Cloud Engineer

The Cloud Engineer candidate must be versatile, hands-on cloud systems administrator generalist who can apply Windows/Linux system administration experiences in cloud environments.  The applicant will primarily support a fast-paced innovation-to-operations method of delivering systems services and capabilities. This includes but is not limited to, configuring, administering, operating, and troubleshooting cloud operating environments.

 

Responsibilities:

* Configure, administer, and operate highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using Amazon Web Service (AWS) or other cloud service providers as directed by the client

* Establish and troubleshoot Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) connectivity and security group access issues

* Design and develop professional-quality scripts and supporting documentation that deploy resource stacks in an automated, repeated fashion

* Administer a customer's cloud test environment from the command line and the web portal

* Provide Linux (Rhel/CentOS) and Windos operating system server administration in a virtualized cloud environment

* Work in cooperation with web development, test automation, and database administrators to maintain highly available and reliable information processing systems

* Employ soun organizational and planning skills to ensure that Linux/Windows information processing systems provide DNS, SMTP, LDAP, Quest, Tomcat, Database, and Apache services as well as integrate with Windows NTFS file systems

* Monitor servers daily; respond to alerts and create scripts to automate tasks

* Service and coordinate user requests for changes and enhancements to environment

* Acquire and apply operating system updates on a recurring basis

* Work in conjunction with other IT departments to implement comprehensive functional information processing solutions

 

Required skills and experience:

* Active TS/SCI Security Clearance with CI Polygraph

* Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or another related discipline or 2+ years of hands-on experience as an AWS administrator

* 1-3 years administering Windows servers in an Active Directory environment

* Familiarity creating professional-quality automation scripts using a modern scripting language such as Ruby, Python, or PowerShell

* Ability to install, configure, and administer DNS, SMTP, FTP, LDAP, MySQL, Quest, Apache, Tomcat, PostFix, Dovecot, and network attached storage devices

* Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* Must be a motivates self-starter who can perform duties independently and in a team environment