Infrastructure Architect

Location: Aurora, CO
Date Posted: 04-25-2018
Long Term Contract
1099 or w2
Rate is DOE per hour
Secret Clearance is Required

Seeking an infrastructure architect to support the design lead for an infrastructure build automation team. 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. An Active U.S. Security Clearance (Secret) is required as of day one of employment. 
US Citizenship required. 

Required Skills: 
• 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, singlethreaded 
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 
• 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 and delegate workloads 
- 8 years of related work experience required 

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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