• Engineering Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/29/2018 9:27 AM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for an Engineering Manager to support enterprise information technology support teams at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Lead the planning, design, development and delivery of secure and cost-effective IT solutions and services and IT processes that align with scientific and business needs and market trends.
    • Consult with system owners and key stakeholders to provide engineering support for all IT solutions and services.
    • Develop cloud and XaaS computing strategies, governance, policies, procedures, and DR/COOP plans; implement and manage these services, supporting new development and migrating legacy applications using most appropriate computing models and architecture for specific use cases.
    • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and relationships with key vendors to identify candidates both for exploration/adoption and retirement/replacement for infrastructure roadmap planning and cost-value analyses.
    • Perform feasibility studies, proofs of concept, pilots, and technology bake-offs aimed at identifying and selecting emerging technologies for implementation based on value potential.
    • Work with Security to ensure adequate hardening, security planning, maintenance, and DR/COOP preparations; complete SA&A/ATO paperwork and processes; work through POA&M items; and maintain secure posture throughout infrastructure/system lifecycles.
    • Assemble and lead strategic and responsive swarm teams to facilitate the delivery of mission critical, high priority, and time sensitive projects.
    • Use an agile project management approach to facilitate incremental, iterative, and collaborative progress in solutions analysis, design, development, testing, and production implementation.
    • Provide comprehensive transition planning for transferring newly developed solutions to the IT Operations and Service Desk teams for production support.
    • Create and maintain technical documentation of recommendations and solutions; write specifications, how-to documentation, test plans, test reports, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and best-practice white papers; provide training for developers, systems operations, and service desk personnel.
    • Raise risks, issues, and exceptions; devise clear mitigation and communication strategies; follow-through to resolution.






    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline
    • 10+ years of engineering experience facilitating the evaluation and implementation of emerging technologies and innovative solutions
    • Demonstrable expertise, certifications, experience, and achievements across infrastructure domains, including networking, hosting, server services, storage and data protection, security, and cloud services, and IT service management.
    • Certifications that demonstrate well-rounded and advanced knowledge and skills in Windows, Linux, VMware, Databases, Extreme Networks, EMC Storage, etc.
    • Architect-level certification in AWS or Microsoft Azure preferred
    • Demonstrated understanding of and experience implementing and improving processes within an ITIL-based environment; ITIL Foundation certification required; ITIL Expert certification preferred
    • Excellent organization and technical project management skills using both traditional and agile methodologies; familiarity with IT project governance and HHS Enterprise Project Life Cycle (EPLC); PMP certification preferred
    • Excellent customer service skills in working with customer leads and stakeholders and helping end users with tasks such as data transfers, restores, and permissions management
    • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements with a flexible and creative approach to brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving
    • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate – in writing and presenting – complex topics and procedures with team members and all levels of customer stakeholders
    • Demonstrated ability to champion ideas, generate enthusiasm for solutions, and transmit knowledge required for ongoing maintenance and improvement
    • Strong work ethic and accountability; willing to work outside normal business hours when required for on-call support, maintenance, and/or incident response
    • Ability to meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance



    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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