Cloud Systems Administrator – Top Secret Clearance

Job Title
Cloud Systems Administrator – Top Secret Clearance
Job ID
27732429
Location
Denver,  CO
Other Location
Description
 
 Cloud Systems Administrator – Top Secret Clearance
Denver, CO

@Orchard LLC has been retained by a true innovator within the Intelligence and Defense community, committed to putting the well-being of their employees at a similar level of importance as their focus on client mission.

Are you interested in taking the next BIG step of your career into Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing capabilities?

Our Client’s team is at the forefront of developing and operating state-of-the-art of Geospatial Intelligence analysis software. The team builds and maintains an exceptionally powerful platform enabling our users to address challenging real-world problems by converting disparate data into actionable information. The team is deeply passionate about its mission and takes tremendous pride in our work.  We work directly with operational users to design, develop, and maintain capabilities that empower analysts to create actionable intelligence from the massive volumes of Geospatial Intelligence data to give our intel and combat organizations the decision advantage over our near-peer adversaries. 

 
As a Cloud Systems Administrator, you will:
  • Work directly with operational users to design, develop, and maintain capabilities that empower analysts to create actionable intelligence from the massive volumes of Geospatial Intelligence data to give our intel and combat organizations the decision advantage over our near-peer adversaries.
  • Build and Maintain Infrastructure as Code for cloud-based services
  • Provide configuration management of hardware and software environment, supporting the Desktop development environment
  • Procure, install, and manage software license
  • Assist in establishment, maintenance and troubleshooting of cloud-based and on-prem networking
  • Automate development and operations processes to ensure reliability and repeatability
  • Provide and maintain standard operating systems environments
  • Work closely with developers and data integrators by providing and maintaining the environments needed to establish a consolidated data analytics environment utilizing COTS and FOSS software​​​​​​. 
 
Required Qualifications:     
  • Current Top Secret Security Clearance, preferably a Top Secret SCI with a current polygraph 
  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with AWS Infrastructure
  • Information Assurance/DoD 8570 certification (like Security+) or willing to obtain within 6 months
  • Familiar with Infrastructure as Code concepts
  • Knowledge on how to build, configure, and administrate all aspects of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 & 8
  • Must be able to apply security hardness according to DISA STIG requirements
  • Experience managing unclassified and classified development environments including workstations, servers, and GPU assets
  • Experience with maintaining, troubleshooting, and configuring cloud computing and big data environments
  • Strong troubleshooting/problem solving skills
  • Effective communication skills​​​​​​
 
These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:   ​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Experience with CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, or similar IaC technology
  • AWS Certification - SysOps or DevOps
  • Experience managing hybrid on-prem / cloud operating environments
  • Experience with Docker or similar container technology
  • Experience with Kubernetes or other container orchestration platform 
  • Experience with building and deploying Elastic Stack infrastructure
  • Experience with CICD pipelines and GitOps (like ArgoCD)
  • Experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, and configuring data analytics systems
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and configuring Big Data Processing and cloud based platforms: ETL, Hadoop, Elasticsearch for Hadoop, structured data, SQL schemas and queries, Databricks, etc
The compensation range for this position is $80k - $170k per year, dependent on skills and experience. 

Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at www.atOrchard.com.
   

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