Senior Engineer, Cloud

Tysons Corner , Virginia
Aug 31, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Full Time


PenFed is hiring a Senior Engineer, Cloud in Chantilly, VA. The Cloud Engineer will be responsible for designing, implementing, supporting, and monitoring PenFed’s emerging cloud environment. This position is a key resource for the implementation strategies in the cloud while driving cloud initiative in high performance grid computing and managing a scalable, continuous-integration architecture.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.

    Partner with IT architecture team and management to create an AWS and/or Azure cloud strategy, roadmap, standards, and processes. Design, implement and maintain cloud-based solutions and infrastructure (AWS, and Azure) Provide technical vision about cloud technologies, and describe customized solutions to address complex environments. Assist software developers and other team members by implementing required API’s, IAM, and policies. Work integrating with cloud technologies- IaaS, PaaS and Enterprise tools integration, for example, monitoring, logging and development tools. Assist Security team in reviewing cloud security to implement strong security practices. Use current or new tools to monitor environment including CloudWatch, CloudTrail and other network monitoring tools. Writes scripts / code to build and automate environment. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for cloud environment. Participates in on-call 24X7 support as needed in the event of system outage or failure. Provide documentation on installation and configuration procedures. Share practices with internal team members. Comply with Incident Management and Severity 1 escalation procedures and reporting practices. Continuous skills enhancement in a dynamic technical environment is required. Stay informed regarding advances in cloud technologies. Maintain understanding of emerging architecture concepts and methods and associated technology trends. Collaborate with Infrastructure Engineering, Development, and Quality Assurance teams to minimize process impact to the production environment. Perform related work as assigned; this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties.

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related Information Technology degree. Minimum 3 years hands-on experience designing, developing, and implementing in  AWS cloud environment (VPC, IAM, S3, EC3, ELB, RDS, SQS, SNS, Route53 etc). Experience deploying and supporting medium to large IaaS, PaaS environments Understanding of cloud emerging technologies 3+ years of experience in Linux systems administration Understand AWS/Azure architectural best practices, comfort in teaching applying them with junior engineering staff and project teams Understanding of DevOps tools and continuous pipeline; Build/release experience a plus Experience using Ansible, Chef, or Puppet Programming/Scripting languages such as Java Perl, Python, Ruby, etc. Cloud Security working knowledge Knowledge / experience with repositories such as GitHub Knowledge / experience with monitoring tools such as CloudWatch, New Relic, DataDog a plus  Exhibit mastery of scripting, PowerShell required. Strong technical aptitude and work ethic. Good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills. Must be flexible and be able to adapt to quickly changing priorities. Must be a good team member and be flexible with work schedules. Requires ability to work “off hours” to implement solutions in order to limit impact/exposure to customers and being “on-call” as assigned. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to relay technical information to non-technical users. Requires physical ability to mount servers on cabinets and running cables to servers.  Physical requirements vary depending on what is being done, but may include: lifting floor tiles, lifting boxes, mounting server rails, pulling strands of cable, physical dexterity of the hands to run cables and bolt rails in the cabinets.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will not supervise employees

Licenses and Certifications

Following certifications are preferred but not required:

    AWS: CSA, DevOps, SysOps Azure: MCSD-ASA

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.



Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call is required.


About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.

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