Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

  • Cascade Energy
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Apr 30, 2018
Full time Technology

Job Description


Cascade Energy, founded in 1993, specializes in industrial energy efficiency. Our work reaches throughout the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with clients ranging in size from small up to Fortune 500 companies. We are proud of our reputation for stellar, high quality work. We foster and value a culture of equals, initiative, and ownership. Contribution in all areas is encouraged. Cascade has offices in Portland, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; Issaquah, Washington; Walla Walla, Washington; Pleasant Grove, Utah; Meridian, Idaho; Crystal Lake, Illinois; San Ramon, California; and San Diego, California.

At the core of our work is SENSEI®, a web-based, custom-built Energy Management Information/Collaboration System (EMIS/EMCS) that helps our employees, clients, and partners visualize and act on live and historical energy data collected, in part, by sensors installed at thousands of sites in the US and Canada.

At Cascade Energy, we believe in better. We come to work every day with a drive for continuous improvement and we dedicate ourselves to making industrial energy efficiency happen in smart, measurable, and sustained ways. We are always thinking about new ways to make things happen and achieve results. We offer energy efficiency program design and implementation, energy efficiency engineering, energy management services and software, and hands-on training and coaching.


Our teams are a reflection of our core company values, which are: do the right thing; put others first; seek shared success; learn constantly; and be industrious. Our customers are vitally important to us, and we pride ourselves on stellar customer service.

At Cascade we enjoy a healthy work-life balance with a team that supports each other and puts people first. You can consider yourself a great fit for our team if you love to learn new things, are open-minded and humble, and are excited to work with a group of high performing peers on an on-going project to help make energy efficiency happen.  


We’re seeking an experienced Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to join the SENSEI Development Team. We are seeking candidates with a strong background and interest in infrastructure management, ready to take a senior role. We are a small, collaborative software team seeking to improve our automation and monitoring tools with the addition of this new role. We are constant learners, leveraging modern toolsets like Node.js®, Elasticsearch, Docker, and Amazon Web Services for development and deployment.

This full-time, exempt position is located in our Portland, Oregon office and reports to the Principal Software Engineer. Travel is not anticipated for this role.


This person will be working with the AWS platform to:

  • Design, document, implement and improve system deployments
  • Automate deployment pipelines and manage distributed systems
  • Develop and implement strategies around application security
  • System monitoring and recovery, root cause analysis, and related documentation


We’d like to talk with candidates with solid AWS background, and who have previous work-related experience in these areas:

  • Building, testing, and deployment automation for a micro-services based SaaS architecture
  • Cloud-based network management
  • System monitoring and recovery
  • Exposure to or experience working in an environment with an auditing and compliance framework
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Our total rewards include competitive pay and excellent benefits. These include health (90% paid for team member, 80% paid for dependents), vision, FSA or HSA options with an employer contribution, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with both a guaranteed 3% contribution and a profit sharing contribution, annual cash performance bonus, (8) paid holidays per year, paid vacation time, and paid sick time.

Our team enjoys a flexible work schedule in a professional yet casual environment in the historic Eastside Exchange building, surrounded by windows with great views. We are close to transit and provide a free, annual Tri-Met Pass, free parking in our lot, indoor bike storage, plus locker rooms with showers. We walk the talk about our commitment to learning constantly, with a commitment to the ongoing development of every team member, and a tuition reimbursement program.


To apply, please submit an application via the Careers Page of our website. Applications cannot be considered unless a resume and cover letter (pdf’s please!) describing what about our team or the position resonates with you, and how your experience could make you a great fit for the role, are included. Professional references will be requested from finalists.

Please, no phone calls.

Please, no outside recruiters or agencies.

Cascade Energy is not able to provide sponsorship for work authorization in the U.S.

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