Kaiser Permanente Sr IT Engineer Infrastructure Cloud/Virtualization in Pleasanton, California

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for design and development of cloud infrastructure solutions, design and development of technology infrastructure comprised of software defined servers, storage, network and cloud developing service catalogs, system automation, and infrastructure solutions.Some of the unique challenges this position will face include required experience with VMWare, vCloud, OpenStack, vRealizeautomation development using Puppet, Chef, JavaScript, andexperience with orchestration tools (e.g., heat, vco).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.

  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; 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.

  • Supports the review of team deliverables.

  • Provides some recommendations and input on options, risks, costs, and benefits for systems designs.

  • Collaborates with team members to develop project support plans, schedules, and assignments.

  • Translates business and functional requirements into technical specifications that support integrated and sustainable designs for designated infrastructure systems by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications.

  • Serves as a liaison with business partners, Solutions, and enterprise architects to define and understand target strategies.

  • Collaborates with counterparts in various IT Teams (e.g., database, operations, technical support) throughout system development and implementation.

  • Develops and modifies solutions by identifying technical solutions to business problems.

  • Provides consultation and technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, engineering, and architecture for assigned systems by assessing the implications of IT strategies on infrastructure capabilities.

  • Reviews and makes changes to technical specifications and documentation.

  • Collaborates with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot complex systems and provides solutions, as appropriate.

  • Evaluates existing systems to make recommendations on resources required to maintain service levels.

  • Evaluates new service options, identifies issues and impacts, and provides recommendations on feasibility and ROI.

  • Collaborates with architects and software engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable designs.

  • Verifies system designs adhere to company architecture standards.

  • Drives physical architecture design for new initiatives.

  • Leads the implementation of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems to ensure successful deployment and operation by developing and documenting detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years experience working with Unix/Linux servers.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience in the design and configuration of Windows servers infrastructure.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience working with configuration management software.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience working with operating system and client/server utilities.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience working with virtualization technologies.

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in automation

  • Minimum two (2) years experience with infrastructure software development

  • Minimum two (2) years scripting experience using PowerShell or Perl scripting languages.

  • Minimum one (1) year in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum six (6) 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:

  • Four (4) years experience working with configuration management software

  • Two (2) years coding experience with one or more programming languages

  • Two (2) years experience working with load balancing technologies.

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Sr IT Engineer Infrastructure Cloud/Virtualization

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California

REQNUMBER: 667475

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.