Sr. DevOps Engineer for USGS (AWS) - 100% Remote/Telecommuting

US Citizens only; Must be able to pass fed background check & obtain Public Trust clearance; Must have 2+ Associate-level AWS certs or 1+ Professional-level AWS cert/s
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting available Travel not required

Job Description

US Citizens only


100% remote/telecommuting


Must be able to pass federal background check & obtain Public Trust clearance


Must have 2+ Associate-level AWS certs or 1+ Professional-level AWS cert/s


Must have the ability to design & automate infrastructure builds in the cloud


Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct technical cloud implementation activities for one or more government or commercial customers. The position requires extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC), code-drive deployment, and AWS CloudFormation management. They will assist the Lead Cloud Architect with providing technical direction and guidance to the team(s) of JHC’s Cloud Engineer, Developer and Administrator resources per customer requirements. The Senior DevOps team member will require strong background in IaC leveraging git version control and focus on scalability and repeatability. The Senior DevOps team member is required to gather requirements and translate them into IaC, applying continuous integration for testing and continuous delivery methods for release management. The candidate should have strong background in enterprise operations, DNS, directory services (Active Directory), networking, software-defined architecture, and general industry security standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage version control system with strong understanding of git branching and merging
  • Provide technical direction to maintain AWS Cloud Infrastructure in Optimal Configuration from both technical and budgetary
  • Develop and implement AWS CloudFormation Stack Sets to provision enterprise environments and effectively manage repeatable, sustainable AWS
  • Lead JHC’s efforts to influence the overall AWS Architecture and Design tenets provided by each of the Customer Line Office Development
  • Deliver all solutions as code including complete documentation and service lifecycle management


Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizen
  • Ability to pass a federal government background investigation
  • Minimum Years of Experience: Must have minimum of 4 years of experience in Cloud / AWS Engineering/Development with 7+ years in overall technical engineering
  • Minimum Education: B.S. Degree in related discipline or equivalent, additional experience
  • Must have at least 2 Associate-Level AWS Certifications (Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator)
  • Capable of multi-tasking, balancing multiple projects and timelines simultaneously
  • In-depth understanding of CloudFormation and CloudFormation Stack Sets
  • Experience with AWS Organizations and Resource Access Management
  • Extensive experience with git version control and CI/CD practices
  • Advanced level proficiency in one scripting language (Python, PowerShell)
  • Knowledge of bootstrapping techniques with BASH and Windows Command line
  • Proficiency with GitLab CI and configuration of GitLab Runner
  • Experience with Lambda infrastructure automation through CloudFormation deployment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in engineering or information systems study
  • AWS Professional-Level Certification (Solutions Architect or DevOps Engineer)
  • Advanced-level knowledge in networking and routing to include Transit-VPC implementations
  • Proficiency with at least one industry standard, third-party configuration management tool (Ansible, PowerShell DSC, Chef, Puppet)
  • Solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with containerization and Docker or Kubernetes
  • Experience with AWS security tools and applications (e.g. Inspector, Config)
  • Strong background in Microsoft-based applications
  • Knowledge of databases relational and NoSQL databases


About JHC:

JHC offers full-time team members with a first-class benefits package, including company-paid health, vision, and dental insurance for employee and family, as well as paid time off, 401k, and cell phone and gym membership reimbursement. JHC Technology is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business. We look for innovative engineers that want to push boundaries, especially around cloud. We focus on four key areas: Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, and Collaboration. We do significant work on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as with SharePoint and Citrix. We work in the Federal Government, Commercial, and non-profit space. We work with small organizations that are just getting started in cloud all the way up to enterprise and agency data center migrations. We look for every opportunity to form repeatable and automated processes to streamline work and cost.

Dice Id : 10514331
Position Id : 766453
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