Career Openings at JHC Technology


Full Time

Job Summary:

The USGS requires a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer to add to their JHC Operations team. This resource will conduct technical cloud operational activities supporting one or more government or commercial customers. The position requires extensive knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and candidate must have extensive experience with code-drive deployment and management specific to AWS CloudFormation.


They will assist the Operational Lead with providing technical direction and guidance to the team(s) of JHC’s Operational Support Team. The Senior Cloud Operations Engineer team member will require strong background in IaC leveraging git version control and focus on scalability and repeatability.


The Senior Cloud Service Operations Engineer team member is required to take requirements and transfer them to IaC applying continuous integration for testing and continuous delivery methods for release management. Candidates should have strong background in enterprise operations, DNS, directory services (Active Directory), networking, software-defined architecture, and general industry security standards. Up to 15% travel required.

Essential Security Vulnerability Management Qualifications: 

  • Manage version control system with strong understanding of git branching and merging strategies

  • Provide operational direction to maintain AWS Cloud Infrastructure in Optimal Configuration from both technical and budgetary perspectives

  • Provide guidance to Operational Lead to maintenance and operational daily duties to implement security controls within the JHC VDC

  • Develop and implement AWS CloudFormation StackSets to provision enterprise environments, to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure is effectively managed

  • Support Operational Lead in continually developing and refining Service Level Agreements for JHC

  • Delivery all solutions as code which is well-documented and includes plan for full service lifecycle management


Basic Qualifications 

  • US Citizen

  • Ability to pass a federal government background investigation

  • 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

  • Capable of multi-tasking balancing multiple projects and timelines simultaneously

  • In-depth understanding of CloudFormation and CloudFormation StackSets

  • Experience with AWS Organizations and Resource Access Management

  • Extensive experience with git version control and CICD practices

  • Advanced level proficiency in one scripting language (Python, PowerShell)

  • Knowledge of bootstrapping techniques with BASH and Windows Command line

  • Proficiency with Gitlab CI and configuration of GitLab Runner

  • Experience with Lambda infrastructure automation through CloudFormation deployment

  • Experience managing O&M environments governed by ITIL methodologies

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in engineering or information systems study

  • AWS Professional-Level Certification (Solutions Architect or DevOps)

  • Advanced-level knowledge in networking and routing to include transit-vpc implementations

  • Proficiency with at least one industry standard, third-party configuration management tool (Ansible, PowerShell DSC, Chef)

  • At least 2 Associate-Level AWS Certifications

    • Solutions Architect

    • Developer/SysOps


About JHC:

We look for innovative engineers that want to push boundaries. We do significant work on Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, as well as with SharePoint and Citrix. We work in the Federal Government, State and Local Government, Commercial, and non-profit space. Our clients include 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.

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