Cloud Engineer - CIPHER - Open Rank

Submit Resume ID: 499386
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Cybersecurity

Project/Unit Description

The Secure Information Systems Division (SIS) within the Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research Laboratory (CIPHER) is looking to hire a DevOps Cloud Engineer for projects revolving around system networking and application virtualization in a security sensitive environment. Candidates must enjoy working with open source software and cutting edge technologies. Candidates will contribute to sponsored research projects and have an opportunity to interact with other scientists and engineers. Candidate should also have the desire to mentor and lead more junior developer teams, when appropriate.

Job Purpose

The Cloud Engineer designs solutions and resolves issues related to application virtualization and cloud infrastructure projects with modest levels of support. The engineer works closely with sponsors on iterative projects in a security sensitive environment supporting a wide array of management tools and system architectures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and support creation, deployment, and maintenance of cloud-based solutions for various software stacks
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for DevOps solutions that include Ansible and Jenkins
  • Serve as a subject matter expert regarding Agile methodology
  • Review code pull-requests and provide feedback to team members to ensure sponsor requirements and code quality thresholds are being met
  • Create and maintain documentation for code and system components

Additional Responsibilities

  • Understanding of core DevOps practices (Configuration Management, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Code, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Monitoring)
  • Demonstrated experience with common configuration management version control, build and deployment tools
  • Experience with modern cloud build and deployment tools

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a DevOps engineer
  • Technical diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, reproduction, and resolution skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret DoD Security clearance
  • Willingness to obtain a CISSP certification
  • Ability and willingness to work onsite 3 days/week

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Prior experience promoting the integration of security best practices into the lifecycle of products or applications
  • Prior experience managing a CI server
  • Prior experience creating CI server scripts and reports
  • Prior experience integrating CI servers into existing projects

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education and Length of Experience

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical area 
  • 3 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical area
  • 0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical area

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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