Senior Cloud Engineer (systems Engineer Iii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$88,953.90 - $148,257.62 Annually
Posted
Nov 26, 2022
Closes
Dec 31, 2022
Ref
22-03261
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Do you want to make a difference in the most reputable and innovative counties in the United States? Can you work as part of a team, with inspiration, vision, and creativity? Are you passionate about the role of technology in supporting the mission of local government?

Works as part of the Platform Technologies Division. Leads and supervises work within County’s Infrastructure with various technical teams to develop, implement, optimize, and maintain cloud-based solutions using both the county's private and public cloud operating models. Responsible for deploying and debugging cloud stacks, educating teams on new cloud initiatives, and deliver day-to-day operational support of the cloud computing hyperconverged infrastructure of the county. To be successful, they should have expert-level experience in all basic system technologies, including Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP, as well as cloud technologies particularly Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This individual should have hands on experience and knowledge of managing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Zero Trust solutions, such as ZScaler Private Access (ZPA) and Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA). The cloud engineer should be able to identify the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the county's users and maintain cloud infrastructures in accordance with industry best practices. The individual should have excellent troubleshooting skills, stay current with industry trends, and should be a team player.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science, or closely related field, plus two years of systems programming experience in a complex information systems environment.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience working with VMWare.
  • Expert-level knowledge of installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Windows Server Operating systems, VMWare Sphere/VCF, Microsoft SQL, and working with Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • 8+ years of day-to-day experience and support in an operational support role for distributed data systems in a Hyperconverged cloud infrastructure environment.
  • 8+ years of experience with VMware, vSAN and Hyper-converged systems.
  • Expert-level knowledge of installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Windows Server Operating systems, VMware Sphere/VCF, Microsoft SQL, Nutanix, Dell VxRail.
  • Strong hands-on experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Cloud Stack, including Azure, Office 365, SharePoint, Azure AD, ADFS, Teams.
  • Ability to utilize programming languages like JavaScript, Java, PowerShell, HTML/CSS, TypeScript, SQL, Python, and other technologies including Nutanix, Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure and AWS tools and services.
  • Knowledge of server hardware and peripherals installation and problem resolution.
  • Knowledge of public clouds (AWS, Azure).
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with cloud-based storage and backup technologies performing data backups, snapshots, upgrades, recovery, etc.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience managing and maintaining Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies and Zero Trust solutions such as Zscaler.
  • Expert level skills with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with County officials, department heads, and other key personnel.
  • Ability to tactfully make recommendations and influence decisions.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and plans clearly both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical staff.
  • Requires education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree with major coursework in computer science or related field and four (4) years of professional experience in networking/information technology.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

NOTE: This position is listed as "Open Continuous". Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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