AWS Cloud Engineer

Location Chantilly, VA
Date Posted July 2, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time




SAIC is seeking an AWS Cloud Engineer familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support a dynamic program in Chantilly, VA for our Space Systems Sector to interface directly with Customer Programs and application owners.

We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support to solution our Customers' IT challenges. Due to our continued growth we are seeking to add a Cloud Application Technician to our team. Your future duties and responsibilities encompass the engineering of business and technical solutions in support of the Intelligence Community Infrastructure Service Provider leveraging AWS. This position requires an active Top Secret with SCI and Poly.

The AWS Cloud Engineer delivers solutions devised by subject matter experts and engineers, yielding Cloud Solution Offerings for Intelligence Community Customers.

This position performs Echelon 2, TIER 2, IT support such as troubleshooting; problem resolution; and improvements to network performance.

The candidate provides software, system troubleshooting, technical support and guidance to less-experienced technicians.

  • The candidate is expected to maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned and participate in special projects as required.

  • Required qualifications to be familiar with in this role include configuration and maintenance of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources (e.g. subnets security groups, permissions policies, etc.). Also well versed in the configuration of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

  • EC2 features for provisioning, monitoring, scaling and distribution of compute infrastructure.

  • Leverage AWS capabilities (scalability, elasticity, and high availability) to assist Application Service Providers and Intelligence Community Infrastructure Service Provider to transition from a physical to virtual architecture.

  • Help customers architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage cloud native services from AWS.

  • Understand software development with respect to cloud architecture, design patterns, and programming.

  • Define application architectures that provide security, scalability, fault tolerance, high availability, and optimal performance. Make recommendations to share best-practice knowledge and improve internal processes across the organization.

  • Experience with Linux and Windows environments

  • Familiarization of Bash & Python languages a plus!


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience

Must possess an active TS/SCI Poly clearance.

  • Associates Degree in a related technical discipline; or the equivalent combination of education; technical certifications or training; or work experience.

  • Must possess appropriate current DoD Information Assurance (IA) Certification to be considered for employment; either CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ CE, Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), OR CCNA-Security. CompTIA Security+ CE is the preferred certification. If the candidate doesn’t possess the appropriate DoD IA Certification, the candidate would be required to attain certification within six months of start date.

  • As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access. Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the elevated network privileges granted to them. Being entrusted with these critical duties, you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring, and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures. Privileged Users are subject to a zero tolerance policy for security violations.

  • Possession of strong analytic, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task and operate in a fast paced and challenging environment.

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability