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1812 - AWS CloudOps Engineer

Crystal City, Virginia
Top Secret


We are seeking a mid-level AWS CloudOps Engineer with a current Top Secret clearance. You will be part of a highly integrated CloudOps engineering team delivering mission critical applications hosted in both FedRAMP accredited and classified cloud environments, and developing programs and automation (primarily Python and Boto3 tool).


  • Leveraging sound CloudOps principles, practices and tools to improve the speed, reliability, integrity and security of software delivery
  • Using best practices and defined operational workflows to support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, documentation, and implementation
  • Developing, reviewing, and revising scripts and programs for management, maintenance, and deployment of AWS instances
  • Utilizing AWS services and utilities to streamline the service offerings of the client to other divisions within the organization
  • Continuously evaluate available services and makes recommendations to the government on strategies for implementation in the areas of  platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and data as a service (DaaS)


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of experience developing comprehensive and innovative technical solutions
  • At least 3 years experience with 1 of the 3 major cloud service providers (Amazon, Microsoft, or Google).
  • Experience in development and scripting languages (Python, C++, Java, etc)
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with AWS, creating instances, using CloudFormation, and managing Security Groups.  Key AWS Services include EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda.
  • Experience architecting and migrating on-premises applications into a cloud platform.
  • Experience with Cloud Automation – preferably AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, or Terraform coding that can be explained during an interview
  • Experience with Source Control systems (GitLab, SVN, Maven) and integration into CI/CD Pipelines
  • Linux Administration – must be comfortable with CentOS\RHEL command line navigation and commands
  • Proficient with analyzing an environment to help optimize processes, and keep up to date with new service offerings and requirement changes.
  • Be able to share best practices and create innovative solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of AWS for the customer.
  • Be able to identify the latest and greatest technologies, and seek opportunities to expand their skill set
  • Ability to communicate at a high level and explain complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers
  • Dedicated to quality and leverage industry test-driven development standards
  • Demonstrated success with developing and executing technical strategy and leadership


  • Use of Artifactory
  • Experience creating\implementing cross-domain solutions
  • Experience searching Splunk (creating saved searches, filtering relevant data, using for debugging, etc)
  • ELK or Elasticsearch
  • Containerization (docker/Kubernetes)


  • Top Secret minimum