1+ months

Junior Cloud Engineer - CIPHER

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRI/CIPHER seeks a highly motivated individual with demonstrated experience to support Kubernetes based deployments of containerized software, security, and networking. The Cloud Security Engineer in the Network Vulnerability Division (NVD) will support the research, development, and deployment of cloud-based services and solutions to enable reconfigurable and high throughput embedded systems development and testing. This position will enable the applicant to get first-hand experience with emerging technologies and allow them to eventually lead the technical development and operations in this area.

Job Duties:

The main duties of the applicant will be with the integration of cloud-based services in support of an already deployed sensor testbed. This will also include the following:

  • Providing technical support to users attempting to utilize the system
  • Management of users through LDAP
  • Interacting with the existing Ansible scripts and keeping them up to date
  • Monitoring the health of the system and identifying and correcting any issues that arise
  • Monitoring the health of the data pipeline by inspecting Kafka, Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana
  • Integration of new sensor applications into the pipeline
  • Reconfiguring the network to meet project requirements
  • Interacting with stakeholders to build solutions that enable their success

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with the development and management of Linux based servers.
  • Experience writing and using Ansible to automate deployment and updates to services.
  • Experience with developing and deploying containers to Kubernetes environments (Docker, Helm)
  • Knowledgeable in Network Engineering along with experience supporting the deployment of VOIPs, printers, computers, routers, switches, network security devices, and network management systems
  • Well versed in network monitoring, diagnostic, protocol analyzers, sniffer's and analytic tools
  • Proficient in protocols (DHCP, LLDP, BGP, TCP/IP, DNS)
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies, unit testing, version control, continuous integration, code reviews.
  • Current Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience working with Kafka
* Experience working with an ELK pipeline (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
* Experience working in a DevOps project environment.
* Experience working with CI/CD pipelines (GitLab, Jenkins)
* Experience with Cumulus Linux


U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Posted: 2021-01-25 Expires: 2021-03-25

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