Cloud Computing Engineer III

School of Modeling, Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

This position supports Knight Shield, a secure environment established at UCF to meet federal IT compliance requirements that is managed and operated by the Institute for Simulation and Training in support of researchers across the university. Responsibilities include building and monitoring highly resilient, secure, compliant, automated, cost-effective cloud computing environments following all applicable compliance standards, including but not limited to NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, HIPAA Security Rule, DISA STIGs and SRGs. This position is customer-focused and will work closely with researchers for gathering requirements, collaborating with IT Teams on campus for setting up Windows/Linux environments and supporting applications for research projects.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on Azure and AWS, using systems engineering, network engineering, multi-region and multi-account design strategies to deliver well-architected cloud solutions for compliance needs, with boundary protection, data protection, and operational security management.

  • Write and maintain technical documentation of various environments. Write procedures, standards, and help draft policies needed to meet regulatory requirements. Provide artifacts and documentation needed for compliance and risk assessments, reports and audits.

  • Gather and document researcher requirements and provide design and architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning cloud resources. Provide cloud budgetary estimates for research proposals. Assist researchers in application deployments, and maintenance. Share training resources with researchers to help with their cloud environments.

  • Monitor configuration changes; create and maintain tools and scripts to manage deployments and configurations. Continually evaluate and identify tools, frameworks and technologies to support, improve and secure the overall solution delivery.

  • Build and maintain automation scripts using Azure Resource Manager and AWS CloudFormation or similar for infrastructure administration and operations. Set up Virtual Private Cloud resources, subnets, network access control lists, and security groups. Perform OS updates, software deployment, script creation, and backups, as necessary.

  • Resolve support tickets for researchers running Windows, Linux, and applications in the cloud.

  • Monitor resource utilization on the cloud and provide cost-saving recommendations (e.g. reserved or spot instances) based on use case or research workloads.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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