AWS Automation Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
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Acuity’s innovation group, called the Technology Solutions Group (TSG) is looking for an AWS Automation Engineer to join their expanding team under the guidance and mentorship of Acuity’s Director of Engineering & Technology Innovation. Acuity is standing up an Innovation Lab, and this position will have significant impact on Acuity’s culture of innovation and leading-edge cloud computing solutions primed for U.S. federal government implementation. This coveted position will experience a great deal of flexibility and autonomy to experiment in Amazon Web Services (AWS) features, services, and concepts. The AWS Automation Engineer will exemplify cloud computing and engineering practices expected from other AWS engineers in the company and evangelizes industry and vendor best practices. 


The Ideal Candidate 

  • Adheres to DevSecOps culture, CI/CD best practices, and Agile processes and ceremonies 
  • Tackles challenges with an automation-first mindset and automates quality gates in various deployment pipelines to enforce team standards, security compliance needs, and code quality 
  • Is able to architect and deploy complex AWS infrastructures and has a bias towards serverless architecture, containerized deployments, and event driven architecture 
  • Is resourceful, self-sufficient, and can work autonomously  
  • Is a great team player able to operate in a highly collaborative environment as a high-performing contributor to a scrum or Kanban team 
  • Possesses the integrity and intuition to ‘do the right thingwhen challenges exist or persist  
  • Is able to communicate effectively verbally and in written form  


Job Duties 


By Day 30 

  • Support and maintain backlog work items found within Acuity's corporate Innovation Lab’s Jira board 
  • Manage, maintain, and enhance AWS infrastructure and automation used to win new contracts 
  • Support other employees with their AWS certification, learning, and experimentation needs 
  • Support Acuity's AWS Advanced partnership requirements 
  • Act as an AWS subject matter expert to the company in a consultative role 


By 6+ Months 

  • Serve as a technical partner to business development and the proposal group and help formulate IT solutions to solve government challenges  
  • Participate in government tech challenges, coding challenges, tech demos, and oral presentations, as needed 
  • Develop, document, and present pilots, proof of concepts, and prototypes deployed to AWS 
  • Push, drive, and champion the adoption of new concepts, features, and services available at AWS to the rest of the company 
  • Support various corporate AWS events such as DeepRacer, Jam, BugBust, and more 
  • Develop and deliver presentations on AWS and cloud computing topics to others at various events such as the AWS Community of Practice, Senior Management meetings, etc. 



Must Haves 

  • 3+ years of experience automating solutions deployed to AWS 
  • 3+ years of experience practicing infrastructure as code (IaC) with Terraform, CloudFormation, and/or the AWS CDK 
  • 3+ years of experience deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters 
  • 3+ years of experience automating Continuous Deployment to production without any manual gates 
  • Work location: Position is open for remote work with <10% travel to Reston, VA; or candidate can be located near office in Reston, VA 
  • U.S. Citizenship required with ability to obtain security clearance (Acuity will sponsor) 



  • Possess at least one active AWS certification, preferably one of the following: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate; AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional; AWS Certified Database - Specialty; AWS Certified Security - Specialty; or AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty 
  • Possess at least one Kubernetes certification 
  • Experience with the scaled agile framework (SAFe) 
  • Experience with AWS Top Secret and/or GovCloud regions 
  • Experience leading or supporting agile teams that are deploying several solutions to the AWS cloud 
  • Experience in technical consulting and/or government technology contracting 


If you think this sounds like you, we’d like to get to know you. Apply today. 



About Acuity, Inc

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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