Position Description

Cloud Engineer
Location National Capital Region
# of openings 1
Clearence Required Secret
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Position:  Cloud Engineer

Location: Remote

The Role: IT Concepts is looking for a Cloud Engineer who can seamlessly mesh tech know-how with business acumen to help us navigate all our cloud computing needs, including infrastructure design, maintenance, support and planning, and everything in between. Not only can you help us connect the dots and evolve our cloud capabilities over time, but you’re also evolving your own capabilities as an engineer and keeping an eye on developments that can support our expansion—and help us implement those, too.

The Company:

  • We are a rapidly growing company with over 100 employees and a diverse portfolio of customers in the Civilian, Defense and Intelligence sectors.
  • We’re ISO 27001:2013, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 9001:2015 certified and have CMMI DEV and SVC ML3 ratings
  • We’ve been named part of: Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2016; Washington Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2015, 2016 and 2017; Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2015, 2016 and 2017

The Employer:

  • We offer great benefits - Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) with company matching
  • We invest in our employees – We offer an annual training budget to our employees and opportunities for growth within the organization
  • We work hard, we play hard – We value work/life balance. We hold seasonal company events and a Washington Nationals Season Tickets lottery

What will you be doing?:

  • Working in tandem with our engineering team to identify and implement cloud-based solutions for the company.
  • Building and designing web services in the cloud, along with implementing the set-up of geographically redundant services.
  • Planning, designing and developing cloud-based applications.
  • Managing cloud environments in accordance with industry-leading security guidelines.
  • Deploying and debugging cloud applications/software throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Using your extensive knowledge of APIs to design RESTful services, and integrate them with existing data providers, using JSON or XML as needed.
  • Orchestrating and automating cloud-based platforms throughout the company.
  • Employing exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they snowball into problems.
  • Stay current with industry trends, making recommendations as needed to help the company excel.

You meet our “must haves” if:

  • You have
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering; Master’s degree a plus.
    • Certification as an AWS Solutions Architect, Cloud Security Certification, and/or OpenStack Administrator Certification a plus. (Other cloud-related certification also a plus.)
    • Five years’ experience in developing software using languages such as Java, Python, C++ or Ruby.
    • Experience with SOA applications and cloud-based services, preferably AWS.
    • Experience working with OpenStack, Linux/UNIX, Rackspace, Docker and Microsoft Azure.
    • Three to five years’ experience in a Cloud Engineer role or related position.
    • Knowledge of web services, API, REST and RPC.
    • Strong awareness of networking and internet protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP and distributed networks.
    • Database experience, including knowledge of SQL and NoSQL, and related data stores such as Postgres.
    • Extensive experience with open-source technology, software development and system engineering.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to stay focused on completing tasks and meeting goals within a busy workspace.
    • Interest in Cloud Engineering and its impact on greater business practices.
    • Skilled at working in tandem with a team of engineers, or alone as required.
  • You value teamwork, demonstrate integrity and honesty, are passionate, innovative and strive for excellence

Clearance requirements:

  • Must have a Secret clearance at time of hire.

This position is contingent upon budget, and/or customer approval.

IT Concepts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  As such, any personnel decisions (hire, promotion, job status, etc.) on applicants and/or employees are based on merit, qualifications, competence and business needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information of the employee or family member of the employee, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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