Cloud Engineer


New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Category:  Information Technology

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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As a Cloud Engineer you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure our cloud environment meets the needs of our business, including security, performance, administration, management, monitoring, and cost optimization.

Core Responsibilities

Cloud Infrastructure Design: Collaborate with architecture teams to design scalable and resilient cloud infrastructure solutions

Deployment and Automation: Implement cloud resources and services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform for cloud automated provisioning and management

Security: Ensure the security and compliance of cloud environments by implementing best practices and industry standards. Manage access control and encryption

Performance Optimization: Monitor and optimize cloud resources for performance and cost-effectiveness, including auto-scaling and resource utilization

Troubleshooting: Respond to and resolve cloud-related incidents, troubleshoot issues, and perform root cause analysis. Provide after-hours incident support as needed

Backup and Disaster Recovery: Implement and maintain backup and disaster recovery strategies to ensure data integrity and business continuity

Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of cloud infrastructure configurations, processes, and procedures

Collaboration: Work closely with DevOps, Development, and IT teams to support application deployment, integration, and continuous delivery processes

Skills Qualifications


  • Proven experience as a Cloud Engineer or similar role
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Azure and Azure networking
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation using languages like Python, Bash, or PowerShell
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools, Kubernetes is a plus
  • Security, identity, and access management: IAM, RBAC in the cloud
  • Storage and archiving in the cloud
  • Azure disaster recovery and continuity
  • Basic monitoring techniques in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Provides after-hours incident support



  • BS or BA in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field (or related equivalent experience)
  • 7-10 years of IT experience including proven experience as a Cloud Engineer or similar role, administration and support in an enterprise environment or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Certification in cloud technologies, Azure is preferred


The wage range for this role takes into account a broad array of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.  The range below applies as long as the work is performed in Connecticut; the Knights of Columbus reserves the right to adjust the wage range if the position is performed in another location.  At the Knights of Columbus, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $104,500-$172,400.

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford