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SENIOR CLOUD ENGINEER for USGS - HMS

Job Description:

The USGS requires a Senior Cloud Support Engineer to add to their CHS Service Design team.  The resource will conduct technical cloud implementation activities for one or more USGS CHS customers. The position requires extensive knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC), application migration to the cloud, cloud-oriented application development, and candidate must have extensive experience with code-drive deployment and management specific to AWS. They will assist the CHS Lead Cloud Architect with providing technical direction and guidance to support CHS customers in cloud adoption initiatives. The Senior Cloud Support Engineer will require a strong background in IaC leveraging git version control and focus on scalability and repeatability. The Senior Cloud Support Engineer is required to engage CHS customers on behalf of the CHS Design Team facilitating cloud adoption initiatives through application development or application refactoring of on-premises solutions being migrated to the Cloud. The Senior Cloud Support Engineer will promote the CHS methodology of cloud engineering, educating customers on best practices in development with IaC leveraging git version control and pipeline creation. The Senior Cloud Support Engineer should have knowledge of general cloud architecture best practices to include n-tier application architecture for legacy systems, containerization application design, and serverless architecture and design patterns. The Senior Cloud Support Engineer will communicate, educate, and facilitate all CHS cloud adoption initiatives helping drive user adoption for the CHS environment. Candidates should have strong background in enterprise operations, DNS, directory services (Active Directory), networking, software-defined architecture, and general industry security standards.

Essential Engineering Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • Lead CHS’s efforts to influence the overall AWS Architecture and Design tenets provided by each of the Customer Line Office Development Teams

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

  • Create IaC solutions through AWS CDK, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CLI, or Terraform leveraging configuration management solutions such as Ansible or PowerShell DSC

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

  • Solutions Architect

  • Developer/SysOps

  • 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 CI/CD 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

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)

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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