Randstad Sr. Cloud Engineer in Reston, Virginia

Sr. Cloud Engineer


Reston, VA

Date Posted:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Job Type:

Temp to Perm

Reference #:



Randstad Technologies

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Our client is looking for a Sr. Cloud Engineer for a contract to hire opportunity in Reston, VA.

The Senior Cloud Engineer will be part of a team that works on AWS engineering and deployment efforts for CLIENT. This position is a hands-on role that requires exceptional design, implementation, and migration planning and execution skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position as the Engineer will work with a variety of IT Subject Matter experts

  • Assist with the design and building of a reliable, fault tolerant AWS infrastructure including VPCs, IAM, ELB, and EBS following industries best practices.

  • Perform hands on management of AWS infrastructure

  • Document the AWS infrastructure and policies

  • Identify automation opportunities and implement using tools such as ansible, vRealize and other similar tools.

  • Work with Projects to help them adopt AWS infrastructure and services in order to reduce cost and deployment times.

  • Mention and train other members of the CLIENT IT

  • Understand on Premise policies, solutions and technologies and integrate with the AWS infrastructure where applicable.

  • Understanding Cloud security best practices and work with Security teams to design and implement a security infrastructure

  • Serve as a technical point of contract for AWS services and help with communication of Cloud services to projects

  • Perform other duties as required.

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field

  • AWS Solutions Architect - Associate, Professional (preferred)

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (preferred)

Background & Experience Required:

  • 3 years of solid AWS experience

  • 5-7 years of overall IT experience

  • 5 years of scripting/automation experience

  • Working knowledge of service, networking and storage concepts

  • Understanding of AD/ADFS services

  • Experience working in VMWare environment

  • Linux (Redhat/Centos) experience

  • Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with customers, senior-level personnel and team members

  • Ability to work well both independently and in teams

  • Ability to multi-task and to prioritize rapidly-changing task assignments

  • Experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Additional preferred experience:

  • Use of automation tools such as ansible, puppet, and chef strongly preferred

  • Experience with vRealize

  • Experience with ElasticSearch

  • Git/Github experience

  • Experience with Federal security best practices

  • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies and shared infrastructure.

  • Good scripting skills using shell and/or python.

  • Experience with load balancers and firewalls

  • Experience working in an ITIL environment

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