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AWS Cloud Engineer with TS in WV

Company: Accelera Solutions
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

Senior Applications Engineer --- AWS Cloud Engineer --- Enterprise Practice

Customer Location: Washington, D.C. and Clarksburg, WV

Accelera Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud and virtualization solutions is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Applications Engineer that has a unique balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. The Senior Applications Engineer will serve as the portfolio subject matter expert (SME) for cloud enabling applications. Applications will be a mix of legacy FBI systems, as well as new development in AWS. The position will be responsible for recommending cloud enablement strategies, in conjunction with Agile & DevOps initiatives. The resultant cloud enabled applications will be deployed into AWS (Amazon) GovCloud instance with a small percentage lift-and-shifted into the Amazon---s Commercial Cloud instance.

The Senior Applications Engineer will be required to work autonomously in driving cloud-enablement within the project. The Senior Applications Engineering Position is responsible for development & implementation of cloud enabling legacy applications. This individual will be required to work between FBI HQ/surrounding Virginia area and the FBI CJIS facility in Clarksburg, WV.

Accelera is a solution provider focused on delivering virtualization and cloud solutions to federal and commercial customers. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for technology and a dedicated drive that can help us create and deliver innovative solutions to our customers. Come join our team of talented people and grow your career in a fun, creative, and innovative culture.

Primary Responsibilities





    • Provide guidance of the strategic direction and roadmaps related to taking FBI systems/applications/services to the Amazon GovCloud instance


      • Consult/Assist FBI Project-level application development teams for AWS migrations


        • Develop guidelines for IaaS-oriented development and implementations


          • For legacy application, practices to also include identification of FBI applications in the portfolio that are cloud-ready and represent the highest customer value migrating to AWS


            • Position will also collaborate with FBI teams and communicate recommendations regarding applications forecasts


              • Identify application gaps and make recommendations to FBI management


                • Perform application discovery and provide analysis of the tools required to complete the discovery


                  • Deliver application discovery templates and portfolio gap assessment reports


                    • Act as an escalation point / SME for AWS related technical issues and decisions


                      • Act in a "Trusted Advisor" role for our Federal customer to foster a long-term relationship


                        • Identify and develop new opportunities within the customer environment where they can continue to scale the cloud environment


                          • Maintain technical certifications as required by the organization





                            REQUIREMENTS:

                            **Must have an Active Top Secret Clearance**





                              • Deep understanding of the AWS security offerings and experience supporting a shared responsibility model


                                • Must be able to function with limited direction and guidance and be able to diagnose a wide variety of problems.


                                  • Must possess excellent communication skills.


                                    • Must be able to work in a team environment, demonstrate leadership skills and be able to mentor FBI personnel both technically and follow established business practices and guidelines


                                      • Expertise in Red Hat, Ubuntu and CentOS operating systems


                                        • Expertise in Windows operating systems


                                          • Experience with overarching AWS Network Design including the usage of Transit Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), overarching VPC design


                                            • Familiar with the interworking of Web applications and relational databases


                                              • Hands-on experience with AWS GovCloud


                                                • Create automated processes using well-known languages and frameworks


                                                  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to multi-task


                                                    • Exceptional problem-solving skills


                                                      • Experience with automation tools including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and others


                                                        • Experience with security concepts / best practices





                                                          General Skills:





                                                            • BS / CS or equivalent and possess 5+ years--- experience in Subject Matter Expertise for developing cloud enabled applications including, but not limited to:


                                                              • AWS DevOps Engineer Certification preferred

                                                              • Strong presentation, executive client management, and business development skills along with ability to create concise documentation for both technical and nontechnical audiences


                                                                • Thorough understanding of Government procurement policies and practices


                                                                  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


                                                                    • Customer service experience / strong customer focus


                                                                      • Self-starter who is excited about technology


                                                                        AWS (EC2, EC2 Container Service, S3, Elastic File System, etc)


                                                                        • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.


                                                                          • Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex technical projects








                                                                            Accelera continues to be recognized by business and industry publications as one of the fastest growing and top IT solutions providers. The company was recently recognized by The Channel Company in their 2015 Tech Elite 150 program. Accelera was also ranked No. 27 among companies in the Washington, D.C. region and No. 28 among companies in the IT Services category on Inc. Magazine---s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies where it appears for the 7th consecutive year. Accelera was also recently awarded 2015 "Best Places to Work in Virginia
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                                                                            Keywords: Accelera Solutions, Washington DC, AWS Cloud Engineer with TS in WV, Engineering, Fairfax, DC

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