GEICO's DevOps Core Automation Team is looking for a highly motivated Cloud Principal Engineer to assist with public cloud automation to support initiatives around automated IT Service Provisioning, Deployments and Operations. As a Principal Engineer, you will bring a strong perspective that inspires change and who motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems, driving the engineering and operations for DevOps software development, automation, provisioning, performance management and tools across Geico. This role is accountable for establishing management level relationships and partnering with all business disciplines, other MI teams, outsourcing vendors, and external vendors to define and implement the DevOps Organization roadmap, building and enforcing the standards defined in it. The successful candidate will provide Architecture leadership as a Cloud Principal Engineer for all phases of the infrastructure lifecycle from ideation through execution, and ongoing management and support, with specific attention to identifying opportunities for proactive and reactive (self-healing) automation solutions across our organizations. (S)/He will develop and execute new initiatives to simplify, standardize, optimize, and automate designs, tooling, and operations to reduce implementation cycle times, eliminate service downtime, optimize performance, and ensure that all security and compliance requirements are fully governed. Well-qualified candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and demonstrate ability to coordinate efforts across functional areas. Responsibilities include: 10+ years of professional experience with software design and architecture using cloud platform 5+ years of IT infrastructure technical leadership experience (matrix and/or functional) with at least 3 years of experience in utilizing the AGILE framework with SCRUM methodology. Expert in managing code and dependencies, building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines in Azure DevOps/ GitHub along with other Configuration management best practices. Expert in designing and implementing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) solutions to manage Azure resources using Terraform Expert level proficiency in provisioning, managing, and maintaining Kubernetes clusters in Azure Kubernetes Service utilizing Docker containers, Helm. Overall IT knowledge with more in-depth knowledge of Networking, Security, and cloud technology (Azure specifically) such as topologies, protocols, components, and principles Ensure alignment with our Cloud DevOps model based on 100% automation and adoption of repeatable patterns that can be leveraged across the organization. Proven track record of driving transformation in cloud technologies, tools, and processes through a data-driven continuous improvement methodology Proven experience performing root cause analysis of security events and incidents Promote the use of Azure/Cloud standardization, shared infrastructure, and shared services to reduce costs and improve information flows. Ability to create Reference Architectures and standards for the Microsoft Technology stack in line with IT DevOps and Application need Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products and synthesizing into clear technology roadmaps and strategies Strong influencing skills and an ability to overcome barriers while driving change Full stack design and development experience within the Azure ecosystem including building platforms and frameworks to create consistent, verifiable, and automatic management of applications and infrastructure between non-production and production environments. Professional experience of software programming languages that implement automation. (e.g. Python, Powershell, C# ,Net) Demonstrable experience in developing applications in afore mentioned languages for Enterprise level applications with a strong understanding of SOLID principles and development best patterns and practices. Desired Qualifications: A self-starter demonstrating an ability to transition in technology, lead and guide architecture, and thoughtfully solve problems Working knowledge of networking concepts (DNS/DHCP/Firewalls/Sub-netting, etc.) Knowledge of networking components and concepts including subnets, DMZs, routers, switches, and firewalls Support internal and external audits related to SOX, ISO, PCI DSS, and state compliance Excellent ability to multi-task by balancing multiple projects at the same time. Benefits: At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO's competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our Total Rewards Program that includes: Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave 401(k) Plan Tuition Assistance including Direct Billing and Reimbursement payment plan options Paid Training, Licensures, and Certificates Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service. Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire coverage to take effect. The safety of our associates, both current and future, is GEICO's highest priority. At this time, most of our associates are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who are selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area. GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.