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 cloud administrator - windows supports 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 windows 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 windows servers Maintain gold images/scripts Assisting with reporting on current infrastructure status, and planning for future usage
A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience Bachelor's degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline or aws/azure certification (aws associate certOr azure associate / intermediate certOr aws/azure certification) or 2 years of relevant experience in one of the vaecot suite of tools (science logic, dynatrace, turbot, appdynamics) 6 years of additional relevant experience Must have experience with implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment Should have subject matter expertise with either vaec cloud service providers, microsoft azure or amazon web services (aws) Able to pass a background check to obtain a public trust 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 windows system administrator certifications is a strong plus A minimum of 3 years of experience doing full scope of windows administration 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 or 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 windows environments Experience mitigating os findings from nessus scans to meet nist/cis compliance objectives
Senior Cloud Administrator Azure Windows
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