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Senior Cloud Engineer - Digital Factory


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  10544

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.

But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.

Testing Required: Not Applicable

Hybrid Role: Must be able to come on-site periodically and reside a commutable distance from the assigned work location.

Emergency Response: Yes – Must be available to perform a primary assignment in support of DTE’s emergency response to storms or other events that impact service to our customers.

Job Summary

Leads the company’s digital factory by setting the cloud strategy for automation and deployment of cloud infrastructure and services. Oversees application development and hosting, including processes involving architecting, engineering, deploying, and operationally managing the underlying logical and physical cloud computing infrastructure. Works with multiple product and platform teams to support complex digital initiatives across the business. Provides guidance to less experienced team members. Span of control 0; individual contributor.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads development of standards and/or cloud vendor product selections for each infrastructure tower in coordination with traditional engineering and network teams
  • Develops and implements cloud automation strategies for automating and deploying cloud infrastructure
  • Oversees and manages development and operations (DevOps) automation, including set-up and configuration of continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes for digital factory products
  • Configures and provisions next generation information technology (NGI) and physical stacks in private cloud environment, including rack-level design and other support activities
  • Improves cloud product reliability, availability, maintainability, and cost/benefit impacts, including developing fault-tolerant tools to ensure robustness of the cloud infrastructure
  • Oversees capacity across public and private cloud resource pools, including automating scale down/up of environments
  • Provides guidance to less experienced cloud developers in optimizing and automating cloud engineering activities (e.g., real time migration, provisioning, and deployment)

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • This is a multi-track base requirement job; education and experience requirements can be satisfied through one of the following three options:
    • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience in technology field, inclusive of 4 years with strategy development, architecture, design, and implementation of cloud initiatives leveraging agile and development and operations (DevOps) methodologies; OR
    • Associate degree and 8 years of experience in technology field, inclusive of 4 years with strategy development, architecture, design, and implementation of cloud initiatives leveraging agile and development and operations (DevOps) methodologies; OR
    • High school diploma or GED and 10 years of experience in technology field, inclusive of 4 years with strategy development, architecture, design, and implementation of cloud initiatives leveraging agile and development and operations (DevOps) methodologies

Other Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or engineering
  • Experience developing cloud strategies for automating and deploying cloud infrastructure
  • Experience leading the configuration, deployment, and operation of public cloud services, inclusive of experience with public cloud providers and related private/public zones, etc.


Other Requirements: 

  • Deep understanding of software development lifecycles and cloud economics, including knowledge of consumption-driven total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Ability to create and set up automated deployments (e.g., blue/green or red/black) to meet application operational requirements
  • Advanced knowledge in infrastructure as code (e.g., DevOps, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of security implications related to public and private cloud infrastructure design
  • Advanced knowledge of network architectures suitable for different cloud topologies with familiarity with user expectations / operational level agreements (OLA) for cloud services
  • Advanced knowledge of standard networking protocols and components (e.g., load balancing, etc.)

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit