Automation Engineer Principal

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Engineering



Job Description

Description

SAIC islooking for a highly motivated and experienced Cloud Automation Engineeringexpert to support various programs and strategic initiatives within the company,including internal investment projects (IR&D) and external customer support. The selected candidate will be an expert inall aspects of Cloud Automation, Scripting and Development who readily adaptsto support a variety of challenging technical requirements in a dynamic and fastpaced environment.

Our CloudAutomation Engineer role offers you the opportunity to be involved inmeaningful work and projects. You'll work alongside the best technical minds inthe industry and have a unique opportunity to use your business and technicalknowledge and skills in an environment dedicated to maintaining industrysuperiority. You will be introduced to cutting edge tools and resources thatwill help you grow both professionally and personally.

Responsibilities:

·Designs,plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems usinginfrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques such asDevOps and/or DevSecOps.

·Developsautomation scripts for efficient deployment and operations of cloud andvirtualization systems.

·Developsand conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems.

·Leadongoing governance modernization efforts, including policy, security,compliance, and change management.

·Maintainstechnical expertise relevant industry standards and best practices in cloudcomputing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service providerarchitecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment models includingpublic, community, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery models includinginfrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service; automation; hypervisors;containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks; virtual infrastructuremanagement; self-provisioning; and scaling.

·Evaluatesand reports on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhancecapabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services.

·Mayalso provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of OperationsFormulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, SystemArchitecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures,Validation and Verification, System Integration, System & Op. PerformanceAnalysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Estimation, Decision Analysis andPhysical Configuration Analysis (PCA).

·Ensuresthe logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systemssolutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

·Performsfunctional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirementsallocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirementsinto hardware and software specifications.

·Championinfrastructure automation initiatives throughout the full life cycle,addressing the significant complexity and scale challenges inherent tonext-generation technologies.

·Preparefor automation by developing the strategy, teams, and roadmaps to ITModernization.

·LeverageCloud, DevOps, DevSecOps, AIOps, and containerization expertise to design,build, and deliver modernized infrastructure via scripting, workflows, andautomation (i.e., Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)).

·Leveragevirtualization, IaaS/Paas, and Saas as a foundation to broker and deliver cloudand other services to the end customer.

·Automateconfiguration management, including modernization of network and systemsadministration functions (e.g., monitoring, logs, patching, updates).

Other Characteristics:

·Workson unusually complex technical problems and provides highly innovative andcreative solutions.

·Developsadvanced technological ideas and guides their development into a finalproduct.

·Servesas organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs.Acts as advisor to management and customerson advanced technical research studies and applications.

·Worksunder consultative direction toward pre-determined long-range goals andobjectives.

·Exercisesindependent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria forobtaining results.

·Appliesadvanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.Contributes to development of new principlesand concepts.

·Participateswith senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.

·Maysupport new business development initiatives, including bid and proposal andbases of estimate

·Maysupport strategic initiatives within SAIC, including research and development

·Maysupport strategic alliances with outside vendors

·Remainsabreast of the newest cloud computing tools and technologies available.

RequiredExperience, Education, and Certifications :

·BA/BS engineering or related IT, System Engineering, or STEM degree and 5 years of related experience (or an additional 5 years of related experience in lieu of degree)

·5 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Development, or related

·Expert level knowledge and hands on experience with Cloud Scripting and Automation is required, specifically HashiCorp Terraform.

·Experience with Agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

·Experience with DevOps/DevSecOps

·Experience with at least one other Cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc)

·In depth understanding of Cloud Migration methodologies and best practices

·Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

·High level Cloud and Virtualization certifications are not a hard requirement but are very strongly preferred to demonstrate mastery:

oVMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6)

oAWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

oMCSE: Cloud Platform and Integration

OtherRequirements:

·US Citizenship is required

·Able to obtain up to a Top Secretlevel DoD clearance upon request

·Location: 100% telework with up to25% travel.

DesiredExperience and Certifications:

·Active DoD Secret (or above)clearance is strongly preferred


Qualifications

·BA/BS engineering or related IT, System Engineering, or STEM degree and 5 years of related experience (or an additional 5 years of related experience in lieu of degree)

·5 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Development, or related

·Expert level knowledge and hands on experience with Cloud Scripting and Automation is required, specifically HashiCorp Terraform.

·Experience with Agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

·Experience with DevOps/DevSecOps

·Experience with at least one other Cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc)

·In depth understanding of Cloud Migration methodologies and best practices

·Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

·High level Cloud and Virtualization certifications are not a hard requirement but are very strongly preferred to demonstrate mastery:

oVMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6)

oAWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

oMCSE: Cloud Platform and Integration



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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