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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior AWS Cloud SecOps and Automation Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Job Family: Cloud

Senior AWS Cloud SecOps and Automation Engineer

Looking for an experienced Senior AWS Cloud SecOps and Automation Engineer to join our Cloud Engineering and Migration team to support current cloud requirements, cloud migration and deployment of new requirements to the AWS Cloud environment for our federal customers. As a Senior AWS Cloud SecOps and Automation Engineer, you will work with a team of Architects and Subject Matter Experts to engineer/develop, migrate and implement secure cloud solutions using AWS. In this role, the candidate should have a strong experience with AWS services and technologies, application, server, network security, and hands-on automation experience. We are looking for a highly motivated professional who embraces the DevOps/SecOps culture and is a self-starter who can deliver AWS services with minimal guidance. If you are passionate about teaching, learning, automating, and working in a highly collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.

Job Description:

  • Develop automated operations with the responsibility for the design, development and support of all security services.

  • Manually or semi-automatically operate all non-automated operational security activities.

  • Participate on agile DevOps and agile SecOps cross-functional teams using AWS Cloud technologies and tools to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to the customer.

  • Employ Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) methodology to enable automation for building, testing, and deployment of applications.

  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with a diverse group of staff members, stakeholders, and customers

  • Lead and participate in sprint demonstration meetings and progress briefings to the customer; follow up on direction given by customer with action items, questions, documentation, etc.

  • Provide coaching, training, and mentoring to team members as needed to ensure consistency and adherence to standards relevant to agile release cycle.

Key Requirements:

  • U. S. Citizen

  • Public Trust clearance or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or a related discipline

  • AWS Certified Security Specialty Certification

  • 3+ years’ AWS experience in a SecOps role designing, developing, testing, integrating, and deploying and migrating security applications and services to AWS environment(s)

  • 3+ years’ experience with CI/CD to design and automate building, testing and deployment of applications using GitLab, SonaType Nexus, JIRA, Lambda, Bash, and other tools

  • 3+ years’ AWS experience implementing, migrating, managing, and operating security systems/applications to AWS environments

  • Must possess strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience working with senior level stakeholders and development teams

  • Competent communication skills, both orally and in writing to convey complex technical concepts to less technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

  • Must be able to work in a matrixed organization

  • Must be able to articulate security technologies and approaches to all levels of customer and contractor personnel


The Senior AWS Cloud SecOps and Automation Engineer is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Create, configure, maintain and document the AWS Organization’s Service Control Policies (SCP).

  • Create, configure, maintain, and document common AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) roles and policies.

  • Review all the customer’s and business unit IAM roles and policies to ensure leas privilege configuration.

  • Review all the customer’s business unit Security groups to ensure least privilege configuration.

  • Coordinate customer access approval and review integration and operation with general access approval and review systems.

  • Provide secure AWS Key Management (KMS) Customer Managed Keys (KMS) via a Crypto Officer role.

  • Ensure that appropriate AD users are added to AD groups that permit federating into IAM roles.

  • Provide secure remote access into the customer’s domains.

  • Provide threat protection and vulnerability management.

  • Maintain and secure the customer’s root account credentials.

  • Maintain the customer’s System Security Plan and related documentation.


  • 5+ years’ AWS experience in a SecOps role developing, testing, integrating and deploying and migrating security applications and services.

  • 5+ years’ experience working within a DevSecOps/SecOps environment, utilizing AWS services, solutions, and provisioning/automating AWS infrastructure, services and tools.

  • Experience developing, testing, debugging and integrating applications using Tomcat, Apache, Nginx, Java, Java Script, Python, JSON etc.

  • Experience developing, testing and integrating APIs / Interfaces using Java, Java Script, JSON, XML, YAML etc.

  • Experience developing, testing, debugging and integrating Web Services using REST APIs, XML, SOAP and other protocols.

  • Experience developing, testing, debugging and integrating REST APIs / Web Services using Configuration languages (JSON, YAML) and others.

  • Experience using traditional SQL databases including experience developing SQL (DDL, DML) queries.

  • Experience with containers/Docker/Kubernetes (and/or EKS).

Note: Remote/Telework options are subject to Client’s approval/guidelines.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT 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, or any other protected class.