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Senior Principle System Engineer- Senior Infrastructure Architect - SECRET Clearance
Aurora, Colorado
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Applied on April 9, 2020
Job Id #40075 Posted January 16, 2020


 

We are seeking an Infrastructure / DevOps Architect on an Infrastructure Automation Team who would be responsible for overseeing and improving GPS platform’s over-arching design; looking for improvement in primarily in the O/S, COTS stack, (O/S skills, Chef/Automation, repeatable infrastructure deployments). This includes operating systems, server hardware, and configuration of private cloud environment using VMware. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for inspecting and improving the hardware infrastructure as well, including the compute server, storage, and network architecture overall; consisting of several complex compute environments that form the backbone for the operational deployment of a critical, strategic national asset; communicate any risks or issues involving system performance, availability, or security. In addition, the Infrastructure Architect will work with the team to plan for future improvements and fixes while ensuring that any changes follow the project’s change management processes. This position may require some on call support and overtime as well as limited (<20%) travel as required for installation and troubleshooting support.

Required Skills:

  • Active DoD SECRET Clearance
  • Experience in designing private cloud architectures, especially in the area of compute servers
  • Proficiency in matching system requirements (specific user or VM requirements) to compute capabilities (RAM, single-threaded speed, total throughput) and the knowledge and ability to select specific types of compute servers to meet those requirements.
  • Experience with the architecture and design of COTS Infrastructure (IT)
  • Ability to prepare and present status, plans, and risks to management
  • General working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization
  • Understanding of Change Management processes - Version Control of software and applications using ClearCase and familiarity with DR’s, CR’s, and IR’s written with ClearQuest
  • Proficient working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization (VMware)
  • The ability to effectively plan their own work and the work of others on the team



Desired Skills:

  • Background in COTS product installation
  • Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration
  • Experience with DISA STIGs
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux System Administration
  • Scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.)


Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with emphasis in Computer science, Computer Engineering and 8 years of related work experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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