Cloud Engineer

Baltimore, MD
$101,400 - $183,300 / Year 
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Leidos is hiring an energetic, motivated, innovative individual to be a part of our team supporting Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, MD. The Cloud Engineer works closely with the Program team to manage, maintain, and optimize application's performance, durability, and cost to best support CMS and the general public. You will deliver solutions that ultimately ensure that the functions of Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace are carried out for the US citizen and contribute to efforts to reduce healthcare costs.

As a Cloud Engineer you will be required to develop solutions that are highly innovative and achieved through research and integration of industry best practices. You will influence development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff. You will resolve highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation. You will interact daily with various technical resources across different vendors which are fulfilling technical requirements for the customer.

Your goal will be to work with all stakeholders to help Leidos ensure delivery of high-quality, robust, and scalable solutions with minimal business impact. Lastly and most importantly, you will represent our program when meeting with the Application Development Organizations (ADO) and identify opportunities to provide support as well as modernization and innovation opportunities for their application.

The current work environment is remote leveraging various tools such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Build and maintain products focused on application development lifecycle automation.
  • Work with the cloud engineering team to build continuous integration and continuous deployment practices and products.
  • Evaluate continuous integration and continuous deployment solutions and develop standardized best practices for use within the customers environment.
  • Meet with ADOs on a regular cadence to provide support and identify opportunities for innovation. Also serve as a main point of contact for all technical needs and become the subject matter expert of the applications the team manages.
  • Lead Jr. DevOps team members and application owners to help build a standard approach to the development lifecycle, automate logging, monitoring, approval workflows, or other tasks as needed.
  • Assist cloud engineering in designing and incorporating DevOps tool sets into container (Docker, ECS, EKS), serverless (Lambda), or Virtual Machine (VMware, KVM) architectures.
  • Promote strong quality control practices through continuous integration and continuous deployment implementations.
  • Build and support components of a microservice based architecture.
  • Apply Product Management principles to develop, maintain, optimize, and evangelize various products across the CMS ecosystem.
  • Maintain domain knowledge expertise in cloud operations and DevOps best practices.
  • Evangelize internally and to the customer the value propositions of products built.
  • Establish and maintain GitOps practices to manage configuration and changes of infrastructure.
  • Influence development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results while also leading work of other technical staff.
  • Resolve highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning, and interpretation.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Master's with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience protecting all layers of the application stack.
  • Knowledge of the Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Storage classes and orchestration of lifecycle policies.
  • Cloud cost structures.
  • Strong and relevant experience in cloud technologies, cloud services, IaC, cloud storage, cloud networking and cloud security.
  • Package Management tools: rpm, pip.
  • Extensive experience with container build and orchestration: Kubernetes and/or Docker Swarm.
  • Build Tools: Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub.
  • Dependency Management tools: Maven.
  • Configuration Management tools: Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, Git.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings.
  • Extensive experience with AWS/Azure CLI, shell languages (e.g., Bash, PowerShell), and formal programming languages (e.g., Python, Golang, Rust).
  • Strong experience with containers (Docker, ECS, EKS), serverless (Lambda), and Virtual Machine (VMware, KVM) architectures.
  • Experience bootstrapping and automating the build of complete environments.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict effectively.
  • Ability to adapt and be productive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills supporting multiple stakeholders and business operations.
  • Self-starter, self-managed, and a team player.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Cloud Certification (e.g., AWS SysOps Administrator, Azure Administrator).
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) or Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD
  • Extensive experience with Terraform and Packer.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of automating manual processes.
  • Extensive experience with VCS (e.g., Git).
  • Agile-based knowledge and skill, including experience with Scrum Ceremonies and work management tools (e.g., (JIRA, Confluence).
  • Security Skills-Knowledge of information assurance compliance and information security basics within CMS.
Required Clearance
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance
All candidates supporting the CMS programs must have lived in the United States at least three (3) out of the last five (5) years prior in order to be considered.

Original Posting Date: 2024-04-18While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range: Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
About Leidos Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world's most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023. For more information, visit .
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