Cloud DevOps Systems Administrator

Clearance Level
Systems Administration
Remote, Based in the USA
Key Skills For Success


AWS Devops

Cloud Computing


System Administration

REQ#: RQ147961
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Responsibilities include: 

  • Administrating and life-cycle management of a complex environment.
  • Maintains the integrity and security of systems.
  • As required, virtually supports users (other engineers, app developers, etc.) with completing requests for deployment of new services or addressing current service interruption.
  • Maintains system documentation.
  • Patching of servers and systems.
  • Schedules and delivers backups, file restores and disaster recovery.
  • Supports and develops automation.
  • May program in an administrative language such as Bash, PowerShell, Python.
  • Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. 
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Adheres to the principles, methods, and techniques used in system and network administration and support.
  • Maintains/enhances knowledge of related AWS cloud services.
  • May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.
  • May be required to work outside of “normal” work hours to include weekends and holidays.
  • Independently provides advance level technical interpretation and solutions in the management of data availability, durability, and protection.
  • Troubleshoots access policies that are moderate to high complexity in scope.
  • Monitors and tunes the system to achieve optimum performance levels.
  • Applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained through work experience continuous learning
  • Work across teams, and external customer groups to develop strategy, design solutions, and advise implementation teams during deployment.
  • Deal with escalations. Make assessments, recommendations or provide solutions to resolve issues.
  • Experience leveraging cost optimization and cloud elasticity
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code for provisioning and managing cloud resources.
  • Assist decision makers with budget forecasting for workload data/resources
  • Write and maintain standard operating procedures and work instructions, knowledge articles, etc.

Required skills and experience:

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 5+ years of experience (Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related area is preferred)
  • Experience with Cloud Computing, active cloud certification in AWS
  • Must be able to pass an EPA agency background check
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment, preferably Jenkins
  • Experience managing, maintaining, and securing Java Application Servers
  • Experience with AWS or similar high availability configurations and use of multiple availability zones
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience delivering presentations to diverse audiences at various levels of an organization
  • A strong understanding of business processes and expertise in managing operations following the ITIL processes

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience with Linux, Red Hat and other systems
  • Experience with Server STIGs, patching, Vulnerability Management.
  • Experience with Atlassian Suite
  • Experience with backups, file store, DR recovery, and related

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and requirements
  • Motivated team player
  • Continuous learner
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

3 + 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 $88,000 - $132,000, 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.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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 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.