AWS Cloud Engineer

Fairfax, VA

Category: IT Job Number: 7461

Job Description

Our client is a SBA certified 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB – 8m) with an unparalleled track record of successfully delivering cost effective, high quality solutions based on the industry best practice methodologies.

We have an exciting opportunity for an AWS/Cloud Engineer with a Secret Clearance to support a Federal Government client in Fairfax VA or at Scott AFB. This role will work remotely during COVID but be onsite afterwards 

•     Write code, building infrastructure as code, work with immutable “ cloud native” based environments, build the supporting automated toolsets to test and deploy systems developed.
•     As an CI/CD Automation engineer, analyze, design and implement strategies for continuous deployments while ensuring high availability on the development, pre-production and production environments.
•     Experience designing, and developing containerized platform at scale (Kubernetes/OpenShift)
•     Maintain services (and supporting cloud infrastructure) once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
•     Write, design, code, test, implement, debug, and validate applications; document design decisions and develop modular software components; monitor system performance metrics, and identify potential risks/issues.
•     Lead architecture and enabling technologies strategy for data enablement for the organization.
•     Lead the technical planning and requirements gathering phases to estimate, develop, test, manage projects, architect and deliver cutting-edge solutions.
•     Identify emerging technologies to be assimilated, integrated and introduced within the client environment.

Required Skills & Abilities:
•     Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or related. 
•     8+ years experience in Java with 2-5 years of hands-on developing and implementing AWS Cloud-based Applications
•     Strong hands-on experience with DevSecOps
•     Solid understanding of RESTful APIs, containerization, polyglot programming, caching, as well as Event-Driven and Microservice-based architectures
•     Expertise with AWS Services: EKS, EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift, Kinesis, Elasticsearch, S3
•     Skilled problem solver with the desire and proven ability to create innovative solutions.
•     Knowledge and experience in developing software using Agile practices.
•     Solid understanding of use cases for relational and non-relational data and experience writing code against several different database platforms (PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Oracle, SQL Server)
•     Comfortable writing code in multiple languages, confident in choosing the right strongly or dynamically typed language for the job. Preferred languages: Java, Python, Ansible, Groovy
•     Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.
•     Powerful and prolific written and verbal communicator
•     Must be a US citizen with an active security clearance (minimum Interim DoD Secret)

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a drug free workplace.

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