Cloud Engineer with Public Trust or Higher Clearance

This International employee-focused State-of-the-Art Government Contractor with cutting-edge contracts in the DC area seeks an experienced Cloud Engineer ready for the next step in their career.

YOU MUST have a Public Trust or Higher Clearance to be considered.

This position will be 2-3 days onsite in DC and remote 1-2 days a week.

Up to $95,000

Under general direction, you will be responsible for performing Cloud Engineering duties such as Cloud readiness assessments, AWS architecture design, system evaluation, system analysis, AWS Infrastructure Operations, Optimization and Maintenance, Change and Configuration Management Support, Release, Control and Validation of Cloud Infrastructure Deployment and Migration and infrastructure assessment. The cloud engineer shall 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 and 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 the operational capabilities of UACS enterprise infrastructure as approved and directed.  Maintain availability of production systems deployed into AWS managed areas 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 issues, resolution, maintaining a knowledge base of the known problems.  Review and enhance Operational Service Plans (OSPs), Run books, known issues knowledge bases, log defects.

You must have a minimum Education level of an AS degree.  A B.A. or B.S. degree in a related discipline is highly preferred or 10+ years of equivalent experience

You must have a minimum of 2+ years of experience in cloud engineering with 5+ years of overall technical engineering.

PREFERRED is a minimum of 4 years of experience in Cloud Engineering with 7+ years in overall technical engineering

You must have AWS Associate – Level Certification and/ or an AWS Professional-Level Certification, a US Citizenship, Experience documenting technical requirements, and a passion for providing great customer service

PREFERRED qualifications are an AWS, or Microsoft Cloud Certification desired for all personnel, At least 1 year in enterprise cloud deployments desired, At least 2 years development experience desired, Solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating system and be capability in architecture design, system evaluation, system analysis, and infrastructure assessment, be proficient in scripting image deployment and bootstrapping, have experience with AWS CloudWatch and other automation services, Strong background in Microsoft based applications, Maintain account documentation, such as architecture diagrams and portal links, Knowledge of databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, or MongoDB, Experience in a 24/7 production environment, Ability to work in a fast-paced and agile development environment, Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-intensity, Agile Scrum teamwork environment and exhibit flexibility as innovation is implemented.

Unsurpassed benefits

Salary up to $95,000

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 that is related to your job for career advancement, and 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.