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Cloud Engineer SME

Job ID: 2216594
Location: REMOTE WORK, AL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 16, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has an exciting opportunity for a Windows Systems Engineer SME with experience working with cloud (AWS) technologies. This position is in support of the Air Force A1 Enclave by Cloud One contract as a systems service provider maintaining and providing Human Resources Systems in a GovCloud (AWS) environment.

The Window Systems Engineer selected for this position will build, integrate, and maintain all Windows based Virtual Data Center (VDC) systems through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and investigate and analyze all activities related to infrastructure incidents within the network environment in coordination with the Air Force DTA Security Operations Center, System Administrators and other System Engineers under a tiered response structure. Selected Windows Systems Engineer will assist in determining scope, urgency, and potential impact and track infrastructure incidents from initial detection through final resolution. The candidate for this position may work anywhere in the United States. There is no requirement to work at a SAIC or customer site to support Cloud One.

Daily activities may include:

  • Provide direct Windows systems engineering, administration and maintenance support to the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment
  • Collaborate using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for use of AWS native services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage (S3) and Amazon Simple DB/RDS databases, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Discover and resolve issues with Windows servers in virtual environment
  • Design new capabilities and enhancements (to include Cloud Migration and Analytics design and development) and create efficiencies within the AWS environments
  • Create, Maintain and Delete service accounts and troubleshoot and maintain system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products, deep understanding of monitoring AWS instances and services
  • Experience working with administrator and service accounts and troubleshoot Creates/updates and Maintains system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products
  • Assist in the delivery ATO’s documentation for IL2/IL4 environments, work with IA team to define, document and implement Security Controls
  • Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents
  • Report findings to management with recommendations for resolution
  • Maintain regular contact with customers during support and projects
  • Provide technical assistance and training to users



  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience. In lieu of a degree an additional four (4) years of experience is required
  • Experience planning, building, integrating and maintaining Windows system. Experience supporting USAF software development projects
  • In-depth understanding of, and experience with, deployments of various systems to AWS
  • Documentation for projects including asset inventory required
  • All aspects of the environment and deployment must also be documented for support and future implementations
  • An AWS Engineer must have 3 or more years of experience and advanced vendor certification and in-depth knowledge of at least one cloud product
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum, SAFe or other modern software development methods/practices.
  • Experience supporting USAF software development projects 
  • Security+ Certification (or equivalent)


  • AWS Associate Certifications
  • Advanced Windows certification
  • Scripting Experience: Batch/PowerShell/Python
  • SAFe DevOps certification is desirable
  • Experience supporting software migration efforts
  • Experience in an MSP or other IT company highly desirable
  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines
  • Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization


  • MCSE or MCTS, Azure certifications (AZ 100, AZ 500, and/or other AZ series exams, 346/7 are bonus), Azure Assessments
  • CISSP (or IAT III equivalent) Certification

REQUIRED CLEARANCE  Interim Secret Clearance with ability to obtain an active Secret Clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). Note Top Secret meets SSBI requirements.

Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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