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Cloud Systems Administrator

DevOps | College Park, MD | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the AI team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

  • Interact with various operating systems, applications, environments, and cloud computing platforms to create IT automation and orchestration activities.
  • Use open source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases encountered within the project.
  • Use coding languages or scripting methodologies to solve a problem with a custom workflow.
  • Collaborate with others on the project to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem.
  • Perform incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors encountered.

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and Microsoft Azure and accompanying tools daily as you help build and stand up a game-changing development environment.
  • Well-rounded: You will bring in desire to experience multiple technologies including scripting, development/test/QA tools, cloud, container, and orchestration tools, Linux and Windows operating systems, networking, security and automation.
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for both commercial and government customers.
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • 3-7 Years experience as a Systems Administrator and technologist who enjoys deploying, testing and managing CI/CD tools; i.e. Kubernetes, Jenkins, GitLab.
  • Experience deploying and managing configuration management services and tools; i.e. Ansible, SaltStack, Chef, Puppet. 
  • Experience with system administration concepts such as user account creation and security tools.
  • Experience deploying and managing on-premises hardware and software.
  • Experience with cloud systems administration, configuration, troubleshooting and automation.
  • Experience with provisioning, deploying, and maintaining tools from the Cloud Native Computer Foundation (CNCF) ecosystem.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cloud Native Architectures.
  • Experience in Commercial Cloud Environments.
  • Ability to identify problems and troubleshoot them with limited supervision.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (an additional 4 years of IT experience can be a substitute for a BS degree).
  • US Citizenship and willing to obtain a Secret clearance. 

What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • Experience with multiple operating systems, Microsoft, Linux, MacOS
  • Experience with networking concepts
  • Commercial cloud certification (AWS or Azure)
  • Working knowledge of containerization, i.e. Docker.
  • Working knowledge of orchestration services and tools, i.e. Kubernetes.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy.

 www.applied-insight.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.