Lead Cloud Engineer - Greenbelt, MD


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Lead Cloud Engineer - Greenbelt, MD


Greenbelt, MD 



Salary Type:

per year


IT-Software Development: Enterprise Software Implementation & Consulting, General-Other: IT-Software Development, Software-System Architecture

Job Description:

Lead Cloud Engineer


The Lead Cloud Engineer is responsible for integration and implementation of the public cloud infrastructure that will support the systems.  The Lead Cloud Engineer will adhere to internal team standards and processes as well as documentation for the design, implementation, operations, and accreditation of COTS infrastructure management solutions.  The Senior Cloud Engineer will build and integrate new systems and assist in the migration of applications, COTS, GOTS, and FOSS products to public cloud resources; provide technological recommendations of infrastructure solutions; implement the solution(s) required to fulfill system and solution level requirements; and support development, integration, test and validation activities to prove system effectiveness, performance, and readiness during critical test events.




-Lead the design and maintenance of the enterprise-wide baseline of operating systems and software.

-Provide input on design, implementation, operations, user guides, and training materials.

-Perform support and training for engineering and operations staff as required.

-Perform development and integration of Operating System and COTS/FOSS for custom in-house developed products.

-Perform full integration of DevOps tools that support continuous integration and continuous delivery, to include Jenkins/Cloud Bees, GitHub Enterprise and Artifactory.

-Provide appropriate input on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of IT systems.

-Review and provide input to policies and standard operating procedures.


Required Skills:


-Must have experience with development, maintenance, and operations of Amazon Web Services (AWS) based solutions; AWS certification helpful.

-Knowledge of AWS GovCloud helpful.

-12 full-time years of relevant experience; Prior consulting, Professional Services and/or Enterprise Experience helpful.

-Must have strong experience with programming in one or more of Shell, Python, or Perl.

-Must have experience with system automation using Ansible.

-Familiarity with AWS Cloud Formation helpful.

-Must be familiar with source and artifact control and configuration management, and be able to use applicable technologies.

-Relevant knowledge of current and emerging infrastructure technologies.

-Solid time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and implement multiple initiatives and deadline-driven workloads while consistently providing outstanding customer service.

-Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills.

-Proficient in cloud technologies.

-Proficient in cloud storage and network systems.

-Must have experience planning, installing, configuring, patching, and troubleshooting issues on the following platforms:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.

-Must have experience with virtualization technologies.

-Must have experience with fundamental storage concepts: filesystems, backup, cloning, snapshotting, logical volume management, disk encryption.

-Experienced in supporting project teams in all phases of development.

-Must have IT security focus; experience working on security-centric solutions helpful.

-Organizational Skills:  Can plan and prioritize work. Follows tasks to their logical conclusion and makes sure that everything has been done to the right standard. Good attention to detail.

-Team Work:  Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team.  Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a proposal effort toward a common vision or goal.

-Communications:  Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills.

-Problem Solving:  Natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Ability to analyze problems and determine root cause, generating alternatives, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions.

-Results oriented:  Able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest in the task.


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