Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineer, Cloud Services, Unix Admin, Linux Admin
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Cloud Engineer




This is a Full-Time position and work location will be in Alexandria, VA.


Hours/Shift: Monday through Friday during core business hours of 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, On-Call for deployment support. Actual work hours could vary depending on customer needs.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide configuration support of AWS provisioning for project usage of AWS as directed.

  • Prepare IAM setup, user setup, conforming to established policy and procedures.

  • Configuration of VPCs, CloudFormation, EC2, CloudWatch, S3, IAM and other USPTO authorized AWS services of respective project AWS accounts to conform to policy and procedures.

  • Perform duties related to account creation, password reset, and custom AWS permissions in accordance to policy and procedures.

  • Perform configuration and validation to maintain functionality software/systems deployed to AWS.

  • Open support tickets and follow-up with AWS as needed.

  • Review and validate Project configuration documentation to ensure end-to-end setup and operations of Project deployments, providing feedback on corrections and areas requiring clarification.

  • Availability to provide Scheduled/Ad hoc - configuration support or deployments.

  • Provide tracking and reporting details related to activity in support of configuration and services.

  • Work with Development Team in addressing identified O&M defects within Integration Products, Applications.

  • Ensure all defects logged under O&M are adequately addressed within ongoing projects.

  • Automate application deployment process using CloudFormation or other automation tool as requested.

  • Work with Application team to implement best practice standards. 

  • Provide regular update for best practices and documentation on a weekly basis as needed.

  • Support Knowledge transfer of Projects integrated to designated support personnel.


Desired Skills and Technologies:


  1. OS –UNIX/AIX/Linux, Windows, Amazon AMI          

  2. CM – Rational ClearQuest/ClearCase, Rally, Subversion, Nexus, Jenkins, Sonar, Crystal Reports

  3. Languages – Powershell, Python, Java, AWS CLI

  4. Technical Writing – Creation of technical documentation, runbook, operational support plans, deployment plans, smoketests

  5. DB/Data – Oracle RDS, DynamoDB, AWS Services     

  6. Analysis – Ability to troubleshoot, review, technical issues and report on them.

  7. Web Server –nginx, jboss, AWS Services

  8. Middleware/portal – SOLR, AWS Services

  9. Cloud Services – Billing consolidation, AWS Services, Fed RAMP, Authorized AWS Partner, Authorized AWS Reseller, O&M Support, System Integration capability           



  • Bachelor's Degree or 8 years of equivalent work experience in IT related work

  • Should have a valid AWS Certification, such as AWS Developer or AWS SysOps or AWS Solution Architect – Associate/Professional


Clearance Requirements:
You do not need a current/active clearance to apply, but must be able to pass and hold a government Public Trust (SF-85) background investigation. You must either be a US Citizenship or Green Card Holder to be eligible.


IIa is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment and random substance abuse testing.


Dice Id : RTL177984
Position Id : 5920636
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