Application Architect

Bethesda, MD

Category: IT Job Number: 7666

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a Infrastructure Architect to work either onsite or remote full-time at NIH (National Institutes of Health) facility in Bethesda, MD (Rockledge Drive Campus).  

Primary Responsibilities:
•     Develop automation solutions using Ansible Tower for infrastructure and applications provisioning and management
•     Maintain and ensure the ongoing stability and continuous operations of the infrastructure, data platforms, and software applications serving about 1 million active users
•     Develop operational processes and solutions for deployment, monitoring, and management of the multiple software systems and components including COTS, open-source, and custom-built applications
•     Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in automation by leading multiple concurrent projects and assessments
•     Design, architect, and implement a secure, AWS-based server and network infrastructure following Infrastructure-as-a-Code principles
•     Partner with the Network Engineers, System Administrators and Security Team to enhance the network connectivity and security solutions for the cloud environment
•     Propose and implement system enhancements to provide additional functionality and address new virtual infrastructure and security requirements
•     Diagnose and resolve system and infrastructure problems quickly
•     Enforce best practices for in-cloud and on-premise infrastructure systems, communicate these to development organization, and monitor and enforce compliance
•     Research and prototype new products, tools, technologies
•     Maintain architecture processes and technical documentation of the IT infrastructure and operational best practices

•     5+ years of experience of leading the design, development and deployment of IT systems for an enterprise organization in AWS and migrating on-premise systems to the cloud
•     Strong background with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting including shell, Python, Ansible and PowerShell
•     Experience delivering solutions and administering systems in a cloud environment using laaS and PaaS offerings
•     Experience in creating, maintaining and deploying Linux and Windows Gold Image
•     Expertise in designing and implementing VPCs, VPC routing, and VPC security
•     Expert knowledge of integration of cloud services with on premise and virtual technologies from Microsoft, RHEL, Oracle, HP etc.
•     Hands-on Experience with Red Hat Linux and Windows Server operating systems in a virtualized environment
•     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience working in a highly collaborative on-site environment
•     Proven experience preparing and presenting technical documentation to various audiences.
•     Hands-on experience in maintaining and supporting large enterprise systems in a production environment
•     Ability to work on multiple assignments or projects in parallel, balancing time and schedule based on the business priorities of the organization
•     Minimum of Bachelor’ s degree, or higher, in a System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field.
•     AWS Certified Solutions Architect Certification

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust

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