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Cloud Engineer, All Levels (contingent)

n/a, DC, MD, VA, Remote
          Dependent on the future position.
        (from TS/SCI w/CI Poly to Public Trust) 
LOCATION:              Dependent on future position.
  (if Remote work; work must take place within the United States) 
REMOTE WORK:      Possible for Public Trust opportunities.
RAVEL:                     No long distance travel is anticipated.
Provide technical support to help SoundWay's clients modernize & consolidate IT infrastructure, migrate & enhance existing systems & applications, automate workloads, and pursue next-generation innovation.  NOTE: the degree of duties, responsibility, and authority depends on the job level for which you are hired. 
  • As a Cloud Engineer you shall (i) Work in tandem with the engineering team to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions; (ii) Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design; (iii) Manage cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines; (iv) Develop and implement technical efforts to design, build, and deploy Cloud-specific (AWS or Azure) applications and containers at the direction of lead architects; (v) Participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle for Cloud-specific and/or Client-specific solutions, including planning, requirements, development, testing, and quality assurance; (vi) Troubleshoot incidents, identify root cause, fix and document problems, and implement preventive measures; (vii) Employ exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they affect business productivity.
  • More experienced individuals may be required to: (i) Define and document best practices and strategies for design, development, integration, testing, deployment and maintenance, (ii) Support large-scale data processing, computationally intensive statistical modeling, and advanced analytics; (iii) Provide guidance, thought leadership, mentorship, and educate/train teams on best practices and emerging technologies to build Cloud competencies.
The ideal candidate is experienced in cloud-based technology, has a firm grasp on, and the ability to assess, customize, troubleshoot, optimize, and maintain current and emerging technologies, platforms, and applications to help ensure greater security and efficiencies. 
    • Understanding of the 5 pillars of well-architected frameworks; experience is preferred.
    • Experience in several of the following: database architecture, Extract-Transform-Load (ETL), software development, big data, machine learning, advanced analytics, business intelligence.
    • Successful, proven experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams (business analysts, developers, data scientists, infrastructure & network engineers, subject matter experts).
    • Knowledgeable of and experience with PaaS, SaaS, and/or CaaS solutions/technologies, including some of the following: Kubernetes, Docker, ECS, Azure Container Instances, OpenShift, CloudFoundry, Mesosphere, Pivotal, etc... 
    • Knowledgeable of and experience collaborating on code/version development, configuration management, Cloud orchestration tools, and continuous delivery (and automation) of/for build testing, monitoring, and pushing releases across environments, and using tools such as: Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, GitHub, Terraform, Salt, AWS Cloudformation, Chef, Apache Maven, and Azure DevOps Server.
    • Entry-Level Cloud Engineer:  Minimum of 2 years experience in software development.
    • Mid-Level Cloud Engineer:  Minimum of 4 years experience in Cloud Engineering.
    • Senior-Level Cloud Engineer:  Minimum of 8 years' experience in Cloud Engineering.
    • Bachelor Degree in a relevant Computer/Engineering/Mathematics/IT discipline.
    • Waivers:
      • 4 years of additional experience may be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor Degree.
      • 2 years reduction in the "minimum years' experience" requirement if you possess a Master's Degree or PhD in a relevant discipline.
      • Certain intensive Cloud certifications may waive the Bachelor Degree requirement.
    • One or more of following certifications may be required and/or preferred depending on the specific Cloud solution and job level.
      • AZURE Administrator / Developer / Security Engineer / AI Engineer / Data Scientist / Data Engineer / Database Administrator ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION
      • Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect
      • Microsoft Certified Azure DevOps Engineer
    • AWS
      • AWS Solutions Architect / SysOps Administrator / Developer ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION
      • AWS Solutions Architect / DevOps Engineer PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
      • AWS Advanced Networking / Data Analytics / Database / Machine Learning / Security SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION
    • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    • Kubernetes Application Developer / Administrator / Security Specialist CERTIFICATION
    • Docker Certified Associate
    • Certified Jenkins Engineer
  • COVID-19 Vaccination - Federal Government Compliance:  NOTE:  Most, but not all, of SoundWay's job openings support federal Government clients. If SoundWay's job offer is for a job supporting a federal Government client, your employment shall be contingent upon your ability to either (i) provide proof of vaccination, or (ii) submit and have approved by the client a Reasonable Accommodation Exemption.   
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MISSION: To help our clients succeed, our employees excel, and to have a positive impact in all we do.
MOTTO:  Continued Service to Country through Contracting.
WATCH US:  Check out SoundWay's YouTube site for videos on SoundWay, our capabilities and success.
BENEFITS & PERKS:  SoundWay values its employees, respecting the whole person, and recognizing their efforts & accomplishments.  True to our Mission Statement we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and an ethical & respectful company culture, including the following Benefits & Perks:
  • Healthcare Benefits.  
    • SoundWay pays 100% of an employee's premium (cost) for Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, & $50K Life Insurance, and approximately 25% of the additional cost to add spouse/partner/child(ren)/family coverage. 
    • Bonus in Lieu of Benefits.  $3,000/year bonus in lieu of benefits if you don't need/want medical benefits through SoundWay.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 3.5% Matching 401K Retirement Plan.  Up to 3.5% matching.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement.  $2,000/year for qualified college courses, certification classes & testing, & professional association membership fees.
CAPABILITIES:  SoundWay's provides state-of-the-industry Information Technology (IT), Mission Support (MS), and Cybersecurity Compliance & Certification (NIST, CMMC, etc.) solutions and services to support and advance National Security and Government programs & operations for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), Veterans Administration (VA) and other non-DoD Government  organizations & agencies. And, as a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB) Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and CMMC 3rd Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO), SoundWay provides Cybersecurity compliance and certification solutions & services to businesses, organizations, & individuals doing business with the federal Government & DoD. 
GIVING BACK:  Giving back is a great way to have a positive impact in our communities & industry, and with our colleagues & clients.  We encourage staff to recommend opportunities to give back via donations, sponsoring, mentoring, membership, participation, etc..  Our commitment to giving back & positive impact includes sponsoring a local youth softball team and the Bea Gaddy Family Centers for several years.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disable

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