Cloud Engineer in Baltimore, MD at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  833421

Apex Systems has an immediate opening for a Cloud Engineer working directly with one of our large clients in the Baltimore, Maryland area. The Cloud Engineer will be part of a highly technical operations team, and report to the Sr. Director of IT Operations. This person will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring all cloud-based systems. If you, or someone you know may be interested, please forward an updated resume to Brian Richardson at 

Location:  Baltimore, MD

Duration:  6 month contract to hire

Compensation:  Based on experience


Responsibilities will include participation in an 'on call' rotation and after-hours availability. Responsibilities include enforcing the IT Operations standards, policies and procedures, setting up and maintaining user accounts and managing access control.

  • Responsible for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment (Cloud and on-prem)
  • Responsible for managing existing and future public cloud infrastructure and platforms
  • Assist in developing the Company’s Cloud strategy for current and future plans
  • Assist in architecting the Company’s public and hybrid cloud offering for all internal customers
  • Provide guidance to the Company’s internal Infrastructure, Operations and Architect teams on cloud design, support and functionality
  • Assist in determining the placement of existing and future applications within the public cloud
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting current standards for compute, storage, backups and security
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams on cloud-based deployments and future strategies
  • Work with product owners and application support teams to develop and implement cloud migration plans
  • Develop and implement best practices around security management, availability management, and release management.
  • Create and maintain documentation on Linux server builds, policies and procedures, ensuring they are accurate and current.
  • Responsible for ensuring best practices for server configuration, patching and system management
  • Responsible for hardening of all Linux servers within the environment
  • In addition there will be increased activity and responsibilities required to satiate the requirements for implementing security controls. This includes the adherence to policies defined by the Security Engineering team, and the administration and management associated with securing Laureate’s End Points.


  • Experience required in the Information Technology field
  • Experience managing AWS Cloud environments
  • Experience maintaining RHEL Serversxperience maintaining a mission critical enterprise systems
  • Experience with cloud monitoring tools and deployment methodologies
  • Experience with cloud deployment strategies to include JSON templates and CloudFoundation
  • Working knowledge of public and hybrid cloud deployments
  • Must have working knowledge of the ITIL framework
  • Must possess an understanding of network storage concepts and solutions (SAN and NAS devices).
  • Advanced knowledge of VMware’s virtualization topology including VCenter, ESXi Servers, HA, DRS and VMotion.
  • Experience implementing security best practices associated with the Linux platform
  • A strong understanding of networking is required
  • Experience with hardening the Linux operating System to ensure a consistent secure platform
  • Must possess a strong in-depth knowledge of the Linux operating system
  • Must possesses a working knowledge of network services and protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, and DHCP services
  • Must possess scripting language skills to include: Python, PowerShell, Bash and AWS CLI
  • Experience with patch deployment associated with the Linux operating system
  • Ability to develop strategic technical documentation and written communications relative to field of expertise (policies, process documents, procedural documents and quick reference guides)
  • Excellent troubleshooting, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Project management oriented with ability to lead project planning through implementation
  • Detail orientation, and the ability to record, organize, and communicate
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Ability to work flexible schedules when required.
  • Ability to take direction and guidance from the Security Engineering team
  • Ability to multitask and appropriately prioritize duties
  • A self-starter who can excel in a team environment of a growing and dynamic enterprise. A nonpolitical team player who can build immediate credibility with all teams
  • Experience supporting Azure and Oracle Cloud resources a plus









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