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Senior AWS Cloud Automation Engineer

Company Overview

Come join the automation revolution and help our customers reimagine how work is completed. You’ll work directly with customers to improve their everyday lives by automating repeatable tasks so they can focus on high-value work.

VerticalApps is a small, fast growing provider of modern IT solutions to Federal agencies. Our team elevates expectations by delivering leading edge technology projects the right way - with a commitment to agility, transparency, and practical experience.

We offer highly competitive comprehensive benefits and 

VerticalApps has been recognized as:

  • #3 Virginia Business Best Places to Work for 2021

  • Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work for 2020

  • Inc 5000 List for 2020

  • Washington Tech Fast 50 for 2020

  • UiPath Gold Partner

Our Core Values:

  1. Be Proactive

  2. Lead by Service

  3. Grow Through Learning

  4. Trust Through Transparency

  5. Think Big Picture

Position Summary

As a Senior AWS 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 Senior AWS Cloud Automation Engineer will help lead DevSecOps efforts for our company and 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, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), and infrastructure-as-code principles. This role will leverage established cloud-native platform stacks and modern open-source tools to address evolving customer goals and objectives.

  • Lead 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 4 years AWS Cloud infrastructure-as-code work experience is required using tools such as Git, Jenkins, CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, or Chef to automate VPC configuration, DNS, EIPs, ALBs/ELBs, security groups, auto-scaling, KMS, secrets management, S3, DynamoDB, Aurora/RDS.

  • AWS certification required (at least Associate level).

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

  • Experience in Linux and Windows environments preferred.

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

  • Experience preferred 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, StackRox, Twistlock, HP Fortify, or 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

VerticalApps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.

NOTE:   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification, and addition as deemed necessary by VerticalApps.

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