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Linux System Cloud Lead in Vienna, VA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

Our client is a leader in digital services and provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, they work with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.Their focus is on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future.

Our client is rapidly expanding and actively supporting a range of high-priority development initiatives designed to dramatically improve the services we provide our rapidly growing customer base of 8 million members. We currently implement in the Azure Cloud and have well-developed Windows and Linux environment practices. In this position you will serve as the Linux Systems Cloud Lead responsible for expanding the Team’s cloud-native Linux environment in support of their development projects. This position will provide technical direction and engineering support for projects and infrastructure needs Linux-based Cloud systems. Develops basic knowledge of industry technologies/competition, concepts and trends.                                                                                 
Candidates filling the role will be responsible for the design, installation and post-installation sustainment activities.  The candidate should have a passion for and a history of delivering successful engineered solutions in the Azure Cloud.

  • Advanced experience in engineering Linux Server operating Systems, including services such as monitoring, build, patch, upgrade, configuration management, storage management, etc.
  • Intermediate to Advanced experience in Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Azure IaaS)
  • 2+ years’ work experience building and operating medium to large computing environments that equate to 100+ VMs for IaaS and 100+ users for IaaS and PaaS environments.


  • Intermediate experience with Azure Software as a Service (Azure SaaS)
  • Working knowledge of Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform as a Server (PCF PaaS)
  • Experience with MySQL and other open source technology
  • Work experience in large IT environments of 1000+ Information System Department employees
  • Knowledge of and adherence to change control standards and procedures, problem resolution, and troubleshooting techniques


  • Lead, guide and advise project teams on Cloud and Linux best practices and design
  • Provide technical leadership in architecture discipline & development of IT solutions
  • Apply engineering principles to the advocacy, design and enhancement of systems
  • Present clear, organized & concise information to audiences to enable business decisions
  • Perform engineering tasks/assignments in support of business needs
  • Ensure the security and integrity of system and product solutions
  • Document new system components, or modifications to existing components
  • Perform research, deployment and configuration of systems
  • Provide input and make budgetary recommendations regarding staffing and equipment

 Specific Duties 

  • Infrastructure as a Service – Design, implementation, documentation, and support of infrastructure, virtual machines, platform, storage, backup, configuration management, and patching.
  • Platform as a Service – Design, implementation, documentation, and support of infrastructure, configuration management, and patching

 General Qualifications (All required):

  • Word processing and spreadsheet software skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Database and presentation software skills
  • Research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Engineering discipline
  • Skill exercising initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions
  • Skill guiding and training less experienced staff
  • Manage complex full life-cycle IT projects or teams to include cost/resource/time estimation 

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