VBA Pension Sr. AWS Cloud Engineer

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ118793

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. Our work depends on a Sr. AWS Cloud Engineer joining our team to support the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) pension automation. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the automation of pension claims processing for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Pension Optimization Initiative (POI).  The candidate will support the architecture, configuration, inter-operability, scaling and other factors to host a managed services solution in an AWS Cloud environments. Based on integration of APIs and COTS, the candidate will architect the process automation to improve processing efficiency.  Core to the automation being requested will encompass deploying a COTS solution to support case management and rules-based engine to support all of the pension processing business rules. This candidate will be expected to comply on all facets related to security and privacy controls for PHI and PII material related to veterans and their dependents. The candidate will actively monitor the pension claims processing involving 1000’s of requests performed through automated methods and scale the solution accordingly.  On a case-by-case instance, specific pension claims will be analyzed, investigated and reported that may require your assistance.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Sr. AWS Cloud Engineer supporting VBA, you will be responsible for interpreting and decomposing functional and technical requirements into cloud architecture using AWS GovCloud as the target.  This candidate will work closely with the Solution Architect(s) to investigate, implement, calibrate and verify solutions to achieve the desired outcomes. The candidate is expected to monitor both test and production processing cycles to evaluate performance in the course of processing pension claims, collect data metrics and recommend areas for improvement. This candidate will support the establishment of the AWS Cloud baseline for processing continuous volumes of pension claims.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the program desired outcomes in building, improving, and using integration skills to achieve desired outcomes
  • Monitor pension claims processing for service interruptions and processing consistency
  • Utilize professional judgement, critical thinking skills and research to improve program processes and resolve issues affecting program performance
  • Prepare ad hoc pension claims processing presentations related to processing volumes and data trends and present them to VA stakeholder
  • Support action item management and definition of program risks related to fully process pension claims to a final status

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field, engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline with at least 10+ years of experience
  • 8+ years of design/implementation/consulting experience with distributed applications or equivalent education experience
  • 5+ years of experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
  • 5+ years of software development tools and methodologies
  • 3+ years of experience architecting/deploying/operating solutions built on AWS
  • Experience managing highly available data center operations with responsibility for infrastructure robustness, including networking, server hardware and storage
  • Understanding of Federal Government application, server, and network security requirements such as ICD 503, FISMA and FedRAMP
  • Must demonstrate the ability to utilize critical thinking skills to resolve challenging issues related to scaling a solution in AWS
  • Good team player, able to manage multiple assignments, and adapt to changing client needs
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to business leaders
  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Trust and successfully pass a thorough Government background screening process requiring the completion of detailed forms and fingerprinting

Desired Qualifications:


  • Active VA access including assigned CAG and PIV

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The likely salary range for this position is $140,000 - $210,000, 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.

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About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.