Job Description :
Title: Systems Engineer III/ Cloud Engineer
Location: McLean, VA
Length: 5 months+
Preferred Location: Mclean, VA, 22102

Other locations that would be considered (though requiring some travel):
Plano, TX
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Richmond, VA

SKILLS: Chef, Windows, Powershell, AWS, Vendor Packages, Cloud Formation/Terraform, Jenkins
Job Description:
We are seeking highly creative and intellectually curious Cloud Engineers, at all levels, who are passionate about cutting-edge distributed computing.
As part of a team that’s leading the next wave of disruption on a whole new scale, you will play an integral part in advancing Client’s Cloud eco-system and culture of technical excellence.
You will champion the Cloud Management Platform (CMP), live and breathe Infrastructure Automation, support Hybrid Cloud Solutions, and display a strong understanding of Cloud-as-a-Service varieties: PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS.
Creating the next generation of network-centric Cloud architectures, you will make a key contribution supporting end-to-end public Cloud Automation of application delivery, including Infrastructure provisioning and integration with Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) platforms, using existing and emerging technologies.
The ideal candidate will have experience moving infrastructure to the Cloud!

Responsibilities & Expectations
Stealthily plan and lead the deployment of the cloud solution in a production environment
Develop scripts and glue code to integrate multiple software components
Automate the provisioning of environments pulling strings with Puppet, cooking up some recipes with Chef, or through Ansible, and the deployment of those environments using containers, like Docker or Rocket: (and for the love of automation, at least have some configuration management tool through some version control)
Design and develop automation workflows, performing unit tests and conducting reviews to make sure your work is rigorously designed, elegantly coded, and effectively tuned for platform performance, and assessing the overall quality of delivered components
Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary due to the dynamic nature of collaborations with customers, vendors, and other engineering team, solving complex business problems together
Evaluate & build different compute frameworks for all tiers
Implementing scalable system solutions is required
We’re looking for self-starters, those who can work independently, with and across teams. Establishing smooth running environments is paramount to your success, and happiness
Experience migrating on-site solutions to cloud based offerings, such as Amazon’s AWS

About You
Serious geek street cred if you have a robust portfolio on GitHub and/or Open Source contributions of which you are proud to share!
Discerning. You have a strong familiarity with a combination of the following: VMWare, KVM, Open Stack, CloudStack, Amazon, RightScale and various Cloud abstraction layers, and understand the importance of selecting the right technology tool for the task
Insatiably Curious.
You ask why, you explore, you''re not afraid to blurt out your crazy idea. You can work at a tiny crack until you''ve broken open the whole nut
Automator. You know what continuous integration means, and believe automation is the path to happiness. You know how to script and automate anything and everything, from tests to environment provisioning

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or military experience
At least 1 years of experience developing applications embracing Agile principles
At least 1 years of experience with a formal version control tool (Subversion, Git, TFS, or ClearCase)
At least 2 years of experience with large-scale infrastructure designs, implementation, and support

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Engineering
AWS Certified
5+ years of experience with OOP concepts and modern scripting languages, (Python, Ruby, Perl)
3+ years creating recipes with Chef, building cookbooks
3+ years using cloud based hosting solutions (AWS-EC2 /S3, Azure, Google Cloud)
3+ years with automation tools for server provisioning and Open Source tools (Ansible, Cobbler, Ironic, Chef and Chef Metal)
3+ years developing automation workflows and routines, using Open Source Tools (Chef, Jenkins)
3+ years of experience with large-scale software implementation (high transaction volume, high-availability concepts)
2+ years of experience with Windows, server automation and scripting
2+ years of experience with current licensing strategies around Open Source (Apache Foundation, GNU, MIT License)