Job Description

Ref No.:19-15513
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Duration:0-12 month(s)
Security Clearance RequiredSecret
Description/Comment:IIS is seeking a Senior Infrastructure / DevOps Architect on an Infrastructure Automation Team who would be responsible for overseeing and improving GPS platform's over-arching design; primarily in the O/S, COTS stack, (O/S skills, Chef/Automation, repeatable infrastructure deployments). This includes operating systems, server hardware, and configuration of private cloud environment using VMware. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for inspecting the hardware infrastructure as well, including the compute server, storage, and network architecture overall; consisting of several complex compute environments that form the backbone for the operational deployment of a critical, strategic national asset; communicate any risks or issues involving system performance, availability, or security. In addition, the Infrastructure Architect will be Process oriented such that they work with the team to plan for future improvements and fixes while ensuring that any changes follow the project's change management processes. This position may require some on call support and overtime as well and limited (<20%) travel="" as="" required="" for="" installation="" and="" troubleshooting="">

Required Skills:
US Citizenship and an Active U.S. Security Clearance (DOD Secret) is required as of day one of employment.
Experience with Agile Development Methodologies
Experience in designing private cloud architectures, especially in the area of compute servers
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 and design of COTS Infrastructure (IT)
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 DR's, CR's, and IR's written with ClearQuest
Proficient working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization (VMware)
The ability to effectively plan their own work and the work of others on the team
Process oriented

Desired Skills:
Background in COTS product installation
Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, 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.)

Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and DevOps with a minimum of 10 years of related work experience
Security Clearance RequiredSecret

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