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Senior Cloud Developer

Falcon IT & Staffing Solutions Chantilly ,VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 Falcon IT is currently seeking a Senior Cloud Developer for our client.  This is a direct hire, full time employment opportunity.  

Remote work authorized with travel to Chantilly, VA

*** Must have a TS/SCI Clearance with a FS Poly to be considered ***

This is a client facing opportunity and the right candidate needs to have excellent communication skills.

Key Skills include:

  • Experience with Angular, Powershell, and Python 
  • Azure, AWS, and GCP experience is a plus

Job Details:

This person will be involved in leading new cloud application development resulting in robust, reliable, and secure cloud platform solutions and will play an integral part in advancing the Cloud eco-system and culture of technical excellence. As part of the team, you will be expected to lead cloud development and implementation efforts, interface with vendors, develop tools and organize open source and commercial components, and development / execute on testing, to solve problems for running current and proposed processes, functions, and applications on cloud infrastructure(s). The candidate will possess a deep understanding of various programming languages such as Python, Angular, PowerShell, Node.js, Jenkins/CICD, Git, Docker/Kubernetes, Serverless, NoSQL/Cassandra, and app-development methodology like high-availability, continuity, and disaster recovery.


Primary Position Tasks:

  • Lead development and implement Cloud solutions, functions, and applications in Microsoft Azure/Amazon Web Services (AWS)/Google Cloud Platform (GCP) encompassing multiple specializations, platforms, and technologies
  • Participate in delivery of new service offerings, working closely with Infrastructure team to deliver low latency, high performance applications
  • Lead team in development of applications, functions, and processes that integrate future Cloud topologies (Azure, AWS services and interfaces) that minimize costs while maximizing performance, reliability, and manageability
  • Lead developer to create, maintain and communicate the overall roadmap and solution development specifications for various Cloud initiatives
  • As part of a team, research, analyze, recommend and implement new technologies, standard processes, tools and techniques to further Cloud offerings in support of our business
  • As part of a team, recommend tools/approaches for manageability, zero downtime, scalability, repeatability, automation
  • Contributor on team to develop tools to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Interpret and provide solutions on complex technologies/architectures/development
  • Lead team to create automated approaches and scripts for system administration tasks where possible and appropriate
  • Lead team to develop automation and orchestration capabilities which allow us to operate at scale
  • Help develop clear, concise installation, configuration procedures, runbooks and contributing to the maintenance of operational standards
  • Contributor on team to define and document standard operating procedures and protocols from security perspective
  • Lead developer on team to develop, support, and document automated build and configuration management processes
  • Guide and participate in the implementation and coding of the new solutions you conceive and design


Minimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience in a large, diverse, server environment
  • 5+ years of prior government and/or commercial consulting experience
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the primary Microsoft Azure services (Azure Virtual Machines, Containers, Databases, and Development Tools).
  • Experience implementing Azure services in a variety of distributed computing environments
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling.
  • In-depth knowledge of public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google or other major vendors of public cloud
  • Bachelor-level degree in engineering, information technology, data communications, telecommunications, computer science, or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications
  • An advanced degree or training in the area of specialization in Azure architect is preferred
  • Technical proficiency including systems experience, strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and issue management in a multi-platform environment
  • Strong knowledge of emerging IT technology solutions, industry trends, and progressive operations methodology
  • Experience participating in all aspects of large-scale Enterprise Architecture projects including ideation, identification, planning and cost estimation through requirements, design, development, testing, implementation and production
  • Experience translating the end state business and technology models into architectural blueprints including recommendation of third-party components, definition of required custom components, and determination of the appropriate ones to use
  • Experience identifying gaps in existing client skill base and developing documentation to include job descriptions for key architectural positions, skill requirements and required certifications for roles/positions, inventory of required competencies by job description/role, and an inventory of required technical skills by job description/role
  • Knowledge of Architecture governance best practices and experience applying them to solve client problems
  • Experience defining the specific metrics which communicate the benefits of an architecture program to the business; tracking to what extent those benefits are being delivered on an ongoing basis; and identifying metric stakeholders and owners
  • Deployment and operational expertise Windows, Linux, and other Operating Systems.


Preferred Education/Certification/Experience:

  • Experienced with networking and network/system security
  • Knowledge of project management methodology
  • Ability and discipline to work and succeed in a fast pace and organizationally complex environment, to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology, and to lead and manage small projects
  • Demonstrated record in leading and instilling service disciplines and teamwork
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint)
  • Ability to Mentor/Coach other members of the team
  • Understanding of Automation and Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI-CD)
  • Planning and designing complex system configurations and standards for Virtualization and Storage platforms from scratch
  • Influence and drive cloud related capabilities, solutions and opportunities in coordination with external partners, operations and application teams.
  • Design and implement secure cloud application environments with centralize identity management.
  • Complete complex tasks with minimal supervision
  • Deep understanding of load balancing and scalability techniques
  • Hands-on scripting expertise in at least one mainstream scripting language (i.e. Python, PowerShell, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Strong problem?solving abilities coupled with a desire to take on a challenge
  • Strong self-awareness and self-motivation
  • Front end UI development experience
  • Strong background in Microsoft based applications
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate/Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer
  • Microsoft Certified: Power Platform App Maker
  • AWS Associate - Solutions Architect
  • AWS Associate - SysOps Administrator
  • AWS Associate - Developer
  • AWS Professional - Solutions Architect
  • AWS Professional - DevOps Engineer


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Creative person with the ability to design innovative approaches to developing solutions
  • Goal-oriented with high standards for quality and performance
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments

Falcon IT & Staffing Solutions


Chantilly, VA