Position Description

AWS Cloud Lead Programmer / Programmer
Work Location Suitland, MD
Exemption Status Exempt
Full Time or Part Time Full time
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The Operations, Maintenance and Sustainment (OMS) contract is a single-award, Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract directly supports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) out of their facilities in College Park and Suitland, MD; however, due to the nature of the positions we are filling they are eligible for 100% remote work. The folks supporting the OMS contract are responsible for operating, maintaining, sustaining, and disposing of existing legacy satellite ground systems and for on-boarding new, next-generation satellite processing ground systems and capabilities. 

ERT is looking to fill multiple AWS Cloud positions to support NOAA under ERT’s OMS contract. The position(s) are full-time with benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, and 401(k), to name a few. If you have any of the experience and skills identified below, we would like to talk to you.

Position Description
Will provide cloud programming and software engineering support using industry standard software engineering techniques (K8, Docker). Will design, code, test, and document interfaces of moderate to high complexity. Will work with Government staff to coordinate science products, algorithm development and science processing. Will support scientific processing, the creation of Delivered Algorithm Packages, and other research-to-operations efforts.     
Will design and build CI/CD pipeline configurations to orchestrate provisioning and deployment of both large- and small-scale systems. Will design and implement fully automated enterprise pipelines using a suite of DevOps tools. Collaborate with team to develop, stand-up, and support a cloud platform using a variety of programming languages and cloud-native technologies. Will develop and implement systems using Infrastructure as Code (CloudFormation, CDK, SDK, etc.). Will automate cloud deployments, as well as build CI/CD pipeline to support cloud-based workloads.

Will deliver using Agile Methodology following SAFe practices.

We are looking for candidates for multiple positions that have a good mix of the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

AWS Cloud Programmers
Required/Desired Skills

  • Has a minimum of 3 to 8 years of experience working on Cloud Implementations
  • Good working experience in Linux/Unix
  • Track record with large cloud programs
  • Experience with the core AWS services - AWS S3, SQS, SNS
  • Knowledge and experience in Programming Language Python, Perl
  • Experience with Docker and container orchestration systems (Kubernetes) using ECS, EKS
  • Strong understanding of security best practices (using IAM Roles, KMS)
  • Experience with monitoring solutions such as CloudWatch and the ELK stack
  • Knowledge of writing infrastructure as code (IaC) using CloudFormation or Terraform
  • Experience with the serverless approaches using AWS Lambda is a plus
  • Experience with RDS PostgreSQL, DynamoDB and data modeling
  • Experience working with AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CodePipeline.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Agile development methodology

Other Skills/Certifications

  • HTML/CSS, Javascript experience
  • AWS Certification is a plus 

Must be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

Minimum education requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related discipline, or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred.

ERT is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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