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Cloud Operations Engineer- Mid/Senior

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 04/15/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Cloud Operations Engineer. You will architect, implement and administer the private cloud & application infrastructure required to support applications across the Laboratory’s business services and programmatic missions. This position is in the Enterprise Infrastructure Services within the LivIT Program in the Computing Directorate.

In this role you will 

  • Architect and implement highly available web/application/cloud/container/virtualization tier infrastructures required to support enterprise IT service delivery across private and public cloud infrastructures.
  • Leverage systems programming expertise to automate and manage service orchestration, monitoring, configuration management, security, and patch management of web/application/cloud/container/virtual server infrastructures and services.
  • Collaborate with customers, IT managers, developers, team members, systems administrators, database administrators, and security administrators to jointly develop highly available infrastructures/services that meet business/programmatic needs.
  • Manage systems architectures throughout their systems development lifecycle, including risk analysis, capacity planning, highly available systems architecture and design, development, quality assurance, documentation, standards enforcement, implementations and upgrades, security compliance/vulnerability remediation, and performance monitoring.
  • Support the Lab’s service delivery transition from traditional on-premises infrastructures to cloud/container implementations.
  • Provide superior problem remediation support within the web/application/cloud/container tier environments in support of negotiated Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).
  • Manage multiple web/application/cloud/container tier infrastructures within the Microsoft Azure Stack, AWS, Docker and Kubernetes containerization environments to help drive our standardization, automation, orchestration, and security enhancement objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience in architecting and managing private and/or public cloud and/or container service infrastructure transitions; including implementation, monitoring, operational support, security, and lifecycle management of web/application/cloud/container tier infrastructures to support enterprise-level service delivery with explicit, hands-on experience administering cloud services platforms (Azure and/or AWS and/or VMware) and/or containerization (Docker and/or Kubernetes).
  • Advanced experience with systems programming to create, configure, monitor, and automate the management of web/application/cloud/container infrastructures required to maintain the requisite security posture of deployed web/application/cloud/container infrastructures and associated services.
  • Advanced ability to partner with customers, IT managers, developers, database administrators, systems administrators, and security administrators to jointly create web/application/cloud/container infrastructures/services that meet business requirements.
  • Advanced experience with Azure and/or AWS and/or VMware private/public cloud and UNIX and Windows O/S administration, security, and performance tuning.
  • Significant experience in leveraging the Ansible automation/orchestration tool suite to effectively and efficiently manage a large portfolio of enterprise services, including O/S administration, configuration management, and security administration.
  • Significant experience in managing and leveraging the Microsoft Azure Stack and/or VMWare virtualization infrastructures to support the delivery of private cloud enterprise services.
  • Advanced communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems.
  • Experience implementing, managing, and integrating F5 load balancer technology into delivered enterprise infrastructure services.
  • Experience working in a compliance-driven and secure environment, as well as project management experience with large, enterprise COTs application implementations.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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