Cloud Engineer Architect

AWS Senior hands-on Cloud Engineer/Architect who will be responsible for delivering enterprise-level, security first AWS services with a focus on technical spec, development, set-up, support and maintenance of cloud-based services.

You will provide technical & strategic leadership as well as building and advancing our AWS cloud services. The Platform is the foundation to support the modernization of front-end customer technology systems to omni-channel microservices. This role will have a strong influence on the architectural direction for the cloud platform, CI/CD pipeline, security management, and a goal of -automate everything-. This role will focus on reviewing, evaluating and integrating cutting edge technologies through partnerships with our vendors and use of relevant open source technologies.

In this role, you will:
- Strong -security first- advocacy and encourage when creating all AWS services
- Write scalable and maintainable Python 3.x for AWS services (e.g. Lambda, Fargate)
- Design, develop and monitor Websockets and RESTful APIs
- Utilize AWS to create cost effective and efficient services for file migrations
- Create clean and organized CDK templates and deploy stacks
- Manage the security and organization of files in S3
- Manage Cognito user pool to control API Gateway access
- Shared responsibility for 24x7 research and resolution of production system problems through participation in an on-call rotation
- Evangelize microservice based architecture using containerized applications
- Advance the Site Reliability Engineering practice - monitoring/alerting, auto-scaling, security, & self-healing system stability
- Stay current on industry trends; innovate through research, proof of concepts, and demos
- Collaborate and pair with the Platform team to ensure knowledge and expertise is shared & developed
- Ensure compliance with applicable security and privacy standards and regulations
- Participates in the recruitment of team members both employees and contractor
- Training and mentoring peers and management
- Shared responsibility for 24x7 research and resolution of production system problems through participation in an on-call rotation

We are seeking local candidates to our clients Chantilly VA office. Ideally, the selected candidate will work 5 days from the office, but they are open to a hybrid (Home based/Oniste) schedule as well.

Required Skills

To be successful in this role, you have (required):

- 7+ years of Cloud Engineering and Architect professional experience
- Enterprise level AWS Services including technical specs, development, setup, support etc...
of experience with AWS infrastructure as code using Python, TypeScript, and JavaScript
- Site Reliability Engineering
- Security first advocacy

Strong working knowledge of:
- Cloud Formation
- API Gateway
- Lambda
- Route53
- JWT, API w/ Websockets, Mutual TLS
- S3
- ECS/Fargate
- DynamoDB

Exceptional Customer first / End user support communication skills

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Chantilly, VA



Anticipated Start Date

Monday, October 25, 2021

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Anticipated Duration

6 month T2P

Date Posted

Monday, October 11, 2021

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