Cloud Engineer - Remote - Washington

Company: Softcom Systems
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Location: Washington, USA
Job Description:

Cloud Engineer

Location : Washington, DC / Remote

Duration: Long term Contract


The Senior Cloud Engineer will the support the cloud team in the implementation of best practices for cloud infrastructure, DevOps, containerization and pipelines (including security scanning, testing, and approvals), and work with HIR directorates and vendors to help containerize their custom and COTS applications. Other technology and organizational duties as assigned. The Senior Cloud Engineer will require hands-on experience with any of the list of technologies below in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have demonstrated and proven previous experience, ability, or understanding of/with the following:

Cloud Operations (5 or more years' experience)

1. AWS, Azure, and GCP hands on experience in multiple accounts/subscriptions/projects environment

2. Experience implementing and managing foundational cloud services (e.g. compute, storage, networking, security, databases) in enterprise environment

3. Cloud security native/3rd party tools and best practice

4. Cloud networking (e.g. VPC, firewall, security groups, VPN, hybrid cloud (Direct Connect/Express Route/Interconnect)

5. Cloud resource management automation (e.g. scripting)


1. Experience with GitLab (preferred)/Jenkins

2. Experience with CI/CD pipelines and best practices

3. Experience writing Terraform HCL infrastructure code

4. Deployment automation - CloudFormation, ARM template, Python, or PowerShell

5. Git Version Control in DevOps: git best practices, branching, tagging, release management, etc.

Containers and Kubernetes

1. Experience deploying to AWS/GCP/Azure Kubernetes as service

2. Deployment using Dockerfiles, Helm charts, Bash, or PowerShell scripting

3. Kubernetes monitoring and logging

4. Experience with datacenter Kubernetes platforms such as PKS and OpenShift

5. Experience building containers with technologies such as Istio and Envoy (plus)

Systems Engineering/Administration (5+ years)

1. Linux/Windows administration on virtualized environments (VMware/EC2/etc)

2. Understanding of secrets management, auditing, testing, and monitoring

3. Experience deploying and configuring databases (MySQL, SQL, Oracle)

Other Skills

1. Multi-cloud implementation and management solutions (Scalr, Flexera, ServiceNow)

2. Good communication skills and the ability to prepare technical documentation

3. Candidates should be flexible enough to work a diversified schedule at all House data center locations and participate in 24x7 on-call technical support

Salary: Negotiable

Job Requirements:
Minimal experience: No experience

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