Gama-1 Technologies is looking for a Cloud network Engineer in Silver Spring – Apply Here!

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Preferred Certifications: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator or AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC seeks a highly experienced remote Cloud Network Engineer to support GAMA-1’s growing Cloud Services practice. In particular, the successful candidate will help drive GAMA-1’s efforts to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) cloud initiatives. These strategic cloud initiatives intend to increase the bureau’s IT efficiency, improve IT delivery, and reduce costs. The candidate must have extensive experience architecting and provisioning enterprise-level Cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
Supervisory Responsibilities:
+ Non-Supervisory Role
The Cloud Network Engineer will support NESDIS satellite ground systems infrastructure and the common services they provide to our global stakeholder community. These systems and services are deemed mission-critical technologies that receive, process, disseminate, store, and archive petabytes of environmental data and information collected from space daily in support of environmental science and the global stakeholder community.

Cloud network engineers specialize in migrating functions and networks to private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures. In doing so, they give organizations the freedom and flexibility to maximize their flexibility and productivity. Common job responsibilities will include:
+ Design, plan and implement client-specific cloud solutions
+ Identify appropriate cloud providers
+ Ensuring the cloud network is responsive to user demands
+ Scaling cloud services to serve growing businesses
+ Liaising with business owners and/or stakeholders to determine growth plans
+ Monitoring usage of cloud network
+ Implementing effective security strategies on cloud networks
+ Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and guidelines

Specifically, the Cloud Network Engineer is responsible for planning and engineering the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF) network infrastructure and applications. The Cloud Network Engineer will implement and design server, network, and software configurations for a cloud computing network infrastructure focusing on DevOps principles. They will monitor the performance of systems. The candidate should be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures of cloud technology, including Software as Service (SaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The candidate will work closely with the Cloud Architect, who is responsible for designing the system architecture and interface control using requirements to enhance existing and build/develop new capabilities within the AWS hosted NCCF to provide the future state of the NESDIS Ground Enterprise (NGE) with common services. This technical customer-facing role will be accountable for the end-to-end customer experience.
+ Work with the NOAA Cloud Services vendor and the NOAA IT networking team to setup / maintain required networking and security protocols with required bandwidth and establish seamless data flow connections between the cloud and NOAA NCCF end-users, Data Centers, and miscellaneous points of processing. Work with the NOAA and NESDIS IT networking teams to enable Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Secure Shell (SSH) and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access for System Administration purposes and configure appropriate routers, firewalls, and security groups.
+ Monitor network paths between on-prem and cloud; recommend changes or upgrades to maximize throughput. Ensure compliance with Trusted Internet Policy (TIC).
+ Manage Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology that has capabilities to validate content within cloud applications, while blocking unauthorized content.
+ Work with the NOAA IT Security team to establish controls to detect and prevent the unauthorized use and transmission of confidential and sensitive NESDIS data while protecting against inadvertent data leakage and intentional misuse.
+ Operate AWS networking services/tools such as AWS Transit Gateway, Direct Connect, DNS/Route 53, CloudFront, Virtual Private Cloud, Elastic Load Balancing, and Security Groups, Proxies and Firewalls; and will build, monitor, and secure a scalable cloud centric network architecture that enables NWS to share small and large amounts of data bidirectionally between on-prem and cloud, cloud to cloud, and customer to cloud.
+ Maintains networking architecture diagrams and documentation.
+ Plan, maintain and manage the current network infrastructure environment within the federal customers’ requirements, to ensure uptime and reliability (Operations & Maintenance)
+ Research, design, deploy, provision, and document new network technologies implemented within the environment
+ Experience working with Cloud Service Providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platforms
+ Implement modern ground systems and applications and underlying network technology stacks
+ Participate with the Information Security partners and implement cybersecurity updates to the system
+ Provide reporting metrics to Project Manager and Federal team for infrastructure run within the environment
+ Work collaboratively with other segments of the federal customer IT division to ensure end-customer success
+ Contribute to all phases of system development and support with planning, analysis, modeling, simulation, testing, integration, documentation, and presentation
+ Provide support when needed (nights and weekends for deployments or incidents)
+ Support cloud optimization activities; performance and cost
+ Developing cloud engineering system strategies/solutions to ensure application high availability in both hybrid (on-premise / cloud) and fully cloud-hosted applications to provide an ‘always on’ experience
+ Acts as a subject matter expert for end-to-end cloud systems engineering, including current and future providers, networking, provisioning, and management.
+ Ensures delivered solutions are realized in the time frame committed; works with project owners to size, scope, and identify risk.
+ Provides technical expertise in diagnosing and resolving issues, including determining and providing workaround solutions or escalation to owners.
+ Ensures delivered solutions meet technical and functional/non-functional performance requirements within.
+ Provide implementation guidance/support to the team and program manager throughout the project life cycle.
+ Develop tools and documentation to enable support organizations to resolve customer issues, including complex technical scenarios dealing with the cloud architecture.

Required Skills/Abilities:
+ In-depth understanding of cloud computing and network technologies, and emerging networking trends and technologies.
+ Experience and understanding of large-scale infrastructure deployments in enterprise-wide environments required
+ Extensive experience gathering business and technical requirements for Cloud Networking Services
+ Extensive experience analyzing the customer’s current Infrastructure and applications, developing alternatives analysis for migrating to the cloud, and making recommendations on best-fit cloud solutions and service providers
+ In-depth working knowledge of FEDRAMP and extensive experience applying best practices for building/deploying secure and reliable services and applications on FEDRAMP-compliant Cloud platforms
+ Must possess an in-depth understanding of networking principles, technologies, and cloud security practices.
+ Experience architecting and building scalable, automated Infrastructure
+ Experience with Amazon Web Services, code-defined Infrastructure, configuration management tools, and CI/CD
+ Experience with AWS Lambda and “Serverless” systems
+ Experience in large-scale enterprise IT environments
+ Experience in a consultative, client-facing consulting role
+ Understanding of load balancing, geo-redundancy, CDN, and VPN technologies.
+ Knowledge of Cloud development patterns and strategies (including IaaS, PaaS, Security, Compute, Storage, and networking)
+ Functional knowledge of Infrastructure as Code – Automation using Ansible, Chef, Puppet Powershell, Terraform, etc.
+ Optional experience in high-performance computing (HPC) and clusters, machine learning, artificial intelligence (ai) applications, and frameworks in a cloud environment
+ Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills
+ Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
Education and Experience:
+ BS/BA in Computer Science or related discipline
+ Preferred Certifications: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator or AWS Certified Practitioner; Microsoft Systems Engineer; Systems Engineer with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure
+ 8+ years of experience computing and developing enterprise Cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) using leading cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure. It must include networking, computing, storage, database, identity management/access control, monitoring, etc.
+ 4+ years of experience supporting the migration of on-premise applications to the public or hybrid cloud environments and supporting the deployment of cloud-ready applications.
GAMA-1 is a rapidly growing technology business that is based in Greenbelt, Maryland. GAMA-1 Technologies provides strategic information assurance, information security, and business enterprise and networking solutions to the Federal Government. Our success is based on the utilization of industry and agency standards, establishment of standardized processes, and IT Services expertise. At GAMA-1, we believe employees should grow, achieve, and develop just as the company grows, achieves, and develops. GAMA-1 is committed to providing our employees with opportunities for career advancement throughout their employment. For more information, visit
GAMA-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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