Infrastructure Architect

Active Secret Clearance

Infrastructure Architect
12 months
Aurora CO

The qualified candidate will support the compute resources service owner responsible for defining, designing, and delivering specific infrastructure functionality to support the overall system design. A private cloud based on VMware is the platform on which the system is based, and the overall system is a critical, strategic national asset comprised of several interrelated and complex compute environments.

Responsibilities include:
Design and implement private cloud environments, or upgrade existing environments, using existing and new hardware resources as needs dictate
Design and implement the P2V transition, inclusive of determining the compute resources required.
This will involve trade studies and vendor selection studies to deliver the most cost-effective solutions
Coordination of the service design across teams such that all engineering groups are provided with the services they require
Communication with management concerning risks and performance, availability, or security issues
Contribute to IA hardening plans for bare metal, hypervisor and VMs in the system
Plans for future enhancements within the constraints of program change management processes
This position may require some on call support and overtime as well as limited (<20%) travel as required for installation and troubleshooting support.

Required Skills:
8 years of related work experience required
Must possess a current US DoD Secret or higher clearance (US citizenship required)
Experience in designing private cloud architectures, especially in the area of compute servers and VMs
Proficiency in matching system requirements (specific user or VM requirements) to compute capabilities (RAM, single threaded speed, total throughput) and the knowledge and ability to select specific types of compute servers to meet those requirements.
Experience with the architecture, design and integration of infrastructure services built using COTS and FOSS products
Ability to prepare and present status, plans, and risks to management
General working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization
Understanding of Change Management processes – Version Control of software and applications using ClearCase and familiarity with DRs, CRs, and IRs written with ClearQuest
Proficient working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization (VMware)
The ability to effectively plan and delegate workloads

Desired Skills:
Background in COTS product installation
Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for both O/S builds and software installation and configuration
Experience with DISA STIGs
Experience with Windows and/or Linux System Administration
Scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.)

Required Education (including Major):
B.S./B.A. in Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering and 8 years of related work experience or 16 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree.

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For more details, please contact:
Aditya Mishra
Direct: 425.209.1423
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