Cloud DevOps Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Sioux Falls
South Dakota
United States


Cloud DevOps Engineer

Belong. Connect. Grow. with KBR!

Around here, we define the future.

But we at KBR we share one goal: to improve the world responsibly as a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers.

We are currently in the process of extending our IT Infrastructure capabilities to the public cloud. If you are an agile learner, have hands-on experience architecting and implementing secure, reliable & resilient hybrid-cloud solutions and able to function as part of a highly technical, cross functional team, we would like to hear from you. This work will be managed from our South Dakota teams location but will be open for remote workers/work locations throughout the United States.

KBR is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner that is looking for an experienced and motivated Cloud support engineer that enjoys solving problems, working with customers, and has a strong technical background. As an AWS Cloud DevOps Engineer, you will be part of a team responsible for delivering new AWS projects for our customers. The ideal candidate should be a detail-oriented self-starter with independent problem-solving skills, who exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This person will be integrated into a development team to build new cloud architecture designs, resulting in robust, reliable, and secure cloud platform solutions. They will play an integral part in advancing the Cloud eco-system and culture of technical excellence. As part of the team, you will be expected to assist with cloud architecture and implementation efforts, interface with customers, and solve problems for running current and proposed processes on cloud infrastructure.


  • Architect, design, develop, and implement AWS Cloud solutions
  • Participate in delivery of new service offerings, working closely with development team to deliver low latency, high performance applications
  • Assist in the creation of blueprints for future Cloud topologies (AWS services and interfaces) that minimize costs while maximizing performance, reliability, and manageability
  • Use tools to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Interpret and provide solutions on complex technologies/architectures
  • Create automated approaches and scripts for administration tasks where possible and appropriate
  • Develop, support, and document automated build and configuration management processes
  • Guide and participate in the implementation and coding of the new solutions
  • Train and mentor junior engineers
  • Deploy, configure, and manage scaled compute resources, services, platforms, frameworks, and applications in the cloud

Required Education/Certification/Experience Requirements

  • The ideal candidate should be a detail-oriented self-starter with independent problem-solving skills, who exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 3 years of continuous residency in the United States for issuance of a Government Security credential
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 3+ years of experience as a Cloud Software Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Security Engineer, or equivalent cloud experience
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience with CI/CD pipelines, containers, and automation
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and administering AWS services including EC2, Lambda, ELB, S3, IAM, RDS, CloudFront, CloudWatch, and CloudFormation, etc.
  • Strong understanding of AWS Security and Network controls
  • Experience with Terraform, CloudFormation, CDK, or other IaC tool
  • Experience with Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or other configuration management tool
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages like Python, Bash/Shell, or PowerShell
  • General understanding of compliance around FedRAMP
  • Strong technical documentation skills
  • Proven ability to work across teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong aptitude to learn and passion for problem solving

Preferred Education/Certification/Experience

  • Ability and discipline to work and succeed in a fast pace and organizationally complex environment, to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of Automation and Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI-CD)
  • Experience in design and implementing secure cloud application environments
  • Strong self-awareness and self-motivation
  • 2 years in a customer facing role
  • AWS Associate Certification or equivalent

Experience and/or Education in lieu of these qualifications will be reviewed for applicability to meet these requirements.

KBR Benefits ?

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.?

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KBR partners with several other companies to fulfill its requirements as a government contractor. The selected subcontracting companies align their benefits as closely as possible to those above.

Inclusion and Diversity at KBR?

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team’s philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver – Together. ?

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.