RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has client in search of a Cloud Engineer in Irving, Texas (TX). This position will require innovation, Virtualization, and Linux skills to help guide technology in the lab. Responsibilities: Responsible for efforts related to network function virtualization and OpenStack to ensure network infrastructure complies with corporate and industry standards to provide a successful evolution to next-generation network Responsible for multiple large-scale platforms and be expected to keep new product offerings on track Maintain functional and technical requirements, analyze hardware/software features and enhancements, and understand system architectures, system operations, end-to-end designs and device-system interactions Interpret Hardware, Software, and Cloud computing and industry standards to determine that correct engineering design and principles are being adhered to for the development of these platforms Vet all methods of procedures (MOPs) to ensure technical standards are adhered to and no adverse effects will be caused on the production network/Cloud Assist in planning, designing, equipment selection, staging, testing, and integration of new system hardware, software, and virtualized functions of the cloud REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree or 3 or more years of relevant work experience 3 years of experience with Red Hat Linux Experience with Red Hat OpenStack cloud technologies or other virtualization technologies Experience with network storage such as NetApp Python, bash, JSON, YAML, REST, Ansible. TCP/IP, Routing and OSI 7-layer protocol Advanced troubleshooting skills Strong organizational skills Advanced analytic, interpersonal and communication skills Highly innovative qualities to drive improvements to technology and business Managing data center elements, hardware, software, power requirements Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.