Chief Cloud Engineer - MP

Posted on May 22, 2020

Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce

Alexandria, VA

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director on the application of information technology to support and improve the Agency’s business processes.

The Office of Infrastructure Engineering and Operations (OIEO)provides management and oversight of Infrastructure, Network, Platform, Storage and Software Operations Services for USPTO-developed and Commercial-software applications on a 24x7x365 day basis.

This position resides within the OIEO.

Candidates must provide evidence that is related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Specialized Experience.

Specialized experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the candidate possesses the required qualifications set forth below.nThe Specialized Experience for this position is: Proven leadership and technical agility in the delivery of Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud services across on-premise, off-premise sites, with professional hands-on experience in the Design, Development and Implementation of Cloud enterprise foundations, Platform migration, Cloud native tools and Cloud software configuration management (SCMs).

Proven experience in the application of Cloud Services, architecting and implementing cloud based solutions with robust Business Continuity and Disaster Recover requirements, driving decision augmentation.

Proven experience in the successful harmonization of diverse and competing interests, with the ability to lead in a large, technically complex, fast paced and dynamic environment.

Candidates must provide evidence that is related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs).

Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the candidate possesses the required professional technical qualifications set forth below.nProfessional Technical Qualifications: Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application materials that they possess technical attributes in thePTQs.nThe Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) for this position are:n1.

Demonstrated work experiencedesigning and delivering end-to-end secure on premise and off premise cloud based infrastructure services, cross-system and full-stack architecture that support several large and highly complex production level distributed software systems with large database clusters and high transaction rates.n2.

Demonstrated enterprise level experience through the use of Agile, Scrum, Kanban or similar methodology, in the design, engineering, integration and implementation of a large variety of heterogeneous infrastructure technologies across multiple data centers and cloud providers, network, security, monitoring, storage, databases, platform and virtualization services.n3.Demonstrated experience in developing, building and operating cloud native applications using containers or micro services architecture, using a system design approach that is highly available and geographically diverse, in order to operate continuously.n4.

Hands-on enterprise level software development experience in the engineering of cloud services using and managing cloud platforms and cloud native tools with an emphasis on right sized capacity planning and performance automated provisioning, software configuration management, infrastructure as code, tuning for large-scale software rollouts, service health checks and automated recovery methods.n5.Enterprise level experience reviewing, analyzing, assessing, evaluating and engineering business systems in a fit for purpose enterprise cloud services model that include requirements and end user needs; creation of business cases, migration roadmap, establishing and modeling cloud cost models, total cost of ownership.

Working with business owners to ensure clarity, while at the same time, considering alternative approaches that may lead to a more robust solution not only for one system, but also for the enterprise.n6.Demonstrated enterprise level experience in evaluating and ensuring that cloud service providers satisfy industry standard cybersecurity requirements, enforce compliance rules, and protect personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information.

Working with the cybersecurity compliance team, supporting a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.nExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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