Job Description :
Cloud Engineer

Location : Baltimore and Woodlawn MD

Education Level : Bachelor’s Degree + 8 Years of related experience

Clearance Required: Public Trust Clearance (required to start)

Technical Skills Skill Years/Level of Experience

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Based Patch Management Proficient

Building and Maintaining Cloud Environments Proficient

Experience with OpenStack services Proficient

AWS Solution Architecture/Design Proficient

Paas Technology Proficient

Job Responsibilities

The contractor will provide hands-on engineering expertise to assist with support and operation of the cloud infrastructure. Responsibilities include the design, creation, configuration, and delivery of cloud infrastructure environments. The contractor will:

· Research, Integrate, and Document new cloud service provider features into existing client infrastructure.

· Provide engineering recommendations

· Perform troubleshooting of operational issues.

· Provide technology support related to delivering and modernizing customer environments using a variety of tools leveraging IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings.

· Define and implement Infrastructure-as-Code best practices/tools in areas such as continuous integration/continuous deployment, environment automation, configuration management.

· Architecting and implementing highly-available systems and planning for disaster recovery.

· Experience hardening operating systems following CIS and DISA standards.

· Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost, supportability and analyses for total systems.

· Research emerging technologies that may be of value to our customer, and present findings orally and in writing.

· Document existing architecture and new solutions, with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Visio.

· Provide professional engineering practices for the full software development lifecycle


· Proficient with AWS solution architecture and design.

· Strong background in automation and configuration management technologies (Ansible, Chef, etc.

· Deep knowledge of Red Hat Linux system administration, particularly network stack configuration/troubleshooting, and LVM.

· Strong Working knowledge of cloud administration (AWS, Azure, OpenStack)

· Excellent written and oral communication skills to communicate with customers, support personnel and management.

· Knowledge of Identity and Access Management technologies (LDAP, Active Directory, Red Hat IDM

· Ability to work in a multi-vendor environment, with regular customer interaction.

· Ability to explain highly technical concepts to non-technical executive audiences.

· Strong time management skills

· Strong creative thinking, problem solving, planning, time-management and organization skills to balance and prioritize work

· Strong human relations skills to select, develop, mentor employees

· Strong ability to manage multiple programs, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and switch between assignments quickly

· Knowledge of federal security standards such as FedRamp, FISMA.

· Strong ability to lead and work in a team environment

· Strong ability to create and maintain formal and informal networks

· Knowledge of the following is desirable:

· System administration (major Linux distributions, Windows)

· Serverless computing.

· Scripting development & maintenance (BASH, Python, Ruby, etc.

· Network administration and troubleshooting.

· Load Balancing and proxy configuration.

· Database experience with one or more of Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server

· Security and compliance tools like Fortify, Nessus

· Virtualization (VMware, XEN, KVM)

· PaaS technologies (OpenShift, Cloud Foundry etc