Senior Cloud Platform Eng

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Edmonton, Red Deer, or Calgary, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Cloud Platform Engineer (two positions) & Intermediate Cloud Platform Engineer (one position) 

Job Requisition ID: 17756

Ministry: Service Alberta

Location: Edmonton, Red Deer, or Calgary (Remote)

Full or Part-Time: Full-time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found.

Classification: Senior Systems Analyst 3 (Senior Cloud Platform Engineer)
Systems Analyst 2 (Intermediate Cloud Platform Engineer)

About Us

The Government of Alberta (GoA) is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

Every Service Albertan strives to enable the success of our Ministry partners and Albertans through providing exceptional client focused services that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We are looking for collaborative, agile, solutions focused individuals with strong communication skills and a strong service orientation. If that describes you, please read on!

To learn more about us, please visit: http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca

GoA uses a one-government approach to IMT governance, decision-making and service delivery across the organization and balanced with individual client needs. This broader lens facilitates enhanced data sharing, collaboration, reduction in data duplication, and innovative ideas to ensure effective IMT solutions to provide better services to Albertans.



The Cloud Platform Operations team is a new team that plays a big role in shaping the organization’s journey into Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google cloud. They apply their subject matter expertise to design, configure, and implement services and platforms within each landing zone. 


As the Senior/Intermediate Cloud Platform Engineer you will be:

  • Designing, implementing, and supporting various Platforms as a Service (PAAS) environments in the cloud and on premise platforms as part of our hybrid cloud strategy. 
  • Responsible for operational support for various application containerization platforms like Kubernetes or OpenShift, ensuring the uptime of the platforms, appropriate configuration, and continue to meet stakeholder requirements. This includes but is not limited to configuration, patches, fixes, and software updates.
  • Ensuring all changes adhere to GOA change management policies and frameworks by completing necessary forms and documentation and presents changes at change boards for review.
  • Monitoring all platform environments for break-fix, performance management, technology roadmaps, capacity management, and incident and problem management.
  • Developing and implementing tactical plans to ensure service uptime, and accommodates technology advancements.
  • Participate in the planning discussions with the DevOps team and developers. 
  • Maintaining currency of technology for application platforms, including the creation and maintenance of technology and service roadmaps.
  • Managing vendors for adherence to service agreements, operational support and escalations, and problem management.
  • Researching new technologies and services, identifying the value they will provide, and presenting your proposals to your supervisor and at the Architectural Review Board. 
  • Engage with senior leadership, service owners, product owners, developers, vendors, and enterprise architects. 


The ability to develop professional relationships, perform complex problem solving, and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) are required skillsets for this role. You are agile and knowledgeable in technical topics and basic concepts of project management (Agile or Waterfall) and service design.


Please identify what position you are applying to in your cover letter.

Operational experience supporting Kubernetes and Linux environments is required.

The following will be considered assets:

  • Experience supporting an enterprise environment
  • OpenShift 4.x experience (operational and developer)
  • Azure experience with Azure Redhat Openshift (ARO), networking, gateways, databases, storage
  • Red Hat Linux experience
  • AWX / Terraform / Infrastructure as Code experience

Intermediate Cloud Platform Engineer

University graduation in computer science or a related technical field plus two years related experience is required. Equivalencies are described below.

Equivalency: A related two-year diploma in computer technology or a related discipline from a recognized postsecondary institution and four years related experience; or a related one-year certificate from a recognized postsecondary institution and five years related experience.

Senior Cloud Platform Engineer

University graduation in computer science or a related technical field plus four years related experience is required. Equivalencies are described below.

Equivalency: A related two-year diploma in computer technology or a related discipline from a recognized postsecondary institution and six years related experience; or a related one-year certificate from a recognized postsecondary institution and seven years related experience. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

Systems Thinking: you will consider the whole system when developing, evaluating and implementing process and technology change.

Creative Problem Solving: you will assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Agility: you will need to provide results in a complex, diverse and changing environment. 


Intermediate Cloud Platform Engineer
$2,645 - $3,632 bi-weekly ($69,050 - $ 94,808 / yearly)

Senior Cloud Platform Engineer
$3,022 - $4,003 bi-weekly ($78,890 - $104,492 / yearly)


The successful candidates will be working remotely as part of a divisional pilot program.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

Testing will be administered as part of our assessment.

After hours on-call rotation will be required.

There are two Senior Cloud Platform Engineer positions available.

There is one Intermediate Cloud Platform Engineer position available.

What we offer:

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply Now” button. 

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account. 

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx 

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. 

Resources for applicants: 

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


Closing Statement

The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.

Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination; 
  • If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
  • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Liliane Karara at Liliane.Karara@gov.ab.ca.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.