Springfield, Virginia

Job Description

Position Summary

Alion is looking for a Cloud Architect to join our team in Springfield, VA and contribute to “Many Moves Ahead" on exciting programs for NGA.The Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer will work across Cloud Ops, Security, Development and Auditing teams to implement designs that allow for the vision of developers being able to quickly deploy applications that end users can immediately use.  

•    Coordinates the work of other Senior level Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer contractors
•    Promote methodologies for building and operating highly available, scalable services.
•    Assist in reducing and resolving production incidents (e.g. Site Reliability Engineering).
•    Look for opportunities to improve all operations processes.
•    Evaluate, build and modify automation for deploying and operating production services.
•    Create, assess, update and maintain documentation pertaining to Product Lines. 
•    Develop and design elastic, resilient and self-healing Cloud native applications
•    Crafting good documentation for respective projects and carrying ownership for the code and the instructional tutorials of how to use it.
•    Work with team members to design, architect and implement solutions across geographic locations.
•    Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.  
  • One year demonstrated experience in Site Reliability Engineering functions. 
  • Two plus years experience with AWS cloud services.  Five years experience finding and fixing critical, customer facing production issues.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect.  
  • Demonstrated  understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks).  
  • Experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.  
  • Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.  
  • Knowledge of APIs and RESTful services.  
  • Experience with different databases, including working knowledge of SQL, relational data stores.  
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and automations processes and tools: Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Fabric. 
  • Experience in the development of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby ideally in SOA applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments.  
  • DOD8570 certification desired
  • An active Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info (SCI) clearance with ability to obtain Poly


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

Springfield, Virginia

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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