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Amazon Web Services Systems Architect

Project Description                                                                                                                                                                      The team works on advanced bioinformatics technology programs that focused in the support of precision- based medical trials for the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. The project is organized into cross-functional teams that work closely with stakeholders, developers, QA Engineers, Product Managers, and designers to build state-of-the-art portfolio of exploratory projects that are inherently multidisciplinary that impact cancer research and treatment.


 Position Description                                                                                                                                                                  The full-time Amazon Web Service (AWS) System Architect will work directly with management and the development team to design, configure, support cloud deployment, setup and manage continuous integration pipeline, and administer Linux environments.  The position is ideal for talented architect who is interested  in

working in an exciting, growth environment among people passionate about advanced technologies in fight against the cancer.



Design, configure, manage, and maintain the deployment and operations in Amazon EC2, AWS, VPC, S3, and Elastic Search services
Architect, configure and support continuous integration and application deployment into Docker containers
Provide ongoing administration and support for Linux (CentOS) systems
Collaborate with development team to configure and manage iRODS or other distributed data management systems
Provide day-to-day support of applications and services, resolve functional and performance issues
Work concurrently on multiple projects
Be a part of development team to create practical solutions in Agile environment


 Required Qualifications                                                                                                                                                          

Excited about creating the cutting-edge environment for scientific applications
Experience in architecting network and server solutions
A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in setting up and maintaining Linux servers (CentOS, RedHat, Amazon), services and applications (NGINX, MongoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, VPC)
Experience in design of application deployment and operations in Amazon Cloud environment
Strong familiarity with the installation and configuration of Docker, EC2, or other virtual containers
Amazon AWS experience, including EC2, S3/Glacier, Route53, VPC, EBS and Security Groups
AWS CLI experience
Excellent problem solving skills

Take ownership and work independently on assigned tasks with little supervision
Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent years of experience in lieu of degree
Must be able to obtain Public Trust security clearance

 Preferred Qualifications                                                                                                                                                        

Experience with Continuous Integration and deployment environments
Strong *nix scripting experience of some kind (bash, perl, Python, or PHP) is a plus
Knowledge of networking and security configuration and tools, including load-balancing, firewalling
and switches and network segmentation
Experience with iRODS or other distributed data management systems
Ability in formulating and implementing IT solutions to meet business requirements


 Benefits Summary                                                                                                                                                                       

Competitive base salary plus bonus
Paid time off
Ten paid holidays
Medical Insurance
Health Savings Account
Retirement benefits with employer contributions
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Life Insurance, Short and Long Term disability

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