SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Cloud Engineer

    Job Location US-VA-McLean
    ID
    2019-1674
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. is seeking a Cloud Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. 

    As part of the modernization program, the Senior Principal Cloud Engineer will work closely with the architecture team and the customer to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions utilizing commercial infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) offerings.

    Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the architecture team and the customer to design and implement hybrid cloud solutions
    • Develop solutions integrating AWS and Microsoft Azure government community clouds with services hosted on-premise and in other clouds
    • Define and implement secure networking solutions between on-premise data centers and government community clouds
    • Establish federated identity solutions between on-premise and government community clouds
    • Define and establish secure cloud configurations, including integration with on-premise SIEM
    • Analyze cloud service offerings for secure, scalable, and efficient cloud-native application hosting, data ingest, data storage, data analytics, and machine learning
    • Define and implement cloud-based solution architectures
    • Develop and maintain solutions supporting virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
    • Install operating systems and application software in cloud compute environments
    • Define, document, and implement procedures for backup of on-premise and cloud-based systems and data
    • Monitor cloud-based systems and components for availability, performance, reliability, security, efficiency, and ability to meet non-functional requirements and service level agreements
    • Support security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtaining approval to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures
    • Develop and maintain software solutions / scripts to support automation of cloud configuration and administration

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years' experience
    • At least 2 years' experience developing, configuring, and managing secure networking solutions to support communications between internal and external systems
    • At least 2 years' experience implementing cloud architectures on Microsoft Azure Government
    • At least 2 years' experience developing, configuring, and managing cloud-based systems supporting enterprise web-based applications
    • At least 2 years of experience supporting security audits, accreditation and certification processes, and obtaining approval to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures
    • Azure PowerShell scripting expertise
    • Agile development team experience
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • Active Secret (or higher) clearance (interim acceptable)


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 
    • Experience implementing secure and scalable hybrid cloud architectures
    • Experience implementing cloud architectures on AWS GovCloud
    • Python/Boto scripting experience
    • Experience implementing and managing DevOps pipelines for cloud-based workloads
    • Experience using engineering environments and tools that support Agile Software Development, such as IBM
    • Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) and Sparx Enterprise Architect
    • Scaled Agile Framework experience and certification
    • AWS solutions architect certification
    • CISSP, CCSP, and CCSK certifications

     

    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.

     

    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.

     

    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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