Cloud Engineer


Depends on Experience
Full Time
No Travel Required


Amazon Web Services
Monitor system performance
Network Access Control
Linux ) administration
Windows Server
cloud architectural
cloud architecture
cloud computing
cloud engineering
cloud infrastructure
computer science
cost - efficiency
data migration
engineering analysis
information assurance
networking concepts
problem - solving
server migration

Job Details


NexGen Data Systems, Inc. seeks a skilled and motivated AWS Cloud Engineer to join our dynamic cloud team. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in cloud computing, specifically with Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, and a passion for implementing scalable, secure, and robust cloud solutions. You will be crucial in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting native cloud services in multiple projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement scalable, reliable, and secure cloud architecture using DoD (Department of Defense) approved AWS native services.
  • Develop cloud architectural diagrams, documentation, and best practices for cloud engineering analysis and data migration solutions.
  • Collaborate with development and project teams to integrate cloud solutions with existing data center on-premises systems.
  • Automate the deployment, maintenance, monitoring, and scaling of cloud infrastructure using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as AWS CloudFormation or Terraform.
  • Manage and optimize AWS resources including EC2, S3, EBS storage volumes, RDS, Lambda, VPC, AWS Backup, and IAM.
  • Implement and troubleshoot AWS networking services such as Transit Gateway (TGW), routing, security groups (SGs), and Network Access Control Lists (NACLs).
  • Implement CI/CD pipelines using tools like AWS CodePipeline or GitLab CI.
  • Ensure the security and compliance of cloud infrastructure by implementing best practices and following DoD secure cloud rules and guidelines.
  • Implement and manage identity and access management policies, encryption, and other security measures.
  • Monitor cloud environments for security breaches and vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor system performance and ensure the reliability and availability of cloud infrastructure for mission owners.
  • Optimize cloud resources for cost-efficiency and performance.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve cloud and data center infrastructure-related issues and provide support to multiple support teams as needed.
  • Work closely with development and project teams to ensure seamless integration and delivery of cloud solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior cloud engineers and other team members.
  • Stay updated with the latest AWS features, services, and best practices and share knowledge with the team.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Desired/Required Skills:

  • Bachelor s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cloud engineering with a focus on AWS or AWS GovCloud.
  • Proven experience in designing, deploying, and managing AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Proficiency with AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, VPC, IAM, AWS Backup, CloudFormation, and Terraform.
  • Strong understanding of cloud networking concepts including VPC, VPN, DNS, Edge locations, and load balancing.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining VDI and EUC services such as Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon Workspaces.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (such as Jenkins, Git, and CodeCommit) and practices.
  • Knowledge of scripting and automation using languages such as Python, Bash, or PowerShell.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of AWS Application Migration Service (MGN) and data server migration strategies.
  • Knowledge of Windows Server administration and/or Linux (RedHat Enterprise Linux) administration.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Government information assurance and protection standards and data classification levels.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Capable of organizing, tracking, and managing multiple projects and deadlines.
  • 8570 compliance required (Sec+ and OS Certification).
  • Active secret level government clearance or higher required.

About the Company:

NexGen Data Systems is an emerging technologies focused company providing expert systems and network engineering solutions to the Department of Defense. NexGen Data Systems promotes a culture of knowledge and career advancement through continued learning, keeping our team current on the latest advances in systems and networking, and enabling our team to provide the best available solutions to our clients.


  • Company covers 100% of premiums for the employee s medical, dental, and vision insurance and subsidizes premiums for spouse and dependents.
  • Company provides short and long term disability plans.
  • 401(k) match up to 10% of the employee s salary contributions to 401(K) plan.
  • Comprehensive training and development program.
  • 11 paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) accrual level starts at 15 days annually.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

NOTE: s and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. In order to be qualified for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a United States Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. We are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. NexGen Data Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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