Cloud Engineer

cloud, azure, aws, virtualization, storage, hyperv, vmware, powershell
Full Time
$64,794 - $94,145
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Immediate Job Opportunity


STARTING SALARY RANGE:   $64,794 - $94,145


For more than 50 years, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, known as COG, has helped develop regional solutions to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, growth and development, public health, child welfare, public safety, homeland security, and transportation. Founded in 1957, COG is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit association comprised of elected officials from 24 local governments, members of the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and members of the U.S. Congress. COG’s Region Forward vision is a commitment by COG and its member governments, who together seek to create a more accessible, sustainable, prosperous, and livable National Capital Region.  COG's mission is to make Region Forward a reality by being a discussion forum, expert technical and policy resource, issue advocate, and catalyst for action. COG is supported by financial contributions from its participating local governments, federal and state grants and contracts, fee-for-service contributions, and donations from foundations and the private sector.  


The Cloud Engineer will provide analysis, recommendations, deployment, and support for current and future cloud-based initiatives. Migrate applications, platforms, and infrastructure from on-premise to cloud services. Lead efforts to migrate storage and compute infrastructure to the cloud. Assist departments with planning and implementing various data analysis systems in the cloud. The cloud engineer will support evaluating and integrating cloud-based software used by the organization, particularly involving integrating single-sign-on. The engineer is also responsible for ensuring cloud security, cloud monitoring, and disaster recoverability of cloud deployments.

The position reports to the Director of Information Technology.

Primary responsibilities for the Cloud Engineer are:

  • Plan and execute medium and large-scale migrations of storage, compute and server systems from private infrastructure to public cloud platforms (particularly Azure and AWS).
  • Provide support for all SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS deployments.
  • Implement single-sign-on and other required cloud integration.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for AWS and Azure cloud services
  • Assist in creating cost-benefit estimates comparing total-cost-of-ownership of on-premise vs. cloud migration solutions.
  • Troubleshoot the performance of cloud-based systems and ensure proper security and backup procedures are followed for these systems.
  • Deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot servers and services in HyperV and VMWare environments.
  • Work with monitoring tools; manage access and permissions; script and automate where possible; maintain appropriate configurations; provide recommendations on system improvements.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related technical fields. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in supporting and implementing cloud solutions.
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills.
  • General knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Broad experience in developing and implementing cloud migrating solutions in AWS and/or Azure.
  • Experience working with virtual machines, virtual networking and storage in
    AWS and/or Azure.
  • Experience securing cloud environments.
  • Ability to take ownership of issues, work independently or escalate as needed, and find creative ways to resolve problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly, and concisely present complicated technical concepts to end-users with differing skill levels.
  • Strong proficiency in AWS services such as S3, EC2, Glacier, Snowball, and RDS.
  • Experience with different types of storage, including block and file, availability zones, compute types, or application requirements.
  • Experience with deploying, testing, and managing enterprise applications in a Cloud environment


  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Powershell
  • Windows Server and Desktop Operating System

Familiarity/fluency in the following applications a plus:

  • Cisco Network Equipment (Routing, Switching, Firewall)
  • HyperV
  • VMWare
  • C#
  • SQL Server
  • AWS Certification
  • Azure Certification
  • Office 365
  • General Network Administration



A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related technical fields is required.  Minimum 3 years of experience in cloud supporting and implementing cloud solutions







How to Apply

Applications should be made electronically. Please visit for more information and to submit your application/resume, cover letter, and salary requirement

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

777 North Capitol Street, NE

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20002

Fax: 2029623715 or Email to:





Women and Minorities are

Highly Encouraged to Apply


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777 N Capitol St NE, Suite 300 Washington, DC, 20002

Dice Id : RTX171fb4
Position Id : 6319254
Originally Posted : 3 weeks ago
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