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Departments Seeking Tech Specialists for Key Roles

Units of state government are recruiting for a cloud solutions architect and a cloud infrastructure administrator.

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State departments are recruiting for specialty roles in technology.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is seeking a cloud solutions architect (IT specialist III) to lead planning, develop cloud architectural designs and proof of concepts/pilots, implement and manage cloud technologies, and deliver ongoing refinement and enhancement to Cal OES’ cloud solutions.

The incumbent will “play a key role in aligning Cal OES’ strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding IT products and services, partners and vendors, capabilities, and key business and IT initiatives,” according to the job posting and duty statement. “You will play a key role in understanding business needs, value and requirements and assisting business and IT to make informed decisions. You will be responsible for cloud solutioning activities, capturing business and technical requirements, user stories, tracking and managing requirements, and communicating with the business and technical staff.”

In addition, “To assist in emergency response and recovery activities, you may be required to work in the State Operations Center (SOC), Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC), Joint Field Office (JFO), Area Field Office (AFO), Local Assistance Center (LAC), or another location.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Six or more years of lead cloud, COTS, SaaS, and solution engineering experience, designing and delivering solutions and integration architecture in cloud environments.
  • Enterprise application support, in addition to strong business understanding and project management.
  • Expert in cloud architectural and management best practices.
  • Knowledgeable in IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, CaaS, FaaS, Containers, and other cloud computing services.
  • Knowledgeable in Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, and Scrum practices, supported IT DevOps environments and teams.
  • Data and system integration using cloud technology.
  • Database, COTS, and web applications development.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Oct. 13.

The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) is recruiting for a cloud infrastructure administrator (IT specialist II) to lead the architecture, design, installation, configuration, testing, maintenance and documentation of all of FI$Cal’s server and desktop infrastructure hosted in the public clouds, state data centers and infrastructure located at FI$Cal offices.

According to the job posting and duty statement, the administrator “provides expertise in installation, administration, maintenance and operations, patch management, backup and recovery, availability monitoring and identity and access management of FI$Cal’s infrastructure among other things.”

The administrator “provides technical expertise, advice and guidance to IT staff and is responsible for the installation, configuration, testing, maintenance and troubleshooting of the complex IT systems, as well as assisting the Department of FI$Cal with any issues encountered by the use of the aforementioned systems,” the posting says. “The incumbent is responsible for supporting the entire department with IT services from the planning through operational phases of the FI$Cal system implementation.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Ability to develop enterprise-wide IT practices and procedures.
  • Experience with building, implementing and maintaining infrastructure on the public clouds.
  • Experience with building and managing cloud-based infrastructure using infrastructure as code.
  • Experience with migrating from on-premises to public clouds.
  • Experience with integration of software as a service with FI$Cal’s applications/infrastructure.
  • Advanced experience with server installation, configuration and troubleshooting with Windows Server operating systems, Linux operating system, virtualization software, server hardware and storage data backup and recovery.
  • Advanced experience and knowledge of storage in highly virtualized VMware, OVM, and AHV environments.
  • Advanced experience and advanced knowledge of Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Experience managing backup/recovery.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is Sept. 26.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.