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Job ID: 197619
Location: ORLANDO, FL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 17, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Cloud Engineer to support an exciting effort with the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS).  The selected candidate will help AFAMS explore the 'art of the possible' using current and emerging cloud technologies to revolutionize the simulated mission rehearsal & training experience.  A major focus of this effort is to demonstrate an ecosystem containing a common shared environment where many simulators can live and interact in the cloud - enabling a scalable, high fidelity, and shared experience across different simulators to participants across the country.  Gaming experience, specifically an understanding of how gaming multiplayer backend services and networking function, is strongly preferred.  While this is primarily a remote work opportunity, some travel will be required.


Job Duties:  Under the mentorship of a senior level cloud engineer,

  • Design and build secure, scalable and performant cloud environments systems using modern cloud-native deployment techniques such as DevOps and/or DevSecOps. 

  • Develop and conduct testing of cloud and virtualization systems.

  • Develop and deploy automation scripts for efficient deployment and operations of cloud and virtualization systems.

  • Provide innovative solutions to technical challenges

  • Author technical documentation


Required Skills/Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with AWS, Azure or GCP

  • Experience working with cloud native services and solutions

  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Experience with automation tools/methods (terraform, AWS CloudFormation, chef, puppet, ansible, etc)

  • Experience with scripting (powershell, bash, python, etc)

  • Understanding of infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are critical

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Desired Qualifications


Desired Skill/Experience:

  • Experience with simulators in context of and their relevant protocols such as High Level Architecture (HLA), Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)

  • Knowledge of multiplayer gaming infrastructure best practices

  • Understanding of what makes multiplayer gaming function (best practices, common architectures, client/server, game engines and how they work to maintain consistent world state, which components do what, network communication, tic rates, design considerations, etc)

  • Understanding of information security and ability to balance it with solutions with functionality and compliance requirements; especially within DoD/Federal


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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