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Smartronix Cloud Engineer (190) in Remote, United States

Cloud Engineer (190)at Smartronix(View all jobs) (https://www.smartronix.com/careers/index.html)

Remote, USA

Who we are

Smartronix, an OceanSound Partners company, delivers advanced solutions in digital modernization, cloud, cybersecurity, mission-focused engineering, systems integration and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The company provides expertise to design, manage and secure the world's mission critical enterprise solutions. We are a leading provider of next generation multi-cloud platforms to public sector and commercial markets leveraging most innovative global platforms. Headquartered in the Washington DC area, Smartronix has offices throughout the U.S. and has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide.

Who Are Our Employees

Our employees are encouraged to think big and collaborate every day. We ensure that each employee is not only aware of our strategic vision; they are a part of it. This is because we know that our employees are critical components to the company’s ever-growing success. Committed to ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction, Smartronix is structured around the programs and technologies we support to provide optimal and seamless operations. Due to our talented workforce, we have maintained a reputation for excellence, helping to assure the missions of our Department of Defense, Public Sector, Fortune 1000, and other Government and commercial customers.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a driven and talented Cloud Engineer to join our thriving Cloud Services business unit and work with some of the best Cloud Architects and Cloud Engineers in the market. This individual will bring a passion for technology, a strong technical skill set, and an ability to deploy Production-ready solutions, software and tools for our customers.

The Cloud Engineer is a very hands-on individual. They will assist other team members in the development and deployment of environments for our customers. They will have opportunities to be involved at all stages of a project - covering requirements capture and assessment, cloud services deployment, security and compliance, systems engineering and operational readiness. They will bring not only knowledge of core AWS services but experience performing systems engineering tasks as part of a project team.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Understand project scope, timelines, objectives and direction of overall account

  • Work directly with other team members, customers and key stakeholders

  • Take direction from, and provide clear and timely updates to, Project Lead or Project Manager

  • Deploy and configure cloud services according to best practice (e.g.: EC2, VPC, RDS, IAM, CloudFront, Route53, CloudWatch, KMS, Redshift, S3 and Glacier, Kinesis)

  • Work with Solution Architects to conduct proof of concepts (POCs) and assist in Production implementations

  • Assess existing application stacks and suggest cloud native services for applicability

  • Assess existing environments for opportunities to simply, automate or bring efficiency to technical processes

  • Performing various software installations and configurations (e.g.: SQL Server, Active Directory)

  • Schedule and perform COTS software upgrades

  • Identify system or performance issues, and develop resolutions

  • Draft or contribute to architecture diagrams and data flow mappings

  • Produce well-written technical project documentation

  • Write, or contribute to, operational runbooks for long-term environment support

  • Participate in operational readiness activities

  • Participate in planning, implementation, and growth of assigned account

  • Participate in Change Management processes

  • Maintain core working hours but remain flexible to needed after-hours maintenance windows (as necessary)

  • Be available for on-call support, and able to provide cloud and systems engineering expertise when operational issues or outages are escalated

  • Participate as a team player capable of high performance and flexibility in a dynamic working environment

  • Take ownership of issues and act with high sense of urgency when required

  • Achieve and maintain AWS certifications

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Clearance Required: None

  • A "sure can!" attitude

  • Bachelors degree in a technical discipline

  • 3-5 years of experience in a role that encompasses both software development and systems engineering

  • Ability to dissect a technical architectures into engineering plans and discrete tasks

  • Ability to develop and deploy Production-ready AWS solutions through Infrastructure as Code

  • Experience developing DevOps solutions from scratch using tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, Packer, AWS Code and related products

  • Ability to build code pipelines and support deployment activities

  • Ability to write scripts in Javascript, Bash, Python, or similiar

  • A good understanding of foundational cloud components (e.g.: VPN, Direct Connect, IAM, CloudWatch, "cross account" capabilities)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytic, organization, presentation, customer service and facilitation skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working across multiple vendors in support of common goals

  • Hands-on experience writing and deploying AWS Lambda functions

  • Strong knowledge of serverless architecture patterns (or AWS Serverless Application Model) and their components

  • Strong knowledge of Terraform, Ansible and AWS CloudFormation

Smartronix is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. Smartronix is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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