AWS Cloud Engineer

This position will work onsite in Washington, DC 2-3 days a week and 2-3 days remotely and the onsite location follows all COVID safety protocols.

Up to $120,000 with incredible growth, work, and benefits

You must be eligible for a Public Trust clearance and an active Public Trust clearance or higher is preferred.

This International employee-focused State-of-the-Art Government Contractor that provides migration, networking, computing, and security for hybrid cloud environments with cutting-edge contracts all over the country seeks an AWS Cloud Engineer who is ready for the next step in their career.

The firm is responsible for internal and customer operations facing data centers and services like storage, compute backup, and network. The Cloud Network Delivery unit, as part of Cloud Infrastructure Services, supports the client’s global network infrastructure, including the local as well as the wide-area networks.

You will be responsible for performing Cloud Engineering duties that include Cloud readiness assessments, AWS architecture design, system evaluation & system analysis, AWS Infrastructure Operations, Optimization and Maintenance, Change and Configuration Management Support & Release, Control & Validation of Cloud Infrastructure, Deployment and Migration & infrastructure assessment


As the cloud engineer you will perform duties on tasks that require expertise in AWS/Azure/system/processor architecture, client/server architecture, operating systems, software applications, network protocols, routers, switches, remote access servers, and firewalls.


You will maintain AWS Cloud Infrastructure in Optimal Configuration from both technical and budgetary perspectives.  Provide Functional Escalation Support and Expertise to the Incident Management Processes involving AWS Infrastructure or related issues. Provide input and guidance to Personnel and JHC Cloud Architects/SMEs to the overall AWS Architecture and Design tenets. Compose and leverage AWS CloudFormation Templates for utilization, to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure is effectively managed. Deploy, test and document development, pre-production, and production environments. Train and mentor Junior Administrators and Engineers. Create Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources such as subnets, network access control lists, and security groups. Backup cloud and on-premise resources, including in a hybrid environment. Leverage resource tagging to allocate costs and optimize resource planning. Create gold images / AMIs and employ auto scaling. Assist in preparing cost analysis based on expected usage. Configure multi-factor authentication on virtual and hardware devices. Create IAM users and groups. Maintain availability of critical AWS Cloud infrastructure. To include configuration changes to AWS Cloud Services (UACS) shared services, adhere to compliance requirements, PVT, PROD environments as approved and directed.  Improve operational capabilities of UACS enterprise infrastructure as approved and directed. Maintain availability of production systems deployed into AWS managed area that are not covered in Project-Related Configuration Support or Prototype Configuration Support. Communication, including responding to C3, Alert distributions, support team requests, system business area requests, ESSD requests within 30 minutes of receipt, during business hours. Investigating reported and suspected outage issues, documenting issue, resolution, maintaining knowledge base of known issues. Review and enhance Operational Service Plans (OSPs), Run books, known issues knowledge bases, and log defects.


Requirements Qualifications:


You must be a U.S. Citizen for purposes of attaining a security clearance in the future

You must have A.S., B.A. or B.S. degree in related discipline or equivalent experience

You must be eligible for a Public Trust or higher clearance


Preferred Qualifications:


An AWS or Microsoft Cloud Certification is highly desired

An active public trust or higher clearance

A solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems

Experience in a 24/7 production environment

Unsurpassed Benefits

Competitive Salary UP TO $120,000

The firm offers extensive Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription Insurance, pays 80% of the premiums, free life insurance, STD/LTD, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment & Worker’s Compensation. A 401(k) Retirement Plan, an annual Performance/Profit-Sharing bonus program, and a stock incentive plan.

The firm offers tuition reimbursement per calendar year for eligible fees and expenses of a degree related to your job for career advancement. The firm will pay for IT training as required and offers a bonus program for certifications achieved while at the firm.

PTO is 120 hours (15 days) per year plus nine company holidays.

The firm offers other unique benefits such as affordable Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection services. The firm provides a monthly phone and Internet allowance, plus a company laptop and service plan.