SysOps Engineer

Reston, Virginia
30 Nov 2016
08 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The SysOps Engineer will have the technical expertise in deployment; management; and operational sustainment of managed services within the AWS/Cloud based platform.
  • Functional duties of the candidate will include:
  • Deploying; managing; and operating scalable; highly available; and fault tolerant systems on AWS or equivalent Cloud environment
  • Migrating existing on-premise applications and services to AWS or equivalent cloud based environment
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute; data; or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms
  • Experience in automatic deployment using Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt or equivalent

Eligible candidates will have:
  • One or more years of hands-on experience operating AWS-based applications
  • Experience provisioning; operating; and maintaining systems running on AWS
  • Ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS
  • Capabilities to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project, experience with continuous integration/continuous delivery.

  • BS degree in a computer, engineering or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and five (5)
    years to eight (8) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science and four
    (4) to six (6) years of progressive experience, or Ph.D. degree in a computer of system science discipline and zero (0) to
    three (3) years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education; technical training; or work/military experience.
  • Candidate must be able to complete one or more of the following certifications within 6 months of hire
  1. Security + CE
  2. CISSP
  3. CSSLP
  4. CCNA - Security
  5. CCNA- UC
  • Candidate must be willing to acquire and maintain new certifications, as required by management.
  • Proof of US citizenship is required for this position
  • 2+ years of experience in Amazon Web Services
  • 2+ years of experience in Linux Administration
  • 2+ years of experience providing Windows Server 2008/2012 server administration
  • Experience configuring use of service monitoring tools (SCOM/ Solarwinds/ Cloud Watch) to manage service environment
  • Experience in virtualization of servers
  • Experience providing managed services in an IaaS/ PaaS/ SaaS Public Cloud environment

Desired Skills:

  • MCSA/RHEL Certified Systems Administrator or demonstrated relevant experience preferred

  • 5-8 years of related software development experience is a plus

  • Certifications in AWS; Linux Admin or Microsoft Server Admin are a plus

  • Knowledge of firewalls and networking experience is a plus
  • Experience with Cisco, Microsoft and HP servers and equipment is desired

  • Certified network engineer with extensive experience in network security systems, architecture and design including analysis, design and setup and maintenance of LAN, WAN and security systems is desired

  • Exposure to McAfee Host-Based Security System a plus
  • Hands-on experience with routers, firewalls, switches, load levelers and content distribution equipment and security software including malware detection, intrusion detection and prevention is desired.