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Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer

Company: Perfecta
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

Role Summary:

Perfecta is seeking a Cloud Solutions Architect / Engineer to work across Cloud Ops, Security, Development, Auditing teams at NGA to implement designs that allow for the vision of developers being able to quickly deploy applications that end users can immediately use.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and coordinates the work of Expert and Senior level Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer contractors
  • Evangelize methodologies for building and operating highly available, scalable services.
  • Provide leadership in reducing and resolving production incidents (e.g. Site Reliability Engineering).
  • Look for opportunities to improve all operations processes.
  • Evaluate, build and modify automation for deploying and operating production services.
  • Create, assess, update and maintain documentation pertaining to Product Lines.
  • Develop and design elastic, resilient and self-healing Cloud native applications
  • Crafting excellent documentation for respective projects and carrying ownership for the code and the instructional tutorials of how to use it.
  • Work with team members to design, architect and implement solutions across geographic locations.
  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher, or ten years' experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.


  • Five plus years' experience with AWS cloud services.
  • Ten years' experience finding and fixing critical, customer facing production issues.
  • Experience in the development of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby ideally in SOA applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks).
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments.
  • In depth experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Nice to have - Master's degree or fifteen years' experience in Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.
  • Knowledge of APIs and RESTful services
  • Experience with different databases, including working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores.
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and automations processes and tools: Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Fabric.
  • Three to five years' demonstrated experience in Site Reliability Engineering functions.

Additional Requirements:

  • TS/SCI w/ CI Poly Clearance Required
  • DoD 8570 Certification
  • AWS Cloud Infrastructure Certification

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

Perfecta is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Perfecta, Washington DC , Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer, Other , Washington, DC

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