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Sr. Cloud Engineer w/Poly in Herndon at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems.

Cloud Engineer- SECURITY SCRUB REQUIRED - The primary focus of this position is engineering, Cloud Engineering, and Data and Application Security. The secondary focus of this position is platform engineering, including 30% Windows and Citrix O&M. The Cloud Engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining high visibility cloud-based IT systems. The successful candidate provides support for development in and/or transition to the cloud, implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems. Manages system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. Provides support to IT systems including : day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client problems. This position will serve as the Engineering SME and will be responsible for the development and delivery of the modular enterprise architecture,  engineering design, and implementation plan of the identity management to support the mission and vision.
The modular enterprise engineering design must be flexible to support the infrastructure hosting workloads for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The position will be responsible for the development and delivery of Sponsor's cloud adoption and migration. This position will serve as the Platform Engineering SME to provide the technical guidance and direction to design the modular operating system baselines to support the modular data and application Tier hosting strategy. This position will serve as the Data and Application Security SME to provide technical guidance and direction to engineering a modular security design to protect the workloads hosting services for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This position will introduce and champion the SysOps and DevOps concepts for the Sponsor. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate outstanding hands-on experience and thorough understanding hands-on experience and thorough Platform engineering, Data and Application Security engineering and Cloud services. The candidate must demonstrate on-the-job competences and in-depth Linux experience working and integrating  Open Source frameworks/products, experience deploying various open source packages and/or application stacks into sponsor's production landscape, multi-core, multi-threaded and distributed system. The selected candidate will be expected to know how to both craft and drive good requirements and specifications documentation. The selected candidate will be expected to quickly self-learn new technologies and be passionate when it comes to making technical breakthroughs and solving complex problems.
The selected candidate will need to have a diverse IT background, strong hands-on technical experience, organizational and interpersonal skills working as part of a team and at times in a highly autonomous manner, mentoring others as needed.
Additional mandatory skills: 1) Demonstrated competencies with enterprise solutions architecture, technical  leadership and strategy, enterprise data and analytic engineering, enterprise software development and SysOps/DevOps. 2) Demonstrated engineering experience and outstanding in-depth knowledge with Cyber security, Cloud Computing, Data and Application Security technologies. 3) Demonstrated engineering experience and knowledge with Linus (RHEL, VentOS, Scientific Linux) and Microsoft Windows Server (2008 r2, 2012 R2) environments and be able to build, configure and maintain via Command Line Interface (CLI). 4) Demonstrated engineering experience and outstanding in-depth knowledge with the underlying storage for Linux (LVM), storage network technologies (e.g. SAN, NAS) and protocols (e.g. NFS, CIFS), database (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, SQK+L, Server, Postgres, Kafka, etc.) and/or clustered/pooled virtualizations concepts from leading platforms (e.g. XenServer, Hyperv, VMware, etc.) creating and configuring virtual and private clouds (VPCs). 5) demonstrated engineering experiences and outstanding in-depth knowledge of information security practices (cryptography, privilege separation, RBAC, Auditing, Patching, Security Benchmark compliance, OS hardening, etc.) 6) Demonstrated experience using Amazon Web Service technologies AWS Command Line, Amazon Machine Images, Creating elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Storage (EBS), Virtual Private Cloud or Cloud Watch. 7) Demonstrated Tier -3 SME troubleshooting, investigating, and performing root cause analysis on production incidents. Evaluating systems and making recommendations to increase availability and efficiency. 8) Demonstrated engineering experience and outstanding in-depth knowledge with server hardware from major vendors such as IBM or HP. 9) Demonstrated in-depth understanding of proactive monitoring concepts, including experience configuring and deploying Network and system's monitoring, SNMP, Relational Databases (e.g. Ganglia, Nagios, Splunk, Solarwinds, NosQL and caching layers such as Memcache). 10) Demonstrated in-depth troubleshooting and outstanding understanding of Internet/Web related protocols and technologies (e.g. Apache, Tomcat., Web Services, DNS, registrars, SSL, web hosting providers).

1. Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

2. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

3. Plans upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.

4. Develops documentation on new or existing systems.

5. Develops and conducts tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.

6. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

7. Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

8. Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

9. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibility.

10. May serve as a technical team or task lead.

11. Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

13. Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

10-15 years of related systems engineering experience.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.