Cloud Infrastructure/Operations Systems Administrator

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract | Recruiter: Michaella Walsh | Phone: 617.322.0821

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Job Title: Cloud Infrastructure/Operations Systems Administrator

Location: Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

*Applicants must possess an active Security Clearance without incident for access to classified information.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our client’s Information Services Department provides enterprise IT services to the Laboratory. The Network Communications & Data Center team (NCDC) supports data center services for the Laboratory. NCDC is seeking a Cloud Infrastructure/Operations Sys Admin to lead the Laboratory’s Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure.

This candidate will serve as a leader, innovator, and evangelist, in developing the Laboratory’s internal and external cloud presence with a focus on IaaS and PaaS solutions.

-- Establish a foundation for projects utilizing AWS and other cloud platforms and guide the Laboratory’s technical programs to ensure success in building, migrating, and optimizing applications, software and services in the cloud.

-- Establish implementation standards and methods such as configuration and change management for cloud deployments.

-- Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

-- Develop roadmaps for current and future deployments.

-- Ensure security is integrated into all cloud services.

-- Build, monitor, and manage the cloud infrastructure.

-- Monitor and optimize cloud workloads

-- Review current and future AWS implementations with the sectors in ISD and suggest ways to improve and standardize the cloud offerings.

Skills: Required
-- Deep technical background (operating systems, networking, application performance management, load balancing, security systems, databases, etc.)
-- Experience with driving cloud integration within an organization 
-- Experience in supporting highly available applications on Linux and Windows virtual environments
-- At least 3 years of experience in implementing cloud-based solutions (e.g. AWS, AZURE).

    
Skills: Preferred
-- Strong scripting skills and familiarity with monitoring tools (Ansible, Python).
-- Networking experience with Juniper, Palo Alto, and F5
-- Experience with implementing a Dev/Ops process within an organization. 
-- Experience in developing and maintaining business continuity and disaster recovery processes

   
Education/Professional Certifications
-- MS or BS and at least 1 certification and at least 8 years of experience.
-- AWS certifications in the Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Networking or Security Specialty, or Operations path.
-- Microsoft Azure Admin or Architect certifications.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING! 

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.)  - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

ABOUT DIGITAL PROSPECTORS:

Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “Best Staffing Firm to Temp For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, "Best of Staffing" for candidate satisfaction by Inavero / CareerBuilder.com, "Top Temporary Placement Firm" by Boston Business Journal, "Best Company To Work For" by Business NH magazine, "Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing” by TechServe Alliance, "Top IT Services Company" by Inc. Magazine, "Most Reliable Staffing Agency" in Forbes Magazine and "Top Ranked Staffing Firm" by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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