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Engineer/ Architect - PaaS - OpenShift

Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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    $60 To $80





First and foremost, you will help lead the delivery of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution centered around Redhat's Openshift Enterprise (OSE). You will also create and drive plans to migrate legacy N-Tier solutions into next generation infrastructure and platform solutions.

You will accomplish this mission by strategically designing, developing, and implementing technology models worthy enough to operate of enterprise-level business applications.

In doing so you will be self-driven, but you will also work with or through service providers who may be responsible for the actual hands-on delivery of services.

You will continuously collaborate closely with application development stakeholders across IT and business departments to refine and develop new strategies for delivery and optimal use of technologies within the organization.

Secondarily, you will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise for legacy solutions that must be maintained as N-Tier applications (primarily IBM Http Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and a Database backend with some WebSphere DataPower and WebSphere MQSeries) are migrated to cloud native form factors such as micro-services.



  • 7+ years' experience in legacy and cloud application architectures designing for 99.99% availability,
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent experience/certifications.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic IT technologies and related processes, procedures, and decision support.
  • Engineering experience with a PaaS solution such as Red Hat OpenShift or Docker Swarm.
  • Strong RHEL experience or similar.
  • Strong skills scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, Ruby)
  • Engineering experience with Apache WebServer, HAProxy, Nginx, Apache Tomcat, Node.js, Play, Akka
  • Strong skills coding with one or multiple of the following: Puppet / Chef / Ansible / Saltstack
  • Experience with global load balancing and web content acceleration using CDN's such as Akamai.
  • Excellent understanding of HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP and other web protocols.
  • Experience in Agile Methodology and Agile Engineering practices like TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment
  • Experience in DevOps automation with Jenkins and plugins like Git, JIRA, Junit, Selenium, Sonarcube, Maven, Artifactory.
  • Experience with running Docker containers in a commercial / production environment.
  • Great communication skills and knows how to work effectively within a diverse team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in information technology related field.
  • 2-3 years of strong experience working with many of the cloud native technologies listed below (in red).
  • Experience in project definition and management.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of current infrastructure systems and standards.
  • Experience in varied technologies (e.g. telecommunications, client server architecture, Micro-services, eCommerce infrastructures, enterprise and workgroup server platforms, Web applications, etc.)
  • Experience in developing technology roadmaps and strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of the best available tools, software, applications, and systems for attaining best-in-class IT technology across the enterprise.
  • Extensive experience in multiple technical infrastructure design areas and in technology management
  • Experience in core enterprise applications, application development tools.
  • Knowledge of system evaluation principles and practices.
  • Project planning and management experience.
  • Excellent understanding of change management and testing requirements, techniques, and tools.
  • Ability to create constructive relationships, influence, and communicate (to project team, IT management, and non-technical staff).
  • Ability to lead complex, cross-functional problem-solving initiatives.
  • Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products.

Infrastructure Software and Platform Delivery Team

Preferred Qualifications-Technology Specification

Cloud Native Solutions

  • Platform as a Service Tools
  • Application Software

PaaS Tools: Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise, Docker Trusted Registry, Docker Containers, Jenkins, Github, Ansible

Application Software: Apache Tomcat and HTTP, Play, Akka, Akana (for API's), Couchbase, Niginx, HAproxy

Legacy Infrastructure Solutions

  • Middleware
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Database
  • Business Intelligence & Reporting
  • Identity and Access Management

Middleware: WebSphere Application Server, IBM Http Server (Apache), MQSeries

SOA: Service Orientated Architecture (IBM DataPower),

IAM: IBM Directory Services, Tivoli Access Manager, PingFederate (SAML and OAuth),

BI: Netezza, Cognos, Actuate, OnDemand, PingFederate (SAML and OAuth)

Database: DB2, Oracle, SQL, Couchbase, MySQL, Cassandra, PostgreSQL


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