Principal Cloud Automation Engineer (AWS), Sterling, Virginia

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Sterling, Virginia

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United States of America


VA544: 22265 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22265 Pacific Boulevard Building CC6, Sterling, VA, 20166-6920 USA

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Raytheon is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment including introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. Raytheon is seeking Multiple levels of Cloud Engineers to assess, design, and develop an agile, DevOps oriented, cloud-centric, requirements driven, autonomously orchestrated architectures and environments to ensure the rigor, consistency, and continued reliability of mission critical environments.  This position is for an individual who fundamentally disagrees with the continued use of repetitive manual operational tasks over automated workflows, while trusting mature, automated resources to deploy any given system over manual deployment more accurately.

Responsibilities include:

Working with the Chief Cloud Engineer to develop advanced, leading-edge, cloud-oriented automation and orchestration architectures that provide rigorous, self-validating cybersecurity capabilities to a major U.S. Government customer

Working to help define and communicate a shared technical and architectural vision

Leading Agile Scrum teams in the system design and implementation of advanced, cloud-oriented autonomous cybersecurity capabilities

Interfacing directly with customers, stakeholders, and end-users regarding capability architectures, requirements, use cases, and stories to derive, develop and decompose next-cycle updates and specifications.

Full lifecycle oversight of requirements driven automation architecture

Required Skills:

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must have an active Secret clearance and be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

Ability to work effectively as a leader, in a group, or as an individual contributor

Scrum Master, Tech Lead, or Product Owner Experience

Experience communicating with senior leadership, either at Customer, VP, or Director levels

Ability to shape key stakeholder direction and influence outcomes through the analysis of information and identification of relevant facts

Independently driven, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

8+ years of professional experience in a technology related field

5+ years direct experience in either complex autonomous package builds, autonomous api driven backends, infrastructure automation and orchestration, event driven micro-service architectures, orchestrated infrastructure automation, or configuration driven deployments

2+ years of experience in either AWS or MS Azure

Strong working knowledge of either multi-environment autonomous orchestration, automation tooling, pipeline deployments, or software application integration

Hands on experience in creating or implementing either api driven workflows, event driven automation, autonomous infrastructure or autonomous software processes and workflows

Desired Skills:

Experience leading teams and projects at either the tech lead or product owner level

Familiarity with Jenkins, Artifactory, Jira, Git, Ansible, Chef, AWS lambda, terraform or cloud native tools like cloudformation

Programming experience (Java, Javascript, .Net, Python, or Ruby)

Familiarity with using, updating, and programmatically manipulating Linux and Windows

Experience with NTP, DNS, Networking, LDAP, or Software repositories

Experience with branching and release strategies, CI/CD Pipelines,

AWS cloud technology knowledge and implementation experience

Experience designing and implementing event driven microservice architectures

Experience in technical oversight of individuals and projects

Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) knowledge and experience

Experience with agile tools, including Jira and Jira Align

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

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Requires expert or mastery level knowledge of work area, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

May have deep knowledge of project management. Advanced knowledge of related disciplines within work area and

ability to identify links and potential impact on projects, programs

or systems.

Typically requires:

A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years

prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree

in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited

by local laws/regulations.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Awarding.




The salary range for this role is 112,000 USD – 236,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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