Middleware/Cloud Engineer - 100% Telework at General Dynamics Information Technology

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Type of Requisition:
Regular

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
None

Suitability:
Agency Specific

Public Trust/Other Required:
None

Job Family:
Systems Engineering

Job Description:

As a Middleware/Cloud Engineer, will require you to develop solutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices. Influence development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff. This position allows 100% Telework.

The Middleware/Cloud Engineer will resolve highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation. You will interact daily with technical resources, which are fulfilling technical requirements for the customer. Your goal will be to work with all stakeholders to help ensure delivery of high quality, robust and scalable solutions with minimal business impact.

Tasks and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs all aspects of technical operations, builds, software installation and upgrades, patching, security, system responsiveness, scaling, troubleshooting, reliability and monitoring.


Technical Operations:
  • Researches and implements system configuration changes related to project needs and security best practices.
  • Evaluates new technology and tools.
  • Performs Capacity Monitoring/ Planning.
  • Supports Architectural Design analysis and Changes.
  • Plans weekly updates, validation, restarts for routine preventative maintenance.
  • Primary individual supporting scheduled maintenance of the environment.
  • Plans and implements patching related to security vulnerabilities.
  • Updates configurations and binaries in repositories (GitHub) and tracks changes in Jira, RemedyForce.
  • Primary technical resource for Drupal and MySQL administration, patching and issue resolution.
  • Primary technical resource for Akamai profile changes, IP whitelisting, certificate.
  • Primary individual to perform RHEL O/S activities on instances; adding disk space, users, log review.
  • Supports Ad-hoc requests - Subject 7, installing and configuration of new tools (Word to PDF, Ivanti, Proxy, Burp Suite), DevOps Accelerator or Pega Design Reviews.
  • Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff.
  • Identifies risks and opportunities, mitigates unknown risks around infrastructure, DevSecOps, operations and maintenance.
  • Problem resolution of complex problems using deep technical knowledge and experience.
  • Provides support for all Incidents - tier 3, outages until system has returned to service Incident Resolution.
  • Provides support to tier 2 application issues as needed.
  • Manages and oversees infrastructure, operations and maintenance including scheduling, facilitating meetings and material preparation.
  • Participates and reviews project plans and schedules.
  • Reports/Tracks open issues and actions items in Jira and RemedyForce.
  • Provides status & statistical reporting for the weekly status and monthly deep dives.
  • Maintains AWS spreadsheet which captures storage and instance information per environment.
  • Supports DevSecOps Transition initiatives.
  • Supports Security Audits.
  • Provides access to test team.
  • Supports Quality Process Audits.
  • Provides deliverables to QA team.
  • Participates in QA Plan/Audit.
  • Maintains Process Documentation.
  • Provides process evidence.
  • Participates in interviews.
  • Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff.
  • Automates processes to streamline workflows.


REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • System Monitoring to prevent system issues - Cloud Watch, Nagios, Splunk or Uptime Robot Alerts.
  • Resizing instances, building images, building new instances, AWS or CCS network changes (AnyConnect), CPM support.
  • Plan and implement patching related to security vulnerabilities.
  • Primary technical resource plans and implements regular 3rd party patching, minor upgrades, hotfixes, patches - GitHub, Drupal, Tomcat, Nginx, Jenkins etc.
  • Writes scripts (ansible, system, aws cli and bash shell) to perform system tasks.
  • Package Management tools: rpm, pip.
  • Build Servers and Tools: Jenkins.
  • Versioning and Git based source control.
  • Cloud platform services: AWS.
  • Configuration Management tools: Ansible.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
  • Experience working with AWS programmatically via the CLI, Tools, or SDK.
  • Experience with configuration management of Cloud based resources.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance.


DESIRED/NICE TO HAVE SKILLS:
  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification or AWS SysOps Administrator.
  • VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization.
  • Container build and orchestration: Kubernetes and/or Docker Swarm.
  • Familiarity with container (Docker, ECS, EKS), serverless (Lambda), and Virtual Machine (VMware, KVM) architectures.
  • Experience architecting interconnectivity of Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) in a multi-account scalable fashion.
  • Experience bootstrapping and automating the build of complete environments
  • Experience with automating various processes end-to-end.
  • Knowledge of product development and the ability produce reusable and consistent solutions.
  • Agile-based knowledge and skill.
  • Familiarity with open source software stacks.
  • Familiarity with IBM Websphere.
  • Hands on experience with software defined compute, storage, and network.
  • Ability to automate builds, repetitive tasks, log analysis, and more programmatically.


ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills supporting multiple stakeholders and business operations.
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively.
  • Ability to adapt and be productive in a dynamic environment.
  • Self-starter, self-managed, and a team player.


Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Travel Required:
None

Telecommuting Options:
Telecommuting 100%

Work Location:
USA MD Baltimore

Additional Work Locations:

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
More Information on General Dynamics Information Technology
General Dynamics Information Technology operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Falls Church, VA. General Dynamics Information Technology was founded in 2021. It has 21625 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 295 open jobs at General Dynamics Information Technology, click here.
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