Cloud Solutions Engineer (AWS)

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ89239

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT, one of the largest IT and mission services providers to the government. We offer our customers the power of choice through a vast cloud ecosystem.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Cloud Solutions Engineer (AWS) joining our team to support the mission of the

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Rockville, Md.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cloud Solutions Engineer, you will work closely with 12 other innovative and savvy people to engineer and expand a custom PaaS with new tools and technologies and collaborate regularly with product owners to deploy custom business and scientific applications.  You’ll help streamline our operations and processes, and further the adoption of DevOps best practices.  A focus on innovation and automating best practices is a plus.  

To be successful in this role, you will like being a part of a team and be capable of teaching others and explaining the “why” behind complicated technical decisions.  In this role, a typical day will include the following:

  • Collaborating with product owners (researchers and software developers) to identify and design topologies for custom business and scientific applications in AWS as part of our container PaaS, or as a custom solution.
  • Providing guidance for adhering to best practices for optimal and secure use of cloud technologies.
  • Assisting development teams in migrating their products from on-prem infrastructure to AWS, which often requires refactoring application architecture and breaking down monolithic applications into micro-service architecture or serverless workloads. 
  • Training product teams in technologies and frameworks to assist them in setting up the environment, build and deploy applications, and automate operational needs.
  • Working with other Cloud Solutions Engineers or independently to develop prototypes and enhance or expand fundamental capabilities offered in the PaaS, such as CI/CD, infrastructure as code, and containerized or serverless workloads. 
  • Participating in a daily stand-up meeting to report your accomplishments, plans for the day, and any roadblocks you encountered.  Your team will do the same, giving you an opportunity to understand and contribute to other ongoing initiatives.
  • Occasionally present to your team or our software developer colleagues, on DevOps best practices, new and interesting cloud technologies, and ways you approached and solved challenging technical issues during our Tech Talks webinar series. 


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent and eight years related experience or a MS and six years experience
  • Minimum of three years experience with AWS, to include knowledge of commonly used AWS services, such as IAM, VPC, S3, EC2, CloudWatch and CloudTrail, Route 53, RDS, SSM and Lambda.  Experience with AWS Organizations, Guard Duty, Elasticsearch and Kinesis is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure as code frameworks such as Terraform or CloudFormation to include writing templates and modules from scratch and experience with configuration management frameworks, such as Puppet, Ansible or Chef.
  • Knowledge of Docker and hands-on experience in containerizing software applications; experience working with container orchestration and deployment platforms, such as Kubernetes, AWS EKS or AWS ECS.
  • Experience with implementing and managing CI/CD workflows using Jenkins, GitHub Actions, AWS CodeBuild, GoCD or similar tools.
  • Hands-on experience with scripting languages, such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, and/or Ruby.  Experience with programming languages, such as C, C++, and Java is a plus.
  • Experience using and managing Linux distributions, including RedHat, Centos, Debian, Ubuntu, or CoreOS/Flatcar.
  • Experience analyzing solutions components, understanding systems integration challenges, and identifying technology gaps in current components that must be resolved to reach future performance targets and functionality requirements in cloud infrastructure.
  • Ability to get and maintain a Public Trust security clearance level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users and staff to further the adoption of DevOps.
  • Experience designing and implementing technologies following NIST standards, such as SP 800-53, SP 800-190, and SP 500-291. 


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

*Note: This position is remote now but you must be able to work at the client site in Rockville, MD once COVID restrictions are lifted.

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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.