Cloud DevOps Engineer

Posted: 2021-04-11


Job Description:

Job Summary
Cloud computing continues to allow us to modernize and consolidate IT infrastructure, automate workloads, and pursue next-generation innovation. To continue this transformation, were seeking an experienced Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud engineer with expertise in design, development, and implementation of large-scale projects and critical mission systems in the cloud. The ideal candidate is experienced in cloud-based technology, with a firm grasp of emerging technologies, platforms, and applications, and ability to customize them to help our business become more secure and efficient. Extensive knowledge of cloud maintenance & operations and advanced industry knowledge is key to keeping Leidos on the cutting edge. From day one, youll have an immediate impact on the day-to-day efficiency of our IT operations and supporting our customers miissions, and an ongoing impact on our overall growth.

Primary Responsibilities
-Participate in design, planning and implementing integration of cloud solutions and capabilities into mission systems.
-Lead requirements, designs and backlog management for cloud and DevOps related software development activities.
-Evaluate technologies and solutions to increase DevOps, cloud automation, CI/CD pipelines, cloud environment security monitoring, zero trust designs, cloud simulation & testing in support of business and mission infrastructure and Operation (I&O) transformation.
-Develop, test and deploy cloud configuration scripts and infrastructure as code (IaC) to enhance cloud architectures and provide automated monitoring and auto remediation.
-Automate the processes to collect, normalize, and analyze cloud log telemetry data
-Provision, configure, deploy, and administer secure enterprise cloud resources in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud via software abstraction design patterns and APIs.
-Evaluate cloud software coding practices for compliance with STIGs and other cybersecurity best practices
-Participate in agile planning and estimation activities to break down large tasks into smaller tasks
-Participate in agile scrum meetings and work within SecDevOps best practices
-Collaborate with other cloud, software and system engineers in implementing cloud specific CI/CD and DevOps best practices

Basic Qualifications
-Bachelors degree and 8 12 years of experience or Masters Degree in computer science, engineering, or related field and 6 - 10 years of cloud and container experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
-Proficiency in cloud architectures, services, design patterns, DevOps, networking, gateways, IPS/IDS, and comprehensive knowledge of cloud architectures and DevOps tooling. AWS certifications a plus.
-Hands-on experience designing, implementing and testing cloud solutions in cloud environments.
-Understanding of software engineering and secure coding practices using Java, Python and other object-oriented languages
-Understanding of APIs and interface standards such as CLI, SOAP, REST, JSON-RPC, XML-RPC, YAML
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively within cross functional teams.
-Excellent team player, enjoys working and collaborating in an agile team environment
-Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques
-Must have an active Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience with Java, Python, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS Lambda and Ansible
-Knowledge of agile development processes and DevOps tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, and Puppet
-Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, Git, SonarQube and Artifactory.
-Current cloud certifications (e.g. AWS or Azure)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Software Engineering

Pay Range:

Pay Range $91,000.00 - $140,000.00 - $189,000.00

Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.




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