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Junior Cloud Engineer


Cloud System Engineer



Blacksburg, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact as a Sr. Cloud Engineer?

1901 Group (A Leidos Company) has an exciting Sr. Cloud Engineer position which can be worked from our state-of-the-art Operations Center in Blacksburg, VA or remote. The Sr. Cloud Engineer will work with an elite team of IT professionals to maintain an optimal cloud architecture and environment for critical customer systems. The Sr. Cloud Engineer is responsible for overseeing the design, build, operations, and maintenance of the AWS cloud-based systems and ensuring maximum availability, performance, and security for our DoD customer.


The Sr. Cloud Engineer is responsible for architecting advanced integrated cloud business enabling solutions and providing technical direction to our DOD customer in support of their numerous ERP systems. Duties will include the provisioning and upkeep of cloud resources, troubleshooting issues within the cloud environment, and making recommendations for system improvements.


  • Support tickets and manage incidents, service requests, and problems through their full life cycle.
  • Under the guidance of a senior team member:
  • Create designs, implementation plans, operational documentation, and continual improvement of cloud services
  • Implement architectural changes, make recommendations of Cloud Services to customer
  • Examine utilization and performance metrics and provide reports to customer
  • Work closely with Operations teams, other team members, contractors, and application owners to solve complex technical problems related to cloud hosted systems
  • Work with Security team to ensure deployed resources conform to DoD security specifications
  • Monitor health, performance, and operational trends to proactively identify issues before they become incidents.


  • Bachelor’s degree and some experience in related IT experience, additional years of experience will be acceptable in lieu of a degree.
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II baseline certification (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP)
  • Familiar with Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Familiar with Cloud computing environment, such as AWS
  • Capable of working within a team and independently
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability
  • Detail oriented with experience interacting with customers
  • Proficient in creating technical documentation and diagrams
  • US Citizen


DoD Secret clearance is required prior to start (Interim Secret clearance is acceptable)


AWS Coud Practitioner or Associate certification
Familiarity with programming and infrastructure automation (JSON, YAML, Python, Terraform)
Other industry certifications a plus
Famliarity implementing Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for various systems

**Candidates within a commutable distance to Blacksburg, VA preferred

Who Are We?
1901 Group (A Leidos Company) prides itself on looking ahead of our competitors for the next wave of IT trends. We provide our employees with training and development opportunities, preparing them for upcoming technical challenges.

With primary office locations in Blacksburg and Reston, VA, our teams support customers from across the United States. Our innovative IT as-a Service delivery model is supported by industry certifications that ensure quality and efficient IT solutions.

We are transforming the delivery of IT services through the use of enterprise managed services that leverage the cloud to securely monitor, manage, and optimize complex IT environments.

The history of automation is what inspired the name of our company. 1901 was the year that another disruptive technology changed the world: the assembly line. Leveraging skills and materials in an efficient manner within a repeatable process that quadrupled output applies to IT services today.

Pay Range:Pay Range $50,700.00 - $78,000.00 - $105,300.00

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.