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Cloud Container Specialist 

About the Organization VSolvit (pronounced: "We.Solve.it") is an award-winning SBA certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business and 8(m)/Economically Disadvantaged Woman owned, technology services provider that specializes in business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, geographic information systems (GIS), custom application development, health analytics, project/program management, and hosting and cloud services. VSolvit serves clients such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our custom technology solutions for federal and health industry clients and partners have won awards for innovation, been launched from the U.S. White House, and are being used to solve complex problems ranging from improving national security to optimizing vaccine supply chains and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
These successes are but a reflection of overall team strength and supportive partnerships. Our company fosters innovation which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs and hard workers to be grown. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits for our full time employees. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.  
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Job Summary:

As a Cloud Container Specialist, you will collaborate with our clients to help design, implement, maintain, and test an advance single common Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) hosting environment which facilitates data exchange and integration between modernized, legacy, and external IT systems. The system will provide the required software infrastructure and services necessary to host containerized applications which enables rapid software updates, perform remote software installation, and communicate amongst internal and external systems.

You’ll closely collaborate with fellow cloud architects and engineers specializing in AWS to design, define, develop, test, and debug cloud solution components. You’ll have the chance to work within a DevOps framework to build and manage container apps and use products like Kubernetes to further the mission. Whether modernizing legacy computing platforms and applications or building new ones from scratch, you’ll have the latest tech and brightest teammates at your fingertips. 

The compensation range for this position is $130,000.00 - $150,000.00 /annually.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather technical requirements and execute on deliverables 
  • Scale infrastructure and/or applications in an automated way
  • Monitor and instrument everything, particularly data applications and databases
  • Follow and execute Production, QA, Dev, and other environmental change control processes
  • Document DevOps processes, procedures, and environments to ensure continuity
  • Design, implement, maintain, and test an advance single common Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) hosting environment which facilitates data exchange and integration between modernized, legacy, and external IT systems.
  • As with any position, additional expectations exist.  Some of these are, but are not limited to, adhering to normal working hours, meeting deadlines, following company policies as outlined by the Employee Handbook, communicating regularly with assigned supervisor, and staying focused on the assigned tasks.
 
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Superior experience in designing, implementing, and delivering infrastructure on container platforms such as OpenShift, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm.
  • Experience with Kubernetes for container orchestration. 
  • Experience in estimating effort required for Modernizing and migration of applications / infrastructure on to cloud environments including but not limited to the Rehost, Refactor, Redesign, Retire, Retain, Replace
  • Understand the impacts of adapting different architectures and designs and present the same to all relevant stakeholders. Manage technical requirements while deciding on technical solutions.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with DoD STIG and ACAS Compliance remediation using Open SCAP and / or DISA SCC (System Compliance Checker) written by NIWC LANT and available on the DISA Cyber Exchange web site. Knowledge of FIPS compliance a plus
  • Minimum 5 Years' experience in an Enterprise IT Position maintaining/ building Cloud / Virtual Services using AWS, Azure, and Hyper-V.
  • 10 year's experience using and / or configuring TCP/IP Networking both on-premise and Cloud solutions. VMWare Vcenter or Vsphere experience is a plus.
  • 3 years minimum Experience working in or supporting Agile Development efforts including knowledge of CI\CD processing and delivery tools.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.
  • Minimum of Five years IT/DevOps engineering experience and a minimum of three years of experience working in Windows or Linux server administration with RedHat, Centos or similar toolsets
  • Strong experience applying DevOps and CI/CD concepts; CI experience in multiple tools (Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Visual Studio Team Services, etc.)
  • Previous scripting experience in PowerShell, Python or similar scripting language
  • Experience with a configuration management tool such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Knowledge of Monitoring tools (Application Insights, New Relic, etc.)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Certification or AWS Certified Developer - Associate Certification
  • Active US DoD Clearance
  • Given we are a federal contractor, we are currently following the vaccinate mandate guidance. VSolvit requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or provide required documentation for exemption due to a medical or religious accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with automation tools to streamline and standardize our cloud deployments like AWS Cloud formation, Helm Charts, Tekton, Terraform or Ansible.
  • Experience in pod autoscaling designs/strategies, CI-CD pipelines for building enterprise grade application build and deployment automation.
  •  3 to 5 years in Sr. Enterprise IT position maintaining Active Directory and Windows Server including certificate and federation services. CAC authentication experience would be a plus.
  •  3 to 5 years in Sr. Enterprise IT Position maintaining Linux Servers and Clients including integration into LDAP or SSSD services for SSO authentication. Ansible experience maintaining playbooks for this support is a plus.
  • 10 year's experience in an Enterprise IT Position maintaining / creating user accounts for over 500 employees.  Including least privileges access through Group Permissions or Security Controls like SELinux or  Active Directory with Certificate Services for both computers and User Accounts. Knowledge of setting up SSH Keys on Linux is a plus and / or using CAC card authentication on Windows, Linux or Both is a plus.
  • BS in Computer Science or Similar discipline
  • Knowledge of automated testing (Selenium, Visual Studio, etc.)
  • Desire to obtain or utilize technical certifications as part of continuous professional growth
  • Ability to learn fast, adapt to new technology and changes in the environment
  • Ability to work effectively and manage multiple priorities while collaborating with internal and external cross-functional teams
  • Experience with Identity Authentication and Authorization, including Single-Sign-On, SAML, or OpenID
  • Experience with Advanced Networking design and troubleshooting skills, including DNS, Routing, or Subnetting
  • Knowledge of Ubuntu, RHEL, and Windows Server
  • Knowledge of Active Directory and GPO
  • Current Security + Certification


Company Summary:

Join the VSolvit Team! Founded in 2006, VSolvit (pronounced 'We Solve It') is a technology services provider that specializes in cybersecurity, cloud computing, geographic information systems (GIS), business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, engineering services, and custom database and application development. VSolvit is an award winning WOSB, CA CDB, MBE, WBE, and CMMI Level 3 certified company. We offer a customizable health benefits program that best meets the needs of its employees. Offering may include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability and other insurance products, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, 401K Retirement Plan options, Tuition Reimbursement, and assorted voluntary benefits. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.

VSolvit LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Information Technology  
Location Remote  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Clearances Required Active US DoD Clearance  
Travel N/A  
Req Number INF-22-00062  
Position Lead Technologist - Hardware / Cloud  
Number of Openings 1  
Proposal Position No  
Proposal Letter Of Intent (LOI) No  
Open Date 12/20/2022  
Tags OpenShift, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, container, cloud, Rehost, Refactor, Redesign, Retire, Retain, Replace, DoD STIG, ACAS Compliance, SCAP, DISA SCC, FIPS, Enterprise IT, virtual, AWS, Azure, Hyper V, TCP, IP, Networking, VMWare, Vcenter, Vsphere, Agile, CI, CD, DevOps, Windows, Linux, RedHat, Centos, Jenkins, Visual Studio, scripting, PowerShell, Python, Ansible, Pupp0et, Chef, AWS  

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