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Sr. Cloud Engineer

Avint LLC
Herndon, VA
  • Expired: February 14, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Avint LLC is seeking a motivated, career, and customer-oriented Senior Cloud Engineer to join our team in the Herndon, VA area to provide unparalleled support to multiple federal agencies through the Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program. The CDM Program is a high-profile, high-visibility, cybersecurity modernization and risk management program where you can contribute innovative solutions and consult with multiple federal agencies to enhance their Information Assurance (IA) programs and continuous monitoring capabilities.

The Senior Cloud Engineer provides the necessary technical expertise to implement cyber security solutions deployed into cloud-based and hybrid environments for Federal Government clients. This position requires thorough knowledge of cloud architectures, design approaches, tools, and techniques employed to reduce the client's cyber security risk posture. The successful candidate will bring a consultative approach to solving our clients' cyber security problems, coupled with demonstrated experience implementing enterprise cybersecurity solutions utilizing cloud-based tools for Federal government clients.

Position Requirements:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of cloud, network, and security architectures and technologies
  • Provide technical oversight in the development of enterprise security architecture solutions
  • Lead technical engagement to assess clients' business and technical objectives, determine deliverables, evaluate risks, and recommend implementation approaches
  • Perform requirements mapping and analysis to ensure cloud solutions meet functionality and data requirements set forth in the scope of work
  • Lead the development and implementation of architectural designs of enterprise COTS IT security solutions into geographically dispersed cloud and "on-prem" data centers
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Ensure tools deployed throughout a hybrid/multi-cloud enterprise can report required data fields programmatically to data aggregation and enrichment systems
  • Ensure Avint and DHS CDM policies and procedures are followed via audits and other inspection mechanisms
  • Lead and/or support the development of solution product costs for procurement
  • Work internally to develop strategic plans for architecture, engineering, integration, and dashboard
  • Report and provide feedback to senior management as required
  • Document, manage, and report on project risks and opportunities
  • Assist in rectifying issues and improving service in faltering/failing projects
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Areas of Expertise:
  • Demonstrated ability to present to senior leadership and client audiences
  • Microsoft Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • JIRA experience
  • Scripting experience (Python, PowerShell, BASH)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of enterprise IT Engineering experience, with 1-3 years of hands-on enterprise IT engineering experience
  • Experience implementing technical solutions using COTS security tools in complex cloud-based, on-premises, and hybrid environments. Demonstrated experience:
    • Engineering, integrating, configuring, and deploying COTS solutions
    • Understanding of a three-tiered web application architecture, how/why tiers are separated, and how data flows between them
    • Understanding of different storage offerings from cloud providers and use case of each
    • Demonstrated understanding of cloud security services such as Log Analytics, Azure Monitor, Azure Sentinel, AWS Guard Duty, AWS CloudTrail, and other such solutions
    • Understanding of SaaS and PaaS cloud native services and how they can be leveraged to provide efficient serverless solutions and integrations between systems
    • Understanding of cloud networking concepts such as subnets, security groups, ACLs, Firewalls, routing, and the differences between cloud platforms on these constructs
    • Understanding of how to interact with REST API endpoints (methods, authentication, etc.)
    • Understanding of Zero Trust Architecture and solutions
    • Understanding of Cloud Access Security Brokers, Cloud Security Posture Management, and Cloud Asset Management technologies.
    • Understanding of 2 or more of these IT/Security functions; asset management, vulnerability management, identity and access management, network security, and data protection.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as CloudFormation, TerraForm, Azure ARM templates
  • Demonstrated experience in security solution design using existing as well as emerging technologies to deliver enterprise solutions
  • Must be able to articulate emerging cybersecurity, Cloud, or other IT technology trends
  • Strong understanding of industry best practices related to the implementation of cybersecurity tools, information security policy, NIST, and FISMA controls
  • Experience understanding organizational needs, proposing solutions, and managing project execution efforts designed to deliver overall program benefits for Government Agencies
  • Experience in conducting assessments of an Enterprise by reviewing technical documentation, conducting interviews and workshops to identify gaps and develop tailored solutions
  • Must hold a cloud certification: Azure/AWS Associate level in Admin/Security/Architecture
Physical Requirements:
  • Office work, typically sedentary with some movement around the office


Joining Avint is a win-win proposition! You will feel the personal touch of a small business and receive BIG business benefits. From competitive salaries, full health, and generous PTO and Federal Holidays. Additionally, we encourage every Avint employee to further their professional development. To assist you in achieving your goals, we offer reimbursement for courses, exams, and tuition. Interested in a class, conference, program, or degree? Avint will invest in YOU and your professional development!

Avint is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Avint LLC


Herndon, VA
22070 USA