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Cloud Engineer

REQ#: 2019-57852
Job Description

Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems

1. Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

  1. Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.
  2. Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.
  3. Develops documentation on new or existing systems.
  4. Develops and directs tests to ensure systems meet documented customers' requirements.
  5. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.
  6. Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
  7. Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
  8. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  9. Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
  10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  11. Participates in special projects as required.

Position Description

The Cloud Engineer's expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise cloud environment.

What our team should strive for:

  • Must be able to support data collection from a large, complex server and network infrastructure and user base
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, be self-directed, and be a detail-oriented professional
  • Must be willing to learn and adapt to new, cutting edge technologies
  • Must possess the abilities be innovative/creative in designing solutions while understand the enterprise impacts and overall scope
  • Must be willing to document work and participate in the customer's change procedures
  • Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised
  • Must be a team player; willing to both share knowledge and learn from others to ensure the team's success.

General Summary:

  • Experience with public clouds such as AWS, Azure, Google, Rackspace
  • Experience with private clouds such as VMWare, OpenStack
  • Experience with Configuration Management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible
  • Experience as a system architect/administrator/operator in a production cloud environment
  • Knowledge of IAAS, PAAS and/or SAAS cloud technologies.
  • Knowledge of network technologies (MPLS, routing protocols, forwarding), common infrastructure components (IPAM, DNS, DHCP), load balancers, firewalls, virtual and physical infrastructure design
  • Experience with Linux distributions such as RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS
  • Experience with Windows Server OS such as Windows 2012r2 and 2016
  • Experience with virtualized environments and technologies such as Cloud instances, VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Experience using DevOps practices to deploy builds from scripts/templates using tools such as GitHub and Jenkins.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Architect, build, maintain enterprise services, and other cloud infrastructure
  • Apply Configuration Management disciplines to maintain hardware/software revisions, security patches, hardening, and documentation
  • Provide enterprise support to our customers to address issues, questions, and understanding of the environment
  • Create, Maintain, and Remove accounts, access, and permissions in our cloud environment
  • Provide guidance to security analyst and network engineering staff
  • Working Closely with C&A Team to maintain Security requirements for Operation of Cloud systems
  • Supporting the establishment, enhancement, and continual improvement of an integrated set of correlation rules, alerts, searches, reports, and responses.
  • Coordinating and conducting event collection, log management, event management, compliance automation, and identity monitoring activities for the customer's system.
  • Perform routine equipment checks and preventative maintenance
  • Performing systems hardening to DoD Standards
  • Maintaining up to date documentation of designs/configurations
  • Create scripts or code to facilitate automated tasks and infrastructure as code
  • Work with other Service Providers to support areas of common interest
  • Working with software and hardware vendors
  • On-call support is required



8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

Unique/Additional Requirements

  • Linux and Windows systems engineering experience
  • Cloud platforms
  • Advanced knowledge of systems engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the associated hardware and software used by cloud providers and vendors
  • Knowledge of core enterprise services such as NTP, SMTP, and DNS
  • Professional certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to use problem solving techniques such as root cause analysis to resolve issues.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong background in Unix, Linux, or Windows servers
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Scripting/coding skills
  • Linux/Windows image creation

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.




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