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LINUX CLOUD ENGINEER

Springfield, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a Sr. Linux Cloud Engineer for a newly awarded Federal Program in Springfield, VA.  This role requires a current TS/SCI, CI Polygraph is preferred but will sponsor for Polygraph.

JOB DESCRIPTION
This position supports the program's Open Data Store (ODS) team to provide quality cost effective solutions to the client. As part of the ODS Team, various expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment both on premise as well as in the cloud.
The Engineer will actively participate with Scrum development teams and meetings. Additionally, the Engineer will be responsible for working with highly functional development teams to help developing and automating service deployments, optimizing deployments and performance, integration with enterprise authentication services, and establishing/improving system monitoring while maintaining established security protocols within development, test, and production systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team to define task breakdowns and effort estimates; as well as preparing design and test documents.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Architect, build and maintain on premise and/or cloud infrastructure to support team and customer initiatives
•Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services, optimize for cost efficiencies/authentication/search, etc)
•Administer production, staging and development environments
•Manage and aggregate server logs and monitor for security and system related incidents
•Monitor and analyze system performance, such as server load and resource usage
•Maintain and improve existing build and deployment processes using CI/CD tools
•Apply configuration management disciplines to maintain software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
•Enforce best practices for security and reliability, and drive security initiatives, like access control and vulnerability testing
•Work with A&A Teams to maintain security requirements for operation of systems
•Perform routine equipment checks and preventative maintenance
•Maintain up to date documentation of designs/configurations
•Work with other service providers to support areas of common interest
•On-call support may be required
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  
Bachelors Degree in Computer Programming, Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
10+ years' experience
QUALIFICATIONS
3+ years of related systems programming experience
Required Skills:
•Experience working within Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
•Strong Understanding of DevOps and software/application development processes
•Experience with GitLab, Jenkins, Nexus, and other DevOps/Continuous Integration tools
•Experience with cloud orchestration tools (i.e. SALT, Chef, etc)
•Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Google, Azure
•Experience with Python framework and Shell scripting
•Knowledge of network technologies, common infrastructure components, load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
 

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