AWS Cloud Engineer

As a Cloud Automation Engineer, you will be a critical member of a growing team with opportunities to learn and advance your career. This role will be part of an Agile team and will work directly with federal clients to deliver high quality products that delight users and address important business needs. The Cloud Automation Engineer will support cloud environments for applications impacting millions of people across the country.

The ideal candidate will engage in multiple phases of the delivery lifecycle and actively promote DevSecOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) principles. This role will leverage established cloud-native platform stacks and modern open-source tools to address evolving customer goals and objectives. We are seeking candidates with various levels of development experience to join our team.

Embrace and demonstrate the VerticalApps Core Values:

  1. Be Proactive

  2. Lead by Service

  3. Grow Through Learning

  4. Trust Through Transparency

  5. Think Big Picture

  • Promote and implement a DevSecOps approach to automate cloud infrastructure as code, build and deploy CI/CD tools and services to provide self-service capabilities to delivery teams and deliver high quality apps faster.

  • Work with developers to ensure applications are properly tested, secured, deployed and monitored at all times.

  • Collaborate within a cross-functional Agile team through multiple iterations.

  • Champion the use of Agile principles and practices to build a culture of trust, continuous improvement, and delivery within the team.

  • Actively participate in all Agile ceremonies.

  • Ensure compliance with customer and VerticalApps policies & procedures, safety, state, and federal laws, regulations, and standards.


  • Able to meet federal contract requirements including US citizenship and suitability clearance.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum 3 years Cloud automation engineering work experience preferred.

  • AWS certification preferred (at least Associate level).

  • Experience automating AWS infrastructure as code using GitHub, Jenkins and tools such as CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Packer.

  • AWS experience with automating VPC configuration, DNS, EIPs, ALBs/ELBs, security groups, auto-scaling, KMS, secrets management, S3, DynamoDB, Aurora/RDS.

  • Experienced at containerization and orchestration using Docker, Kubernetes, Fargate/EKS/ECS.

  • Experience in Linux and Windows environments.

  • Proficient at scripting in multiple language such as Bash, Powershell, Python, Ruby, JSON, YAML.

  • Experience supporting AngularJS and Spring Boot Java application builds, tests, static analysis and deployments via CI/CD pipelines using Gradle, SonarQube, Nexus.

  • Experience with logging or monitoring solutions such as PagerDuty, New Relic, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Prometheus/Grafana, Splunk.

  • Experience integrating security tools into the CI/CD pipeline such as Tenable Nessus, Twistlock, HP Fortify, WebInspect.

  • Desired:

  • Experience with an API management tool such as Apigee or Kong.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and Agile team members.

  • Able to adjust quickly to changing priorities and execute in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to refine requirements into development tasks.

  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • High-level of flexibility, creativity, and innovation.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure.

  • Ability to deliver multiple tasks and responsibilities.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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