Sr. AWS Systems Engineer

October 27, 2020
Randolph Air Force Base, TX
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Job Description:

Leidos has an exciting opportunity for a Senior AWS Systems Engineer with experience working with cloud technologies, based at San Antonio, Texas.

This position is in support of the Air Force Personnel Operation Activity contract at Randolph AFB as the service provider migrates all Human Resources Systems from a large physical data center into a cloud (AWS) environment.
The Senior Systems Engineer selected for this position will build and integrate all Virtual Data Center (VDC) systems through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and investigate and analyze all activities related to infrastructure incidents within the network environment in coordination with AFPOA Cyber Security Division, System Administrators and other System Engineers under a tiered response structure.  Selected Systems Engineer will assist in determining scope, urgency, and potential impact and track infrastructure incidents from initial detection through final resolution. 

Primary Responsibilities:
Selected Systems Engineer will collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for use of AWS native services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage (S3) and Amazon Simple DB/RDS data bases, AWS Identity and Access Management IAM.
Develop, update and sustain AWS Information Level 2 and 4 environments.
Learn existing system capabilities and work to support the design of the new capabilities and enhancements (to include Cloud Migration and Analytics design and development).
Create, Maintain and Delete service accounts and troubleshoot and maintain system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products, deep understanding of monitoring AWS instances and services.
Experience working with administrator and service accounts and troubleshoot Creates/updates and Maintains system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
Assist in the delivery ATO’s documentation for IL2/IL4 environments, work with IA team to define, document and implement Security Controls.
Provide VDC weekly status reports to Contractor Program Manager and government representatives.
Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination
Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents
Report findings to management with recommendations for resolution.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience in lieu of degree, or Master's with 10 years relevant experience.
Experience planning, building, integrating and maintaining Windows and Unix/Linux systems.
At least 4 years of experience working with design and implementation of systems and applications at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Clearance: Active Secret required at time of hire.
Must be US Citizen.
Must have Security + (DoD 8570 series IAT Level II Certification) Sec+ minimum.

Preferred Qualifications:
AWS Advanced Certifications.
Scripting Experience: Python/Perl/Bash/Puppet/Chef.
Masters Degree in an engineering or Computer Science related field.

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Clearance Level Required:




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Systems Engineering

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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