Cognosante is seeking to fill cloud administrator positions in support of va (veterans affairs) cloud operations and migration services (coms) capability to provide operational input and support for the operations, maintenance, and refinement of va’s enterprise cloud (vaec) environment, execution support for migrating new and legacy va applications and services to cloud computing and continuous improvement of va’s it infrastructureThe candidate will support our va clients in their cloud operations to enhance, optimize, and maintain their computing capabilities across their technical landscapeThis includes working with our cloud architects when interviewing clients to understand application and infrastructure current stateWorking with our cloud architects leading client working sessions to identify, categorize, prioritize and analyze data and information to work into cloud migration action plansWorking with the larger project teams to migrate legacy applications to their cloud platformThe cloud administrator must have expertise with cloud service providers (csps) microsoft azure and/or amazon web services (aws) with a solid linux administrator background.
Assist cloud architects to provide operations and migration services that enable va to tailor the availability and delivery of cloud computing services based on business and technical requirements Utilize the future va enterprise cloud operational tools (vaecot), csp native portals and tools, and/or other va trm-approved tools necessary to provide operations and migration support Utilize automation tool such as terraform, ansible, or similar Assist with upgrading, installing, and configure monitoring solution for aws and/or azure linux servers Maintain gold images/scripts Assisting with reporting on current infrastructure status, and planning for future usage
A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, math, graduate of technical school, or equivalent (8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education) An intermediate cloud analyst must have experience with implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment The intermediate cloud analyst should have subject matter in at least one of the vaec cloud service providers which currently includes microsoft azure and amazon web services (aws) Able to pass a background check to obtain a public trust (high-risk) position Must be a u.sCitizen
Candidates that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.
Previous federal government experience preferably at va Experience working in a cmmi-dev or cmmi-svc environment at maturity level 3 or above One or more microsoft or amazon cloud certifications Itil certification or experience with itil Active clearance for public trust (high-risk) position Experience with agile and devops model Possession of red hat certified system administrator (rhcsa) is strong plus Hands on experience with cisco cloud services routers (csr1000) A minimum of 3 years of experience doing full scope of linux administration Cisco ios skills, basics of gre routing and configuration and maintenance of ipsec tunnels Experience with at least one configuration technology including: chef, ansible, docker, kubernetes, etc. A minimum of 2 years of relevant hands-on cloud experience in administering amazon web services (aws) and microsoft azure Experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment Experience writing technical documentation, especially in relation to aws and azure cloud architecture Experience with network and/or systems administration in linux/unix environments
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