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Senior Cloud Engineer

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Our fast-growing healthcare IT client is seeking Senior Cloud Engineer positions in support of VA Cloud Operations and Migration Services (COMS) capability to provide operational input and support for the operations, maintenance, and refinement of VA’s Enterprise Cloud (VAEC) environment, execution support for migrating new and legacy VA applications and services to cloud computing and continuous improvement of VA’s IT infrastructure. The candidate will support our VA clients in their cloud operations to enhance, optimize, and maintain their computing capabilities across their technical landscape. This includes interviewing clients to understand application and infrastructure current state. Leading client working sessions to identify, categorize, prioritize and analyze data and information to work into cloud migration action plans. Working with the larger project teams to migrate legacy applications to their cloud platform. The Senior Cloud Engineer must have expertise with Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) including Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide operations and migration services that enable VA to tailor the availability and delivery of cloud computing services based on business and technical requirements.

  • Utilize the future VA Enterprise Cloud Operational Tools (VAECOT), CSP native portals and tools, and/or other VA TRM-approved tools necessary to provide operations and migration support

  • Provide inputs to the VAEC Technical Operating Model, which includes operating processes and procedures, and which has the goal of continuously improving the cloud program, technical, and operational framework required to effectively and efficiently deliver and manage cloud computing capabilities.

  • Utilize automation tool such as Terraform, Ansible, or similar.

  • Upgrade, install, configure monitoring solution for AWS for Windows and Linux servers.

  • Maintain gold images.

  • Maintain cloud network configurations

  • Responsible for reporting on current infrastructure status and planning for future usage.

  • Automate the management and enforcement of policies.

  • Responsible for reporting on current infrastructure status and planning for future usage.

  • Advise on cost efficiency for future usage and cost optimization for current infrastructure.


Must-Have Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required (10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education).

  • A Senior Cloud Analyst has experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating systems/applications in an enterprise cloud computing environment

  • Subject matter expertise with ALL VAEC Cloud Service Providers which currently includes Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Able to pass a background check to obtain a Public Trust (High-Risk) Position

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Candidates that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Federal Government experience preferably at VA

  • Experience with VA’s configuration of IBM Rational Toolset for management, configuration and reporting of work products.

  • Experience working in a CMMI-DEV or CMMI-SVC environment at Maturity Level 3 or above 

  • One or more Microsoft or Amazon cloud certifications