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Cloud Engineer

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Job ID: 2112532
Location: SANTA MARIA, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 9, 2021
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: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work:
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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.

Potential for some remote work. 





  • 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 2 years of experience in Software Engineering/Web Development/Programming
  • Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) or equivalent certifications from other cloud service providers


  •   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 and zero (0) years of experience

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $105,001 - $115,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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