Black Canyon Consulting (BCC) is searching for a Cloud Engineer to support our work for the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the National Institutes of Health. This opportunity is full time at the NCBI in Bethesda, MD.

The Cloud engineer's role is to assist with the operation and continuing development of its cloud services environment based in both Google GCP and Amazon AWS. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with an environment that is constantly changing and can work closely with developers and operations managers responsible for stable production services.

We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


  • Provide support to developers and production services operating in NCBI's Amazon AWS and Google GCP environments
  • Participate in discussions of ongoing technical and management efforts, including new architecture
  • Participate in evaluation and implementation of new technologies
  • Ongoing operation and maintenance of existing services
  • Assist with development of tools to help monitor and manage the cloud environments and enforce established policies.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong experience with Linux systems administration, particularly CentOS 7 or RedHat 7.
  • Experience managing Cloud resources within Amazon AWS or Google's Cloud Platform, particularly:
    • User management 
    • Roles and permissions
    • Compute instances
    • VPCs and subnets
    • Routing
    • Firewall rules/security groups
  • Experience writing scripts to automate management tasks
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Familiarity with networking concepts (subnetting, basic routing, UDP, TCP, ICMP)
  • Ability to manage firewall rules
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Some programming experience, applicable to developing cloud management tools (one or more of Bourne/bash shell, ruby, python, perl)

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with managing continuous integration tools such as TeamCity, Jenkins, or GitLab.
  • Experience with MS Windows systems administration
  • Experience with Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services
  • Experience managing resources with puppet
  • Experience writing code to automate management of cloud resources via their native CLI or API
  • Experience with cloud automation tools (packer, terraform, cloud-init)
  • Experience with enterprise monitoring tools such as nagios, splunk, telegraf, influxdb.
  • Experience with cloud monitoring tools such as CloudWatch and CloudTrail.
  • Familiarity with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, bitbucket)
  • Experience with git
  • Experience with container technologies (docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift)
  • Experience programming in Bourne/bash shell, ruby, python, perl

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