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Woodlawn, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R1900888

Sr. Cloud Systems and Network Engineer

Working at ICF

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The Sr Cloud Systems and Network Engineer will help build out and design infrastructure which will require experience with micro-service technology such as Docker, and messaging skillset such as RabbitMQ. This position will help build a continuous integration infrastructure platform. The ideal candidate will also work to migrate legacy applications to the cloud and will work with the project scrum teams to provide infrastructure leadership during the project.

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Work to develop/build plans for Cloud, Distributed & Web technical solutions.
  • Partnering with agile development and application teams to influence application modernization and migration of legacy applications to cloud platforms.
  • Collaborate with architects, engineering, client managers, project managers, applications and infrastructure teams to plan and coordinate changes.
  • Build and manage the first set of IaaS/PaaS implementations.
  • Software Defined Data Center
    • Automation, Orchestration, CI/CD experience.
    • Certification in cloud technologies a plus.
    • Experience in clustering and HA solutions at both infrastructure and application levels.
    • Experience in leveraging auto-scaling and recovery of systems deployed in AWS or Azure
    • Experience working with Cloud Storage solutions in AWS or Azure.
    • Expertise building and monitoring software projects in an Agile workplace with Jenkins, Hudson, Cruise Control or other similar tools
    • DevOps Hands-on experience in PaaS, SaaS, CICD Continuous Integrations Continuous Deployment, CM Configuration Management Docker, Jenkins, Puppet Chef, Cloud PCF/AWS, Ansible, Kubernetes.
    • Understanding of cloud application design principles such as 12 factor apps.
    • Broad knowledge in systems monitoring, alerting and analytics
  • Systems Administration
    • Strong systems administration required in RedHat and Windows Server 2016 required.
    • Must be able to troubleshoot and triage operating system faults and system performance
    • Experience in storage configuration NFS, SAN, multipath
  • Network Engineering
    • Strong technical acumen and experience leading the development of complex solutions in the areas of local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), wireless network, Voice over IP, firewalls, routers, network IPS/IDS, and network virtualization.
    • In-depth experience in software defined networking and network functionality virtualization technologies and implementation.
    • Integration experience in both network infrastructure design and alternatives in relation to the network architecture and virtual environments.
    • In-depth expertise in network monitoring/configuration/management solutions, network micro-segmentation, network security, network traffic and payload analysis.
    • Solid understanding of DNS solutions, Active Directory, and other LDAP solutions.
  • Cloud Migration
    • Implement cloud migration strategies and requirements identifying impediments and developing mitigation plans
    • Experience migrating large-scale virtualized environments to AWS/AZURE cloud.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field required
  • At least 5 years of experience in enterprise level IT projects Cloud based technologies (PaaS, IaaS, and Cloud Infrastructure Services).
  • Experience with building dynamic infrastructure within AWS or Azure.
  • Experience with issues facing large scale server environments.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Attention to detail, quick learner, have a positive attitude, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must possess excellent critical thinking skills, reading and interpretation, writing, and communication skills


  • PaaS, SaaS, CICD Continuous Integrations Continuous Deployment, CM Configuration Management Docker, Jenkins, Puppet Chef, Cloud PCF/AWS, Ansible, RedHat Satellite, Rancher, Kubernetes, Python, PowerShell, RedHat.
  • Cloud Storage solutions in AWS or Azure
  • SharePoint (User)

Preferred Skills/Experience

    Interpersonal Skills

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
    • Should be extremely facts and data oriented.
    • Should be deadline and closure oriented.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.
    • High Energy Levels. Should be self-driven.
    • Strong analytical, organizational and coordination skills.
    • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.

    ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

    Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

    Maryland Client Office (MD88)

    Who is ICF?

    A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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