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Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Cloud Operations

Design Data Systems, Inc.
Reston, VA 20190
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Cloud Operations is responsible for developing and managing the overall strategy, operation and management of the company’s growing Cloud and Infrastructure Services business including the optimization and utilization of designDATA’s private cloud solution, as well as solutions based on Azure and managed cloud services.



· Leads the development, monetization, utilization, optimization, and support of our Azure and datacenter practices for designDATA

· Establish and manage network infrastructure strategy and standards including networking, unified communications, telecommunications, virtual server hosting and storage

· Apply extensive knowledge of VMware virtual environments to lead the management of the designDATA private cloud datacenter operations

· Advise on emerging technologies that should be integrated and/or introduced to ensure designDATA’s cloud capabilities respond to the needs of the business, including technology evaluation and ongoing vendor management

· Plan, implement, and establish operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class platform infrastructure

· Collaborate with operational service teams on both tactical and strategic projects

· Collaborate with the security team on refining and deploying security best practices to identify, detect, protect, respond, and recover from threats to designDATA assets

· Oversight of the operational management of cloud services such as Microsoft 365, inclusive of Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

· Manages products and services from providers such as Cisco, HP, Arctic Wolf, Barracuda, Sophos and Symantec. Establish regular check-in meetings and manage strategic vendor relationships.

· Manage multiple technical projects simultaneously, and effectively manage project teams to meet project scope, timing and cost goals

· Develop annual capital and operating budgets for cloud, datacenter, and general infrastructure components

· Develop strategy and tactics to maintain 99.999% reliability on systems, platforms, and infrastructure (24x7x365)


Azure Solutions Architect certification required

· VMware VCP certification desired

· CCNA certification desired


· Good verbal and written communication skills

· Solid problem-solving skills

· Good organizational and time management skills

· Strong customer service skills

· Strong vendor management skills

· Highly collaborative

· Required experience with the following:

o Well established expertise with AWS or Azure (both preferable)

o Well established expertise with Cisco 6500-series switches, HP Blade enclosures, 3PAR storage, EVA storage, and Veeam backup and replication. Expertise with Exagrid storage desired.

o Hardware and networking topology

o Configure and troubleshoot Office 365

o Configure and troubleshoot VMWare

o Configure and troubleshoot Windows Server

o Configure and troubleshoot network switches, firewalls, and wireless access points


· B.A./B.S. in computer science, business administration or other relevant field required

· Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience working directly with VMWare technologies

· Demonstrated experience in data center design and installation as well as knowledge of building cloud platforms to provide a highly available infrastructure at scale

· Cloud certification in Azure required

· Prior experience working for a managed services provider

· Valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable personal vehicle

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design Data Inc. is a Federal Contractor and complies with the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).
design Data, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics

Company Description

Founded in 1979, Design Data Systems, Inc. is a leading IT services company serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our company focuses on a variety of IT solutions including network management and service desk support, VOIP, Security, IT Consulting, Data Center & Cloud Services. We’re devoted to providing reliable Computer Support to businesses that want to improve productivity and profitability and our staff of over one hundred technology professionals will work to ensure that technology is planned, implemented and managed to align to our client’s organizations business objectives.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Design Data Systems, Inc.’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Design Data Systems, Inc. grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to h

We are a Federal Contractor and comply with the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

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Posting ID: 607642308Posted: 2021-02-28