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Scientific Systems Engineer

Princeton, NJ

Posted: 01/20/2023 Job Number: 22905278

Job Description

Direct Hire.

Project Description:
  • Role will design, configure, and support advanced computing services in AWS cloud.
  • Role will manage AWS network configurations, compute clusters in AWS and Lab workflows.
  • Role will lead cloud cost optimizations, expense reporting and cloud security compliance.
  • Role will support hybrid cloud environments integrating data centers with cloud.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect-Professional level or AWS Certified Advanced Networking required.
  • Participate in all stages of cloud infrastructure design, configuration, and provisioning of hybrid cloud. AWS is the primary cloud platform.
  • Design, configure and compute clusters for processing large data sets. Knowledge of storage tiering, EC2 compute instances, GPU based instances and EBS volumes is a must.
  • Manage AWS network configurations including cross regional virtual private cloud environments. Knowledge of S3 bucket policy configurations is a must.
  • Lead cost optimization projects. Knowledge of auto scaling, storage optimizations, hibernation and instance schedulers is a must.
  • Implement Inter-VPC and multi-account connectivity.
  • Includes VPC peering, transit Gateway.
  • Migrating application workloads to AWS.
  • Configure and deploy containerized microservices delivered with Docker, Kubernetes - AWS EKS.
  • Support configuration management and network automation and orchestration using automation frameworks such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Salt, and/or Chef.
  • Support load Balancing design and optimization.
  • Implement security best practices at all levels of the cloud, data center & Lab systems.
  • Ensure maximum uptime and stability of cloud and on-premises environments, especially in development, test, and production environments.
  • Configure Linux and Windows images for EC2 instances.
  • Apply the latest OS and security patches ensuring the compatibility of underlying running application.
  • Handle service desk & JIRA tickets and mitigate any production issues.
  • Ensure accurate knowledge base documentation in a timely manner.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in technology related, engineering or computer science.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect-Professional level or AWS Certified Advanced Networking is required.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Cloud Platforms in AWS with a minimum of 5+ years is required.
  • Relevant work experience (3+ years) in IT infrastructure and data center management.
  • Experience with hybrid infrastructure systems.
  • Exceptional knowledge of Cloud services in AWS (5+ years) is required.
  • Experience as a Linux and Windows server administrator.
  • Ability to work with little supervision; must be self-driven and motivated.
  • Experience in monitoring and proactive incident management.
  • Ability to proactively triage on troubleshooting urgent production issues under high time pressure with precision.
  • Experience in working collaboratively with various R&ED teams throughout the organization to resolve mission critical problems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary to produce and process technical documents.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and the ability to translate business requirements into information systems solutions.
  • Experience with IT security.
  • Someone who is a team player.
  • Motivated and available to participate in a weekly on-call rotation (~every 3-4 weeks) as needed.
  • Provide mission critical production support in case of an outage during off business hours if necessary.
  • Experience with containerized microservices delivered with Docker, Kubernetes (Kops, AWS EKS), or OpenShift 4.X a plus.
  • Google, Azure cloud experience is a plus.
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer certification is a plus.
  • Background in Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology is a plus.
  • Exceptional scripting skills using Shell and Python or Go (a plus).

This is a full-time - direct hire position that starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Krysty: krysty@alphaconsulting.Com


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