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UMB Bank Cloud & Automation Engineer - Open to Remote in Topeka, Kansas

Be part of something more.

A majority of our time is spent “at work.” We believe that time most meaningful when it’s spent around people who care about you and who challenge you. We hire people who know how to make good decisions, because we won’t be constantly looking over your shoulder—you’ll be empowered to do what’s right for our customers. Most importantly, we’re a partner. We partner with our associates to help them thrive personally and professionally. We partner with our communities and the organizations that support them. And, we partner with our customers to create an experience they won’t find elsewhere.

Are you ready to be part of something more?

You’re more than a means to an end—a way to help us meet the bottom line. UMB isn’t comprised of workers, but of people who care about their work, one another and their community. Expect more than the status quo. At UMB, you can expect more heart . You’ll be valued for exactly who you are and encouraged to support causes you care about. Expect more trust . We want you to do the right thing, no matter what. And, expect more opportunity . UMBers are known for having multiple careers here and having their voices heard.

The Cloud Acceleration Team (CAT) was recently formed to enabled stream-aligned product teams to deliver product features to the business at a higher speed with reduced coordination. The team empowers a cloud-native platform comprising a foundation of self-service APIs, tools, services, knowledge, support, organization structure, and operating model arranged as a compelling product. This will provide operational support for the platform initially to enable accelerated feature delivery.

As a Cloud & Automation Engineer, you will be defining and executing the public cloud-centric core infrastructure services and common design patterns for computing, storage, networking, and security domains. You will also be developing and maintaining automation frameworks for platform provisioning consumed by application product teams while advising them on incorporating cloud infrastructure capabilities with a DevOps mindset. You will be actively collaborating with site reliability engineers to develop patterns, templates, and standards for pipeline automation. You will be identifying emerging cloud infrastructure services to meet business resiliency requirements. As a pragmatic, results-driven engineer, you will be articulating complex IT concepts to all audiences, from technical contributors inside and outside the company.

The CAT team is a close-knit group of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.  We share a strong commitment of providing solid, robust and dynamic cloud and automation environments and we believe in fully supporting each other to achieve this goal.  Trust and open communication are the cornerstones of how we roll, and we have plenty of fun while doing it!  Self-education, peer consultation, mentor guidance, and formal training/seminars are some of the methods that we share information and knowledge.

How you’ll spend your time:

  • Building services to effectively provision, install/configure public cloud infrastructure, including but not limited to AWS Regions, Availability Zones, Transit gateways, VPC peering, EC2 compute instances, containers (EKS/ECS), and Amazon S3/EBS/Glacier storage patterns.

  • Deploying and managing security controls leveraging solutions (i.e.AWS multi-accounts structure, Organizational Units, Service Control Policies (SCP), IAM policies, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS Control Tower Guardrails) and best practices.

  • Partnering with application teams to design and to implement infrastructure-as-code stacks meeting needs of the applications leveraging technologies (i.e. Terraform, CloudFormation, CDK constructs, Ansible).

  • Actively developing and supporting self-service catalogs for infrastructure provisioning and making them available to application teams.

  • Advise on all aspects of cloud infrastructure offerings and solution design.

  • Ensuring infrastructure provisioning automation satisfies IT general controls and solutions are deployed in a safe, secure, resilient, and compliant manner to adhere to regulatory requirements.

  • Providing hands-on technical coaching to accelerate cloud infrastructure learnings across the organization.

  • Providing thought leadership on creating solutions built with SAAS, PaaS, and IaaS components.

  • Providing accurate and current information on all AWS services and serve as a consultant to the CAT technical team to solve business use cases including estimates of costs for these cloud offerings.

We’re excited to talk with you if:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in DevOps or automation.

  • You have at least 4 years of experience with Infrastructure and Platform engineering for high availability and scalable architectures in the cloud.

  • You have at least 2 years of experience with architecture and deployment of Cloud Services.

  • You have at least 2 years of experience with Metrics, Events, Logging, and Tracing solutions (i.e. Splunk, CloudTrail, CloudWatch).

  • You are a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional, AWS Systems Administrator Associate or AWS DevOps Engineer Professional. Although this is not required, it is highly preferred.

Open to qualified remote candidates.

The pay range for a candidate selected for this position who is based in Colorado is typically $83,400 to $154,800 annually.  The selected candidate’s actual pay will be based on various factors, including but not limited to work location, qualifications, and experience, so the actual starting pay for the selected candidate may be above or below this range.  The successful candidate will also be eligible to participate in one or more incentive plans based on company and individual performance. 

UMB offers competitive and varied benefits to its associates including Paid Time Off; a 401(k) matching program; annual incentive pay; paid holidays; a comprehensive company sponsored benefit plan including medical, dental, vision, and other insurance coverage; health savings, flexible spending, and dependent care accounts; adoption assistance; an Employee Assistance Program; fitness reimbursement; tuition reimbursement; an associate wellbeing program; an associate emergency fund; and various associate banking benefits.


UMB and its affiliates are committed to inclusion and diversity and provide employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to talentacquisition@umb.com or call 816-860-7972 to let us know the nature of your request.