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Sr. AWS/Azure Cloud Engineer

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Job ID: 201597
Location: , United States
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a REMOTE Sr. AWS/Azure Cloud Engineer with an active secret clearance for one of our Air Force programs under our Intelligence Division, while working from home.

 

SAIC is seeking candidates for the Cloud One Common Computing Environment (CCE) program under the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center Office for Network Integration (AFLCMC/HNI). Cloud One 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. 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.

 

The candidate for this position: 

  • Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems. 

  • Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, cloud service provider selection, implementation techniques, application & data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. 

  • Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems. 

  • Maintains technical expertise relevant industry standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service provider architecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment models including public, community, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery models including infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service; automation; hypervisors; containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks; virtual infrastructure management; self-provisioning; and scaling. 

  • Evaluates and reports on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services. 

  • May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of Operations Formulation, 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, Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA).

  • 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.  

 

Problem Complexity: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.   

 

Impact: Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects.  Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.  

 

Liaison: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.  Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

 

 

Specific duties include:

  • Design AWS/Azure environments and topologies, all aspects

  • Migrate and deploy various customer workloads to AWS/Azure

  • Deploy Hybrid AWS/Azure AD environments

  • AWS/Azure security and monitoring solutions implementation, including automated responses

  • Tools and Automation (scripting – Terraform, ARM templates)

  • Configure and troubleshoot cloud, virtual, and physical hardware and software systems

  • Proactively identify and resolve operational, tooling and process inefficiencies

  • Project and design documentation

  • Process and support documentation

  • Update Knowledge base and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Respond to customer requests promptly

  • Maintain regular contact with customers during support and projects

  • Provide technical assistance and training to users


Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 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
  • Required certifications are: MCSE or MCTS, Azure certifications (AZ 100, AZ 500, and/or other AZ series exams, 346/7 are bonus), Azure Assessments, AWS Solutions Architects Associate, and Security + (or other IAT II equivalent)
  • This position requires an in-depth understanding of, and experience with, deployments of various systems to AWS/Azure. Networking, VPNs, IaaS, PaaS, SQL, storage, Azure AD, etc. are all part of the work performed in this role. Applicant should be comfortable talking about all aspects and features of AWS/Azure. In addition, this role requires a high level of customer contact and collaboration, design, implementation, and involvement in project planning
  • Documentation for projects including design, asset inventory, diagrams, and presentation to customers is required. All aspects of the environment and deployment must also be documented for support and future implementations. Learnings and wisdom are documented in KB articles
  • An AWS/Azure Engineer must have 3 or more years of experience and advanced vendor certification and in-depth knowledge of at least one cloud product
  • Experience in an MSP or other IT company highly desirable
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum, SAFe or other modern software development methods/practices
  • Experience supporting USAF or USA software development projects 

 

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • An AWS Solutions Architect Professional certification
  • CISSP (or IAT III equivalent) Certification
  • SAFe DevOps certification
  • Experience supporting software migration efforts

 

REQUIRED CLEARANCE:

An active Secret Clearance is required

 




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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