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CACI International AWS Cloud Operations Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

AWS Cloud Operations Engineer

Job Category: Information Technology

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

CACI has an exciting opportunity for an AWS Cloud Operations Engineer to join our program supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The AWS Cloud Operations Engineer will be responsible for managing production application Amazon AWS systems including operations & maintenance.

More About the Role:

  • Engineer, install, maintain, configure, and optimize server operating systems (Windows and Linux) and hosted applications hosted in AWS cloud environment

  • Perform analysis for collaboration of network / system needs and participate in planning, designing, upgrading and deployment of enterprise datacenter hardware and software using a project-based timeline

  • Apply appropriate security measures to properly safeguard government systems by implementing industry standard best practices and DHS mandated mitigations

  • Support the distribution of security patches throughout the enterprise using enterprise level tools such Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Yum server

  • Participate in on-call rotation to handle and resolve high severity technical escalations

  • Design, build, test and deploy highly scalable and resilient cloud-based applications on private and public clouds

  • Designing and implementing appropriate environments for those applications, engineer suitable release management procedures and provide production support

  • Influencing other teams and broader Engineering groups in adopting Cloud technologies, processes, and best practices

  • Redesigning legacy applications for Cloud implementation

  • Automating the provisioning of environments with Chef, Puppet, Ansible

  • Troubleshooting problems, involving the appropriate resources and driving resolution of issues with a focus on minimizing impact to our clients

  • Participating in the Agile DevOps design, development, testing, and release of new capabilities and features

  • Collaborating with product owners (researchers and software developers) to identify and design topologies for custom business and scientific applications in AWS as part of our container PaaS, or as a custom solution.

  • Providing guidance for adhering to best practices for optimal and secure use of cloud technologies.

  • Assisting development teams in migrating their products from on-prem infrastructure to AWS

  • Working with other Cloud Solutions Engineers to develop prototypes and enhance or expand fundamental capabilities offered in the PaaS and containerized or serverless workloads.

  • Participating in a daily stand-up meeting to report your accomplishments, plans for the day, and any roadblocks you encountered.

  • Driving improvements to processes and design enhancements to automation to continuously improve the production environment

  • Prepare, participate, present in Change Management process, Technical Review Board, and Change Control Board

  • Document all work and updates in Service Now, JIRA, Confluence

  • Document standard operating procedures (SOP), work instructions, guides, network diagrams, knowledge base articles

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain DoD security clearance

  • Ability to obtain a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent + 10 years of applicable experience

  • 3+ years of Amazon AWS cloud support experience in a production environment including network, security, deployment, and automation

  • At least one Amazon AWS cloud certification

  • 3+ years supporting operating systems (Microsoft Server and Redhat Linux) and applications in a production environment including scripting

  • Experience collaborating across multiple functional/technical teams to deliver a project

  • Provide on-call support for emergencies

  • Ability to communicate with client on a business level and translate their needs into a technical solution

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in interpersonal and written formats

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous DHS experience

  • Experience with Deployment Management tools such as Chef, Ansible or Puppet

  • Knowledge of commonly used AWS services, such as IAM, VPC, CloudWatch and CloudTrail, Route 53, RDS, SSM and Lambda.

  • Experience working with Agile Development practices.

  • Knowledge of IT strategy and management desirable.

  • Experience in technology delivery in a DevOps environment

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Pay Range: The proposed salary range for this position is $101,800-$218,800. There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and retirement and savings.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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