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Cloud Engineer with Security Clearance

Company: Octo Consulting Group
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Company Information Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes. Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice! Job Description Octo Consulting Group, a premier and fast-growing provider of technology solutions to Federal agencies, seeks an experienced Cloud Engineer. Summary: Primary responsibility for the organization's cloud technical architecture, including development, execution, operations, data, security, and network architectures. Responsible for understanding all the infrastructure, hardware, systems software, networking products, and protocols. Ensures that all components work together, ensuring that the technical architecture design meets the technical objectives and requirements. Defines, acquires or develops, installs, and maintains technical services/solutions needed by the applications and business initiatives. Converts quality requirements into the technical architecture design. Where possible, ensures the reuse of components for the technical architecture, avoiding duplication of effort. Architects cloud system framework design, using and extending the services of the technical architecture appropriately. Other responsibilities include defining technical services needed by the systems and applications that are unique to the client. Mentors the Desktop, Network, Server Operations, and Security teams in design and development activities. Ensures that solutions are designed for performance and scalability. Conducts design and code reviews to ensure adherence to performance guidelines. Provides suggestions for ways to restructure designs to achieve better performance. Has knowledge of current performance monitoring tools and utilities. Architects the business object model and the business component model, defining core reusable assets that support the long-term strategic business. Looks for reuse opportunities, abstractions, and patterns across classes and components. Mentors the applications team in successful distributed environment design and modeling of business solutions. Advances the team's understanding of distributed technology and serving as a consultative resource to business units by explaining technical alternatives in understandable language and providing appropriate solutions to their problems. The incumbent is also responsible for strategic and tactical planning. Responsibilities: --- Infrastructure engineering with an emphasis on modern, cloud infrastructure, hybrid cloud models, and platform services. --- Automates images, systems configuration and orchestration using tools such as Cloud Formation, Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, etc. --- Establish, maintain and evolve concepts in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines for existing and new services. --- Migration of systems to hybrid or cloud-based solutions. --- Manage all phases of cloud architecture projects. --- Track projects progress and keep costs within budget. --- Oversees the proper implementation and integration of web and cloud-based applications. --- DevOps scripting and coding. --- System troubleshooting, performance tuning and optimization. --- Provide cloud engineering support services. Skills & Requirements Qualifications: --- 5-years' experience in system engineering / administration of at least one operating system: Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris, Ubuntu. --- 3-years' experience in designing, installing, configuring, administering, and managing systems on AWS while securing cloud resources for high-availability and production level systems and services. --- 10 years of relevant engineering experience. --- Proficiency and Proven Hands-on experience AWS Services; EC2, CloudFormation, VPC, ALB, AWS Security, S3, RDS, EBS, ECS. --- Proven Experience in automation using (Shell, Python, Ansible, Puppet, etc.). --- Experience in configuring and managing continuous integration systems (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.). --- Infrastructure automation experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Terraform and CloudFormation. --- Experience with troubleshooting in networking and web standards such as DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, HTTP, web security mechanisms, proxies, firewalls & application delivery controllers. --- Experience migrating systems to hybrid or fully cloud-based solutions. --- Experience with the AWS well-architected paradigm. --- You must be up to date with best practices in securing OS, networks, data, and applications. --- Experience developing DevOps solutions from scratch using tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, Packer, AWS Code* and related products. --- Database engineering and design for storage-based and transactional applications. --- Extensive experience with the AWS CLI. --- Scripting and coding knowledge. --- Containerization/ECS/EKS/Kubernetes is a PLUS. --- Google Cloud Platform is a PLUS. --- B.S. Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience. --- Certifications: (One or more depending on specific needs) --- AWS Certified Solutions Architect/DevOps - Associate or Professional; --- Google Professional Cloud Architect. Clearance: --- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Federal Public Trust/Suitability, which includes a requirement that all hires must have legally resided in the U.S. two out of the last five years. Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

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