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Cloud Engineer I

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Cloud Engineer I
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170245
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Middleware Cloud Engineer position is a junior level position that will assist in creating, implementing, and managing the technical operation of cloud technology solutions for enterprise applications. Training in AWS and cloud technologies will be provided – the successful person should be a capable system administrator with enthusiasm for learning and desire to understand and develop expertise in cloud technologies, platforms and applications.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree
-Experience in business process analysis, including requirements gathering, analysis and documentation, and the application of information technology to satisfy business requirements.
-Experience in design and delivery of comprehensive enterprise-level technology solutions.
-Understanding of technology architecture and the complexities of enterprise-level applications.
-A commitment to best practices with ability to define operational processes, implement DevOps, deployment checklists, and more.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with cloud services (ideally AWS) knowing the “gotchas,” potential problems, and how to setup and manage a service in the cloud.
-Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.
-Experience developing or supporting solutions in Docker.
-A good understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP).
-Experience with various persistent storage technologies including a working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores, and key/value stores.
-Practical knowledge and experience integrating with third-party APIs via HTTP/REST, CLI, or SDKs.
-Experience developing software with object-oriented languages.
-Experience using configuration, orchestration and automation tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #XXXXXXX. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Enterprise MiddleWare & Authentication Services
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5 p.m. M-F
Job Posting Date: 09/01/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/15/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79543

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
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    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents