• Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2838

Title: Cloud Administrator
Location: McLean, VA
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.

The Sponsor has an engineering requirement to develop and support a hardened cloud environment that will house Human Language Technology (HLT) software. The Systems Administrator will provide engineering support to perform Operations and Maintenance (O&M) on a cloud environment and monitor performance, install patches and upgrades, and troubleshoot outages. They will provide infrastructure support to accommodate any new software capabilities that the Sponsoring office develops and support the Sponsor’s certification and accreditation efforts in coordination with security staff, software vendors, cloud service providers and other stakeholders. The Systems Administrator will also collect and provide supporting artifacts for certification and accreditation efforts and monitor the infrastructure and make adjustments to optimize performance, anticipate issues, and manage vulnerabilities. 

1. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience deploying and managing computer, networking, storage, and database AWS services at an enterprise level.
2. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience troubleshooting issues in AWS cloud environments.
3. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience using DevOps tools in a cloud environment, such as Ansible or GitHub.
4. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience implementing security at all layers on AWS cloud solutions.
5. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience deploying and managing cloud-based applications.
6. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with Linux/Unix and Windows server system administration.
7. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience using monitoring solutions such as CloudWatch or ELK Stack.
8. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience working within the security constraints required for the proper handling and protection of data.
9. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with writing detailed technical documentation for installation and configuration.
10. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with writing detailed O&M procedures.
11. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience working with Identity and Access Management (IdAM) systems such as Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Microsoft Active Directory, OAuth 2.0 or Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
12. (Mandatory) (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience building and deploying virtual desktop environments such as Citrix or Remote Desktop Protocol.
13. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience with an understanding of writing Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), using tools like CloudFormation or Terraform.
14. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience working alongside architecture and engineering teams to implement scalable software services.
15. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience administering SQL and NoSQL databases.
16. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience managing continuous monitoring responsibilities for IT systems.
17. (Mandatory) Demonstrated experience managing vulnerability scanning responsibilities for IT systems.
18. (Desired) Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining system security certification and accreditation for IT systems in accordance with compliance requirements.
19. (Desired) Demonstrated experience supporting security planning, assessment, risk analysis, and risk management using Risk Management Framework (RMF).
20. (Desired) Demonstrated experience automating tasks using AWS Lambda.
21. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with an understanding of implementing security best practices and Sponsor compliance requirements into networking, computing, and enclave environments.
22. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with HLT systems such as Optical Character Recognition and Computer Assisted Translation.
23. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with NodeJS, ReactJS and ExpressJS.
24. (Desired) Demonstrated experience building monitoring solutions in CloudWatch and ELK Stack.
25. (Desired) Demonstrated experience building APIs using Swagger and OpenAPI.
26. (Desired) Demonstrated experience in at least one scripting language, python preferred.
27. (Desired) Demonstrated experience developing solutions in Javascript.
28. (Desired) Demonstrated experience with strong speaking, writing, and presentation skills.



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