Expression Networks is one of the fastest growing government contractors in the Washington, DC area. We are looking for an experienced Cloud Engineer to help manage our cloud environments throughout our software / system product lifecycle. You will be particularly responsible to implement, test, and support both production cloud environments for our customers and research and development needs.

The successful candidate must be proficient in developing and explaining the value of cloud computing technologies -- and be able to create cost models for proposals and customer budgeting.

This is a ‘multiple hats’ role, that requires significant interactions with the technical teams in the company and also closely with our customers. An important part of this role is architecting, designing, and documenting new and cutting edge cloud environments and enclaves making the best use of new CI/CD, security, microservices, automation, and machine learning technologies. In this role you will work daily with development leads, DevSecOps engineers, system administrators, and program managers to ensure requirements, features, performance, and availability are met in our deployments.

This role requires highly effective communication in verbal and written form, including significant writing of architectural, design, installation documentation as well as training of operations teams on the proper operation and troubleshooting. We are seeking an individual who has a good set of training, experience, and a demonstrated ability and self-motivated desire to learn and grow in the field of cloud computing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design, engineer, and administer cloud-based / microservices environments.
  • Work closely with development, deployment, and operations teams to ensure a smooth transition of systems through all program phases and into the cloud without gaps.
  • Evaluate and model cloud, non-cloud, and hybrid environment costs / resources / opportunity costs to satisfy program / customer goals.
  • Design and stand-up prototype and pre-production environments to quickly compare alternative architectures and recommend approaches that best balance competing tradeoffs.
  • Research, design, and implement automation and effective monitoring.
  • Document and present all portions of cloud environments for internal and customer needs - in all areas, such as: architecture, costs, scalability, CI/CD design, container management, security, maintenance, testing.
  • Provide leadership in the company for next generation cloud-based technologies through a process of continuous learning and research.
  • Provide a primary interface with commercial cloud service providers, customers, etc. as a cloud expert.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Secret Clearance required due to contractual obligations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Software Engineering or equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with designing and deploying cloud environments. 5 years experience desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of software development.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with tools and processes used for secure cloud computing.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of source code / versioning tools.
  • Understanding of artifact repositories.
  • Strong analytical / problem solving skills.

Highly Desired:

  • AWS certifications highly preferred.
  • Relevant certificates / trainings in cloud, container, and microservices technologies.
  • Government cloud environment preferred.
  • Microservices experience with at least one technology including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.


Expression Networks offers competitive salaries and benefits, such as:

  • 401k matching
  • PPO and HDHP medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Education reimbursement
  • Complimentary life insurance
  • Generous PTO and holiday leave
  • Onsite office gym access
  • Commuter Benefits Plan

About Expression Networks:

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Washington DC, Expression Networks provides data fusion, data analytics, software engineering, information technology, and electromagnetic spectrum management solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and national security community. Expression’s “Perpetual Innovation” culture focuses on creating immediate and sustainable value for our clients via agile delivery of tailored solutions built through constant engagement with our clients. Expression Networks was ranked #1 on the Washington Technology 2018's Fast 50 list of fastest growing small business Government contractors and a Top 20 Big Data Solutions Provider by CIO Review.

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