Azure Cloud Engineer
Applied Information Sciences4.1
Reston, VA
Job description
As Sr. Azure Cloud Engineer, you will use cutting-edge cloud and data technologies to streamline services to our clients. Ensure that large-scale Azure environments are stable and that issues are quickly identified and resolved. Build comprehensive infrastructure alerts and monitoring tools and dashboards to gauge the health of system components. Implement innovation to improve efficiency of Azure infrastructure related activities. Serve as point of escalation for challenging and complex issue resolution. Join our team of Data and Cloud professionals and accomplish what others only dream of.
What You'll Be Doing:
  • Employ excellent client-facing and consulting skills to create innovative business solutions based on your network and systems experience
  • Guiding and leading the design and implementation of secure operational solutions and services across the client’s business and IT support areas with emphasis on production readiness and transition to an Operations team
  • Lead the design and implementation of operational capabilities and tooling (Azure native first) required for ongoing operations in the areas of:
    • Monitoring
    • Alerting
    • Security Controls
    • Backups/Retore
    • Disaster Recovery
  • Develop solutions integrating Microsoft Azure commercial clouds (public and government community) with services hosted on-premises and in other clouds
  • Design, develop and maintain software solutions/scripts to support automation of cloud configuration and administration
  • Design and Implement AIS cloud infrastructure solution offerings based on public cloud, private cloud, hybrid client environments, and multi-cloud environments
  • Support security audits, accreditation, and certification processes, and obtaining authority to operate (ATO) for cloud-based system architectures
  • Set quality standards for tools, techniques, and methodologies, advising on their application, and ensuring compliance
  • Design, Build and maintain comprehensive alerting and monitoring tools to maintain awareness of, and expedite troubleshooting of infrastructure related issues in Azure environments
  • Provide advisement to junior team members and customers on best practices for the implementation of Cloud components, tools, dashboards, and automation
  • Serve as point of escalation for challenging and complex issue resolution
Location and Travel Details:
This is a remote position with occasional travel once COVID restrictions are lifted.
Security Clearance and Citizenship Requirements:
  • Active Secret Security Clearance and willingness to apply for Top Secret
  • Active CI Polygraph or willingness to submit to CI Poly
Profile of Success:
  • 5+ years of experience in systems engineering and platform operations to support developers and business objective
  • Strong experience with production readiness and operation capabilities using tools like Azure Monitor, Azure Sentinel, Azure Automation, Azure Backup, Azure Security Center, etc.
    • Apply these capabilities to IaaS and PaaS services such and VMs, Azure Service Environment ASE, Azure Kubernetes Service AKS, Spring Cloud, etc.
  • Must be well versed in general infrastructure technology and understand public and private cloud concepts such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Experience with automation to Infrastructure (IaC - Infrastructure as Code such as ARM and Terraform)
  • Experience with the Cloud, Windows/SQL Server, PowerShell scripting, and virtualization
  • Experience developing, configuring, and managing cloud-based systems supporting enterprise web-based applications
  • Ability to manage Azure subscriptions and resources, implement and manage storage, deploy and manage virtual machines, PaaS services, configure and manage virtual networks, and manage identities
Desirable Skills:
  • Obtain or utilize certifications as part of continuous professional growth
  • Experience implementing secure and scalable hybrid cloud architectures
  • Experience with DevOps workflows using tools like GitLab, Jenkins, and others
  • Security+ or equivalent certification
  • PowerShell scripting for task automation; Infrastructure as Code
About AIS:
AIS, Dedicated to Our People

AIS employees can spend their entire career at AIS doing challenging, rewarding work and reach their desired level of achievement and responsibility. We offer the opportunity to move up, without the obligation to move out of a position where one excels. We are committed to our employee's success; however, they define it.

It's our dedication to our employees that inspired our leadership to invest in our future and become partially employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).

Our employees are our greatest strength, and we do all that we can to serve them. We invest in technology as early adopters, allowing us to create transformative and innovative solutions for our customers while exposing our team to cutting edge technology.

We hire outstanding individuals who are committed to curiosity, passionate about emerging technology, and who are excited to find innovative solutions for the biggest tech challenges facing international brands and government agencies today.

We Invest in Individuals Committed to Innovation

AIS is seeking professionals of a certain character and level of excellence. People that we can learn from and that we can help grow to achieve their personal career goals.

We are looking for:
  • Smart people with a passion for technology
  • Strong technical capabilities with a consultancy mindset
  • Close involvement with local technical communities
  • A willingness to think outside of the box to provide innovative solutions to clients
  • Ability to solve challenging technical business problems
  • Self-directed professionals
Our Core Values
  • Client Success
  • Continued Learning and Technical Excellence
  • Strong Client Relationships
  • Citizenship and Community
EEO Statement:
Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications merit, and business need.
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Company details


Corporate Address: 11400 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA


201 to 500


$25M to $100M (USD)


Internet and Software

Company Description
AIS (Applied Information Sciences) provides software and systems engineering services to government agencies and businesses across the United States. We specialize in cloud services, DevOps, custom application development and IT services. Our areas of expertise include: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Software Development, Enterprise Mobility, User Experience (UX), Business Intelligence / Advanced Analytics & IoT, Operations & Support, and Help Desk Services. Our customers include a broad range of organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies, state and local governments, as well as defense and national security agencies. Our analysis-driven approach to solving business problems – combined with our commitment to deadlines and budgets – results in successful projects and long-term relationships with our clients. We’re a top-tier cloud partner for Microsoft, Amazon and Equinix with proven capabilities and a track record of success.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    4.3 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    4.3 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.8 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    4.5 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.9 / 5
Company reviews
"AIS is one of the best companies I've worked for"
Former EmployeeLead Analyst
As a Sr. Business Analyst, I had the flexibility to perform the work at my schedule as long as I delivered and ensured customer satisfaction and engagement as the end goal.

"Great place"
Current EmployeeTechnology Consultant
● Overall This is a great company to work for. They provide resources to improve your knowledge and care about your growth within the company. They invest a ton into their employees, like myself.

"Ais is just ok"
Former EmployeeDirector of Business Development
If you are looking for a landing spot for a short trip. Not the long haul! There is nothing but lip service and not support. years before the pandemic the HQ was dark because no one came to the office! Nothing but lip service! Run don't walk!

"loved working for this Company"
Former EmployeeNetwork Specialist
I was thoroughly impressed with this Company and the owner. He gave advances and put on a great Company events Had the contract not ended I would have stayed on board.