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AWS Cloud Engineer

Herndon, Virginia
NSS is actively looking for an AWS Cloud Engineer to support a contract with the Department of State. This individual will be expected to be onsite 3 days a week in Herndon, VA. This individual also must be a US Citizen and hold an Active Secret Clearance.

Work Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong customer service skills, teaming skills, and the ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team
  • Participating in an on-call rotation
  • Hands-on experience working with tools and technologies in, at minimum, two of the following areas software development, configuration control, testing, security, automation, containerization, orchestration, cloud services, open-source technologies.
  • Powerful analytical and problem-solving skills – including the ability to develop solutions in new and creative ways.
  • Ability to combine knowledge and expertise from diverse areas in new/unique ways to solve problems.
  • Strong ability to lead disparate teams from different groups form consensus.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong ability to brief senior executives with little notice.
  • Comfortable in a fast paced/dynamic environment.
  • Ability to function in an action officer type role when needed.

  • 8+ years related experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a relevant field. Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Experience with AWS services like Lambda, EC2, EMR, Redshift, Glue, S3, IAM, RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB etc.
  • Deep systems engineering comprehension of the state of the art in large scale cloud implementation and migrations in cloud environments, the infrastructure considerations, and the respective best practices and challenges.
  • Experience in designing and deploying cloud solutions to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
NSS is V3 certified and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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