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AWS Platform Engineer

Location: Fairfax, VA
Date Posted: 05-03-2018
SBD is looking for a talented AWS Platform Engineer to join our team building new web-based applications for our Federal Health IT client at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This position provides opportunities to work with leading edge technologies building highly automated, containerized, cloud-based infrastructures. The candidate should have hands-on experience implementing production systems for government clients in AWS.
 
The AWS Platform Engineer will know how to implement networking, monitoring, scalability, and security requirements within AWS for federal compliance. The ideal candidate will have a background in Systems Administration, and be experienced with RHEL, Automated Configuration, Ansible, Cloud Formation, Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift.


The AWS Platform Engineer will be responsible for:
  • Assisting with implementing perimeter security and networking components
  • Implementing required security controls in AWS, OpenShift, and container components
  • Implementing monitoring tools and integrating them with AWS, OpenShift, and application containers
  • Implementing triggers and notification for infrastructure components based on performance and other runtime metrics
  • Implementing logging and auditing requirements in AWS, OpenShift, application containers, and integration with Splunk
  • Assisting with integration with CMS Shared Enterprise Services and other external systems
  • Implementing auto scaling in AWS and OpenShift
  • Assisting with implementing automated patch management and maintenance strategy
  • Assisting with implementing automated backup and recovery process
  • Performance tuning, and fixing other stability and performance issues
  • Serve as a liaison to the sprint teams supporting development (including code deployment if needed)
  • Interface with the client
  • Draft and/or review documentation for internal use and client deliverables
 

To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
  • 3-5+ years of hands-on experience in the following:
    • Linux Administration
    • Implementing security requirements within AWS for government compliance
    • Automated Configuration with Ansible & Cloud Formation
    • Network Infrastructure experience
    • Docker Containers
  • Experience working in a Production Environment is required.  Must have experience implementing security controls (implementing requirements within Linux / AWS / Docker Containers)
  • Experience with OpenShift or Kubernetes is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred


Desired Experience:
  • Working on a large team (50+)
  • Working in a DevOps environment
  • Working with a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) project
  • Experience with the CMS expedited lifecycle (XLC)
  • Experience supporting system modernization projects
  • Experience coordinating work against schedules, and providing guidance and direction as required preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented


Additional Requirements and Certifications:
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Ansible a Plus
  • All applicants shall have lived in the United States for at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years
  • Must be able to pass a CMS-specific Public Trust background investigation
Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SBD will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SBD does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, IWDs, Veteran Status or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status").
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