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Cloud Administrator/Engineer, Level 3

Hybrid (80% Remote/20% Ft. Belvoir VA), VA
CLEARANCE           Secret
WORK LOCATION                Hybrid (80% Remote/20% Ft Belvoir VA)
REMOTE WORK   Hybrid (80% Remote/20% Ft Belvoir VA)
JOB DESCRIPTION                As a Cloud Administrator/Engineer you will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining proof-of-concept and operational solutions within cloud environments, primarily Azure, however, AWS will also be required.  You will deploy, administer, and manage solutions by configuring services, managing compute resources, monitoring resource and log analytics, troubleshooting issues, etc., and oversee compute, storage, network, and security within the cloud environment, configure networks, implement backup and disaster recovery strategies, and manage solution components.  You will be relied on to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues.
If you are a self-motivated individual with a passion for this type of work, driving innovation and performance, and a desire to modernize and advance operational support and services, we want to hear from you.  Apply Now!
  • Job Duties            
  • Monitor, configure, and optimize performance and availability of Azure & AWS Cloud Services, to include:
    • Configuring and instantiating both Windows & Linux Virtual Machines
    • Optimizing Scale-Group configurations to support system / solution requirements
    • Effectively implement security measures through Security Groups, VPNs, Firewalls and other Cloud & 3rd Party tools for Azure Cloud & AWS Services.
    • Maintain and remove user identities and roles for applications using Microsoft Entra ID.
    • Apply DoD STIGs and Group Policy Objects to Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server, MS SQL Server, and RedHat OS.
  • Implement, manage, and monitor Windows Server Update Service in both Azure and AWS environments.
  • Provide Linux Auto-Updater services to support the installation and updating of software packages and create Linux Update Scripts to automate the update process by fetching and installing updates from repositories.
  • Use version control systems and configuration management tools such as Jenkins, Git, Ansible, SaltStack.
  • Create, implement, and manage scripts to automate processes, activities and infrastructure on both Windows & Linux Operating Systems as well as in Azure & AWS Platforms, using tools like PowerShell, BASH, AWK, SED, Perl, ARM, Azure CLI and Terraform
  • Use configuration management and update deployment tools such as Puppet, Chef, and Ansible to automate the management and deployment of updates across multiple Linux systems.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in software engineering and recommend innovative solutions to improve system client delivery.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior team members
  • Education             
  • Associate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Certification(s)    
  • CompTIA Security+ (Required)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (Desired)
  • Experience           
The ideal candidate has a strong Azure Engineering background and is comfortable working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment, supporting proof-of-concept development teams and requirements, and supporting national-security/US military engagements.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience with/in the below (Note: Minimum years’ experience requirement may be reduced to 3 years for candidates possessing a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant major).
  • Azure Cloud Services: A minimum of 5 years monitoring, configuring, and optimizing performance and availability; configuring virtual machines; implementing security measures; creating backup and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Virtual Machines: Instantiating VMs, Configuring Scale Groups in multiple AZs, configure Cloud network settings including VPCs and Gateways, manage user accounts, creating virtual disks, and monitor VM and Cloud performance.
  •  Microsoft Entra ID: maintaining and removing user identities and roles for applications – either automatically, with assistance from a provisioning connector, or manually.
  • Provisioning: ensuring data synchronization between systems, provisioning of groups, access governance, and customization of attribute mappings.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience applying DoD STIGs and Group Policy Objects to Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server, MS SQL Server, and RedHat OS.
  • A minimum of 3 years working with Version control systems and configuration management and tools such as  Jenkins, Git, GitHub, Puppet, Ansible.
  • A minimum of 4 years Managing Windows and Linux Servers using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), RMP, providing configuration and administration of the WSUS server, approving and deploying updates, and monitoring the update status.
  • A minimum of 3 solid & successful years of experience with/in the following:
    • Creating, implementing, and managing scripts to automate processes and activities in a Windows OS and Cloud (Azure & AWS) environments, such as provisioning, configuration management, and managing Cloud resources using tools like PowerShell, bash, awk, sed, Perl, yum, rpm, ARM, Azure CLI & Terraform.
    • Providing System Admin support and management to Windows & Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS, etc…) Operating Systems to include:
      • Create, maintain configuration & maintenance logs for VMs, Systems and Services that are deployed.
      • Perform detailed system performance monitoring, analysis and troubleshooting at both the OS and Cloud levels using Cloud and OS-based tools.
  • Professional
    Attributes & Values               
  • We are seeking someone who embodies the following professional attributes and values:
    • Integrity and Accountability:  Someone with a principled character and who consistently demonstrates honesty, integrity, and accountability in their work, and who takes responsibility for their actions and upholds high ethical standards.
    • Respect and Diversity:  Someone who sincerely treats others with dignity, civility, consideration, and fairness, and genuinely values how different perspectives and experiences have the ability to enhance and foster an inclusive work environment.
    • Effective Communication:  Someone who consistently conveys written and verbal information and communications professionally and in a timely manner and ensures accurate and comprehensive delivery with the first conveyance.
    • Interpersonal Skills:  Someone who projects a courteous and affable demeanor is essential for successful workplace interactions. We are looking for someone who possesses strong interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships and promoting a collaborative atmosphere.
    • Continuous Improvement:  Someone who regularly, proactively, and honestly assesses their performance and skills, and pursues ways to grow and improve, whether via professional development, welcoming constructive feedback, introspection, engaging more, seeking direct or peripheral knowledge, etc.
SoundWay is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE): 
SoundWay embraces diversity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic/class.  Our commitment to equal employment opportunity ensures a fair and inclusive workplace for all.  Join our team and be part of an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Apply now and let your skills shine in a welcoming and respectful environment.
ABOUT SOUNDWAY Continued Service to Country through Contracting.
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BENEFITS                                         SoundWay Pays 100% of the Employee’s Premium for the below benefits and *SoundWay pays a portion of the additional cost to add a spouse, partner, child(ren), or family.
  • Medical Insurance*
  • Dental Insurance*
  • Vision Insurance*
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Protection
  Additional Competitive Benefits Include:
  • 10 Paid Holidays a Year
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation & sick time off)
  • Matching 401K Voluntary Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Professional Development Funds
PERKS                                         Perks for Everyone Include:
  • Flexible Work Schedules1
  • Employee Referral Bonus - $2000 Minimum
  • Employee Recognition –  Award$ & SWAG
  • Giving Back Sponsorship – Employee-Recommended
                                                  Events, Charities, & Recipients
ABOUT US                                         Founded by a service-disabled Army veteran, SoundWay is committed to
Continued Service to Country Through Contracting

We achieve our commitment by being true to our Mission to Help our Clients Succeed,  Our Employees Excel  &  to have a Positive Impact in All We Do.

SoundWay is an Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Mission Support small business providing professional services and solutions to the federal government (Government) and businesses since 2011.  And is an SBA-certified HUBZone, SDVOSB, and WOSB small business.

Our Government clients span several civil agencies, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).  Our business clients primarily include those with Government contracts who must comply with FAR2 52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems (cybersecurity requirements)

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
& NIST SP 800-171

SoundWay is a leader in the Government Cybersecurity Compliance industry, ranked as one of 2023’s Top 250 Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP).  SoundWay is a Cyber-AB Authorized C3PAO; one of fewer than 50 C3PAOs nationwide.  And SoundWay’s flagship managed service, CAMO, is a game-changing and affordable approach for obtaining and maintaining CMMC compliance and certification.

Information Technology Professional Services
SoundWay provides a variety of information technology engineering, development, testing, integration, and administration professional services spanning AWS and Azure Cloud – including migration, Docker, Kubernetes; systems and software – .Net, C languages, Java, Python, Java Scripting, BASH; and databases – Oracle, My SQL, Mongo. 

Mission Support Services
Providing a variety of services that directly support our clients objective and mission, including  human capital / manpower analysis and planning, intelligence analysis / collection lifecycle support services, and knowledge management.
1   Flexible Work Schedules are dependent on the work to be conducted.
2  Federal Acquisition Regulation

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