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Senior Software Cloud Engineer

Company Overview

IT Staff Now is a successful and growing business, established in 1988 to provide Information Technology (IT) technical support services to a wide range of Commercial and U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government customers. IT Staff Now is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Relocation assistance available

US Citizen or Green Card Holder


  • Develop procedures to automate various systems and tasks (e.g. automating code builds and deployments) using Jenkins, Git, Docker, Chef, Cloud formation etc.
  • Contribute in the DevOps team to build out our infrastructure and servers currently operating on AWS.
  • Development and promotion of new DevOps tools to simplify build process and entire continuous delivery pipeline.
  • Work closely with our Architects, Engineers, Product Owners and Application Leads to engineer and build automated solutions.
  • Continuously improve deployment strategies and testing to support our goal of 100% up-time .
  • Lead and Mentor Cloud Engineers.
  • Occasional travel between McLean and Richmond, VA.

Required Skills

  • Associate's Degree (Bachelor's preferred).
  • You are self-starter that is smart, curious and always motivated to stay on top of technical trends.
  • You take initiative and enjoy working with engineers to make the software development process as painless as possible.
  • You have experience with Linux/Unix and Windows deployments.
  • You have designed, monitored and managed scalable and fault-tolerant deployments.
  • You have experience with continuous integration, log collection and analysis, builds and performance monitoring/tuning of your infrastructure.
  • You are comfortable writing scripts in ruby/bash/groovy/python (at least two of those).
  • Familiar with Agile methodologies like Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban. 
  • At least 2 years of experience in large-scale projects.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Build and CI/CD/CT technologies like GitHub, Chef, Artifactory, Bamboo, Hudson/Jenkins, Atlas, Cucumber.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Linux Shell scripting.
  • At least 2 years of experience with Cloud related technologies like AWS, Azure, GCE, or OpenStack.
  • At least 2 years of experience with CM/Orchestration technologies like Docker, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, Chef, Terraform.
  • Contributed to Open-Source and/or public GitHub projects.

Preferred Skills:

  • 4+ years of experience with scripting languages like Ruby, Python, Perl
  • 2+ years of experience in developing RESTful APIs using Spring and Jersey
  • 2+ years of experience in database technologies like, SQL, RDS, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Certified in Java, AWS, Microsoft, Jenkins, Chef or related technologies.
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