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Huntington Ingalls Industries Cloud Engineer in Springfield, Virginia


We are seeking a Cloud Engineer to support our customer.


Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software systems. Participates in software and systems testing, validation, and maintenance processes through test witnessing, certification of software, and other activities as directed. Provides support to senior staff on projects/programs. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a variety of fields related to the project. This position takes direction from senior technical leadership.

The Cloud Engineer (CE) improves the reliability and performance of cloud applications and cloud infrastructure deployed on Amazon Web Services, building the next generation infrastructure for applications and systems, focusing on automation, availability, and performance. The CE is the internal "cloud expert" and specialist within the multi-disciplinary agile development team. The CE will manage both strategic cloud initiatives as well as immediate operational activities. The designing, building, implementing, and managing of the hybrid AWS on-prem commodity-based cloud/distributive-computing infrastructure is the chief responsibility of the CE. The CE is the chief architect and administrator for the cloud hardware and software stack to include frequent reconfiguration as new or more optimal configurations are identified. The CE facilitates effective processes associated with the architecture. The CE collaborates closely with the technology team and the end user analysts to implement cutting edge big data algorithms and analytics. The CE engages in software solution planning and creation to ensure applicable cloud resources are most effectively applied. The CE identifies where processes can be optimized through automation. The CE ensures that the cloud capability is leveraged to its fullest extent and available to the maximum user base. In conjunction with the Database Engineer (DBE) and other Agile Development Team (ADT) members, the CE insures that the cloud data stores and processes are replicated based on industry best practices. The CE rapidly executes tasks and frequently iterates to insure maximum user input and feedback. The CE ensures the interoperability of the in-house capability with outside partners. The CE plans and implements big data transfer protocols, utilities, and infrastructure pipes.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience

  • COMPTIA Security+ certification or CISSP certification

  • Proficiency in two or more of the following DevOps methods: Ansible, Puppet, pure SSH

  • Familiarity with current Agile methods

  • Proficiency with the following:

  • Operating systems including: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Cisco IOS, etc.

  • ETL processes; including document parsing techniques

  • Networking, compute, and storage technologies

  • NoSQL database such as Neo4J, Titan, Mongo, Cassandra, and hBase

  • AWS Services (EC2, Network, ELB, S3/EBS, etc.)

  • Processing and managing large data sets (multi PB scale)

  • Container configuration and implementation -Docker or similar

  • Scripting in Python, Perl, Bash

  • Web services environment and technologies such as XML, KML, SOAP, and JSON

  • Proficiency in trouble-shooting in very complex distributed environments including following stack traces back to code and identifying a root cause

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education–Masters degree in Computer Science or related field (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering) – but a technical BS degree will suffice

  • Cloud based certifications

  • Proficiency with the following:

  • Management/tracking utilities such as Jira, Redmine, or similar

  • Running Internet facing or Service Level Agreement (SLA'd) auto-deployed environments

  • Real-time media protocols (Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP))

  • Data transfer systems such NiFi

  • Certification from an agile certified institute, International Consortium for Agile, Scaled Agile Academy, Scrum Alliance,, International Scrum Institute, ScrumStudy, Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner, or similar XP/Scrum certification or training is desired

  • Support to SOF; Previous experience with technology, intelligence and cyber under the umbrella of USSOCOM


9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or related fields (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering), 7 years experience with a Master's degree. An additional 4 years of specific job experience with a HS diploma may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement for this job

Clearance Requirements:

Must have active TS/SCI clearance

Physical Demands -The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

HII-MDIS, formerly Fulcrum, is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

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Job LocationsUS-VA-Springfield

Clearance RequiredTop Secret / SCI

Job ID2019-1952

of Openings1


TypeFull Time