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Cloud Engineer (0499U) Job 27401 - PATH
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2019
Title Cloud Engineer (0499U) Job 27401 - PATH
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Cloud Engineer (0499U) Job 27401 - PATH

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: Immediate Review

Departmental Overview
California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) was established in 1986. It is administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Berkeley. PATH is a multi-disciplinary program with staff, faculty and students from universities statewide, and cooperative projects with private industry, state and local agencies, and non-profit institutions.

PATH's mission is to develop applied solutions to the problems of California's surface transportation systems. It does this through cutting edge research, careful consideration of regional needs and statewide and federal policies, the use of new and proven technologies, the adoption of promising communications and control tools, and an awareness of the entire transportation equation. PATH develops these solutions by harnessing the knowledge of transportation researchers, working in conjunction with experts in the fields of information technology, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, economics, transportation policy and behavioral studies. It tests these solutions in the real world, adjusts and refines them, evaluates their costs and efficacy empirically, reports and documents the results of these inquiries in technical, professional and public forums, and helps deliver working solutions both within California and around the world.

One of the programs within PATH is Connected Corridors, which focuses on Integrated Corridor Management (ICM). This program is developing a unique ICM proof-of-concept system for Caltrans which will be used to help manage on an approximately 20 mile stretch of I-210 in the communities of Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, and Duarte. The system is designed to coordinate actions between Caltrans, LA County and the four communities involved, as well as local transit providers, to utilize and coordinate all available assets including arterial roads in the event of a traffic incident. This includes the use of alternative traffic signal timings, varying ramp meter metering rates, dynamic message signs, and rerouting traffic where additional capacity is available. The system developed for managing and directing this activity uses multiple subsystems and implements a microservices architecture within an AWS environment.

This position provides cloud engineering services for the systems development team as well as for production operations that will start by late 2018 or early 2019 and will continue through the proof-of-concept period. In addition, this position will be responsible for transition activities to ensure the system can be maintained and operated by Caltrans when it assumes responsibility for the system.

These cloud engineering services include the design and implementation of the full automation of the system deployment, which will use AWS CloudFormation along with other technologies for containerization, configuration, and build tools. In addition, this position provides expert services in AWS design and configuration to ensure many system capabilities are provided effectively and efficiently: optimal security, resource utilization, reliability, resiliency, system monitoring, issue and failure identification and remediation, component build and deploy, configuration management, and other related capabilities. An in-depth knowledge of the following is highly desired: linux OS, security principles and practices, microservices architectures and their use in AWS environments, highly automated operational environments in AWS, AWS CloudFormation scripting, build and deploy automation using AWS build tools, container tools such as Docker, AWS cost structures, networking within AWS environments, production operations, monitoring tools within an AWS environment, and continuous integration within development teams.

15% Provide CloudFormation and deployment automation services. Automate entire cloud deployment for both full deploy and system updates.

10% Provide release management services, supporting configuration management and release engineering processes. Use AWS services to support release management and configuration management.

10% Provide build management services within the continuous integration processes of an agile development team. Use AWS services to support build management processes.

10% Provide cloud engineering designs for a complex cloud-native system with multiple subsystems and a large number of integration points.

10% Provide cloud security engineering services at all levels - application, networking, user access, monitoring, remediation. Utilize automation of system monitoring and remediation.

10% Provide testing of all cloud service deliveries.

5% Provide documentation of design and implementation efforts. Provide documentation for system operations and maintenance.

5% Provide training services for Caltrans maintenance and operations personnel.

5% Provide EC2, RDS, and EMR automation for system configuration.

5% Utilize and deploy image management and container management services.

5% Provide production operations management services during initial production operations.

5% Provide networking services within an AWS environment.

5% Provide cloud engineering leadership to Caltrans personnel to ensure a smooth turnover of operations and maintenance to Caltrans IT.

Required Qualifications
**********************This is a one-year contract, with the possibility of extending*******************

  • Must have some level of exposure to several of the following AWS products and their respective AWS APIs (those in asterisks require with a significant level of experience). You will have the opportunity to learn about any you don't already know:
  • EC2*
  • Auto Scaling
  • Elastic Container Service
  • Lambda
  • S3
  • Glacier
  • EBS
  • RDS (Postgres)
  • VPC
  • DirectConnect
  • CodeDeploy
  • CodeCommit
  • CodeBuild
  • CodePipeline
  • EMR (Spark)
  • CloudWatch*
  • CloudTrail*
  • CloudFormation*
  • Certificate Manager
  • Expert knowledge of Linux OS and shell scripting
  • Expert knowledge of processes and tools for build and configuration management
  • Knowledge of deployment and configuration of messaging systems such as ActiveMQ and Kafka.
  • Knowledge of deployment and configuration of Postgres, MongoDB, and Cassandra.
  • Knowledge of container services such as Docker or Amazon AMIs.
  • Experience with a continuous integration process, DevOps, and Agile development practices.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of applications programming technologies, tools and protocols.
  • Possesses full knowledge of professional IT concepts.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively across the organization at multiple levels both verbally and written.
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

*This is a one-year contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.

*The salary range designated for this position: $120,000 - $133,000; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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