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Job Summary

SkyePoint Decisions
Washington, DC 20006
Computer/IT Services
Job Type
Full Time

AWS System Engineer

About the Job


We are looking for a AWS Systems Engineer to add to our growing government technology team.

  • The work location is NW D.C.
  • Candidate MUST have an active Secret or Top Secret security clearance.


The AWS Systems Engineer’s role is to support the development, integration, and implementation of a state of the art cloud-based global information delivery environment that will support over 80,000 users in almost every country in the world. This role requires strong experience with implementing Microsoft Windows Server based solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will be part of a larger team and will be assigned tasks from senior staff and will be required to provide Tier 3 level support for the system owners of the applications running on AWS. You will also be responsible for providing system design documentation detailing the logical implementation, communication flow that is used in the system and instructions for system owners to operate and manage the AWS based solutions. Additional duties include experience managing technology transitions, and integrating multiple technologies to support growth and innovation.  Excellent written communication and customer service skills are required. 

Required Qualifications:

To be considered for this role, the candidate must meet the following requirements/qualifications (items are required unless noted otherwise):  

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field; or additional job experience equivalent.
  • 3 to 5+ years in technical roles supporting technology projects and programs for federal government or large enterprise environment
  • Experience providing AWS administrative support  
  • Experience with AWS services and deployments for S3, RDS, Glacier, Redshift, etc.)
  • Experience with various EC2 systems and AWS in general (VPC, Security Groups, Route Tables, AWS CLI API, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of the management, administration and security of cloud-based services (primarily AWS) including connectivity and performance; cloud experience in federal government environments is a very strong plus
  • Experience as a Systems Engineer on programs that encompass requirements development and multiple technology / systems integration
  • Experience with Microsoft technologies with an emphasis on Windows Server technologies (Server 2008 & 2012, Active Directory, System Center 2012, etc.)
  • Experience in automated system build and PowerShell scripts is a strong plus
  • An understanding of IP networking; encapsulation, addressing, routing, switching, service and application protocols, VPNs, troubleshooting, monitoring, performance management, scalability
  • Some knowledge of VMware/VDI and related virtualization technologies as they relate and may be utilized to support cloud information delivery solutions
  • Solid troubleshooting skills and exceptional ability to work in a cooperative team environment to formulate complex technical security solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Certifications in AWS; Microsoft; VMWare; Cisco
  • Public/Private/Hybrid cloud performance challenges and their solutions
  • Any experience with software programming, to include: .NET (ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server), Javascript, Java, HTML/XML, etc.

Please visit the "Careers" page on our website (http://skyepoint.com) to submit your resume to this opportunity,  and to view of all of our open positions.


SkyePoint Decisions' core capability is delivering superior mobility strategies and solutions.

SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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