Cloud Engineer

Date: Dec 5, 2023

Location: Hybrid, PR

Company: Popular

At Popular, we offer a wide variety of services and financial solutions to serve our communities in Puerto Rico, United States & Virgin Islands. As employees, we are dedicated to making our customers dreams come true by offering financial solutions in each stage of their life. Our extensive trajectory demonstrates the resiliency and determination of our employees to innovate, reach for the right solutions and strongly support the communities we serve; therefore, we value their diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds.


Are you ready for a rewarding career?

Over 8,000 people in Puerto Rico, United States and Virgin Islands work at Popular.

Come and join our community!


General Description

At Popular, cloud computing continues to allow us to modernize and consolidate IT infrastructure, automate workloads, and pursue next-generation innovation. To continue this transformation, we seek an experienced Cloud engineer (Sr. Systems Engineer) with expertise in the strategy, design, development, and implementation of large-scale projects in the cloud. The ideal candidate is experienced in cloud-based tech, with a firm grasp of emerging technologies, platforms, and applications and the ability to customize them to help our business become more secure and efficient.


In this position, you will:

  • Work with our engineering team to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the company
  • Define and document best practices and strategies regarding application deployment and infrastructure maintenance
  • Provide guidance, thought leadership, and mentorship to development teams to build cloud competencies
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design
  • Manage cloud environments following company security guidelines
  • Assists with the implementation of Cloud Architecture solutions based on defined standards for Cloud COE - from an Application and Infrastructure perspective
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle, including planning, requirements, development, testing, and quality assurance
  • Troubleshoot incidents, identify root causes, fix and document problems, and implement preventive measures
  • Assist with the design of reference Architecture for the implementation of codified stacks that meet the needs of the applications
  • Repositories & registries for build/deployment artifacts
  • Assists with the analysis of the application portfolios and migration feasibility
  • Educate teams on the implementation of new cloud-based initiatives, providing associated training as required
  • Employ exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they affect business productivity


To be considered, you will need:

  • 5+ years of experience architecting, designing, developing, and implementing cloud solutions
  • Familiarity with AWS Well-Architected Framework and Cloud migration industry standards and best practices
  • 10+ years of relevant IT experience
  • 5+ years of experience as an enterprise systems administrator in a client or server environment, including deployment automation tools, such as Ansible, Cloudformation
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux-based systems, including Hardware, software, networking, and storage
  • Understanding of DevOps methodologies
  • Experience in several of the following areas: database architecture, ETL, business intelligence, big data, machine learning, advanced analytics
  • Proven ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of business analysts, developers, data scientists, and subject matter experts



The position can be based in Chicago, Miami, or Puerto Rico. 



Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science, engineering, or related fields. 


Preferred Certifications

Certifications in Amazon Web Services, including Solutions Architect, Developer, Google Cloud, or Azure are highly desirable.



  • Accountability  
  • Analytical Discipline      
  • Collaboration & Teamwork         
  • Change Agent
  • Customer Centric           
  • Self-Development          
  • Business Excellence
  • Character



Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the job posting, if necessary.


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As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to always offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.


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