View Our Website View All Jobs

Cloud Solutions Engineer

Want to launch a couple hundred servers in 10 minutes?

RightBrain Networks--a cloud computing consulting and software engineering firm--is seeking a Cloud Solutions Engineer (CSE) based out of our Ann Arbor, Michigan office.  You'll gain real, hands-on experience working with some the most in-demand technologies: "Big Data", natural language processing, cloud computing, DevOps, and more. We are considering candidates that have backgrounds in both Linux and/or Windows administration.

Our technical team specializes in building, consulting on, and managing complex, highly-scalable Internet-based applications.  We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Managed Services Partner.  Our clients are located all over the globe and include everyone from Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. They all rely on us to keep their critical cloud infrastructure online 24x7.

In this role you would be working with a team of 3-5 people on cloud migration and ops automation projects.  This includes: setting up server orchestration tools (Salt Stack, Chef, etc) to automatically provision environments, creating load-balanced groups of virtual machines. There will be an intense amount of on-the-job learning and the opportunity to grow as a professional. This role reports directly to the Director of Cloud Architecture.

Why would you want to work here?

  • Strong engineering culture--management is all engineers, not MBAs.
  • Collaborative DevOps atmosphere
  • Back-to-back recipient of the bi-annual "Coolest Places to Work in Michigan" award (2014 & 2016)
  • #250 on the Inc. 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" list for 2016.
  • Flexible vacation time, excellent health insurance, 401k with employer match, and other great benefits.
  • Very unique working environment; you'll always be technically challenged and never bored.


  • A minimum of one year of hands-on, production experience with either AWS or Microsoft Azure, OR extensive infrastructure automation tools (Chef, Terraform, etc).
  • A strong desire to work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients on tough problems (this is a customer-facing, consulting role rather than toiling away in the bowels of a datacenter somewhere).
  • Exceptional communication skills: via email, in-person, and phone.
  • Solid grasp of how the Internet works at a technical level: DNS, routing, security, etc.
  • Must currently be local to SE Michigan and available for up to 10% out-of-state travel.
  • For Windows focused candidates:
    • Extensive experience supporting web-based applications built on IIS and SQL Server. 
    • Excellent understanding of modern Windows system administration principles including:
      • PowerShell scripting
      • Chef or similar Windows automation tools
      • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
      • Hyper-V
  • For Linux focused candidates:
    • Experience implementing and supporting Apache or Nginx, and relational databases systems (Postgres, MySQL)
    • Familiarity with RHEL-based distros and packages
    • The ability to get things done with Python


  • Software or web development experience
  • Experience supporting Team Foundation Server (TFS) and/or Visual Studio Online.
  • Any relevant certifications: AWS, CCNA, Network+, MCSA/MCSE, etc.

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits.

Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file