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Mid-Level Cloud Engineer

ECS Federal

ECS Federal

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

ECS is seeking a Mid-Level Cloud Engineer to work in our Fairfax, VA office.

Job Description:

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We focus on people, values, and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees provide their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

We are a rapidly growing company that considers our employees and teams to be our most important assets. Our team environment provides opportunities for growth to individuals who are motivated to excel. We are situated in Merrifield, VA – well positioned for most commutes within the Northern Virginia area. We also offer opportunities for telework and have some of the most interesting and advanced IT business in the DC area. Our growing program works with the most forward leaning technologies and extraordinary customers who are thought and action leaders in within the AI/ML domain. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to the right person for this key position.

Job Description:

ECS is seeking an experienced Mid-Level Cloud Engineer to work as a member of a team managing and maintaining multiple Coalition Mission Partner Network Enclaves in support of the DoD community. The Mid-Level Cloud Engineer will work as part of a team to design, implement, and maintain Enclaves' virtual infrastructure in both AWS and Azure Cloud. The Mid-Level Cloud Engineer position is a demanding, high-energy role that requires innovative solutions to network, hardware, and software problems. The ideal candidate has exceptional problem-solving skills and a breadth of expertise in cloud networking concepts, modern CI/CD pipeline, platform automation, and infrastructure development supporting these technologies.

The Mid-Level Cloud Engineer will work in a hybrid onsite/remote capacity at ECS Corporate offices located in Fairfax, VA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Integrate with, and support, a team of subject matter experts in a highly agile environment, to implement best-in-class, multi-cloud solutions.
  • Leverage a variety of automation, instance, and/or container, orchestration, security, and native/non-native cloud services for large DoD program(s).
  • Architect, design, implement, and maintain cloud solutions and new capabilities in AWS/Azure.
  • Assist in partner network integration, testing, and monitoring.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Required Skills:

  • U.S. Citizen required per contract.
  • Ability to work in a hybrid, on-site/remote capacity in Fairfax, VA (~3 days in office).
  • Able to obtain Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline.
  • 6+ years of related professional experience.
  • DoD 8570 Compliant, minimum IAT Level II (e.g., CompTIA Security+ or higher); must be current or achieved within 60 calendar days of employment.
  • 4+ years of experience designing, engineering, and deploying infrastructure systems and services within cloud environments.
  • 4+ years of experience and proficiency working with Amazon Web Services cloud services and technologies including: EC2, S3, RDS, EKS, VPC, and IAM.
  • Proficiency in developing, engineering, and deploying Docker and Kubernetes-based containerized solutions.
  • Proficiency in supporting Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Proficiency with Cloud networking and troubleshooting Cloud networking environments (e.g., IP networking, VPNs, DNS, and load balancing).
  • A solid understanding of Firewalls, NAT, SSL/TLS, etc.
  • Experience in one or more automation languages (e.g., PowerShell, ARM/Bicep Templates, BASH, Python).
  • Experience with STIGing Windows and Linux endpoints and using the STIG Viewer for reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Political savvy to confront difficult problems in a positive and creative way.
  • Demonstrated ability to expertly balance multiple, competing priorities and execute accordingly.
  • Ability to travel both CONUS and OCONUS throughout the duration of the effort.

Desired Skills:

Preference shown to candidates with:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, or similar STEM discipline.
  • Experience with DevSecOps frameworks.
  • Experience using big data and cloud tools and technologies.
  • Experience working with DoD computer network organizations and/or performers.
  • AWS certification(s): AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate/Professional preferred.
  • Azure certification(s): AZ-103/104 and/or AZ-304/305 highly desired.
  • CompTIA Security+ and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) preferred.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, status as a crime victim, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3800+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.