Cloud Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

REQ#: RQ82267

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges. 


GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to securely and expertly apply the latest technology. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on a Cloud Engineer joining our team to support the government client activities at Annapolis Junction, MD.


At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. As a Cloud Engineer, you will be trusted to work on projects related to the role. In this role, a typical day will include:


  • Perform tier three windows system support within Azure in both NIPR and SIPR networks.

  • Responsible for ensuring that Azure instances are built and secured to meet DISA STIG security and mission requirements;

  • Construct cloud based servers work with networking during implementation and rollout; will be responsible for working with Exchange Administrators to configure Office 365 environments. 

  • Familiar with the systems engineering process and data as a fundamental building block for performance improvement within the cloud. 

  • Responsibilities will include participating in working groups, design reviews, and system tests.

  • Work with the Cloud Architect to generate assessments, as well as develop and implement actionable recommendations based on results and reviews.

  • Deploy and configure cloud services according to best practice

  • Use system automation technologies such as chef, puppet, ansible or others to create standardized IT environments

  • Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques such as DevOps and/or DevSecOps.

  • Work with Solution Architects to conduct proof of concepts (POCs) and assist in Production implementations

  • Assess existing application stacks and suggest cloud native services for applicability

  • Assess existing environments for opportunities to simply, automate or bring efficiency to technical processes

  • Develops automation scripts for efficient deployment and operations of cloud and virtualization systems.


  • Active TS/SCI with current Polygraph

  • BA/BS engineering or related IT, System Engineering, or STEM degree (or an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of degree)

  • DoD 8570 Level II Certification (Security+ or similar)

  • 12+ years of experience in Systems Engineering or related

  • 3+ years of experience in Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud architecture, operations, DevOps, or administration

  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of Microsoft Azure or AWS services and standard, best practice configurations

  • Cloud System Engineers need advanced analytical, troubleshooting and design skills and must have a strong understanding of cloud networking protocols and best practices.

  • 2+ years of experience with cloud automation and scripting

  • 2+ years of experience creating deployment scripts (e.g., Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

  • In depth understanding of Cloud Migration methodologies and best practices

  • Exposure to big data solutions in cloud environments.

  • Experience with documenting procedures

  • Deep knowledge of software deployment, versioning and release management processes

  • Experience working with and supporting software production server environments

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Full-flex work week

  • 401K with company match

  • Customizable health benefits packages

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

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CWIP - IAT level II Compliance:

Persons provide network environment (NE) and advance level compute environment (CE) support. Responsible for finding and fixing unprotected vulnerabilities and ensuring that remote access points are well secured. Focuses on threats and vulnerabilities and improving the security of systems. Demonstrates a mastery of the functions of the IAT Level I position. Monitors, tests and troubleshoots hardware and software IA problems pertaining to the network environment. Recommends and schedules IA related repairs to include performing IA related customer support functions such as installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance, in response to customer requirements for the network environment (NE). Analyzes patterns of non-compliance and identifies vulnerabilities resulting from a departure from the implementation plan or that were not apparent during testing. Provides leadership and direction to IA operations personnel. Implement applicable patches including IAVAs, and IAVBs for their environment.  (Reference: Policy 6-34) for Cyber Workforce Improvement Plan (CWIP


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.