challenged to find approaches that enable rapid adoption of new cloud services and drive transformation for our business and IT processes.

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


Role Accountabilities:
•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, secure, 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  
•Design, build and deploy IaaS and PaaS infrastructure solutions in AWS
•Lift and Shift application migrations to AWS using cloud migration technologies
•Participate in multiple highly complex projects/tasks simultaneously and prioritize as required
•Develop and document technical designs and requirements for integration and implementation of new and existing cloud applications and systems
•Document cloud infrastructure engineering procedures and collaborate on various information technology projects.
•Maintains and grows knowledge of platform configuration management and troubleshooting
•Embrace a team mentality by mentoring more junior engineers and cross-training with other engineers
•Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, engineering, or related discipline. 


•8 years experience in the IT field
•5 years hands on experience using AWS Cloud, including Transit Gateway and Hub/Spoke micro-segmented or zero trust designs
•Experience with designing cloud implementation architectures and solutions using DevOps mindset, automation, and PaaS & IaaS resources.
•Experience migrating Windows and Linux workloads to public cloud infrastructure
•In-depth knowledge of networking, firewalls, load balancers
•Experience using infrastructure as code and tooling (Terraform, Ansible, CI/CD)
•Experience with Cloud Security standards and frameworks including NIST, CIS , etc
•Experience working on or with teams using Agile methodologies such as Scrum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


•AWS certification a plus
•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 
•Experience with building and maintaining systems for regulated workloads

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 
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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit

Job Segment: Cloud, Pharmaceutical, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Engineer, Computer Science, Technology, Science, Engineering