AWS/Cloud Migration Engineer - TS/SCI required

Chantilly, VA
Feb 27, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
Full Time
GDIT is looking for a highly motivated, mid-level cloud migration engineer to join our experienced Rapid Application Development Team (RADT).  RADT’s mission is to provide technical expertise and hands-on development to enterprise application owners in order to make the applications IA compliant in order to migrate them into the government cloud infrastructure.  The candidate will be responsible for analyzing a variety of applications (physical and virtual) to determine how best to migrate them into the various government clouds.  You will develop and execute the migration into a test, and then, production environment.  The ideal candidate will have systems administration experience with Linux and Windows operating systems; hands-on experience with virtualization technologies (Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, etc.); the ability to analyze, design, and implement cloud migrations; experience integrating applications with cloud services (e.g., monitoring, backups, networking, etc.); good written and oral communications;


    Verify and monitor cloud and on premises environments and respond to issues as they arise, adding new monitoring as neededWork with development teams to ensure processes progress all the way through maturity. Recommend alternate choices and trade-offs for various design decisions.Document and work with other members of the operations team to cross-train on AWS deployments as they occurInvestigate performance and process failures and work to improve themCreate/maintain monitoring solutions and instrument applications to provide insights into performance and to understand emerging issues.Actively participate in high level team activities such as suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements and conducting tool evaluations.Identify and implement improvements to the platform and processes around release and maintenance.Conduct routine security and software updates.Stay apprised of new developments in both AWS and operations, help in determining how and when those would affect and/or improve our architecture

GDIT duties may also include:

1. Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.

 2. Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems.

 3. Sets up administrator and service accounts.

 4. Maintains system documentation

 5. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.

 6. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.

 7. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

 8. May program in an administrative language.

 9. Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.

 10. Provides advice and training to end-users.

 11. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members.

 12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

 13. Participates in special projects as required.

Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications 5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

 Basic Qualifications:

    5+ years Enterprise level IT experienceExpertise with Microsoft Windows Server SolutionsAt least one year of hands on AWS experienceExperience working with EC2, EBS,S3, DynamoDB, Lambda, API Gateway, IAM, CloudFormation, and other core AWS technologies.4+ years of experience as sys admin for Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems, including best practices for deploying applications to these stacksExperience with agile development methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban, etc.)Familiarity with logging/monitoring using tools such as CloudWatch.
Preferred Qualifications:

    AWS CertifiedA successful previous migration to AWS is a plusExperience with hosting environments and private/hybrid cloud deploymentsVirtualization engineering experienceExperienced VMware vCenter administrationNetwork administration/engineering (strong understanding of L2/L3 concepts, VLANs, interfaces, and route configuration)Understands Firewall policy configurationsFamiliar with SAN storage provisioning and protocolsFamiliar with VM and data replication technologies
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 As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.