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Cloud Engineer

Company: Acclaim Technical Services
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Acclaim Technical Services, founded in 2000, is a leading language and intelligence services company supporting a wide range of U.S. Federal agencies. We are an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, which is uncommon within our business sector. We see this as a significant strength, and it shows: ATS is consistently ranked as a top workplace among DC area firms and continues to grow.

We are actively hiring a Cloud Architect and Engineer to join our Mission Technology & Solutions Division working in Reston, Virginia. You will deploy and manage the Idemia MBSS search software in our intelligence customer environment. This person will aid in every part of the delivery cycle, from engagement with senior customers to software development as a forward-deployed member of Agile teams. We are looking for a pro-active Senior level Cloud Architect and Engineer with a broad range of skills to


  • Leverage knowledge and skills associated with the Idemia MBSS biometric search product
  • Leverage knowledge and skills associated with cloud-first and AWS native architectures.
  • Leverage knowledge and skills associated with AWS Console, CLI, and Manage Services
  • Utilizing cloud services to build infrastructure as code in an automated fashion
  • Implement DevSecOps including auto-scaled architectures for rebuilds
  • Use knowledge for IT systems to include, but not limited to:
    • Linux baselines: CentOS and Ubuntu, Bash Scripting and hardening protocols
    • Micro-Services: building decoupled systems, utilizing RESTful endpoints and lightweight systems
    • Data Management: landing zones, data lakes, and data movement restrictions for security
    • Development: Modern coding principles, continuous integration pipelines, and automation-first implementations
    • Security: understanding of information security postures for members of the Intelligence Community, engineering of secure solutions, and experience providing security documentation
    • Operations: continuous deployments, rip and replace architectures, dynamic monitoring, and quick-response operations up-time
    • CI/CD tools: Git and Jenkins
      Required Education & Experience
      • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
      • Experience with the Idemia MBSS biometric search product
      • Significant experience with cloud-first and AWS native architectures
      • Significant experience with AWS Console, CLI, and manage services utilizing cloud services to build infrastructure as a code in an automated fashion
      • Candidate must have BS degree with 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Master's with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience can be accepted in lieu of a degree.

        Preferred Skills
        • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
        • AWS certifications, like associates and developer
        • At least 2 years of C2S experience
        • Demonstrated experience of the following:
          • Cloud formation
          • Serverless architectures and implementations
          • Big data solutions for data lake implementations (Elasticsearch)
          • Managing complex Sponsor relationships and requirements gathering
          • Experience with migrating workloads to the cloud
          • Injecting detailed technical direction into teams for adoption
            COVID-19 Proof Of Vaccination Requirements

            As required by Executive Order 14042, Federal contractor employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before starting employment with ATS.

            Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action

            ATS is committed to a program of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion/creed, hairstyles and hair textures, handicap/disability, genetic information/history, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by federal, state or local law. It is the policy of ATS not merely to refrain from employment discrimination as required by the various federal, state, and local enactments, but to take positive affirmative action to realize for women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans full equal employment opportunity. We support the employment and advancement in employment of individuals with disabilities and of protected veterans, and we treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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