Cloud Engineer - 34530 in LACKLAND, TX at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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Job Description

With more than 40 contract vehicles currently in our portfolio, we have a broad and proven relationship of service with the United States federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD), and civilian government agencies providing modeling, simulation, information technology, homeland security, program and acquisition management, research, engineering and more.

The Cloud Engineer Functions as a senior technical professional responsible for duties associated with cloud computing including planning, design, management, maintenance, and support.  This position is located in San Antonio, TX.

Performance shall include:

•     Provides direction on program development of software architectures and designs concepts, hardware development such as electronic circuits, electronic devices or equipment for purposes such as communications, computation, sensing, and control.

•     Provides overall technical direction and guidance for performing requirements definition, development, modification, integration, validation, testing, redesign, when necessary, and special investigations associated with development and sustainment support activities for all assigned systems, to include performance analyses, modeling and simulation, hardware/software investigations and reliability or maintainability studies.

•     Determines logical solutions to major problems and develops or initiates changes to system architecture and/or hardware and software designs to resolve said problems.

•     Determines compatibility and interoperability issues of assigned systems and other related integrated systems and notifies appropriate managerial, engineering, and operational organizations of possible impacts to system mission effectiveness.

•     Reviews systems documentation including plans, specifications, design data, procedures and other associated documents in support of assigned systems and for systems that interface with assigned systems. Develops comprehensive technical documentation for engineering forecasts, status reporting, and detailed planning of projects.

•     Requires travel within the organizational geographic Area of Responsibility (AOR) (note - could be extensive, and will include both air and ground transportation)

  • Support the drafting of operational requirements/vignettes to identify, acquire and/or develop and integrate (deploy/employ) solutions (material & non-material) globally to enable CNMF Hunt Forward Teams.
  • Build, troubleshoot, and maintain several WAN interfaces between geographically separated locations.
  • Develop network solutions using several different DoD (JIOR, DISA) circuits and commercial solutions to build new connections.
  • Monitor bandwidth and network utilization and provide proactive solutions to increase and/or optimize throughput. Provide tier 2 network support to local technicians at remote locations.
  • Develop and maintain detailed and high-level network diagrams to support security and logistics documentation and approvals.
  • Maintain a secure transfer of data to multiple locations via internal and external networks.
  • Work with vendors, clients, carriers and technical staff on network implementation, optimization and ongoing management.
  • Providing high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology.
  • Establish and operate a network test facility and network range.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area
  • 10 - 12 years related experience
  • Experience supporting USCYBERCOM Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF)
  • Expert knowledge of WAN technologies to include MPLS, VPN, GRE
  • Deep knowledge of government WAN services to include DISA and JIOR
  • Strong understanding of TOR and other anonymous communication technologies
  • Deep knowledge of DoD security practices and documentation
  • Strong understanding of network security and encryption including SSH, SSL/TLS and RSA
  • Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate DCIDs/JAFANs and other guiding policy documents

Desired Qualifications

•       Ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners

•       Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

•       Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision

  • Knowledgeable on cloud system technical aspects to assist with selecting the right cloud-based solutions to accurately address specific CNMF Hunt Forward mission needs (hunt in forward/in-county host nation infrastructure, data collect, environments
    • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
    • Data analytics, media processing workflows and content management
  • Design and develop secure cloud applications, services, and products (back-end, front-end, web application, full-stack, data and application integration, and cloud application deployment) consistent with risk management (from both an adversary threat and enterprise risk management perspectives)
  • Coordinate with Network Engineer to identify and provision connections to associated data centers ensuring appropriate QoS
  • Develop and coordinate disaster recovery plan
  • AWS certification
    • Elastic Block Store (EBS), Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Elastic Files System (EFS)

Security Clearance:

•       Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility and willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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