Director Cloud DevOps Engineer - 33399 in Linthicum Heights, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Enlighten, an Alion company is looking for a Director Cloud DevOps Engineer with prior experience with Big Data Solutions and Cloud technology.  Will lead a team of Cloud Engineers, interact with customers and also hands-on technical work. The ideal candidate believes in exploring alternatives and quickly prototyping to validate hypothetical architectures or solutions.  Passionate about the concept of infrastructure as code and leverages modern tools to define, build and manage virtual infrastructure in the cloud.  Acts as senior liaison with the other groups, units or organizations.  Significant contributor to resource allocation of current employees.  Will be responsible for subordinate reviews, career development, mentorship, retainment, etc. 

Will significantly contribute to the development of custom software components and integration of open source code to address complex time series analysis problems through the use of cutting edge Big Data/Cloud technology. Design and implement core architecture and capabilities for software from prototype to operational applications. Must understand software engineering fundamentals, OO programming, relational and time series databases, scripting knowledge and a basic level of development operations (DevOps) skill set. Apply experience working within an AGILE software development life cycle, including requirements creation, sprint planning, and grooming, etc.  Selects and hires candidates for management positions within department., conducts performance evaluations and salary reviews for assigned staff.  Evaluates and recommends changes in methods or procedures in assigned area of responsibility.  

Security Clearance:

  • A current Top Secret level government clearance is required and therefore all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen.  Note, employee could be processed for polygraph level clearance as well.

Required Skills:

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or similar.  Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Must have 12+ years of experience in Cloud Engineering.
  • At least 6 years in a leadership or management role to include conducting employee reviews.
  • Prior experience leading a team of engineers is required.
  • Experience working in the Department of Defense  (DOD) industry.
  • Must have experience with Cloud related technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL databases.
  • Must have prior experience with Distributed Computing and Big Data. 
  • Have a solid understanding of Linux systems, hosts, networks, security, applications and proficiency in shell scripting (Shell/Bash, JavaScript, Python).
  • Leadership experience in resource allocation of current/new staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to include management of staff, customer communication, leadership communication and more.

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience with AWS is highly desired.
  • Prior experience or familiarity with our Big Data Platform is a plus.
  • Data parsing/transforming techniques to include JSON, XML, CSV formats.
  • Understanding of AGILE software development methodologies and use of standard software development tool suites. (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Github Enterprise, etc.)


Security Clearance: Top Secret

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