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Senior Cloud Engineer (AWS & Azure)

  • ID: 513229
  • Posted: 8/4/2022
  • Location: Englewood, CO
  • Category: IT - Software Development
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 12 + Months


Acara Solutions is working with our client, a leading aerospace manufacturer, and seeking an experienced partner for the Senior Cloud Engineer - AWS + Azure career opening. It's a great time to join this elite international defense &  space company! 

Job Title: Senior Cloud Engineer (Azure + AWS)

Job Prerequisite: US Citizenship AND ability to obtain and maintain Secret US Security Clearance 

Compensation: Competitive, market industry wages

Position Type: Contractor / 40-hour work week 

Department: Information Technology

Time to Fill: ASAP


Company Overview:

An innovative and agile aerospace and defense contractor. Design, manufacture, and enhance spacecraft, aircraft, ground vehicles, electronics, hardware and software, and provide services that serve and empower our astronauts, war fighters, and first responders. 


Delivers customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. Honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America's fastest-growing companies. 


Job Summary:

Do you have an eye for detail and a passion for developing innovation solutions? Join our team! 

Senior Cloud Engineer will be responsible for the engineering and operations of next-generation hybrid multi-cloud environment with on-prem and cloud resources, Tier III platform support and change control process. Will work closely with, applications, cyber security, architects, and other teams to ensure services are designed to meet the work needs and are meeting SLA along with adhering to the security and compliance requirements.

We provide the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications. 

Job Requirements


Pre-Employment Requirement note:


Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.


Work Skills & Education Required: 

  • BS degree in IT field and 2 years of cloud engineering experience, or in lieu of degree, Higher Education maybe substituted for relevant cloud engineering experience 
  • 5 years' experience implementing and supporting AWS and Azure Cloud Operations
  • 5 years' experience implementing and supporting VMware; VRealize, VRealize Operations, VRealize Automation
  • 5 years' experience  with IT Operations Monitoring Tools; PRTG, VROperations, SolarWinds
  • 5 years' experience designing and implementing cloud solutions using IAAS and PAAS
  • 5 years Linux Systems Administration
  • AWS Cloud Foundations and/or Azure Fundamentals 
  • Ability to trouble shoot network connectivity and server infrastructures
  • Experience configuring and maintaining Ansible Tower, PowerShell
  • Ability to configure and manage Windows and Linux servers

Work Skills & Education Preferred: 

  • Scripting Languages; Python, Teraform, etc
  • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes/ Containers running in Azure or AWS
  • Knowledge of virtual firewalls, IPSEC VPN tunnels, and networks in AWS cloud environment preferred.
  • Experience in migrating standalone infrastructure to AWS and Azure
  • Experience with the five pillars of a well-architected framework
  • Proven ability to collaborative with multi-disciplinary teams of business analysts, developers, data scientists, and SMEs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and able to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • One of the following Certifications:          
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
    • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
    • Microsoft Certified: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
    • Microsoft Certified: Architecting Microsoft Azure Subscription

Covid Safety Protocol Information:

In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors and required to comply with protocols. Aligns its COVID requirements, including mandatory vaccine requirements for employees, based on the status of applicable court orders and injunctions. Will take no action to implement the requirements in locations subject to a court order prohibiting the enforcement of Executive Order 14042 protocols. The status of these protocols are subject to change depending on the course of ongoing litigation, and candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID vaccination or have an approved exemption. 

Mission Statement:
Mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. 


Equal Opportunity Employer: 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.


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