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Azure Cloud Engineer

Silver Spring, MD · Information Technology
Direct hire.  This is not a temp to perm or temp opening.  Seeking Azure Cloud Engineer.  Must be US Citizen to attain Public Trust clearance. Salaried job with full benefits up to $190,000 but will depend on experience.  Relocation available.  Covid remote with some office visit in the future at Silver Spring, MD location.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Cloud Engineer to work with our government client to help drive the cloud technology, implementations, and direction. You will work directly with the client management leading engineering efforts, system designs, and implementations to guide the organization. We are looking for a candidate with strong hands-on technical background and excellent communication skills. Strong background in Azure with experience migration.

Job Description:
The scope of work includes contractor support for the design, migration, and development of production systems for the existing NOAA environments. This includes support for engineering/administration, the operational environment, cloud migration, security, and configuration management. The team is lean and agile, so must be self-motivated.  

Technical Duties and Functional Responsibilities:
  • One of the Senior most Cloud Engineers for the client
  • Deep experience managing Azure (e.g., cloud migrations).
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Work with client management to drive adoption and utilization
  • Work with client teams to support technical adoption and utilization
  • Demonstrated ability to design and support a variety of cloud platforms and services among various vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate solutions with on-premise solutions as required in compliance with government standards, policies and configuration requirements
  • Proven ability to manage Azure and AWS cloud environments
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply all needed security controls to IMO managed cloud environment, including FedRAMP requirements and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Scripting experience a plus (e.g., Ansible, AWS-CLI, PowerShell)

Job Requirements, Skills, and Certs:
  • Be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree, IT-related preferred, or equivalent of five (5) years of experience
  • 4+ years of experience as cloud engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience migrating and assisting others to migrate from on premises systems to cloud environments
  • Professional-level cloud certification(s) – Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert and/or AWS Solutions Architect highly desired
  • Cloud Engineer/Architect level expertise with expert understanding of cloud technologies and services (especially Azure and AWS) may be substituted if certification is in progress.
  • Must have good communications skills
Additional Information about Position and Company
  • Salary: up to $190,000 based on years of experience and knowledge/expertise
  • Company benefits:
    • Medical/dental/vision insurance
    • 3 weeks PTO
    • 10 paid Federal Holidays
    • 401(k) plan with matching funds
    • Long-  and short-term Disability coverage
    • Company sponsored Life Insurance coverage
    • Hiring Referral Bonus
    • Reimbursement for approved technical training/exams

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