Cloud Architect - 36069

Position Summary

Alion is looking for a Cloud Architect to join our team in Springfield, VA and contribute to “Many Moves Ahead' on exciting programs for NGA.The Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer will work across Cloud Ops, Security, Development and Auditing teams to implement designs that allow for the vision of developers being able to quickly deploy applications that end users can immediately use.  

•    Coordinates the work of other Senior level Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer contractors
•    Promote methodologies for building and operating highly available, scalable services.
•    Assist in reducing and resolving production incidents (e.g. Site Reliability Engineering).
•    Look for opportunities to improve all operations processes.
•    Evaluate, build and modify automation for deploying and operating production services.
•    Create, assess, update and maintain documentation pertaining to Product Lines. 
•    Develop and design elastic, resilient and self-healing Cloud native applications
•    Crafting good documentation for respective projects and carrying ownership for the code and the instructional tutorials of how to use it.
•    Work with team members to design, architect and implement solutions across geographic locations.
•    Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.  
  • One year demonstrated experience in Site Reliability Engineering functions. 
  • Two plus years experience with AWS cloud services.  Five years experience finding and fixing critical, customer facing production issues.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect.  
  • Demonstrated  understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks).  
  • Experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.  
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.  
  • Knowledge of APIs and RESTful services.  
  • Experience with different databases, including working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores.  
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and automations processes and tools: Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Fabric. 
  • Experience in the development of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby ideally in SOA applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments.  
  • DOD8570 certification desired
  • An active Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info (SCI) clearance with ability to obtain Poly


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible
Full time
Springfield, VA 22161, US