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1289- Cloud Engineer

Radford, Virginia
Interim Secret


This position is for a Cloud Engineer supporting the ALTESS commercial cloud services infrastructure.  ALTESS is a managed service provider for Army and DoD IT systems and plans to offer managed cloud services in Microsoft Azure followed closely by Amazon Web Services.GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW

  • Build new cloud based data center services environments for DoD cloud initiatives.
  • Assist with identifying and planning potential new cloud services, features, and capabilities.
  • Serve as overall subject matter expert on Cloud Engineer technology and market capabilities/trends.
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements.
  • Formulate detailed network, storage, and compute design specifications for stable and secure computing operations in a dynamic cloud based environment.
  • Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, and compute technologies.


  • DOD Interim Secret clearance as a minimum
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Computing Environment (CE) Certification (i.e., MCSE, Server+, etc.) – can be waived for 30 days after project join date.
  • Mid to senior level Cloud Engineer experience
  • Security+ (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. MCSD Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, etc. strongly preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience effectively managing multiple large-scale projects
  • Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired
  • Strong experience with IPSEC/VPN, and other secure transport technologies as well as BGP
  • Proven experience migrating on-premise applications to the cloud
  • Understanding of network, storage, server, and application technologies
  • Strong knowledge of automation concepts, tools, and scripting languages (Ansible, Terraform, Python, Powershell, Bash, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of code repositories tools such as Git preferred
  • Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) – preferred
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipeline experience such as Jenkins, Travis CI, AWS CodeDeploy - preferred


  • Active Interim Secret