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Doyon Security Services Director of Cloud Operations in Gaithersburg, Maryland


JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Cloud Operations is responsible for developing and managing the overall strategy, operation and management of the company’s growing Cloud and Infrastructure Services business including the optimization and utilization of designDATA’s private cloud solution, as well as solutions based on Azure managed cloud services.


  • Leads the development, monetization, utilization, optimization, and support of our Azure and datacenter practices for designDATA

  • Establish and manage network infrastructure and server hosting and storage

  • Apply extensive knowledge of VMware virtual environments to lead the management of the designDATA private cloud datacenter operations

  • Advise on emerging technologies that should be integrated and/or introduced to ensure designDATA’s cloud capabilities respond to the needs of the business, including technology evaluation and ongoing vendor management

  • Plan, implement, and establish operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class platform infrastructure

  • Collaborate with operational service teams on both tactical and strategic projects

  • Maintains HP Synergy, 3Par SAN and Exagrid/Veeam backup

  • Manages Cisco Catalyst infrastructure

  • Manage multiple technical projects simultaneously, and effectively manage project teams to meet project scope, timing, and cost goals

  • Develop annual capital and operating budgets for cloud, datacenter, and general infrastructure components

  • Develop strategy and tactics to maintain 99.999% reliability on systems, platforms, and infrastructure (24x7x365)


  • Azure Solutions Architect certification required

  • VMware VCP certification desired

  • CCNA certification desired


  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Solid problem-solving skills

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Strong vendor management skills

  • Highly collaborative

  • Required experience with the following:

  • Well established expertise with AWS or Azure (both preferable)

  • Well established expertise with Cisco 6500-series switches, HP Blade enclosures, 3PAR storage, EVA storage, and Veeam backup and replication. Expertise with Exagrid storage desired.

  • Hardware and networking topology

  • Configure and troubleshoot Office 365

  • Configure and troubleshoot VMWare

  • Configure and troubleshoot Windows Server

  • Configure and troubleshoot network switches, firewalls, and wireless access points



  • B.A./B.S. in computer science, business administration or other relevant field required

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working directly with VMWare technologies

  • Demonstrated experience in data center design and installation as well as knowledge of building cloud platforms to provide a highly available infrastructure at scale

  • Cloud certification in Azure platform

  • Prior experience working for a managed services provider

  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable personal vehicle

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The individual will be subject to sedentary work with the majority of hours in a professional office environment and will need to be able to quickly respond to a change in work demands. The individual is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal. Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects (1-40 lbs.) are required.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: It is design DATA, Inc.’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: design Data, Inc. grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.

PAY TRANSPARENCY STATEMENT: design Data, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of the other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.

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design Data Inc. is a Federal Contractor and complies with the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).

design Data, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law and the poster is available at For questions on the job posting contact (253) 344-5300.


If you need assistance or special accommodations during the application process, please contact the appropriate Human Resources Department at Only qualified applicants will be notified.

  • Except as provided otherwise under applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Title: Director of Cloud Operations

Job Reference: 21-0007

Post Date: 1/11/2021


City/Location: Gaithersburg

State: MD

Point of Hire: Seattle, WA

Company: DDATA - DesignDATA

Reports To: President and CEO

Type of Position: Regular Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt