Senior Cloud Engineer

  • Leidos
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Jan 13, 2023
Full time

Job Description


Job Description:

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

We are in search of a Senior Cloud Engineer to join the Department of Transportation in the Washington DC Area. As a core member of the team, you will play a valuable part in the design and build of the cloud infrastructure for this customer. You will have the opportunity to provide technical, managerial, and administrative direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development and implementation for complex to extremely complex systems within the network infrastructure.

The specific Job responsibilities include:

  • Designing and building out of automation platforms utilizing Infrastructure as Code methodologies.

  • Supporting all tiers of applications deployed in the cloud, configuring network, cloud native services, infrastructure, and privileges for development teams.

  • Identifying opportunities for optimizing cloud consumption by the agency and providing strategic direction for addressing those opportunities.

  • Collaborating with external development teams to validate solution architecture within agency cloud environment.

  • Supporting migration of on-premises workloads to cloud following agency governance and reference architectures.

  • Supporting strategic cloud initiatives, such as TIC 3.0, Zero Trust Architectures, and DevSecOps by providing architectural guidance and hands on implementation of approach.

  • Reviewing and approving change requests for cloud-based workloads.

  • Identifying and communicating opportunities for improving agency security posture within cloud environments.

  • Providing leadership to junior engineers to increase understanding of agency cloud environments.

  • Troubleshooting network performance issues, including analyzing network traffic and providing capacity planning solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or related field and 8+ years of experience working as a subject matter expert in architecting complex networks, deploying/configuring workloads within AWS Commercial Cloud.

  • Demonstrated understanding of computer, network, and storage principals.

  • Required Certifications: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification and AWS Solutions Architect Professional.

  • Must have experience with Cisco, F5s, Nexus switches, DHCP, DNS, VPN, MPLS, MTIPS, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), routing, switching, and Out-of-Band (OOB) networks, cloud infrastructure, and firewall management.  

    Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of cloud engineering methods, applications, and best practices across cloud service providers.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in automating processes with GitHub, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Packer, PowerShell, or Python, including use of remote APIs.

  • Experience implementing, managing, and supporting security products to protect workloads in AWS.

  • Understanding of FedRAMP services and best practices for their consumption by application workloads – examples include API Gateway, Lambda functions, Cognito, AWS Code Commit, and container services.

  • Experience working with containers and container orchestration systems and hardening practices.

  • Experience assessing, customizing, troubleshooting, optimizing, and maintaining current and emerging technologies, platforms, and applications to help ensure greater security and efficiencies.

  • Experience with cloud orchestration tools and continuous delivery processes to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure for customers to consume.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.