Sr. DevOps Engineer

The successful candidate will conduct technical implementation activities for one or more JHC AWS Customers; either Government or Commercial depending on specific experience. They will assist the Delivery Manager(s) with providing technical direction and guidance to the team(s) of JHC Cloud Engineer, Developer and Administrator resources per customer requirements. The candidate will be responsible for designing AWS Infrastructure compliant to customer specifications, then automating the instantiation of that infrastructure via infrastructure as code tools such as AWS CloudFormation or TerraForm. The Sr. DevOps Engineer will create templates for a multitude of sub-customer Line Offices with configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, and Ansible, and orchestration tools such as Jenkins, Salt Stack, and GitLab CI, or other AWS services such as Lambda; standardize deployment activities to support security requirements; provide documentation related to cloud development activities. The DevOps Engineer will direct the maintenance activities to ensure that the AWS cloud infrastructure is kept in optimal configuration from both technical and budgetary perspectives. They will lead functional escalation support and expertise to the Incident Management Processes involving AWS Infrastructure or related issues; lead input and guidance to personnel and JHC Cloud Engineers and Developers to the overall AWS Architecture and Design tenets. The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for AWS environmental deployments, tests, and document development for both pre-production and production environments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical direction to maintain AWS Cloud Infrastructure in Optimal Configuration from both technical and budgetary perspectives
  • Provide technical expertise to the JHC Customer Functional Escalation Support and Incident Management Processes involving AWS Infrastructure or related issues
  • Lead JHC’s efforts to influence the overall AWS Architecture and Design tenets provided by each of the Customer Line Office Development Teams
  • Compose and leverage AWS CloudFormation and/or TerraForm Templates for utilization, to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure is effectively managed
  • Deploy, test and document development, pre-production, and production environments
  • Train and mentor Junior Cloud Developers, Administrators and Engineers
  • Lead JHC’s Technical Efforts for Customer(s) in the following areas: Creating Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources; backup cloud and on-premise resources; leverage resource tagging to allocate costs and optimize resource planning; create gold images / AMIs and employ auto scaling; configure multi-factor authentication on virtual and hardware devices; create IAM users and groups; and maintain availability of production systems deployed into Customer AWS managed area that are not covered in Project-Related Configuration Support or Prototype Configuration Support.
  • Enhance Operational Service Plans (OSPs), Run books, known issues knowledge bases, log defects.

Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum Years of Experience: Must have minimum of 4 years of experience in Cloud / AWS Engineering/Development with 7+ years in overall technical engineering
    • Minimum Education: B.S. Degree in related discipline or equivalent, additional experience
    • Must have at least 2 Associate-Level AWS Certifications (Solutions Architect, Developer, SysOps
    • US Citizenship
    • Ability to pass a federal government background investigation
    • Experience documenting technical requirements
    • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient at multi-tasking and proactive in work responsibilities
    • Superior attention to detail
    • Passion for providing great customer service
    • Able to understand abstract/complex thoughts and ideas ” thinking -outside the box”
    • Personable demeanor
    • Willing to mentor and foster those who may not understand the technology as well
    • Cool under pressure — Customer’s AWS Environment is a multi-faceted, multi-line office production environment
    • Able to anticipate the needs of Customer before receiving task
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-intensity, Agile Scrum team work environment and exhibit flexibility as innovation is implemented.
    • Advanced cloud troubleshooting skills
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • All 5 current AWS Certifications and the willingness and ability to earn new AWS Certifications as they become available
  • Proficiency with at least one industry standard orchestration tool (Jenkins, GitLab CI, CircleCI, etc)
  • Proficiency with at least one industry standard, third-party configuration management tool (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc)
  • AWS Professional-Level Certification (Solutions Architect or DevOps)
  • Solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Capability in architecture design, system evaluation, system analysis, and infrastructure assessment
  • Be proficient in scripting image deployment and bootstrapping
  • Experience with AWS CloudWatch and other monitoring services
  • Strong background in Microsoft-based applications
  • Maintain account documentation, such as architecture diagrams and portal links.
  • Knowledge of databases like MySQL, Oracle, SQLServer, or MongoDB
  • Excellent communication, prioritization, and analytical skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-intensity, Agile Scrum team work environment and exhibit flexibility as innovation is implemented.
  • Must be able to see opportunities for improvement, take ownership and closely work with development team to drive product improvement
  • Willingness to work on a customer site in the DC-Metro Area full or part time preferred
  • Ability to earn and maintain a Federal Public Trust or higher-level Clearance preferred
  • JHC offers full-time team members with a first-class benefits package, including company-paid health, vision, and dental insurance for employee and family, as well as paid time off, 401k, and cell phone and gym membership reimbursement. JHC Technology is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business. We look for innovative engineers that want to push boundaries, especially around cloud. We focus on four key areas: Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, and Collaboration. We do significant work on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as with SharePoint and Citrix. We work in the Federal Government, Commercial, and non-profit space. We work with small organizations that are just getting started in cloud all the way up to enterprise and agency data center migrations. We look for every opportunity to form repeatable and automated processes to streamline work and cost.
    Please submit a copy of your resume to and a short message on how you found out about JHC Technology.


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