AWS Systems Administrator-Poly - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-02
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Herndon
Virginia
United States

Serves as a top level technical or functional expert, often working on multiple projects and programs.

 

Interested in a challenging position as a System Engineer/Administrator working on the forefront of the Amazon Cloud? General Dynamics Information Systems (GDIT) is seeking an experienced Amazon Web Services (AWS) System Engineer/Administrator ready to join our team of System Integrators, System Engineers and Software Developers to provide high-profile, large scale AWS-based solutions. The candidate will assist our team with establishing server environments for the development of new applications and migration of existing applications to the Amazon Cloud. The candidate will strive to establish automated server generation routines, optimize system performance, establish system monitoring, and maintain established operating systems and system security protocols. The candidate must be able to brief technical solutions to customers and peers.

 

  1. Serves as a top level technical or functional expert supporting one or more clients and unlimited user groups.
  2. Performs highly specialized technical tasks associated with cutting-edge technologies.
  3. Works with user groups to solve business problems with available technology including hardware, software, databases, and peripherals.
  4. Applies expert functional knowledge and experience to significant business projects or processes.
  5. May perform business development activities, including providing technical input to proposal efforts 
  6. Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff. 
  7. May serve as a technical task or project leader. 
  8. May have supervisory responsibilities. 
  9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant developments in area of expertise. 
  10. Participates in special projects as required.

 

Additional activities for this effort include:

 

Participation in iterative Agile system/software development teams with adherence to all reporting requirements

Meeting with stakeholders, analyzing requirements, user stories and related artifacts to determine technical specifications for system environments

Working with technical teams for the development, operations and maintenance of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances for development, test and production environments

Planning and performing upgrades, enhancements, patches, scans, and regular operating system maintenance in accordance with customer protocols

Planning and performing system security/antivirus upgrades, enhancements, patches, scans in accordance with customer protocols

Working with other programs to coordinate integration of enterprise services/systems to be consumed/used by the Sponsor

Development of technical documentation and briefing materials to support program status reviews, control gates, and other presentations as directed by program management

Working with program Lead Engineer/System Integrator to maintain System Security Plans (SSP) and assist with system Accreditation and Authorizations (A&A)

Providing guidance and leadership to less-experienced system engineer

 

1. Serves as a top level technical or functional expert supporting one or more clients and unlimited user groups.

 

2. Performs highly specialized technical tasks associated with cutting-edge technologies.

 

3. Works with user groups to solve business problems with available technology including hardware, software, databases, and peripherals.

 

4. Applies expert functional knowledge and experience to significant business projects or processes.

 

5. May perform business development activities, including providing technical input to proposal efforts.

 

6. Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff.

 

7. May serve as a technical task or project leader.

 

8. May have supervisory responsibilities.

 

9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant developments in area of expertise.

 

10. Participates in special projects as required.

Qualifications:

15-20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN AREA OF EXPERTISE.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong practical Linux-based systems administration skills in a Cloud environment

Experience collaborating with and/or partnering with infrastructure service providers

Experience building AWS EC2 instances for development, test, and production environments

Experience building sophisticated and automated infrastructure using system build tools such as Packer

Experience with CloudFormation and JSON to generate Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances

Knowledge of AWS system deployment and configuration management tools (i.e. Squid, Puppet, Packer, Chef, Salt, etc.)

Experience developing and maintaining auto scaling and elastic load balancing (ELB) capabilities

Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. LDAP, 1AM, S3 bucket, CloudTrail, SSH, VPN, etc.)

Knowledge of AWS system monitoring, notifications, and logging tools ((i.e. Icinga, CloudWatch, Trivoli, Vegas, CloudFront, Logstash, etc.)

Understanding of government ICD 503 system security accreditation (C&A/A&A) procedures

Basic understanding of Agile/Scrum process tracking via in person and software such as JIRA

 

Desired Skills:

 

Experience with the customer or customer partners' policies, directives and standards

Strong scripting skills using languages (I.e. Powershell, Bash, Ruby, Peri, etc.)

Understanding of Government best practices with regards to AWS systems development processes

Basic understanding of software/application development processes

Understanding of code/document control repositories (I.e. Git/GitHub, SVN, etc.)

Basic understanding of messaging queue technologies (I.e. EQS/ActiveMQ, PEMB/Kafka, etc.)

Basic understandings of database server requirements for Oracle; Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), or similar toolsets

AWS Certification

 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Education:

Masters Degree in a related discipline.