• Cloud Engineer

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/30/2018 1:42 PM)
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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 a Cloud Engineer with expertise in AWS, and Microsoft Azure to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Lead the design and implementation of cutting-edge, enterprise-level Cloud technology solutions based on IT infrastructure shared services.
    • Assess current architecture and existing applications to assess “cloud readiness;” work with Developers and Systems Operations to create migration paths and interim solutions for a large and diverse portfolio of custom applications.
    • Take ownership for the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and scalability of proposed solutions.
    • Collaborate with systems operations, system architects, project managers, and subject matter experts to solve integration challenges and develop robust automated scripts and supporting documentation.
    • Drive architectural discussions with internal customers in support of business requirements gathering, analysis, and design.
    • Design and support highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions based on industry best practices and practical experience.
    • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies.
    • Create and maintain technical documentation of recommendations and solutions; write specifications, how-to documentation, test plans, test reports, and best-practices.
    • Provide training for systems operations personnel.
    • Assist in system security review, testing, remediation efforts, and overall risk mitigation.
    • Coordinate with Systems Operations and Developers to address concerns; train on new tools, technologies, and processes; and prevent negative impacts to service.
    • Configure alarms, triggers, and scaling policies and procedures for cloud resources.
    • Develop and provide relevant management reports to support the project mission.
    • Assist in the support of the network infrastructure and IP management for local area networks, switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, and other network devices
    • Respond to changes within service level agreements.




    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related business, scientific, or technical discipline
    • 3+ years of experience providing production-ready continuous integration/continuous delivery solutions using cloud services from Microsoft Azure and competing technologies
    • 5+ years prior experience in a senior technical role, demonstrating the technical design and practical implementation of complex infrastructure solutions in an enterprise environment
    • Experience with technology product evaluation, selection, acquisition and deployment processes
    • Thorough documentation and technical writing skills; experience preparing technical design, implementation, system administration and operational documentation
    • Expert understanding of enterprise architecture, cloud, and continuous integration/continuous delivery environments
    • Ability to implement new cloud stacks and technologies by applying previous experience.
    • Demonstrated experience creating professional-quality automation scripts using modern scripting languages
    • Solid technical expertise and skills in working with enterprise Linux tools
    • Experience with infrastructure as code, microservices, containers and related tools and technologies – to include tools such as GIT, Jenkins, Jenkins, Maven, Artifactory, Docker, Tomcat, PHP, Electric Cloud, Serena, etc.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively and confidently communicate – in writing and presentations –to all levels of stakeholders
    • Ability to work with incomplete and evolving requirements, adapting to changes with a flexible and creative approach to brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving
    • Ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional operations-focused teams
    • Demonstrated ability to champion ideas, generate enthusiasm for solutions, and transmit knowledge required for ongoing maintenance and improvement
    • Must meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance


    • Applicable certifications to demonstrate technical competencies to include
      • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (Azure)
      • AWS certified solutions architect
      • Red Hat Certified Architect: Cloud



    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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