NREL Hybrid Cloud System Engineer in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Hybrid Cloud System Engineer

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Regular

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Summary

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

NREL's Information Technology Services Department is looking for a Cloud System Engineer to design, plan, implement, and support the infrastructure, systems, and services needed to provide private and public cloud offerings, utilizing AWS, Azure, VMware, and Cisco UCS technologies.

Duties Include:

Design and implement public cloud virtualization architectures utilizing AWS and/or Azure

Design and implement private cloud virtualization architectures utilizing VMware

Design and implement hybrid private/public cloud architectures

Manage on-premises hardware to support private cloud

Troubleshoot VMware environment

Troubleshoot AWS/Azure environment

Monitor and optimize VMware environment

Monitor and optimize AWS/Azure environment

Migrate systems from physical to virtual infrastructure

Migrate systems from private cloud to public cloud infrastructure

Design, maintain, and support backup strategies for virtualization

Secure a VMware environment to comply with organizational cyber security requirements

Utilize cloud-based storage options to solve organizational challenges

Secure the private cloud environment to comply with organizational cyber security requirements

Secure the public cloud environment to comply with organizational cyber security requirements

Virtualize Windows and Linux server operating systems

Communicate technical information to IS management, internal customers, and vendors

Document systems, processes, and procedures

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 9 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Or, relevant Master's Degree and 7 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Or, relevant PhD and 4 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience.

Applies extensive IS expertise in specific field and has full knowledge of related disciplines. Evaluates new hardware, software, systems tools and applications and makes procurement recommendations.

Excellent leadership and project management skills. Skilled in analytical techniques, practices and problem solving. Extensive programming and architecture abilities with various computer software programs and information systems.

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Preferred Qualifications

Engineering and architecture experience with VMware 6.0 or higher

Engineering and architecture experience with AWS

Engineering and architecture experience with Azure

Engineering and architecture experience with VMware VDI technologies

Cisco UCS experience

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Basic knowledge of backup technologies

Basic knowledge of scripting techniques

Excellent customer service skills

Understanding of the principles of ITIL

Understanding of architecture and design principles for high availability environments.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with people with a wide range of personalities and abilities

Knowledge of Software Defined Networking

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Policy

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

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