AWS DevOps Architect/Engineer- Newly forming multi-yr project

Career Strategies Inc. - Reston, VA4.1

  • A bit about Me and My Client: *

I am an independent Sr. Recruiter/Headhunter with 25+ years of experience and I am working on an exclusive basis to assist one of my favorite clients, a highly successful MD contracting firm that is the Prime at this large semi-federal customer site located in Reston, VA. Seeking a strong AWS DevOps System Architect/Engineer to join a newly forming AWS team that is architecting the design and implementation of all the cloud (AWS)/DevOps/Linux/Network/Operations security at the site.

To Qualify:

US CITIZEN or Greed Card or Gr. Card EAD ONLY (NO HIB's or EAD OPT).

This is a W2 salaried position only (very negotiable) that offers full immediate benefits that include: 80% paid major medical, annual bonus, matched 401K and 1 day a week remote.


Work as a senior member of a newly forming systems information team by assisting in the automation of the provisioning of information security infrastructure tools from scratch. This includes helping with the design and configuration of vendor products in AWS environments for a large financial institution.

The candidate will be responsible to design/develop a pipeline that provisions, deploys and configures a set of information security vendor tools that will be used as part of CI/CD pipeline. The work includes developing automation scripts to create golden AMIs, and/or secure docker containers that can be provisioned in life cycle environments such Development, QA and Production environments. The candidates should have worked on automation of installations and configurations of vendor products in on-prem and cloud environments. In addition, the candidate should have knowledge and passion to keep up with the evolving AWS automation tools and best practices. Work closely with enterprise DevOps and cloud engineering teams.

Required: Ideal candidate will have large majority of the following skills:

  • Overall 8+ years of information technology experience
  • 4+ years of DevOps
  • 5+ years of any scripting at expert level (must include reasonably good Python)
  • Strong Linux operation system skills/understanding
  • Experience with any (all a plus): AWS Cloud Formation, Lambda Functions, Boto 3 libraries, AWS CLI, etc.
  • A good understanding of AWS network concepts such as VPC, Subnets, Security Groups, IAM policies.
  • Solid experience with one of the configuration tools such as Puppet, Ansibe or Chef
  • Should have experience in Jenkins and/or equivalent tools
  • Should have experience in using version control tools such as GIT or BitBucket
  • Experience with highly available architectures
  • BS degree with computer science major or minor or equivalent experience

Desirable Skills:

  • AWS SysOps Administrator certification (Associate)
  • AWS professional DevOps certification
  • AWS security specialty certification
  • Linux administration
  • Solid experience with application installation and configuration of vendor technologies such as IBM Guardium, IBM AppScan and other enterprise information security products used for penetration testing, code scans, encryption ( X.509 certificate management is preferable)
  • Experience in monitoring, metrics collection, and reporting using open source tools.
  • Experience in integration of multiple systems
  • Basic networking skills and tools for troubleshooting
  • Experience supporting the complete application lifecycle
  • Experience managing many systems.
  • Experience as a developer for some time during career

Please send resume and/or contact if potentially interested.

Polly Fields

President and Sr. Recruiter

Career Strategies, Inc.

Virtual Recruiting Consulting

ofc.: 571-236-1775 in MD -10:00- 6:00

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Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • AWS network concepts such as VPC, Subnets, Security Groups,: 2 years (Required)
  • using version control tools such as GIT or Bit: 3 years (Required)
  • 8+ yrs of IT overall: 8 years (Required)
  • Jenkins and/or equivalent tools: 3 years (Required)
  • Linux (any administration a plus): 3 years (Required)
  • Puppet, Ansibe or Chef: 3 years (Required)
  • AWS Cloud Formation or Lambda Functions or Boto 3 libraries: 2 years (Required)


  • Citizen or Gr. Card or PR or EAD (no HIB's or OPT EAD) (Required)
  • AWS certificate (highly desired) (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Contract Length:

  • More than 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely