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Principal IT Engineer Infrastructure Cloud/Virtualization

Location: Greenwood Village, CO Job Number: 689367 Date posted: 07/11/2018
Description: In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for architecture and promotion of cloud infrastructure solutions, leading software-defined infrastructure solutions, leading SDLC (lifecycle) for infrastructure development, deployment, and operationalization, and conceptualizing emerging services and infrastructure innovation.Some of the unique challenges this position will face include expert with VMWare, vCloud, OpenStack, vRealize, automation development using Puppet, Chef, and JavaScript, expert with orchestration tools (e.g. heat, vco), experience architecting large infrastructure solutions, and the ability to deploy complete application environments comprising multiple nodes and services.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.
  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.
  • Provides consultation and expert technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, engineering, and architecture for assigned systems by assessing the implications of IT strategies on infrastructure capabilities.
  • Provides some recommendations and input on options, risks, costs, and benefits for systems designs.
  • Leverages partnerships with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot complex systems.
  • Serves as a functional expert and collaborates with architects and software engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable system designs.
  • Translates business requirements, and functional and non-functional requirements, into technical specifications that support integrated and sustainable designs for complex or high impact infrastructure systems by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications.
  • Ensures system designs adhere to company architecture standards.
  • Builds partnerships with counterparts in various IT Teams (e.g., database, operations, technical support) throughout system development and implementation.
  • Serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems by defining and overseeing the documentation of detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services.
  • Mentors other technical resources throughout infrastructure systems development.
  • Reviews and validates technical specifications and documentation for complex or multi-dimensional solutions.
  • Leads the development and modification of solutions by identifying technical solutions to business problems.
  • Collaborates with business leaders, Solutions, and lead enterprise architects to review business drivers, and establish a foundation for enterprise systems planning.
  • Reviews benchmarking results, and provides information to support current and future infrastructure needs and projects to IT leadership. Provides preliminary conclusions.
  • Benchmarks and evaluates IT trends and technologies to identify opportunities and considerations that impact ROI.
  • Makes recommendations on resources required to maintain service levels and meet new demands.
  • Guides and drives physical architecture design for new initiatives.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum six (6) years experience working with Unix/Linux servers.
  • Minimum six (6) years experience in the design and configuration of Windows servers infrastructure.
  • Minimum six (6) years experience working with configuration management software.
  • Minimum six (6) years experience working with operating system and client/server utilities.
  • Minimum six (6) years experience working with virtualization technologies.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in automation
  • Minimum four (4) years experience with infrastructure software development
  • Minimum three (3) years scripting experience using PowerShell or Perl scripting languages.
  • Minimum two (2) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum eight (8) years experience in an IT operations environment with technical experience in distributed technologies, systems development, and/or networking.
  • Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)
  • Four (4) years experience leading the development of technical documentation in an infrastructure development environment.
  • Three (3) years experience in IT middleware infrastructure consulting.
  • Six (6) years experience gathering and translating business requirements into technical specifications.

    Primary Location: Colorado,Greenwood Village,Greenwood Plaza IT Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty: IT ENG Infrastructure Department: IMG Compute Services Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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