SAIC has an opening for a Cloud Compute Engineer. This is a remote position. The SAIC Cloud Services and Data Center Operations (CS&DC ops) team is looking for the right candidate that will help to provide operational and maintenance support for our virtualization, compute, and storage infrastructure and work in a team environment in migrating some of these workloads into our government cloud computing environments. Experience using vRealize Automation for on premise workloads is desirable. The CS&DC ops team is also responsible for the end-to-end lifecycle management, availability, performance and security of all our server, storage and virtual infrastructures. In addition, the following responsibilities will be required for the position:
- Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing, storage and virtualization systems.
- Designs, develops, and tests automated processes to support various tenancies within our private and public clouds.
- Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, cloud service provider selection, implementation techniques, application & data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
- Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems.
- Maintains technical expertise relevant industry standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service provider architecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment models including public, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery models including infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service; automation; hypervisors; containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks; virtual infrastructure management; self-provisioning; and scaling.
- Evaluates and reports on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services.
- Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
- Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
- Analyzes and verifies all project, initiative and ad hoc requests for the use in a Development, QA and Production environment for technical accuracy.
- Supports new system releases & upgrades, lease replacement, hardware upgrades, Disaster Recovery, and datacenter relocation/migrations. This also includes:
- Recommendations for firmware/software levels to support existing hardware base.
- Assists in the production and maintenance of documentation of the compute and storage systems for data center environments, including as-built documentation, capacity/performance plans, as well as all other areas of storage system life-cycle planning.
- Responsible for troubleshooting and managing incident resolution with direct vendor support when needed.
- Actively engages with other Administrators, Lead Systems Engineer for Storage / SAN, DBA team members and all other Lead Systems Engineers assigned to projects as necessary.
- Supports provisioning of storage assets including the SAN fabric zoning including the ability to work across our VMware based environment to fulfill tasks.
- Provide 24x7 on-call support during on-call rotation.
- May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of Operations, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System & Operations Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Estimation, Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA).
Bachelors and 9+ years or more experience; Masters and 7+ years or more experience.
- 10 years of general administrative systems experience with a minimum of 6 years performing operations and maintenance in enterprise level IT environments.
- Current, up to date VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification
- Experience participating in an operations role in large data center is required.
- Recent experience participating in a VMware server virtualization role. Candidate should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge in engineering design and operational application in the following areas:
- VMware vSphere-, vCenter-, and ESX- based server virtualization
- VMWare Cloud Foundation (vCF) or VMWare Validated Design (VVD)
- vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) and vRealize Automation (vRA)
- Hyper-converged and converged infrastructure and their management (Dell and Cisco UCS preferred)
- Dell EMC & NetApp storage and their management
- Network sub-systems, including TCP/IP and load-balancing technology
- Security sub-systems, including firewalls & proxy devices
- MS Windows Server 2012+
- Red Hat Linux 7.0+
- The successful candidate will possess:
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of staff and management
- Ability to estimate level of effort
- Ability to exercise independent judgment, develop relationships, and obtain consensus among interested parties
- Ability to develop peer networks across an enterprise to maintain technology awareness and to support resolution of problems
- Ability to operate across traditional technical boundaries, comfortable working in the compute space as well as the storage space in an operational capacity.
- Must be a US Citizen
- Systems engineering certification, or 4 additional years of related engineer experience is preferred.
- Sound understanding of and experience with VMWare Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) concepts and implementation.
- Understanding and build knowledge of infrastructure solutions for hybrid cloud platforms involving On-Prem private cloud integrating with government cloud computing environments.
- CompTIA Network +, or CCNA a plus.
- Experience with Azure and AWS public/government clouds. Certifications a plus.
- Should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of vRealize Automation in an enterprise environment.
- Should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge in architectural design and operational application in the following areas at the PROFICIENT level:
- EMC storage technologies, including VNX and VMAX
- NetApp storage technologies
- Storage area network (SAN) switching fabric products
- Cisco SAN switching fabric products
- Configuration, optimization, capacity planning, and troubleshooting of storage systems
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Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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