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Senior AWS Cloud Engineer

Job ID: 2400464
Location: REMOTE WORK, AL, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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 is seeking a Senior AWS Cloud Engineer with an active Interim Secret clearance to be a part of a team responsible for evolving and transforming the Air Force Cloud One DevSecOps environment. The Cloud One environment is an existing global, interconnected, virtualized, hybrid, and IT infrastructure hosting mission systems, applications, services, and data that will serve the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and U.S. Army (USA). Cloud One incorporates the capabilities of commercial cloud and Managed Service Providers (MSP) residing in Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). Cloud One facilitates the USAF and USA’s efforts to migrate applications to a cloud environment, allowing the closure of data centers to support the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) and allowing for increased efficiencies across the entire spectrum of the USAF and USA's IT operations. This position is 100% remote. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Architect, deploy, and document fault-tolerant, multi-region applications leveraged by over 100 AWS customer accounts.
  • Make cloud-savvy decisions that improve cost optimization, scalability, and operational management of existing Cloud One common services.
  • Provide specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, application & data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Develop and conduct testing of multi-region failover capabilities within the new system.
  • Maintain technical expertise on relevant industry standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service provider architecture.
    • Design, and configuration;
    • Cloud service delivery models including infrastructure, platform, and software as a service
    • Automation
    • Hypervisors 
    • Containers
    • Virtual compute, storage, and networks
  • Virtual infrastructure management and scaling
  • Modernize existing cloud common services using new cloud computing and virtualization technologies.
  • May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System & Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Estimation, and Decision Analysis.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience
  • Additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree

Required Clearance:

  • Interim Secret clearance required to start; Ability to obtain a Secret clearance required to maintain employment.

Required Certifications:

  • Security + 
  • US citizenship required

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Git Lab 
  • Terraform/Terragrunt 
  • Jenkins
  • Cloud networking experience (Amazon VPC, Transit Gateway, advanced NACL/Security Group knowledge)
  • Experience deploying and running containerized applications in the cloud (Docker)
  • Kubernetes design, deployment, operations, and sustainment
  • In-depth knowledge of Kubernetes RBAC
  • Knowledge of core AWS computer services (EC2, ECS, Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic load balancing, Autoscaling groups, dynamic scaling actions)
  • Knowledge of cloud infrastructure/application-level monitoring (CloudWatch, canaries, SOTS and Open Source APM offerings)
  • Active Directory/ADFS configuration
  • Experience designing, deploying, and operating fault-tolerant, multi-region applications in AWS
  • Firewall configuration (Palo Alto/Barracuda)
  • Experience using project management suites to manage Agile/Scrum projects

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Job DSL/Pipeline as Code experience
  • Atlassian tools (Jira/Confluence) experience
  • Amazon Directory Service experience
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Amazon WorkSpaces, Guacamole)
  • Grafana/Prometheus
  • F5 BIG-IP
  • Experience designing, deploying, and operating a multi-region Active Directory/ADFS deployment
  • Experience testing multi-region failover capabilities
  • Experience in DoD cloud environments

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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