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Infrastructure Cloud Engineer

Remote, Remote
9th Way Insignia is a service-disabled, veteran-owned company bringing transformative technology to our government customers so they can achieve their missions.  Our specialties include cybersecurity, cloud modernization, software development, data analytics, enterprise architecture, enterprise IT, analytics and artificial intelligence.  Learn more about 9th Way Insignia at https://9thwayinsignia.com/  

Team/Program Introduction:
The DOT Enterprise Information Technology Shared Services (EITSS) contract facilitates ITSS as it moves forward in executing the work requirements of the COE and Operating Administrations, provide visibility and transparency into provider performance, and lead the alignment of services to support ITSS’s vision, organizational structure, personnel skills, and mission requirements. 


Professional Level Information:
The Infrastructure Cloud Engineer aligns as an Engineer Level 2 at 9th Way Insignia. An Engineer Level 2 typically plans and directs research or development work on complex projects, along with engaging various parties in design and development. Costs and recommendations of new components may also involve part of the job scope. An Engineer Level 2 performs multiple engineering-related tasks in various assignments within the project and firm. Oversees the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems. An Engineer Level 2 has broad knowledge of engineering procedures and assists in the resolution of complex problems. Has strong technical skills and background, a knack for learning new technologies, and a blend of good problem-solving and innovation needed to resolve a wide variety of technical production challenges.

Responsibilities:

The Infrastructure Cloud Engineer performs day-to-day activities required to manage cloud services, utilizing a broad set of tools to manage and administrate cloud infrastructure including resolving Incident and Problem tickets.  Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.
 
  • Collaborating with external development teams to understand cloud workload solution architecture within agency Azure environment
  • Creating/updating cloud environment configurations to establish/support application workloads
  • Designing and building out automation platforms utilizing Infrastructure as Code methodologies to provision using tools such as GitHub, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Packer, PowerShell, or Python
  • Supporting and completing requests for operational support to include communicating level of effort and status to cloud leadership team
  • Supporting data calls for resources provisioned within the cloud environment and reporting out status of resources.
  • Identifying and communicating opportunities for improving agency security posture within cloud environments

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated understanding of principals supporting compute, network, and storage
  • Demonstrated understanding of principals supporting application workloads within the Azure or AWS Cloud
 
Education and Certifications:

4 years experience deploying/configuring application workloads within Microsoft Azure Commercial Cloud and/or AWS Cloud

Preferred:
  • Strong understanding of cloud engineering methods, applications, and best practices across cloud service providers.
  • Experience assessing, customizing, troubleshooting, optimizing, and maintaining current and emerging technologies, platforms, and applications to help ensure greater security and efficiencies.
  • Experience with cloud orchestration tools and continuous delivery processes to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure for customers to consume
  • Demonstrated proficiency in automating processes with GitHub, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Packer, PowerShell, or Python, including use of remote APIs
  • Experience working with containers and container orchestration systems and hardening practices.
  • Experience implementing, managing, and supporting security products to protect workloads in Azure.
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner and AWS Technical Essentials and/or Azure Fundamentals certifications or higher

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $61,677-$109,378.

9th Way Insignia’s range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Special Information:

Work Location:  Remote


The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees and contractors pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply.  Some jobs, however, may be subject to agency or job specific vaccination requirements.

Legal:
We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.  hr@9th-way.com

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