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Linux Cloud Engineer

About the Role

Karthik Consulting, LLC, is looking for a Linux Cloud Engineer to join our rapidly growing team headquartered in Tysons, VA! This position supports a project located in Bethesda, MD with remote flexibility. Qualified candidates should have at least five years of hands-on experience working with Linux and federal or commercial consulting experience. This role requires candidates to have at least a master’s degree, 10 years of related work experience and the ability to obtain a Public Trust.


  • Provide support to developers and production services operating in NCBI’s Amazon AWS and Google GCP environments
  • Participate in discussions of ongoing technical and management efforts, including new architecture
  • Participate in evaluation and implementation of new technologies
  • Ongoing operation and maintenance of existing services
  • Assist with development of tools to help monitor and manage the cloud environments and enforce established policies.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in a STEM field (Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics) and ten years of industry experience in Software Development/Linux Systems Administration
  • At least ten years of professional experience with five years of experience demonstrated experience working with Linux systems administration, particularly CentOS 7 or RedHat 7.
  • Experience managing Cloud resources within Amazon AWS or Google’s Cloud Platform, particularly:
    • User management
    • Roles and permissions
    • Compute instances
    • VPCs and subnets
    • routing
    • firewall rules/security groups
  • Experience writing scripts to automate management tasks
  • Some programming experience, applicable to developing cloud management tools (one or more of Bourne/Bash shell, Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Familiarity with networking concepts (subnetting, basic routing, UDP, TCP, ICMP)
  • Ability to manage firewall rules
  • Strong troubleshooting skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with managing continuous integration tools such as TeamCity, Jenkins, or GitLab.
  • Experience with MS Windows systems administration
  • Experience with Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services
  • Experience managing resources with puppet
  • Experience writing code to automate management of cloud resources via their native CLI or API
  • Experience with cloud automation tools (packer, terraform, cloud-init)
  • Experience with enterprise monitoring tools such as nagios, splunk, telegraf, influxdb.
  • Experience with cloud monitoring tools such as CloudWatch and CloudTrail.
  • Familiarity with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, bitbucket)
  • Experience with git
  • Experience with container technologies (docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift)
  • Experience programming in Bourne/Bash shell, Ruby, Python, Perl

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