Position Description

Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer
Work Location Richmond, VA
Job Code 12207
# of openings 1
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As an employee, you make change happen – for our clients, for our company, for your professional growth, for the consumers. We hire the best and brightest, who are driven to create that change. At xScion, you're not just another team member, you’re impactful.

You’re empowered.

 You’re driven.

You’re an xScioneer.



As a Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer, You Will:

  • Participate in designing, implementing, automating, and operationalizing technology products which include on-premise and off-premise private cluster-based compute in AWS or Azure Cloud when necessary.
  • Focus on solutions engineering, and related technologies, including and not limited to DevNetOps, public/private cloud integration & reliability engineering.
  • Ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational readiness, enabling staff and partners to work more effectively.
  • Create detailed infrastructure connectivity work plans for both installation, continuing maintenance, and production readiness.
  • Plan and develop infrastructure automation and scripting to build, install, and configure products, services and platforms is necessary.
  • Focus on providing leadership and coordination for the deployment of IT technology designs, testing and production transition in support of large and complex IT projects and efforts.
  • Actively participate in the orchestration and operationalization of engineered IT solutions through simplification and standardization.
  • Coordinate and lead technical research and development to enable automation of services within the product & platforms and anticipates customer needs to influence the development of innovative solutions within a hybrid and critical integrated infrastructure.
  • Participate in planning, designing/configuration, operation, and maintenance of firm-wide of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.
  • Assist with monitoring compliance with internal audit requirements and Information Security Manual guidelines.


To Be Successful, You Need:

  • 10+ years professional experience in the area of Information Systems
  • 8+ years’ experience in at least 2 of the following IT areas: networking, systems engineering, security, computer operations, disaster recovery, database design and implementation,
  • Strong DevNetOps experience
  • Strong-to-expert level skills in infrastructure platforms working on large complex IT projects; and/or installation of network or systems installations,
  • 8+ years’ experience as an infrastructure engineer collaborating with technical subject matter experts.
  • Ability to build and maintain high-performance platforms, frameworks, libraries, and services through collaboration leveraging platforms such as GitLab, Puppet Enterprise, Atlassian Jira, and Ansible supporting infrastructure and development partners.
  • Knowledge of a scripting language such as Python, PowerShell, Ruby.
  • Relevant knowledge and hands-on development of dynamic infrastructure platform wherein developers or operations teams automatically manage and provision the technology stack - Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) familiarized with Ansible, Cloud Formation, Terraform, or Puppet Enterprise.
  • Solid technologist with strong business skills. Comfortable working with a technical team and client business users
  • Adept at mapping business needs to technology solutions and helping non-technical audiences understand the benefits of these solutions.
  • Troubleshoot large complex infrastructure environments
  • Must leverage basic network protocols, routing, and subnet knowledge
  • Knowledge of networking, storage & security concepts
  • Knowledge of network protocols and authentication methodologies
  • Knowledge of application load balancers and proxy functionality
  • Design, implementation, maintenance, and contingency strategy experience in a high volume, mission critical, time-sensitive environment.
  • Make recommendations for, and implement, appropriate security structures.
  • Forward-thinking ability to work with cross-functional teams in order to achieve a common goal, resolve conflicts and manage cross-functional and external relationships; ability to negotiate and influence without direct authority.
  • Display advanced leadership skills as exemplified by contributing to a positive work environment, helping to instill a 'sense of urgency' and to motivate others.
  • Expert ability to solve problems by considering available information, prioritizing and making timely decisions; correlate data using standard business and technology tools and approaches, spot trends and apply sound security and risk management principles.
  • Ability to assess necessary activities and prioritize for completion of assignments using excellent time management, prioritization skills and work ethic.
  • Expert knowledge of IT engineering design practices and industry-standard trends; advanced ability to work with others in order to achieve a common goal, resolve conflicts and manage cross-functional and external relationships; ability to negotiate and influence without direct authority
  • Advanced experience in generating and presenting written and oral communications with all levels of stakeholders from various cross-functional and support staff to senior level executives.
  • Advanced ability to effectively communicate technical concepts in lay or business terms.
  • University degree or equivalent experience and minimum 5-years of related work experience.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.


Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience working within a larger financial institution
  • Experience in leading larger process improvement projects
  • Extensive experience with cloud transformation initiatives

Why xScion?

  • We have an amazing culture – We were named ‘Best Places to Work in Virginia 5 years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020)
  • We are poised for rapid growth – We are on the cutting edge of digital transformation in healthcare, non-profit, and finance and continuously welcoming new clients to the xScion family
  • We believe in your continuous development – We invest in our teams’ development, paying for certifications and trainings to improve their skills because we are committed to collectively being the best at what we do.
  • We want you to make an impact in whatever you do - Our people have the opportunity to be the big fish in a smaller pond.
  • You’ll work with the best – We hire great people. Period.
  • And because we truly care about you and our clients - We are run by real people for real people, creating flexibility, balance, respect and fun in the workplace.
  • Great Benefits: medical, dental, 401k match, Flexible Spending and more, but we also have unique perks such as 26 days off a year (including your birthday!), company events, games, and many other things that inspire balance and flexibility.


We’re Transforming Businesses:

xScion is a Virginia-based, Woman-Owned company. We help companies modernize their IT and business operations. Our team helps leading Healthcare, Association and Financial Services companies improve their business processes through innovative solutions including Agile Transformation, Data Services and Enterprise Automation.


Want to Learn More about xScion? 

Check us at out on www.xscion.com or socially at LinkedInTwitter and Glassdoor

At xScion, we celebrate diversity in all forms.  xScion is an Equal Opportunity Employer- Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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