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Senior Cloud Engineer

Company: Peraton
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
The Cloud Engineer (CE) improves the reliability and performance of cloud applications and cloud infrastructure deployed on Amazon Web Services, building the next generation infrastructure for applications and systems, focusing on automation, availability, and performance. The CE is the internal "cloud expert" and specialist within the multidisciplinary Agile development team. The designing, building, implementing, and managing of the hybrid AWS on-prem commodity-based cloud/distributed-computing infrastructure is the chief responsibility of the CE. In conjunction with the DBE and other ADT members, the CE insures that the cloud data stores and processes are replicated based on industry best practices.

Responsibilities
What you'll do...

  • Manages both strategic cloud initiatives as well as immediate operational activities.
  • Chief architect and administrator for the cloud hardware and software stack to include frequent reconfiguration as new or more optimal configurations are identified.
  • Facilitates effective processes associated with the architecture.
  • Collaborates closely with the technology team and the end user analysts to implement cutting edge big data algorithms and analytics.
  • Engages in software solution planning and creation to ensure applicable cloud resources are most effectively applied.
  • Identifies where processes can be optimized through automation.
  • Ensures that the cloud capability is leveraged to its fullest extent and available to the maximum user base. Rapidly executes tasks and frequently iterates to ensure maximum user input and feedback.
  • Ensures the interoperability of the in-house capability with outside partners.
  • Plans and implements big data transfer protocols, utilities, and infrastructure pipes.



    Qualifications
    You'd be a great fit if you have...

    • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science or related fields (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering) and 6+ years experience (additional years' experience considered in lieu of degree).
    • COMPTIA Security+ certification or CISSP certification
    • Proficiency in two or more of the following DevOps methods: Ansible, Puppet, pure SSH
    • Familiarity with current Agile methods
    • Proficiency with the following operating systems including: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Cisco IOS, etc.
    • ETL processes; including document parsing techniques
    • Networking, compute, and storage technologies
    • NoSQL database such as Neo4J, Titan, Mongo, Cassandra, and hBase
    • AWS Services (EC2, Network, ELB, S3/EBS, etc.)
    • Processing and managing large data sets (multi PB scale)
    • Container configuration and implementation -Docker or similar
    • Scripting in Python, Perl, Bash
    • Web services environment and technologies such as XML, KML, SOAP, and JSON
    • Proficiency in trouble-shooting in very complex distributed environments including following stack traces back to code and identifying a root cause
    • Must have a current TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph and maintain the clearance. It would be even better if you...

      • Have a Masters degree in Computer Science or related fields (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering) - but a technical BS degree will suffice
      • Management/tracking utilities such as Jira, Redmine, or similar
      • Running Internet facing or Service Level Agreement (SLA'd) auto-deployed environments
      • Real-time media protocols (Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP))
      • Data transfer systems such NiFi
      • Certification from an agile certified institute, International Consortium for Agile, Scaled Agile Academy, Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, International Scrum Institute, ScrumStudy, Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner, or similar XP/Scrum certification
      • or training is desired
      • Support to SOF; Previous experience with technology, intelligence and cyber under the umbrella of USSOCOM
      • Cloud based certifications
        What you'll get...
        • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
        • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
        • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
        • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
        • Paid maternity and paternity leave
        • Company-paid infertility treatments
        • Cross-training and professional development opportunities
        • The ability to influence major initiatives

          About Peraton
          Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

          EEO Statement
          We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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