Senior Cloud Engineer

Job Locations US-DC
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*Technical Consulting


Acuity is seeking to hire a Cloud Engineer.


In this role you will be the relied upon and go-to person for Cloud Engineering solutions. As a Cloud Engineer you will provide professional and technical design, implementation and operational services to assist Acuity, Inc. customers to deploy solutions using cloud computing services. You will be responsible for technical- and security-aspects of system design and subsequent implementation. You will configure tools to meet the business, policy and security risk tolerance of our demanding customers. You will engage with business and security analysts to document how required security controls are met through tools and associated implementation. You will also operate tools until transitioned to operations.


  • Determine customer business requirements and applicable regulations, security policy and standards that provide foundation for design.
  • Build and automate CI/CD pipeline, infrastructure, and service deployment leveraging scripting capabilities and infrastructure-as-code best practices to promote push-button provisioning and repeatability
  • Collaborate with the development team to understand their evolving needs and to improve the automation capabilities.
  • Engineering and designing solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS), and meet relevant security regulations, controls and policy.
  • Determine how to leverage services from cloud providers and identify gaps that must be met through other tools, software, or 3rd party services.
  • Implement tools/services ranging from OS hardening, ACL/NACL flow control, web application firewalls, SIEM (e.g, Splunk), intrusion detection, and vulnerability management.
  • Implement the design installing, configuring and testing cloud services and associated 3rd party services and software.
  • Work with Continuous Integration/Configuration platforms and tools to automate infrastructure provisioning and deployment flow.
  • Participate in assessment of system security controls to validate control implementation and identify weaknesses.
  • Use tools such as discovery, vulnerability assessment and policy audit tools to evaluate systems for vulnerabilities. Review results and implement fixes or risk mitigation.
  • Identifying new and innovative ways to use existing tool sets to automate security management, monitoring and related processes to reduce risk and costs.


  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 7+ years of professional experience in IT/network engineering, security engineering, system administration or security operations.
  • Must have experience with AWS IaaS and Managed Services
  • Must possess both certifications: AWS DevOps Administrator and AWS Cloud Practioner
  • Proficient in developing and implementing policies for the use of AWS cloud services, managing requests for new technology, establishing a secure cloud environment, and ensuring appropriate availability of services
  • Experience developing cloud formation and custom scripting via Ruby, Bash etc. to configure automation capabilities
  • Experience configuring CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, CodeBuild, or similar technologies
  • Experience with code analysis tools such as SonarQube and Fortify
  • Strong analytical skills with solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Shows initiative, presents ideas to overcome challenges, self-starter
  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn and apply, team player


Clearance Requirement

  • Must have an Active DOD Secret clearance or higher

Acuity is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.




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