Chief IT Engineer/Architect

  • Attain,
  • Morgantown, WV
  • 9 hours ago
Engineer, Architect, Program Manager, Research, IT, Linux, Performance, Windows, Unix, System, Risk Management, VB
Full Time

Job Description

Who We Seek:
  • Passion Seekers. You genuinely care about the work that you do and its impact on society.
  • Self-Starters. You're a go-getter who isn't afraid to step up and disrupt the status quo.
  • Entrepreneurs. You bring fresh ideas to the table, work hard, develop business and consistently seek new challenges.
  • Collaborators. You're a great contributor to a high performing team that accomplishes great feats for our clients.

What You Will Do:

As the Chief Engineer/Architect, you will report to the Program Manager and interface with all elements of the staff, and leadership as the subject matter expert to research, develop, analyze, and recommend best practice and guidance for the program's Enterprise and Research infrastructure, processes, and critical functions.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide engineering services to design and architect new IT systems, applications, and approaches, specifically
  • Design Linux-based systems and recommend open-source solutions
  • Architect and specify requirements for High Performance Computers in the 5 - 10 PFLOP range, assist with startup and commissioning, and develop operating schemes
  • Specify requirements and assist planning for installation, commissioning, and operations of storage systems
  • Specify requirements and assist planning for installation, commissioning, and operations of artificial intelligence/machine learning clusters
  • Design admin/enterprise, Windows-based, IT systems including networks, desktop engineering, and data centers
  • Assist the Program Manager in development and maintenance of the IT Strategy and road map
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery (DR) plans and procedures
  • Design systems for high availability (HA) and Fault Tolerance to meet NETL requirements
  • Implementation of new systems and strategies such as upgrading major systems and components (e.g. Palo Alto firewalls, new network core switches, establishing processes for maintaining NETL's baseline, etc.)
  • Maintain a 'rolling' 2-year planning horizon in terms of projects, cost estimates, and project Milestones
  • Support annual planning, which includes providing a consolidated view of current & future architectures, identifying constraints in the current architecture, and developing (business process, application, information or data, network and data center infrastructure and cyber security) road maps
  • Support the program in development of business cases and strategy documents
  • Develop and maintain a structured framework that aligns IT investments and activities including baseline configuration of systems, applications, software, and operational
  • inter-dependencies
  • Monitor system operational and technical metrics to maintain a high state of operational readiness and availability
  • Suggest new initiatives and innovational approaches to maintain the program at the cutting edge of IT technological capability
  • Support communications including development of communications plan and measurements, publishing models and documents, and providing end-user support for utilizing models and other artifacts

Required Skills:
  • Understanding of information technology and telecommunications systems; working knowledge of network interoperability, data center systems, cybersecurity, and survivability issues, including IT best practices and standards
  • Strong understanding of enterprise and research IT, including networking infrastructure, systems administration, data centers, and software applications and th development life cycle
  • Strong understanding of research IT platforms, including high performance computing, artificial intelligence, and approach to applying cyber rules to an R&D
  • Experience working with technologies including, but not limited to: cyber tools (Tenable Nessus, Splunk), Linux/Unix, and Windows systems
  • Knowledge in system administration, remote management, troubleshooting, and understanding of IT System health monitoring
  • Familiarity with NIST and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) to include NIST standards and special publications and the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Reasoning and problem-solving skills (including skills in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving cyber defense infrastructure anomalies)
  • Work in a matrix organizational structure and distributed team environment
  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to implement project plans and document progress of assigned tasks
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:
  • Experience working in DevSecOps or Agile environments
  • Government IT experience is highly desired
  • Familiarity with cyber security and auditing tools
  • Advanced knowledge of system, network, and OS hardening techniques. (e.g. remove unnecessary services, password policies, least privilege, etc.)
  • Experience working with technologies including but not limited to: KVM, Hypervisor, OpenStack, Docker, Salt, Ansible, and Terraform
  • Understanding of scripting languages, such as python, bash, VB, PowerShell, etc.
  • Knowledge about securing network communications
  • Knowledge using incident handling methodologies for next level support, if needed
  • Experience in applying host/network access controls (e.g. access control list)

Years of Experience: 12
Certifications: AWS, ITIL, CISSIP-ISSAP, Dell EMC, CNDA, Google Professional Cloud Architect,Professional Cloud Solutions, Red Hat CA, CTA, Open Group TOGAF 9,Open CA,Virtualization, Council Master Infrastructure Architect, Dell and HPe HPC
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

About Us:

Attain is a place for great ideas and the people who have them. As a digital solutions, management, and strategy consulting firm, our professionals provide innovative solutions to revolutionize government, education, health, and nonprofit organizations and positively impact those they serve. We are business analysts, technologists, digital strategists, managers of change, and forward thinkers, with the entrepreneurial drive to shape the future. With a nationwide presence, our team is in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Visit to explore your path forward with Attain.

Attain is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws. For more Information visit EEO, EEO Poster Supplement, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
Dice Id : 10370108
Position Id : 2772
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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