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Job Summary

Columbia, MD 21044
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
7+ to 10 Years

Infrastructure Lead SME

About the Job

Job Description


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of a project's production and non-production environments, including maintaining stable environment configurations to support project development/testing efforts and ensuring that environment capabilities meet project demands
  • Design, build, and support the server and network infrastructure. This environment is composed primarily of Linux, Cisco and other open source/cloud computing technologies
  • Integrate and implement a complete cloud services framework (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and cloud deployment model (private, public, and hybrid)
  • Work with engineers and developers to define provisioning, configuration, protocol support, and security for cloud services
  • Collaborate with technical team to deliver a set of complex and/or integrated demonstrations, and where necessary, more complex proofs-of-concept
  • Maintain stability of the cloud infrastructure as new products and services are introduced
  • Monitor and manage infrastructure capacity
  • Provide technology direction so that project services are highly available, efficient, and operable with acceptable performance
  • Solve business needs with technology by evaluating different technology options and vendor product


Required Skills & Experience


  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in infrastructure and technical operations
  • At least 4 years of experience leading or supporting infrastructure and operations for large technology implementations
  • Experience in designing and managing cloud-based IaaS/PaaS/SaaS solutions
  • Direct working experience capturing enterprise scale cloud and data center consolidation, modernization, and/or virtualization opportunities
  • Enterprise scale system/software development with particular emphasis on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) using cloud runtime environments preferred
  • Large scale data center operations and/or design experience with particular focus on performance-based service catalog and cost-reimbursable efforts preferred
  • Solid understanding and operational experience in high availability, high performance systems
  • Expert knowledge of cloud infrastructure, database, network, storage and security, as well as an understanding of the interdependencies between them in an overall service architecture
  • Experience in virtualization, Linux, and open source technologies
  • Expert level Linux, including system tuning, kernel manipulation, bind, iptables, etc.
  • Basic exposure to networking, including routing, switching, and the OSI model
  • Experience with security, including firewalls, VPNs, and IPsec
  • Experience with scripting, whether it be PERL, shell, python, etc.
  • Experience with Load Balancing, virtualization, and web application hosting is a must



Desired Skills & Experience


  • Working knowledge of data center operations' best practices and best operating procedures
  • Experience with implementation of any Identity and Access Management COTS product, namely Oracle Identity Management, Tivoli, Sun, etc.

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