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ACS Expert Cloud Solution Architect\Engineer (West) in St. Louis, Missouri

Location: St. Louis, MO

Clearance Required: Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a current and active TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.

Background:

Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.

We are seeking a highly motivated Expert Cloud Solution Architect\Engineer to join our team. Expert Cloud Solution Architect\Engineers assist in leading engineering teams in taking a multi-discipline approach to requirements engineering, solutions engineering, scheduling, reliability, resiliency, services development, integration, test and evaluation, maintainability and analysis across the National System of Geospatial-intelligence (NSG), Allied System of Geospatial-intelligence (ASG), and Federal Agencies to ensure timely and accurate GEOINT.

The Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer will work across Cloud Ops, Security, Development, Auditing teams at NGA to implement designs that allow for the vision of developers being able to quickly deploy applications that end users can immediately use.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and coordinates the work of Expert and Senior level Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer contractors

  • Evangelize methodologies for building and operating highly available, scalable services.

  • Provide leadership in reducing and resolving production incidents (e.g. Site Reliability Engineering).

  • Look for opportunities to improve all operations processes.

  • Evaluate, build and modify automation for deploying and operating production services.

  • Create, assess, update and maintain documentation pertaining to Product Lines.

  • Develop and design elastic, resilient and self-healing Cloud native applications

  • Crafting excellent documentation for respective projects and carrying ownership for the code and the instructional tutorials of how to use it.

  • Work with team members to design, architect and implement solutions across geographic locations.

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.

  • Five plus years' experience with AWS cloud services.

  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect

  • Fifteen years' experience finding and fixing critical, customer facing production issues.

  • Experience in the development of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby ideally in SOA applications.

  • Demonstrated understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks).

  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments.

  • Experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline.

  • Understanding of DevSecOps

  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.

  • Knowledge of APIs and RESTful services

  • Experience with different databases, including working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores.

  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and automations processes and tools: Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Fabric.

  • Experience with security in the cloud: Intrusion, penetration, and vulnerability scanning.

  • Experience with monitoring solutions: ELK, Splunk, SUMO, Nagios, Prometheus.

  • Working knowledge of build automation and continuous integration/delivery ecosystem: Git, Gerrit, Maven/Gradle, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus

  • Three to five years' demonstrated experience in Site Reliability Engineering functions.

Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Systems Engineering or in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.

Years of Experience:

  • 18+ years w/ Bachelor's Degree

Position Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day

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