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Lead Cloud Engineer

Next Step Systems • Greenbelt, MD

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - 10 to greater than 15 years
$165,000.00 - $190,000.00 /Year
Computer Hardware, Computer Software
Information Technology, Engineering
Relocation - Yes

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Job Description

Lead Cloud Engineer


The Lead Cloud Engineer is responsible for integration and implementation of the public cloud infrastructure.  The Lead Cloud Engineer will adhere to internal team standards and processes as well as documentation for the design, implementation, operations, and accreditation of COTS infrastructure management solutions.  The Lead Cloud Engineer will build and integrate new systems and assist in the migration of applications, COTS, GOTS, and FOSS products to public cloud resources; provide technical recommendations of infrastructure solutions; implement the solution(s) required to fulfill business requirements; and support development, integration, test and validation activities to prove system effectiveness, performance, and readiness during critical test events.


  • Support the design and maintenance of the enterprise-wide baseline of operating systems and software.
  • Provide input on design, implementation, operations, user guides, and training materials.
  • Perform support and training for engineering and operations staff as required.
  • Perform development and integration of Operating System and COTS/FOSS for custom in-house developed products.
  • Perform full integration of DevOps tools that support continuous integration and continuous delivery, to include Jenkins, GitHub and Artifactory.
  • Provide appropriate input on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of IT systems.
  • Review and provide input to policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant major from an accredited college or university with 10+ years of continuous and progressive experience or Master’s Degree with 8+ years of progressive experience.
  • Must have experience with development, maintenance, and operations of Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure based solutions.
  • Must have strong experience with programming in one or more of shell scripting, Python, or Perl.
  • Must have experience with system automation.
  • Must be familiar with source and artifact control and configuration management, and be able to use applicable technologies.
  • Relevant knowledge of current and emerging infrastructure technologies.
  • Solid time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and implement multiple initiatives and deadline-driven workloads while consistently providing outstanding customer service.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in cloud technologies, cloud storage and network systems.
  • Must have experience planning, installing, configuring, patching, and troubleshooting issues on the following platforms:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Must have experience with virtualization technologies.
  • Must have experience with fundamental storage concepts: filesystems, backup, cloning, snapshotting, logical volume management, disk encryption.
  • Experienced in supporting project teams in all phases of development.
  • Must have IT security focus; experience working on security-centric solutions helpful.
  • AWS Certifications is a plus.
  • Knowledge of AWS GovCloud is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud Formation is a plus.


Keywords:  Greenbelt MD Jobs, Lead Cloud Engineer, AWS, Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Shell, Python, Perl, Ansible, RHEL, Maryland Recruiters, Information Technology Jobs, IT Jobs, Maryland Recruiting


If you are an employer and recruiting for similar IT professionals / positions, please contact our Technical Recruiters at Next Step Systems.  We are a national IT Recruiting Firm / Agency specializing in full-time direct hire Information Technology employment opportunities.


"PLEASE DO NOT APPLY" If You Are A Consulting Firm, Third Party Recruiter Or Seeking Corp-To-Corp; W-2 Direct Hire Only.

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