Platform Engineer (Remote) #3054


  • US-VA-Fairfax
  • IT Infrastructure & Network Engineering & Operations
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is looking for a Platform Engineer to join our Health PMO team. The candidate should have experience with a civil agency, preferably Veterans Affairs. This is a remote working opportunity. This individual is expected to have a proven track record of working remotely with minimal direction.  Office hours are M-F 8am-5pm ET.


Our team is responsible for supporting biomedical research in the VA utilizing a secure high-performance computing environment.  The prospective candidate(s) will be joining a highly motivated team who sustain Linux and Windows environments with hundreds of machines, both on prem and in the Government Cloud. As VA continues to upload genomic data on to the platform, the massive amounts of large data sets lead to platform scaling issues.  The incoming Architects and Engineers must have an eye towards cloud expansion - more data means more problems with running large experiments with massive data set comparisons.

The environment is dynamic and client needs are often evolving. As such, thought leadership, problem-solving, rapid learning, and carrying the innovative mindset needed to lead our clients through conceptualization, strategic planning, and execution is important. Additionally, flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success.


  • Build and manage end-to-end highly secure and highly available platform and
    Infrastructure (On-premises, Cloud, Hybrid, Multi-Cloud) including data platform,
    middleware, and application platform.
  • Collaborate with Application, Data and Security Architects to incorporate security,
    data, and application requirements.
  • Build on-premises IaaS, PaaS, and Data as Service platforms.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science with 12+ years applicable experience
  • In-depth build knowledge of platform, middleware, network design, server and
    storage design in a highly scalable, fault-tolerant model is a must.
  • Platform and Infrastructure implementation experience in on-premises, Cloud (AWS,
    Azure), Hybrid cloud
  • Experience in building GPU's, HPC clusters and dynamic assignment of compute in
    pipelines for genomics processing
  • Knowledge of building IaaS, and PaaS components in cloud (private and public)
    including DB, file and object systems
  • Knowledge of infrastructure for distributed data systems and AI workloads including
    analysis pipelines and neural network models for genomics workloads
  • DevSecOps experience and extensive knowledge of K8
  • Extensive working and build knowledge of cloud infrastructure (VPC, N/W, IAM, DB,
    K8, Autoscaling, MulL-zone, mulL-region, Cloud PaaS, Pub-Sub, Search, Caching, Sys.
    Mgmt., web services, Sockets, RPC, REST API, VPC peering, sub-nets, Cloud network
    connect, VPN, Load Balancing & Auto Scaling, Clustering, Jenkins, and DevOps,
    Monitoring and Audit).
  • Knowledge of IaC (Infrastructure as Code), Terraform

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • MLOPs experience is a plus.

Clearance Required: Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $150,000 - $160,000 Annually

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