AWS Devops Engineer

WASHINGTON, DC, US

FULL TIME

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: AWS Devops Engineer
Job Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Fulltime Perm

Clearance Requirement: Must be US Citizen and should be able to obtain clearance

Job Description:
Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Deploying, automating, maintaining and managing AWS cloud-based production, pre-production and dev environments, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of environments.
  • Build, release and configuration management of the above environments.
  • Pre-production Acceptance Testing to help assure the quality of our products / services.
  • Ensuring 24/7 system uptimes.
  • Ensuring smooth 24/7 CI/CD and DevOps.
  • Design, implement, and execute Backup and Recovery and Business Continuity processes.
  • Design, implement, and execute security standards.
  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains.
  • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements.
  • Evaluate new technology options and vendor products.
  • Ensuring critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions.
  • Monitor AWS maintenance and outages, assess impact, and develop strategies to minimize impact.
  • Create and follow up on AWS support tickets.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • At least 3+ years’ experience with using a broad range of AWS technologies (e.g. EC2,ECR, ECS, EKS, Lambda, RDS, ELB, EFS, EBD, S3, VPC, SNS, SQS, SES, CloudWatch, Route 53) to develop and maintain a range of Amazon AWS based cloud solution, with an emphasis on best practice cloud security.
  • Core experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24x7 uptime Amazon AWS environment, including automation experience with configuration management tools.
  • Monitoring Tools: Experience with machine-generated big data searching, monitoring and analysis using tools such as Splunk.
  • Strong experience in the CI/CD pipeline using tools such as Jenkins, GitLab, SonarQube, Maven, TwistLock etc. Special emphasis on integrating the tools to form the pipeline.  
  • Strong scripting (e.g. CloudFormation, TerraForm) and automation skills.
  • Linux and Windows system administration.
  • Understanding network topologies and common network protocols and services (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP).
  • Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues.

Preferred Skills:
  • OO Programming Skills: Strong OO Programming skills (Java or C#).
  • DB Skills: Basic DB administration experience (Oracle, SQL Server). Experience with NoSQL DBs
  • Agile Methodologies: Experience with Agile project management methodologies.