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Cloud Solutions Architect - TS/SCI with Polygraph

Stratus Solutions – Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems
Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps).
At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only realize the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to empower your career.
Your Mission: Expand your infrastructure skillset with exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Enhance your current skillset by disrupting traditional workflows and processes building an enterprise-scale environment using AWS technologies coupled with DevOps methodologies. You will be an integral part of a team of knowledgeable technologists responsible for helping to build a nationwide cloud presence within the IC for software development, web hosting, research, and more! This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services and the underlying operating systems themselves, to efficiently improve security automations, aid collaboration efforts with software engineers, and streamline infrastructure processes. This position offers the opportunity to use your existing infrastructure, IT, or systems engineering experience and apply it to solve problems with tools and concepts unique to AWS and Cloud Service Provider environments.
A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)
  • Interact with various operating systems, applications, environments, and cloud computing platforms to create IT automation and orchestration activities
  • Use open source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases encountered within the project
  • Collaborate with others on the project to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem
  • Perform incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors encountered
  • Troubleshoot deployment or infrastructure errors and develop creative solutions to avoid further issues
You will excel in this role if you are:
  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help build and stand up a game-changing development environment
  • Well-rounded: You appreciate the opportunity to work across multiple technologies such as scripting, development/test/QA tools, cloud, container, and orchestration tools, Linux and Windows operating systems, networking, security and automation
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for both commercial and government customers
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks
What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):
  • At least 6 years of experience with Windows or Linux operating system environments
  • Strong fundamental understanding of IT concepts such as AAA, security, operating systems, and networking
  • Experience with cloud service providers such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Strong experience with automation through the use of scripting languages such as Python, Go, Bash, or PowerShell
  • Experience with Windows or Linux configuration management, system administration, and troubleshooting
  • Strong willingness to learn new technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)
  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Full Scope Polygraph
Nice to have:
  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory
  • AWS Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator Associate Certification
  • Familiarity with networking technologies and concepts
  • Familiarity with container orchestration services, especially Kubernetes
  • Experience with configuring and deploying containers
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud services
What We Will Provide In Return:
  • Excellent compensation and amazing benefits that include top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependents premium.
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank hours worked over target for use as leave within the same quarter.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should hire those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success, further their expertise and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open-door policy. EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.

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