Cloud Architect

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI
Job Description:

Parsons has emerged as a leader in the development of cutting-edge solutions for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Our tremendous success can be attributed to our people and our priorities. We hire the best, we make them a priority and we never lose focus on the mission. It's why we're here. We have built this cultural legacy by working closely with analysts and operators to understand their needs and delivering meaningful value through innovative, cost effective and intuitive software solutions. Our Space Operations Directorate is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation's security for future generations depends on it.

Are you an experienced Cloud, DevSecOps (DSO), IT or Cybersecurity Engineer (or Manager) looking for an opportunity to grow your skillset? Do you want to be part of a team that is helping the USAF solve major challenges in support of the Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center's (AFNWC) Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program? We need your help!

We are supporting a game changing IT Engineering and Support (ITES) program within GBSD to develop and deliver a full range of Cloud, DevSecOps, Cybersecurity, IT, and AI/ML capabilities. Our team is looking for TS/SCI cleared and experienced engineers and managers who can work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. In this position, you will be a member of a highly collaborative, multi-contractor support team while also being embedded directly with government customers. We're looking for team players who are willing to Agile methodologies, embrace pair programming for knowledge sharing and possess strong communication skills.

The primary physical working location will be on Hill AFB (Utah) within a classified facility.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the design, planning and implementation of cloud computing solutions.
  • Design cloud infrastructure to include networking and compute resources and work with cybersecurity team to design and implement the cloud security requirements.
  • Manage, design, configure and maintain cloud-based infrastructure for USAF customer
  • Deliver cloud solutions to enable metrics gathering, logging, and monitoring of cloud environments (different classification levels)

Security Clearance Requirements:
  • Active DoD TS/SSBI w/ SCI Clearance or TS/SCI eligible
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and 5+ years of cloud experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's Degree.
  • Demonstrate achievement of at least one Cloud Certification to include AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.
  • 3+ years of experience with Cloud Architecting, Cloud Engineering, and/or Cloud Migrations (for Legacy systems)
  • 3+ years of experience in at least 1 of the following cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • 3+ years of network design experience with load balancing and high availability systems
  • Familiarity with some of the following (or equivalent) Amazon Web Services to include Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), EC2 Auto Scaling, Relational Database Service (RDS), Route 53, Transit Gateway, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Identity and Access Management (IAM), Key Management Service, Elastic File System (EFS), Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • 3+ years of experience with Linux operating system and building custom Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) or equivalent
  • Great interpersonal and communications skills with a desire and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, flexible environment and possess a willingness to take the initiative to learn new tools and concepts quickly

Desired Skills
  • Master's Degree in Engineering, or Computer Science and 5+ years of experience.
  • 3+ years experience with supporting system accreditation for software running on cloud platforms such as AWS GovCloud, and Commercial Cloud Services on classified networks (S-C2S, C2S).
  • Experience with establishing AWS Site-to-Site Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
  • Experience with establishing Multi-Account and Multi-VPC Architectures in AWS (or similar).
  • 3+ years experience developing automated infrastructure using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet or Chef (Ansible and Terraform highly preferred)
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.
The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

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