Senior Cloud Engineer

Washington, D.C
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Full Time

At the Office of the Clerk, we are building the next generation of applications that support the mission of the US House of Representatives. If you enjoy being in a fast-paced environment, making a difference, with new opportunities to grow your skills, we have an opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Cloud Engineer to join our operations team in the Office of Legislative Computer Systems. This is a mid-to-senior level position where you can use your expertise to help us deploy next level cloud applications for our stakeholders. You will be a key technical resource implementing architectural designs, managing configurations and installation of cloud-based applications, and providing operational support of cloud infrastructures.

  • Integrate and operate cloud environments for multiple applications.
  • Assist with deployment and operational support of cloud infrastructure.
  • Monitor, support and troubleshoot cloud environments for multiple applications.
  • Work with engineering, security, and operations staff to ensure cloud deployments are secure, observable, and stable.
  • Deploy and operate cloud-based systems that are secure, robust, and scalable.
    Implement and monitor enterprise integrations such as networking and security monitoring to ensure security and stability.
  • Research cloud solutions, and prototype platform and infrastructure solutions in coordination with engineering teams.
  • Collaborate with the engineering, operations, security, and enterprise teams to improve the performance, security, and cost-effectiveness of cloud applications.
  • Monitor service usage and costs and propose more efficient and cost-effective solutions.
  • Be available for on-call support as needed. Understand and support other services of the Legislative Computer Systems (LCS) and assists in coordinating efforts with vendors, other departments, and users in the Clerk's Office.
  • Accepts performance-based criticism and direction, meets attendance requirements as established by the office and works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights, and weekends, when necessary, willingness to accept overtime on short notice.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with other LCS staff, works cooperatively and courteously with others, works well under pressure, and handles stress appropriately; and performs other official duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • USAJobs Conditions of Employment


Minimum Qualifications
  • Be familiar with DevOps methodology and tools such as Git, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Has experience writing scripts in Bash or PowerShell.
  • Minimum of three years of experience providing operational support in Azure, AWS, or Google.
  • Ability to work under pressure and work after hours and weekends on as needed basis.
  • A team player with strong analytical skills and the ability to understand and resolve complex problems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of all responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications
  • Sound knowledge of Terraform.
  • Experience with implementing infrastructure utilizing Infrastructure as Code concepts.
  • BS/BA in a STEM discipline from an accredited university.
  • Experience with Azure preferred.

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