AIS (Applied Information Sciences) is hiring a
Junior Cloud Engineer

Virginia, United States 🇺🇸

Full-time, Remote

Remote WorkFlexible WorkPaid Time Off401kHealth Insurance
Azure ☁️Cloud ☁️Infrastructure
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Introduction
As a Junior Cloud Engineer, you will be an integral part of our cloud services team, responsible for assisting in the design, implementation, and maintenance of our Azure cloud-based architecture.  You will work closely with other team members to support and deploy scalable, reliable, and secure cloud infrastructure solutions. 

What You'll Be Doing
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and maintenance of our PEMAE environment with a forward focus of incorporating new Azure offerings. 
  • Assist with developing and maintaining ARM and DSC code for SharePoint 2019 infrastructure including Application, Web, Identity, and Active Directory servers.
  • Monitor cloud infrastructure performance, identify areas for optimization to improve utilization that assists with cost-efficiency.
  • Assist to architect, develop, and deploy cloud based IaC solutions.
  • Collaborate with members of our application and development team to utilize and implement strategies for new technologies such as Azure OpenAI.
  • Keep focus on security to implement and maintain cloud security best practices, ensuring compliance with DoD standards and regulations.
  • Assist with documenting cloud infrastructure configurations, procedures, and best practices while contributing to knowledge sharing initiatives.
  • Participate in troubleshooting efforts related to cloud infrastructure, including service interruptions/outages, network connectivity and performance issues.
  • Perform PEMAE systems checks to report morning and evening operational status.
  • Assist with briefings, documents, presentations, and responses to data calls, as needed.

Location and Travel Details
This position is currently practicing a hybrid telework model, requiring onsite work 2-3 times per week depending on tasks and workload demands.

Security Clearance and Citizenship Requirements
Must be able to maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Required for This Opportunity
  • Secret clearance level or above
  • Azure infrastructure experience with networking, compute, storage, and security
  • Architecture design ability and experience
  • Azure Resource Manage (ARM) template development knowledge
  • Experience with Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Experience with automation to infrastructure – Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Familiar with Microsoft server and client architecture
  • Self-directed, motivated, and positive attitude with solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks independently, with minimum supervision, while still meeting deadlines
  • Ensures necessary documentation is updated, accurate, and properly store
  • Communicates clearly, professionally, and effectively with clients, stakeholders, and team members
  • Commitment to client service  

 Nice to Have Skills 
  • Azure Infrastructure (networking, compute, storage)
  • Network fundamentals with understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, VPN, and load balancing
  • Experience troubleshooting network-related issues
  • Security fundamentals (System and Networking)
  • Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and/or BICEP
  • Identify Management and Federated Identity Services
  • SQL Server (Azure and Managed Instance)
  • Desired Stated Configuration (DSC)
  • PowerShell
  • Cloud based server and client architecture
  • SharePoint administration
  • SharePoint, Excel, Visio, Power Point, Power Apps
  • Solutions mindset

Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit, and business need.

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