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Cloud Engineer


Cloud System Engineer



Washington, Washington DC, United States


Job Description:

This position is eligible for a 20K sign on bonus.

Job Description

Leidos is hiring a Sr. Cloud Engineer ready to be a member of a dynamic and fast paced technical program in Washington, DC. Our program has full lifecycle Agile Software Development and O&M for our cloud and on-prem systems. Our program works to develop and maintain a translation workflow tool to facilitate linguistics for the Intelligence Community.

The successful senior level cloud engineer will provide hands on interaction and support for the entire team developing and implementing AWS services and support duties. The on-site cloud engineer will also coordinate the O&M team as well as program leadership to schedule O&M activates for efficient new deployments , integration of services, modifications, or standard deployment of upgrades. The position will play a key role in designing and managing our operational environment while working through the ATO achievement and into full operations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the complete AWS lifecycle including security, provisioning, and automation
  • Develop, integrate, and manage AWS VPC, and other networking components
  • Develop, integrate, and manage AWS services such as Lambda, SNS, SQS etc., using Java technologies
  • Establish metrics and carefully monitor the utilization of AWS resources leveraging AWS CloudWatch, CloudTrail and Splunk
  • Effectively monitor billing and develop cost optimization strategies
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning using CloudFormation
  • Automate repetitive mundane manual tasks using PowerShell script
  • Provide keen insights and recommendations on best practices and implementations from a SA perspective
  • Work closely with Security Engineer to meet NIST-800-53 controls and server STIG/Vulnerability compliance
  • Establish and maintain the architecture of multi-tier systems
  • Maintain access control and integrity of data throughout the application life cycle
  • Works with a cross functional operational team in a cloud based, Windows 2019 OS environment
  • Occasional support as Tier 2 and Tier 3 Help Desk support conducting operational duties supporting security, configuration, networking, OS patching, application deployments, server upgrades, and 3rd party software upgrades
  • Will work onsite in DC alongside the customer

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters Degree with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience (in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, System Administration, Cyber Security)
  • Strong demonstrated working experience in the AWS cloud developing, integrating, and managing AWS instances.
  • Cloud networking experience (Route Tables, NACLs, Security Groups, ports/protocols) to facilitate both application functionality and firewall compliance
  • Function as technical SME in design, modification, and debugging bare-metal and virtual Windows Servers
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • System hardening experience via GPO, registry, system configuration, and WSUS patch management
  • Knowledge or experience with Risk Management Framework and Authority to Operates (ATO)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability working and engaging the customer almost daily
  • 4 or more years of experience performing systems administration and O&M tasks for Windows systems
  • Active DoD clearance at the Top-Secret level with SCI eligibility and a polygraph within the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS GovCloud, SC2S or C2S experience
  • Experience with Oracle RDS 19c databases
  • Security+ Certification
  • Certification as an AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate and/or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.