IaaS Architect

Hampton, VA
Defense – Information Technology /
Regular /
On-site
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 #: 306

Job Title: IaaS Architect

Location: 22 Rickenbacker Rd, Ryan Center, Bldg 10 Langley AFB, Virginia 23665

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Top Secret SCI

Required Certification(s): 
·       DoD 8570 compliance at the IAT Level III within 6 months of hire, IAT level II at time of hire.

SUMMARY
The Program Management Office (PMO) at AFLCMC/Detachment 12 is pursuing a modernization effort which seeks to leverage the advantages of cloud computing, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and adoption of a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline in order to get capability out to the field more quickly under Global Application Delivery Network (GADN).  The KR Infrastructure Team develops, maintains, and implements complex, highly accessible secure infrastructure environments over multiple networks and classification levels. The KR Infrastructure Team will develop system architectures that act as, and support, the entire KR ecosystem, providing infrastructure services for all services and applications residing on the KR platforms.
Will use creative problem solving to design and implement Cross Domain IaaS Solutions that are fast, reliable and secure. These efforts shall include but are not limited to: hybrid cloud capabilities in both traditional cloud offerings and on-premise hybrid infrastructure, ensuring compatibility and seamless integration of platforms and services, migration to modern hybrid offerings from legacy systems, migration to cloud capabilities and services while ensuring platform availability.


JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·       Possess extensive experience as an engineer working in the cloud computing field that includes on-premise transition to cloud, hybrid cloud, and commercial cloud management. A mid to senior-level engineer capable of mentoring junior team members. Able to create, understand, and modify design diagrams of infrastructure service capabilities based on changing requirements. Able to convert user requirements into technical solutions and recommendations. Able to assist in the design of Kubernetes-based hosting infrastructure. Able to maintain currency on new and upcoming hybrid cloud-based technologies and service offerings, to merge into or replace existing services to meet ever-changing requirements. Able to provision, manage, and secure cloud infrastructure with expertise through technologies such as IaC, auto-scaling resource services, zero trust architecture, backup strategies, and hybrid cloud to on-premise native services. Able to assist in design and implementation of reliable, highly available, and secure infrastructure systems and services. Able to ensure Infrastructure Engineers follow designed implementations of systems using automation and IaC to ensure secure repeatable builds. Possess effective communication skills to interact with various stakeholders internal and external to the organization. Able to brief highly technical concepts and operations to teams of limited technical expertise and also to teams of highly specialized
·       Infrastructure personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Certifications
·       DoD 8570 compliance at the IAT Level III within 6 months of hire, IAT level II at time of hire.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Five-plus years of demonstrated experience working as an engineer leveraging large-scale hybrid cloud infrastructure as their primary application platform.
·       Resume demonstrates experience with agile and lean software development practices, and supporting infrastructure used for hosting container-based services.
·       Resume demonstrates deep understanding of modern security best practices for cloud infrastructure and networks.
·       Three-plus years of demonstrated experience building declarative infrastructure using modern IaC techniques.
·       Resume demonstrates experience with scripting languages (PowerShell, JSON, and Python).
·       Resume has at least one or more examples of successfully transforming large-scale software, data center, and/or on-premises infrastructure programs to a containerized cloud-native architecture.
·       Industry recognized certification in technologies such as Security, Cloud Computing, On-premises computing, Linux, VMware, Windows, etc.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills
·       Resume demonstrates experience with agile and lean software development practices, and supporting infrastructure used for hosting container-based services.
·       Resume demonstrates deep understanding of modern security best practices for cloud infrastructure and networks.
·       Three-plus years of demonstrated experience building declarative infrastructure using modern IaC techniques.
·       Resume demonstrates experience with scripting languages (PowerShell, JSON, and Python).
·       Resume has at least one or more examples of successfully transforming large-scale software, data center, and/or on-premises infrastructure programs to a containerized cloud-native architecture.
·       Industry recognized certification in technologies such as Security, Cloud Computing, On-premises computing, Linux, VMware, Windows, etc.

Preferred Skills
·       At least 5 years of experience working with multiple Cloud and On-Premise infrastructure environment types such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, VMware, Openshift, Linux and Windows-based environments.
·       At least 5 years of experience building, maintaining, securing, and/or integrating systems and services for DoD Networks to include NIPR/SIPR/Jwics/Coalition.
·       Demonstrated experience with security best practices and implementation on large-scale infrastructure projects.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions
·       Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles.  Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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)