Position Description

AWS Cloud Architect
Location Bethesda, MD
Required Clearance Level TS/SCI with Polygraph
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Would you like to perform rewarding work while contributing to the success of an established, growing company? Navstar is an award-winning organization that has a proven track record of successfully providing IT services and solutions both as a prime and sub-contractor on mission focused IT programs. Our employees are integral players in support of mission-critical programs focused on our National Security. 

Role Description:

As a lead cloud architect on our team, you’ll design a secure, cloud-based text analytics platform to support mission critical operations. You’ll guide your team as they research the current environment and recommend tools and capabilities from various on premise, cloud based, and hybrid resources. You’ll share expertise with your team through leadership and mentoring, as they help the customer overcome their most difficult challenges in the cloud. Your technical expertise will be vital as you work with migration teams to develop and re-platform existing capabilities and build new ones throughout the cloud migration process. This is an opportunity to use the latest cloud technologies, as you look for ways to improve your customer’s environment using current cloud capabilities. You’ll be able to sharpen your skills in automation, cloud-based security, native cloud services, and more, while developing critical systems for the IC. As a technical leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to build cloud-based solutions to help your customers meet their evolving needs. 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • To be eligible for this position you must hold an active TS/SCI clearance with CI Polygraph.
  • 5+ years of experience with supporting operations and maintenance for secure information management systems.
  • 5 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community.
  • Experience with Linux operating systems and command-line interfaces.
  • Experience with scripting languages, including Bash, Ansible, or YAML.
  • Experience with the Windows operating system and Active Directory.
  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570 or 8140 IAT Level II Certification, including Security+ Certification, within 90 days of hire.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Experience with Kubernetes or Docker.
  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite, including Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience with Agile development techniques and ceremonies.
  • Knowledge of Site Reliability Engineering concepts.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • DoD 8570 or 8140 IAT Level II Certification, including Security+ Certification.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Full vaccination against COVID-19, and compliance with the Company’s vaccination verification procedures, is required for this position, unless the individual is legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

About Navstar

For 20 years Navstar has provided high-quality Innovative Technology Services and Solutions throughout the Intelligence Community. We would not have achieved the success we have without the best AllStar team; this is not just a place to work, Navstar is a community. At Navstar everything we do revolves around listening to both our customers and employees, delivering the results they expect, and being a trusted partner as both a prime and subcontractor. We have proven track record of successfully providing innovative technology services and solutions on highly mission-focused programs; all while enjoying what we do at the same time. Security is our priority; together, we will make the nation a safer place.

Benefits at Navstar

  • Highly Competitive Health Care Premiums, including 100% employer paid for employee
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Generous PTO and Federal Holiday Paid Leave
  • Employer Paid STD/LTD
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K plan and Employer Match
  • Referral and Opportunity Referral Programs
  • Professional Development Assistance

Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Navstar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, U.S. veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.