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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Job ID: 218343
Location: SANTA MARIA, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2021
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: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Description:  SAIC seeks a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to play a key role on an Agile DevOps team that enables US Space Command to share space satellite/debris data to organizations outside of the Department of Defense.  This role directly contributes to the protection of the space environment, astronauts, and potentially the general public.  This team supports the Combined Force Space Component Command and the 18th Space Control Squadron on Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA, with with a primary work location of Santa Maria.  Working with a hybrid environment that includes a LAMP stack, the Cloud Engineer will help expedite migration of web applications to the cloud to improve scalability as the number of objects in space rapidly and exponentially increase.  The successful applicant will integrate well, and work within a highly productive and motivated team to create successful solutions that are imaginative, practical, and consistent with the organizations' objectives.

Roles & Responsibilities

Design hybrid connectivity between cloud services provider and on-premise networks;

Design, deploy, and operate various cloud resources;

Design, deploy, and operate cloud-native, hybrid cloud, and on-premise web applications.




  • At least 2 years of experience designing and configuring solutions reliant on cloud IaaS services (e.g., Compute, Kubernetes, Storage, Identity and Access Management, Virtual Private Cloud, Load Balancing)
  • Demonstrated proficiency coding and creating automation in PHP, Python, or similar
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tooling such as Terraform, Ansible and others
  • Experience using Agile software development methods (Scrum, TDD, Pair Programming, etc.)
  • Experience developing, deploying and operating production applications across cloud service providers and on premises solutions

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field) and 14+ years of experience in Software Engineering/Web Development/Programming
  • Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) or equivalent certifications from other cloud service providers


  •  Secret with the ability to obtain an TopSecret / SCI 

Desired Qualifications


  • Strong understanding of Linux system, networking, and network protocols such as NTP, DNS, SMTP, BGP, SSH, HTTP/HTTPS,TLS
  • Understanding of software design and construction using modern technologies, techniques, and architectures (e.g. Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Understanding of complex access and security models
  • Experience in coolly and efficiently debugging, troubleshooting, and resolving complex technical issues
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills conducive to teamwork and collaboration

Education, Training and Certifications

  • Master’s Degree with technical concentration


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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