Cloud Engineer

Top Secret with Polygraph Required … Reston, Virginia, US … LEIDOS


Reston, VA, US



Job Description:

The DOMEX Data Discovery Platform (D3P) program is a next generation machine learning pipeline platform that will provide cutting edge data enrichment, triage, and analytics capabilities to Defense and Intelligence Community members.  D3P will advance the state of the art in mission-focused big data analytics tools and micro-service development spanning the breadth of Agile sprints to multiyear research and development cycles.  

Be our Cloud Engineer providing technical engineering development in our Reston, VA or Bethesda, MD office. As a cloud engineer, you will be responsible for technical duties such as infrastructure design, creation, maintenance and support associated with cloud computing. You will be working closely with our Cloud Architect, Solution Architects, Systems Engineers, Software Engineers and Operations Engineering/Manager as well as Government counterparts to perform and manage our cloud solution, cloud computing strategy and all associated documentation.

Fun stuff you will be doing on the job:
– Working with our engineering and infrastructure teams to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the program.

– Deploying and debugging cloud initiatives as needed in accordance with best practices throughout the development lifecycle.

– Employing exceptional problem-solving skills.

– Building and designing web services in the cloud.

– Designing and implementing cloud-based platforms throughout the program.

– Coordinate with D3P team to prioritize product backlogs for sprints and releases.

– Assist with monitoring & reporting technical variances; facilitate resolution of technical issues that adversely impact successful product delivery.

– Assist with identifying and supporting external dependencies where needed.

This is you:

– Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or related technical field or equivalent experience with 8+ years in systems engineering or 4 additional years in lieu of degree

– Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance

– Experience with Commercial Cloud Services (C2S)

– Knowledge of classified environment’s security enclave

– Experience with cloud-based services, preferably AWS

– Experience with SecDevOps and CI/CD pipeline

– Experience with cloud-based – specifically AWS – enterprise implementations

– Experience working with Linux operating system

– Knowledge of web services: API, REST

– Strong awareness of networking and internet protocols

– Extensive experience with open-source technology, software development and system engineering

– Experience developing basic tooling and scripting: UNIX shell, Python, Perl or similar

– Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to collaborate with customer representatives, domain experts, systems engineers and architects

– Ability to work well/collaborate with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:     
– AWS cloud certifications

– Experience with micro services architecture

– Experience with container deployment platforms such as Kubernetes, Openshift, or GCE
– Experience and domain knowledge related to data processing 
– Experience with big data applications 



External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That’s why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.


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