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IT Infrastructure/DevOps Engineer

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our teams handle the information technology needed to support it. 

We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past five consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we were selected as one of only ten other vendors in the United States positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.  

Expedient's Product Strategy team is hiring an engineer in Cleveland, OH or Pittsburgh, PA. Our Product Strategy team partners with various cross-functional Expedient teams to collaborate and test out the viability of technologies for our clients. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in a broad range of technical applications, with an emphasis on scripting, automation, cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS), virtualization (including a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of VMware ESXi), networking, and security.

This position requires someone with a great level of technical depth, and a strong desire to explore new possibilities for advancing technology. A strong understanding of scripting, automation, and system architecture also is a must. This position will travel approximately 10% of the time.

Sponsorship is not provided for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implementation of virtualization and container infrastructures
  • Design and implementation of automation platforms
  • VMware and related technology design and implementation with a focus on resiliency and scalability of architectures
  • Lead infrastructure design for public/private cloud environments (hosts, storage, and switching/routing/firewall)
  • Evaluate new technologies and create alpha/beta releases, and determine viability and suitability of existing technologies
  • Create innovative solutions to solve technology and business challenges/needs
  • Produce documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions, and overall technology concepts—and write reference architecture papers to explain how Expedient products can be used to solve specific business challenges
  • Present to and solicit feedback from sales, marketing and operations teams
  • Ability to prioritize and be productive in high-pressure situations, providing timely status updates to internal clients

REQUIREMENTS:

  • DevOps experience with Automation (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Saltstack) or Container Platforms and Orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, Racher, etc)
  • Coding/scripting experience in Python or PowerShell  
  • VMware vSphere design and implementation experience
  • Experience with network administration, including a strong understanding of internet/IP-related technologies, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to influence stakeholders about adopting new technology, solutions improvements, and updates to existing technology
  • Ability to successfully complete pre-employment drug screen

PREFERRED:

  • Vendor-management experience
  • Experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • An understanding of VMware NSX and software-define networking
  • Experience with software defined storage platforms
  • Experience with technologies such as Windows and Linux server management, IDS, IPS, encryption and identity management
  • Industry certifications from VMware, Juniper, Microsoft, etc. (such as the JNCIA, VCP, MCSE)
  • Experience working with industry compliance frameworks, such as HIPAA and PCI-DSS
  • Bachelor of science degree in a technical discipline
  • Candidates would benefit from having experience with Cisco iOS, Juniper OS and Dell Compellent SC and Dell Equal logic PS Series SAN platforms

BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore, we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust, employee-driven training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success. 

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest. 

Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Expedient does not engage with third-party recruiting or staffing firms.

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