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Java Principal Engineer with AWS - Houston in Houston, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Vaco has a contract to hire role in Houston, TX for a Java Principal Engineer with AWS experience. Our client is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Principal Engineer to join their Engineering team! The ideal candidate will be highly energetic and committed to an excellent product and culture and will be a strong communicator with solid analytical skills.

Your ability:

  • Accelerate adaption/implementation of AWS Services on our current AWS Infrastructure.
  • Accelerate re-engineering of applications to be deployed on AWS infrastructure.
  • Mentor & train teams to design and develop as per AWS implementation guidelines for client.
  • Maximize maintainability and efficiency of all current systems/software via code and performance monitoring and optimization, reporting, and integration management.
  • Design, build, configure & manage Amazon AWS based configuration and applications

Your impact:

  • Help create a world class suite of applications leveraging AWS Services with a consistent velocity of deliverables and delighting our customers with enhanced/new features & functions.
  • Introduce and assist with integration of new technology AWS Services

Your potential:

  • Ability to grow in technical leadership on AWS Services/Applications & infrastructure for client and beyond.
  • Ability to be the voice for AWS Services, technical expert driving dialogue and AWS Implementation standards for Fortive.
  • Work with global teams / stake holders and provide insight.
  • Train and mentor cross functional teams on infrastructure, services and applications


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • Strong experience in middleware layer application development and troubleshooting with understanding of application performance systems using Java, SQL and NoSQL Databases, Agile, Web Services.
  • Strong development experience using Java.
  • Must have enterprise experience provisioning resources in AWS.
  • Experience working with SQL databases required.
  • Familiarity with SOA, Enterprise Architect, Jenkins, Nagios desired
  • Familiarity with Linux and Windows systems on internal hosted and AWS environment desired
  • AWS Certified preferred but not required
***No 3rd party or c2c available for this role. Our client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas at this time. Local candidates preferred or those interested in relocating to Houston without relocation assistance***