Cloud Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
St Louis, Missouri
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


UI/UX Design

REQ#: RQ173248
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Cloud Enginer at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cloud Engineer you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a TS/SCI cleared Cloud Engineer joining our team to support our intelligence customer in Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO. 


The Cloud Engineer will be responsible for working with highly functional development team automating service deployments; optimizing system performance; integrating with enterprise authentication services; establishing/improving system monitoring; maintaining established security protocols; provide customers technical support. The Cloud Engineer will be integrated with an agile environment participating with scrums and other meetings.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

•Maintain security requirements for operation of systems

•Maintain and improve existing infrastructure (build out autoscaling, support new services, optimize for cost efficiencies/authentication/search, etc)

•Produce detailed documentation

•Maintain System in AWS environment using EC2, S3, Load Balancer, RDS, and IAM

•Manage and Maintain AWS WorkSpaces

•Automate and optimize service deployments

•Delivering a full-stack web application to production; identifying and resolving operational issues in same

•Actively participating in technical requirements-gathering process (i.e. meetings with customers)

•Executing design and implementation of application features, independently / unassisted, with minimal oversight

•Writing and reading unit tests; understanding code-quality analysis concepts

•Writing and debugging Javascript, Typescript, or closely-related language

•Developing applications backed by a relational database; understanding RDB design concepts



•Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming, Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience

•5+ years IT experience

•Meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II requirements including one of the following:  Security+ CE, CND, SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, CySA+, or CCNA

Required Skills:

•Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services

•Strong Troubleshooting skills at the Tier 1-3 level

•Angular frontend framework; UI/UX design

•Microservice-based backend architecture; integrating with COTS/FOSS software REST APIs

•CI/CD pipeline implementation, ideally with GitLab

•Strong Knowledge of Active Directory

•Windows/Linux/Ubuntu/CentOS Administration experience

•Desktop support

•Domain/System Administrator experience

•Be a team collaborator

•Have or able to receive a TS/SCI with CI Poly

Desired Skills:

•Strong understanding of cloud APIs and interaction with the AWS/CLI

•Experience working with one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, or Java)

•Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Markdown, and portal development

•Database experience with a Postgres backend

•Experience in automating tasks using scripted languages such as Bash, PowerShell, or Perl

•Familiarity with DevOps development processes and Continuous Integration tools: GitLab, GitLab Pages, and Nexus

•Knowledge of Confluence and Jira

•Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodology

•Strong written and verbal communication skills

•Analytical and problem solving skills

Desired Certifications:

•AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner


Location: Springfield, VA or St. Louis, MO or Springfield, VA

US Citizenship Required

● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $101,566 - $131,584. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.