Infrastructure Cloud Engineer – Senior

Position:          Full-Time

Location:         Onsite/DC

Start Date:      ASAP

Nationality:    GC / USA

Travel Req:     Candidate must be local to travel to DC

 

Windows Management Experts (WME) is looking for an experienced Infrastructure Cloud Engineer (Senior) with a minimum of 7 years of related experience managing cloud environments, possessing extensive skills and knowledge in cloud service provider selection, implementation techniques, application data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Possess at least 1 Associate or Professional Level certification from a cloud provider.

DUTIES: Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems. Maintains technical expertise in relevant industry standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service provider architecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment models including public, community, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery models including infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service; automation; hypervisors; containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks; virtual infrastructure management; self-provisioning; and scaling. Evaluates and reports on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services. May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of Operations Formulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis Estimation, Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA). Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Provides daily supervision and direction to support staff, including technical and administrative direction.

WME will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to maintain high-quality customer experience. The individual must have technical expertise, passion for learning beyond their JDs and a thorough understanding of business processes.

Top 3 Qualifications, Skills, Experience or Certifications:

  • 5 years’ experience deploying/configuring workloads within Microsoft Azure Commercial Cloud and/or AWS Commercial Cloud.
  • Demonstrate understanding of compute, network, and storage principles.
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert and/or AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

Job Role Specific Requirements:

  • Design and buildout of automation platforms utilizing Infrastructure as Code methodologies to provision.
  • Identifying opportunities for optimizing cloud consumption by the agency and providing strategic direction for addressing those opportunities.
  • Collaborating with external development teams to validate solution architecture within agency cloud environment.
  • Supporting migration of on-premise workloads to cloud following agency governance and reference architecture.
  • Supporting strategic cloud initiatives, such as TIC 3.0, Zero Trust Architectures, and DevSecOps by providing architectural guidance and hands on implementation of approach.
  • Reviewing and approving change requests for cloud-based workloads
  • Identifying and communicating opportunities for improving agency security posture within cloud environments.
  • Providing leadership to junior engineers to increase understanding of agency cloud environments.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate understanding of cloud engineering methods, applications, and best practices across cloud service providers.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in automating processes with GitHub, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Packer, PowerShell, or Python, including use of remote APIs.
  • Experience implementing, managing, and supporting security products to protect workloads in AWS and Azure.
  • Experience working with containers and container orchestration systems and hardening practices.
  • Experience assessing, customizing, troubleshooting, optimizing, and maintaining current and emerging technologies, platforms, and applications to help ensure greater security and efficiency.
  • Experience with cloud orchestration tools and continuous delivery processes to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure for customers to consume
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert and/or AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Core Values:

  • Integrity (Doing What’s Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

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