Task Force Talent is seeking an AWS Cloud Engineer with an active TS/SCI FSP security clearance to support a unique government contract. Our client for this role is a small company with both commercial and government sector customers. They work on very interesting, usually highly technical roles in cybersecurity, software development, data science, and related areas for well-known companies and government organizations. They have a high bar; however, they also have top compensation, benefits, and a strong company culture not found at larger firms. This is rewarding work that cannot be done elsewhere.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team to build, administer, and secure cloud environments, including hybrid environments
  • Design, develop, test, debug, and deploy new cloud tooling and infrastructure
  • Collaborate with software engineers, data scientists, analysts, project managers and other engineering groups
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support, and enhancements to systems and platforms
  • Write and update technical documentation

Further details will be provided to qualified candidates after an initial interview.

Target salary range is $145k to $180k, depending on experience level.

All positions are full-time, in-office, usually in a SCIF.

If you apply but this company is not a fit, we will consider you for other available positions as well. We have several clients seeking very similar skill sets.

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  • U.S. citizen with active TS/SCI FSP security clearance. (Sorry, we are unable to sponsor or upgrade clearances for this role.)
  • 5+ years of related cloud experience configuring cloud VPCs, subnets, route tables, and gateways
  • Experience scaling applications written in Java, Python or other programming languages ,
  • Experience deploying code in AWS utilizing solutions such as Terraform, Ansible, and CloudFormation
  • Experience working with cloud native technologies, Infrastructure as Code (IAC), and/or Serverless cloud technologies
  • Experience securing cloud environments per NIST 800-53 security controls
  • AWS Certification: Solutions Architect Professional or equivalent
  • Experience with cloud technologies used with ETL and big data pipelines such as Glue, EMR, HIVE, Spark, S3, SQS, and SNS
  • Experience with Kubernetes or EKS


Interview Process

The process typically involves an initial phone screen followed by technical interviews. Contigent offers are usually made quickly, within a week or two. Depending on the level of experience and terms of the contract, additional interviews may be required with a prime contractor/partners or the end customer.


About us:

Task Force Talent is a specialized recruiting firm for science, engineering, and security careers. Our clients include seed to Series B startups working on AI, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and other novel technologies. We also work with small to medium size government contractors, and we help leading venture capital firms find talent for their portfolio companies. We have hundreds of jobs available and consider all applicants for all roles, now and in the future. Our goal is to find the best fit for you!

If you don't see the perfect fit, simply use our general application at: https://taskforcetalent.breezy.hr/p/5bbc3c44433e-single-application-for-all-jobs-general