Toys'R'Us, Inc. Principal Engineer - Cloud Platform & Infrastructure in Wayne, New Jersey

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

Job Description

The Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Engineering team is responsible for building private Cloud Platform and to automate infrastructure deployment/provisioning tools that developers & infrastructure teams will use to deploy and run code. Our goal is to make it easy for developers & infrastructure teams to provision environments, deploy systems, monitor, auto scale their applications. We are looking for a talented and versatile lead to join our team!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build and lead the creation and automation of operational processes and procedures, and continuous process improvement

  • Ensures cloud infrastructure is properly patched, monitored, and maintained.

  • Work closely with the Infrastructure and Application leaders to improve both the ease of doing business, as well as reliability for the Infrastructure organization's internal clients.

  • Establishes credibility throughout the organization by being a proactive senior manager who understands the needs of each business and ensuring that all project and operational activities are directed towards meeting their goals and service levels.

  • Work closely with the Infrastructure engineering team and architecture team to help shape a clear technology lifecycle strategy for all infrastructure platforms.

  • Provide leadership in planning for the future infrastructure, proposing new directions and technologies. Participates in the setting of technical standards and drive migration efforts to the future technology infrastructure.

  • Actively participates in disaster recovery efforts, ensuring redundancy of all infrastructure platforms to mitigate major business losses in the event of disaster outages.

  • Manages expense budget for these functions ensuring fiscal responsibility and sound expense controls. Provides input to both short and long-term financial planning, and oversees all expense optimization activities to deliver the greatest savings for the corporation.

  • Provides staff development and develops a strong succession plan to ensure adequate resource levels and skills for the organization for both the short and long term.

  • Ensure that all technologies follow operational standards and proper training of multiple individuals takes place prior to production rollout and support.

  • Recruits, motivates, and develops a talented staff, and establishes a clear definition of functional excellence in cloud services.

  • Builds and leads a flexible, responsive, organization that has a high sense of urgency, and is very customer and value oriented.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field; or equivalent work experience

  • AWS or similar cloud certifications preferred but not required

  • 5+ years of professional hands on experience in building and maintaining with AWS, Azure and/or similar cloud platforms in large enterprise infrastructure

  • Expert level knowledge of automation, configuration management and CI\CD tools including Ansible, Chef, Salt Stack, Puppet, Docker, Bit bucket,

  • Strong hands on technical experience in compute, network and storage services running on major OS (Windows, Linux/Unix)

  • Working knowledge of system deployment and configuration management tools (i.e. Squid, Puppet, Packer, Chef, Salt, etc.)

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Ruby, Python

  • Strong understanding of architecture patterns and operational characteristics of highly available and scalable applications on cloud platforms

  • Experience architecting and implementing CDN solutions

  • Understanding of API Security and Management and services

  • Understanding of DevOps concepts and Agile methodologies

  • Assertive, energetic, and results-driven leader who has the ability to succeed in a results-focused organization

  • Strong management and leadership skills.

  • Deep understanding of what it is to be an internal service provider, one who listens attentively, and builds bridges rather than walls

  • Strong understanding of security and risk, especially as it relates to patch and configuration management, logging, alerting, monitoring and auditing including PCI standards

  • Proven track record with operational and availability monitoring and alerting using the ELK stack and APM monitoring tools, and integration of incident management and response tools such as Jira

  • Ability to work under pressure, balancing multiple tasks and priorities while maintaining the composure and resilience to relieve stress across the work group rather than adding to it

  • A proven track record of leading complex organizations to achieve success and overcome the resistance often encountered when delivering cultural and operational change

  • Enterprise e-commerce and retail domain knowledge preferred

Toys"R"Us is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are to be made without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, physical/mental disability, military status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Toys“R”Us recognizes that its team members are its greatest asset and is committed to developing high-performing, highly engaged and diverse talent. The company offers various employment opportunities, ranging from internships to top management positions at the company’s Global Resource Center in Wayne, New Jersey. In addition, job seekers can explore positions at Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores and distribution centers coast-to-coast.