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Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer

Chantilly, VA
Job Title: Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer (Senior-level)
Location: Chantilly, VA
Clearance: TS/SCI w/ ability to pass CI Poly
Compensation: Competitive, Excellent Benefits
 
Overall Assignment Description:  
The Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer will work across Cloud Ops, Security, Development, Auditing teams at NGA to design resilient, flexible, and scalable cloud solutions to support GEOINT Enterprise operations.

Duties may include:
  • Formulate, document, and communicate methodologies for building and operating highly available, scalable services.
  • Provide assistance in reducing and resolving production incidents (e.g. Site Reliability Engineering).
  • Look for opportunities to improve all operations processes.
  • Evaluate, build and modify automation for deploying and operating production services.
  • Create, assess, update and maintain documentation pertaining to Product Lines.
  • Develop and design elastic, resilient and self-healing Cloud native applications and workflows.
  • Crafting excellent documentation for respective projects and carrying ownership for the code and the instructional tutorials of how to use it.
  • Work with team members to design, architect and implement solutions across geographic locations.
Skills and Experience:
Required:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Engineering Management, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program, or related equivalent additional experience.
  • Five or more years of experience with cloud-based services or technologies.
  • Understanding of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby ideally in SOA applications.
  • Understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks).
  • Understanding of industry standards for designing and implementing IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments. 
  • Experience with modern container orchestration systems, such as: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.
Desired:
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Engineering Management, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect
  • Two or more years of demonstrated experience in Site Reliability Engineering functions.
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and operating in a DevSecOps.
  • Experience using APIs and RESTful services.
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and automations processes and tools: Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Fabric.
  • Experience with security in the cloud, such as: Intrusion, penetration, and vulnerability scanning.
  • Experience with monitoring solutions, such as: ELK, Splunk, SUMO, Nagios, Prometheus.
  • Experience with build automation and continuous integration/delivery ecosystem capabilities, such as: Git, Gerrit, Maven/Gradle, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus.
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