Who we are
Bixal is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business determined to improve people's lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies, with a firm belief that everyone has the right to an effective government.
We deliver on this belief by partnering with leading Federal agencies to design, develop, and deliver powerful customer experiences through holistic digital product solutions and strategic communications initiatives––bringing a high standard and unique creative energy to our clients––and our wonderfully diverse culture is what makes it all possible.
Bixal unites different people with different perspectives from all over the world! We provide our team with an open and empowered environment where collaboration thrives and solutions flourish.
This role has the ability to work remotely within the United States. You must be legally authorized to work in the USA. Bixal does not provide visa sponsorship.
What will you do?
We are looking for an experienced Cloud Engineering Manager to join our growing team of experts. Bixal builds and maintains the foundational systems that support data scientists, analysts, researchers and policy makers at Federal agencies. Our teams are responsible for the architecture, deployment and maintenance of core infrastructure components in the cloud. We strive to build automated, resilient, scalable and secure systems to help enable users to do their best work with minimal disruptions.
The Cloud Engineering Manager will lead systems architects, database architects and data analysts on complex projects and programs. They will supervise medium to large teams, focusing priorities and ensuring progress along an agreed project roadmap. The Cloud Engineering Manager will be responsible for maintaining strategic alignment of technical design and architecture to meet business growth and directions. They must have a thorough understanding of the unique needs of foreign assistance data programs. They will be highly capable at managing technical teams as well as maintaining excellent customer communication. They must be self-directed and comfortable collecting requirements from multiple teams and systems, as well as coordinating the progress of multiple teams toward desired outcomes. This role will positively impact millions of people by infusing their knowledge into foreign assistance data processes. The ideal candidate is an experienced engineer who enjoys optimizing data systems, while understanding the flow from ingestion points to delivery to various statistical and analytics packages.
This is a full-time proposal position contingent on contract award.
ResponsibilitiesServe as a primary technical point of contact for a medium to large data program.Oversee the implementation of transformational cloud enhancements, in collaboration with multi-contractor teams.Research and experiment with new technologies and implement them to help improve systems and processes.Supervise the maintenance of existing infrastructure for production servers, data analysis pipelines, and analytics tool sets.Implement production and testing infrastructure using infrastructure as code.Evaluate existing CI/CD pipelines and improve their scalability, stability, security, and efficiency.Help improve builds and deployments to move away from custom tools towards industry standard tooling and technologies.Continuously monitor all aspects of technical contract activities and recommend adjustments when necessary.Architect overall systems using prototyping and proof of concepts.Collect requirements to create and maintain optimal data pipeline architectures.Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.Supervise the building of infrastructure required for optimal ELT of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and ‘big data’ technologies.Communicate with a wide range of digital delivery disciplines and talent.Work with data and analytics experts to strive for greater functionality in data systems.
QualificationsAbility to undergo a background investigation by the U.S. Government and meet eligibility requirements for suitability.Experience working for an organization related to supporting international development and humanitarian assistance programs.Experience leading cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment, fostering mutual understanding, and presenting findings to a variety of audiences.Knowledge of automated configuration management, continuous integration/deployment, and continuous monitoring solutions.Ability to evaluate complex data and computer systems to find inefficiencies, analyze, weaknesses, or security threats.Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.Proficient at working with a team to build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management.Experience with AWS including EMR, EC2, RDS, ELB, and Lambda.Experience with infrastructure as code technologies such as Cloud Formation or Terraform.Experience with CI/CD automation technologies such as Github Actions, Jenkins, GitLab, AWS CodeBuild or similar.Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve build and deployment failures in CI/CD pipelines.Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python/Boto3, Groovy or similar.Proven communication skills and strong situational awareness of large programs.We are looking for a candidate with a graduate degree in a technology field and 10+ years of experience in a combination of Data Engineer, Cloud Engineer, or Cybersecurity Engineer roles, or a commensurate combination of education and experience.
Nice to havesProject management professional (PMP) certification or similar.Experience managing projects with a global reach.
Perks & benefits
Competitive base salary
Work from home flexibility
401K with matching incentive
Flex Spending Account
Company provided short-term disability
Company provided life insurance
11 Paid holidays
Professional development opportunities
New business referral bonus
Bixal is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.