Highrise Consulting, Inc. is seeking Infrastructure Architect to work onsite full time at NIH (National Institutes of Health) facility in Bethesda, MD (Rockledge Drive Campus). Primary Responsibilities Design, architect, and implement a secure and agile AWS-based infrastructure and processes Develop automation tools, serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in automation by leading automation projects and assessments Maintain and ensure the ongoing stability and continuous operations of custom-build enterprise Partner with the network, infrastructure, system administrators and security team to design and implement the connectivity, structure, security of the cloud environment Propose and implement system enhancements to provide additional functionality and address new virtual infrastructure and security requirements Diagnose and resolve system and infrastructure problems quickly Enforce best practices for virtual and on-premise infrastructure systems, communicate these to development organization, and monitor and enforce compliance Research and prototype new products, tools, technologies Maintain architecture processes and technical documentation of cloud infrastructure and cloud best practices Qualifications 8+ years of experience of leading the design, development and deployment of IT systems for an enterprise organization in a virtual environment (preferably AWS) Strong background with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting including shell, Python, Ruby, and Powershell Experience delivering solutions and administering systems in a cloud environment using laaS and PaaS offerings Expertise in designing and implementing VPCs, VPC routing, and VPC security Expert knowledge of integration of cloud services with on premise and virtual technologies from Microsoft, RHEL, Oracle, HP, SAP etc. Hands-on Experience with RHEL and Windows operating systems in a virtualized environment Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience working in a highly collaborative on-site environment Experience working in Agile environment Proven experience preparing and presenting technical documentation to various audiences. Hands-on experience in maintaining and supporting large enterprise systems in a production environment Ability to work on multiple assignments or projects in parallel, balancing time and schedule based on the business priorities of the organization Education Minimum of Bachelor s degree, or higher, in a System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Certification Clearance Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Highrise Consulting, Inc. is a growing small Information Technology (IT) company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best technology services that contribute to building the most powerful, reliable and cost-effective solutions in the IT industry. Our company has established excellent working relationships with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and formed strong partnerships with many leading IT businesses in the Health Services industry. We are committed to success and are continuously seeking to develop new opportunities across the public sector and beyond. Benefits Summary Health Insurance Plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (CareFirst) Dental and Vision Benefits from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (CareFirst) Life, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurances 401K Plan with Company Matching Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid Holidays Flexible Spending Accounts support for Health, Travel, and Dependent Care expenses Profit Sharing Highrise Consulting provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Highrise Consulting complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. We are proud of our diversity and encourage veterans to apply. EOE MFDV Highrise Consulting, Inc. participates in the E-Verify program as required by law. (. Highrise Consulting, Inc. reserves the right to change any or all the above benefits from time to time. Highrise cannot be held responsible if one of the listed benefits has been modified, deleted, or otherwise changed.