Cloud Engineer I

Ashburn, VA
Federal / Civilian – Network /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: 17

Job Title: Cloud Engineer I

Location: Ashburn, VA (Remote)

Clearance Level: Active CBP Suitability, DHS Suitability, Active TS

Customs Border Patrol (CBP) has a global presence with connectivity to approximately 1300 field sites as well as Other Government Agencies (OGAs) and trade partners. CBP conducts operations in 22 countries, 328 ports of entry, 129 border patrol stations within 22 sectors, and 75 AMO locations. To support its mission, CBP needs a robust, resilient, and high performing enterprise network and supporting services throughout its global footprint. The Network Services Division within the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations Directorate (EIOD) provides network services and oversight of the CBP enterprise network infrastructure and comprises the Network Architecture and Engineering Division (NAED) and Network Operations Division (NOD).
Working with an enterprise network architecture and engineering team supporting our Federal customer, the Cloud Engineer provides network engineering guidance into Cloud specific deployment projects and application architecture. The Cloud Engineer is responsible for the engineering, design, test, and implementation of secure and reliable network connectivity to cloud services (e.g., commercial cloud services providers (CSPs), private cloud, and hybrid cloud) leveraging the current network environment to facilitate migration of applications to the cloud. Responsible for the support of the development of the Technical Requirements Document and a Detailed Design Document (DDD) for the Cloud Connectivity Architecture, consistent with the associated Functional Requirements Document and DDD, before transitioning to Operations. Responsibility includes the support of all updates to all documents when there is change in the cloud design and/or technologies and collaborating with all stakeholders to test all cloud related systems and application migration processes to verify that the systems meet requirements and can host applications with no degradation to performance or security. This engineer is responsible for the preparation of test reports and Implementation Plans for each change impacting the cloud network environment.

Building Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI), Netbond, Direct Connect and VPN connections
Lead Migration from legacy on-prem networking to the Cloud Networking
Deploy and manage virtual servers in the Cloud
Deploy and manage containers in the Cloud
Deploy and manage elastic IPs and elastic network interfaces in the Cloud
Deploy and manage Cloud based load balancing
Research, evaluate, and recommend new cloud technologies
Provide internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, company management and departmental clients. Assists in internal training programs


Required Certifications
Eligibility/Clearance Requirement: Must be a U.S. Citizen
Clearance Preference:
CBP Full BI - 1st priority
Any DHS badge + DoD Top Secret or Secret - 2nd choice
DoD Secret or Top Secret + willingness to get CBP clearance - 3rd choice (it can take 45 days to 6 months to obtain a CBP clearance – work can only begin once the clearance is fully adjudicated)

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, IT Systems, or other related discipline. Education requirement may be substituted with an additional 4 years of relevant experience.
At least 7 years of hands-on experience in Network Design, Network Engineering, Network Operational Support and Cloud engineering experience of Medium to Large enterprise network environments.


Required Skills
Experience building Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI), Netbond, Direct Connect and VPN connections
Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public and Private Cloud
Experience with Azure Cloud
Experience with Google Cloud
Experience with Cloud Service Routers (CSRv)
Experience building Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI)
Experience migrating from legacy on-prem networking to the Cloud Networking
Experience with Cloud Identity and Access Management
Experience deploying and managing virtual servers in the Cloud
Experience deploying and managing containers in the Cloud
Experience deploying and managing elastic IPs and elastic network interfaces in the Cloud
Experience deploying and managing Cloud based load balancers
Experience with implementing audit trails
Experience with Cloud based monitoring solutions
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills
Desired certifications: AWS: Networking and/or Security Specialty, Solutions Architect Associate or Professional


Environmental Conditions
Fully Remote (Remote candidates need to be within 4 hours driving distance from NCR.)

Strength Demands
Medium – 50 lbs. Maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 25 lbs.

Physical Requirements
Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl; See; Push or Pull; Climb (stairs, ladders) or Balance (ascend / descend, work atop, traverse).
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)