Cloud Engineer - 30646 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description


The Joint Staff J7 (JSJ7) Cloud Engineer is a professional in cloud service approaches and architectures.  Will perform the duties of a senior systems adminstrator with focus on cloud architecture to develop strategies for the programs migration plans.  Supports both day-to-day activities and participates as the lead technical point of contact for the implementation of cloud technologies using currently approved DoD Cloud Service Providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide exceptional and professional customer service to clients and internal staff at the direction of the Infrastructure Lead
Investigates, researches, integrates and recommends on-premise and off-premise cloud solutions, approaches and architectures based on current environment
Migrates current legacy computing environments to cloud architecture approaches such as containers
Coordinates resources and reports on existing cloud service accounts
Perform server, network, and data center approaches, configuration and remediation and support
Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
Administrate container based infrastructure using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift
Manages on-premise research and development virtual environments using Redhat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) and VMWare
Consults with other technical bodies to determine requirements, perform root cause analysis and resolution
Actively participate in high level team activities such as suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements and conducting tool evaluations
Follow change control policies to implement change within customer environments

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline, plus 5-7 years of related experience.   In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience building and managing virtualization technologies, enterprise container technologies such as Redhat OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes  desired.

Installation and sustainment of operating systems including Redhat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server 2xxx, Windows 10, Redhat Identity Manager, Redhat Directory Server and Windows Active Directory integration to include Certificate Logon (CLO) a plus. 

Experience with virtualization technologies such as KVM, VMWare, XEN. Software development experience desireable

Familiarity with public cloud computing (AWS, Azure, Google)

Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines

Ability to read and digest technical information

Ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems

Ability to visualize overall view of systems and conceptualize and document creative solutions

Strong attention to detail and customer focus, including the ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities

Experience in systems administration 

Security+ required.

Linux+ and/or Microsoft certification highly desired.

Must Currently Hold and be able to maintain a US Secret clearance


Security Clearance: Secret

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