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AWS & Cloud Engineer

Atlanta, GA, USA Req #62
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Paya provides simple, secure technology options enabling businesses to accept payments, get paid faster and increase efficiency.  Paya’s seamless, easy-to-use payments platform supports every stage of a business’ growth today, tomorrow and beyond.  With more than 100,000 clients and two decades’ delivering smart, easily integrated business solutions, Paya has a proud and proven track record.  We are all about growth and success for our partners and their customers.

Job Summary

As part of Paya’s modernization program, the cloud engineer will work closely with the architecture team and the customer to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions utilizing commercial infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) offerings.


  • Work closely with the architecture team and the customer to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions.

  • Develop solutions integrating AWS and Microsoft Azure commercial clouds (public and government community) with services hosted on-premise and in other clouds.

  • Define and implement secure networking solutions between on-premise data centers and commercial clouds.

  • Establish federated identity solutions between on-premise and commercial clouds.

  • Define and establish secure cloud configurations, including integration with on-premise SIEM.

  • Define and implement cloud-based solution architectures.

  • Install operating systems and application software in cloud computing environments.

  • Define, document, and implement procedures for backup of on-premise and cloud-based systems and data.

  • Monitor cloud-based systems and components for availability, performance, reliability, security, efficiency, and ability to meet non-functional requirements and service level agreements.

  • Support security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtaining approval to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures.

  • Develop and maintain software solutions/scripts to support automation of cloud configuration and administration.

Skillset (Required)

  • Hands on experience running a hybrid cloud infrastructure in AWS

  • 3+ years of Unix / Linux systems engineering in a production environment

  • 5+ years of Windows systems engineering in a production environment

  • Expertise with configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, or similar)

  • Working knowledge of Bash, Perl, Ruby and/or Python scripting

  • Experience with virtualization and containerization technologies

  • Understanding of web technologies and protocols

  • Networking knowledge pertaining to cloud, systems, and services

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Skillset (Soft Skills)

  • Can-do” attitude, willingness to get involved

  • Ability to lead a small team of engineers through daily support and critical projects

  • Ability to create accurate documentation for design and planning systems.

  • Knowledge of application transport and network infrastructure protocols.

  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and internet resources.

  • Ability to work with all levels of staff within and outside of IT and outside the organization.

  • A self-starter able to work independently but comfortable working in a team environment.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Dependable and flexible schedule when necessary.


Minimum Qualifications  

  • At least 2 years' experience developing, configuring, and managing secure networking solutions to support communications between internal and external systems.

  • At least 3 years' experience implementing cloud architectures on AWS.

  • At least 3 years' experience developing, configuring, and managing cloud-based systems supporting enterprise web-based applications.

  • At least 2 years of experience supporting security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtaining approval to operate (ATO) for cloud systems architectures.

  • AWS Console expertise

  • Agile development team experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline.

Paya is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Atlanta, GA, USA