Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Engineer

Information Technology Blacksburg, Virginia


Description

Job Title: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Engineer

Location: Blacksburg, VA (Can work remotely)

Clearance Required: Eligibility for a Government Public Trust (SF-85) background investigation (US Citizenship required)

ABOUT 1901 GROUP:

1901 Group provides IT services through the use of an integrated cloud-based platform that enables monitoring, management, and optimization of IT environments that span on-premise, co-location, and cloud computing environments.  Our “as a service” model (XaaS) embeds all of the people, processes and technology necessary to deliver highly efficient IT services on a 24x7x365 basis.   

PURPOSE OF JOB:

This role will work closely with the Development and Operations teams to support the design, automation, and deployment of cloud infrastructure and applications. A successful candidate will have technical experience in building infrastructure and applications for scalability, resiliency, availability, and recovery. A key portion of this position will be to help migrate systems from a traditional infrastructure deployment model to an infrastructure as code model with automation and monitoring via DevOps.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role will design cloud infrastructure with a focus on AWS and Azure using industry best practices.  The Cloud Engineer will work across the company to deliver Cloud infrastructure strategies aligned with business objectives, with a focus on Cloud migrations. Provide thought leadership in infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques including application migration into the cloud including.  This will include design, implementation and support of infrastructure automation, research new cloud technologies and prototype solutions that can be leveraged to decrease costs and increase performance, and mentor existing staff on cloud computing best practices and technology to drive cloud adoption.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years experience with building and maintaining production environments in large-scale consumer enterprises. 
  • 3+ years of practical experience with many of the following components of AWS: VPC, EC2, ELB, EBS, S3, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, IAM, DirectConnect, RDS, SNS, SQS. 
  • Fluent in AWS CLI. 
  • Experience with high availability and scalability in AWS.   
  • Proficient in creating technical documentation & diagrams using Visio or similar.

 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with configuration tools like Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.  
  • Production experience developing, configuring and supporting monitoring systems, alerting and analytics. 
  • Experience working in a continuous delivery environment. 
  • Possess customer facing skills that will allow them to represent 1901 well within a solution providers environment as well as directly to our customers.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Bachelors degree in relevant technical field is desired, but not required.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/TRAINING:

Required: AWS Solutions Architect - Associate (or equivalent from Azure or Google)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT STATEMENT: None

This position profile incorporates the core responsibilities of the job.  It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.  Nothing in this profile restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

1901 Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

1901 Group offers a full package of benefits and competitive salary, excellent group medical, vision and dental programs, life insurance and short term/long term disability coverage, 401K savings plan; employee training, development and education programs; advancement opportunities; and much more!

1901 Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

1901 Group “Contingent” offers for employment may stipulate that one or more requirements be satisfied before final commitment between candidate and 1901 Group is established; namely, award of contract to the 1901 Group.  Contingent requirements vary and may also include, but not be limited to additional factors (i.e., the position still being available after negotiations with the Government; final approval of your qualifications by the Government; or ability to successfully acquire and/or transfer a DoD security clearance)

U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

1901 Group is a drug free workplace. 
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