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AWS-Cloud Migration Engineer

AWS - Cloud Migration Expert

Washington, D.C.

​Must have active Secret Clearance - U.S. Citizen

Position Description: The Cloud Migration Engineer plans and executes the migration of infrastructure and applications from legacy infrastructure to public and private cloud environments

He or she will participate as part of a team that is responsible for designing and developing scalable, maintainable, highly available network architectures that meet business objectives and SLAs.  This is a hands-on position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Migration experience, particularly out of a legacy data center into a hybrid cloud (public and private) environment
  • Strong knowledge of legacy infrastructure configurations, public clouds (Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure)), and VMWare and Microsoft Azure private clouds.
  • Test and troubleshoot migrated systems on virtualized architecture
  • Develop, automate and implement operation best practices for the virtualization environment
  • Conduct performance testing of virtualized architecture
  • Integral to this position are the ability to quickly adapt to several functional environments, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to work off hours and on-call rotating shift for critical issues. Local travel to the client’s location is required.
  • Demonstrable ability to analyze systems and identify problems, evaluate data, design solutions to identified and defined problems, document data.
  • Development of  system, application, security, and network configurations (including network and domain migrations and upgrade paths)
  • Strong leadership capabilities, including the ability to organize and execute functions as a team leader
  • Provide expertise and content to a number of key written deliverables
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Competencies
  • Experience in medium-to-large-sized data center migrations to IaaS CSP environments, maintaining industry standards, and providing recommendations for emerging technologies related to the data center
  • Proficient with data migrations strategies including: SnapMirror, Storage Area Network (SAN) replication, Powershell, Service Management Automation, and VEAM.
  • Proficient with application migrations including facilitating post-migration testing.
  • Solid Cloud experience in Azure or AWS
  • Experience deploying or managing servers in large-scale, geographically diverse environments
  • Strong debugging and systems analysis skills to be able to identify and quickly resolve/mitigate issues
  • Experience with security best practices in server configuration, tool development, and access controls
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V, Docker, Virtual Box)
  • Experience with system monitoring
  • Experience with automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., PowerShell, Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Familiarity with Load Balancers and Firewalls

Required Certifications

  • At least seven (7) years of progressive experience in medium-to-large-sized data center migrations to IaaS CSP environments, maintaining industry standards, and providing recommendations for emerging technologies related to the data center.
  • Candidate should carry certifications of VCP, MCSE, RHCE, AWS-Cloud Architect
  • Must hold active secret or interim secret clearance.
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