Healthcare Platform Engineer Consultant

posted on March 5, 2019

Job Description

Location: Durham, NC

Duration: 6 Months


  • Responsible for the architecting and engineering of various aspects of platform architecture and services in cloud hosted infrastructures which might include network, compute, storage, application servers, middleware, and database.
  • Analyze current and future requirements to effectively design analytics platform solutions while determining design feasibility from both technical and economic perspectives.
  • Maintain technical standards, procedures and documentation in partnership with service partners as needed.
  • Partner and consult with varied technical, business, project and management staff to identify and plan, assess platform designs and impacts, while developing solutions to any resolve design problems.
  • Plan and develop engineering designs in support of the implementation of platform for integrated software, database, and analytics solutions.
  • Ensure data scientists, data engineers, and analysts have the tools needed on the analytics platform
  • Modify platform to fit the needs of Data and Analytics and support advanced analytics
  • Participate in software and hardware licensing, financial and capacity activities within the environment.
  • Support design of internal projects collaborating with IT stakeholders, service owners and partners
  • Provide operational readiness through the engineering, planning, coordination, and execution of performance and tuning analysis, systems support, incident and problem resolution, software installation, and upgrades.
  • Provide guidance and consultation in solutioning production incidents when required.
  • Maintain appropriate standardized guidelines, work procedures and schedules for solution engineering to expedite workflow and ultimately improve efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with vendors on infrastructure/technology designs to ensure the final product is what was architected or designed and supports DnA needs

Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of cloud engineering/architecture experience is required.
  • In lieu of degree, 5 years of experience as stated above.
  • Direct experience in one or more the following technical specialties: software development, cloud deployments, network, compute, storage, analytics, and/or database.
  • Knowledge of automating tasks associated with technical specialties.
  • Experience working on integrating analytics technology with cloud-based platforms.

Hiring Preferences:

  • Experience in multiple technical specialties preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of the following technologies (aligning with relevant technical specialties):
  • Compute virtualization, Python, Java, Ondemand and autoscaling compute, Network function virtualization, Linux containers


  • Experience engineering technologies to be delivered “as a service” and an understanding of concepts of multi-tenancy.
  • Strong technical aptitude in varied areas.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self sufficient in defining and realizing infrastructure designs.
  • Team and customer service oriented, flexible and adaptable with proven ability to solve problems in a collaborative and timely manner.
  • Solid background in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Proven debugging skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities with strong organization and planning skillset.
  • Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle Methodologies and process flows.
  • Ability to correlate technical actions to business impact
  • Flexible and adaptable with focus on effectively managing change.
  • Relevant technical certification preferred.
  • Nice to have: AWS or Azure Certifications