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Applied Research Associates, Inc. Senior Cloud Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

DescriptionIf you want to accelerate your career growth and are passionate about applyingyour expertise to solve problems of national importance then we have the jobyou are looking for! You will be able to achieve your personal andprofessional goals in a stable environment that emphasizes and rewards theentrepreneurial spirit.You will be part of a multi-disciplinary collaborative team of cloud,DevOps, hardware, software and security engineers to design and implementa secure cloud-based software development environment. You will be part of ouremployee-owned international research and engineering company. ARA isrecognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex andchallenging problems in the physical sciences, and you will be on this team.You will design and implement an architecture that:Uses Red Hat's Kubernetes distribution OpenShift as the foundationAutomated access to a suite of shared services, including softwaredevelopment toolsAutomated deployment and upgrades of the environment using infrastructure andconfiguration as codeAutomated compliance on restrictions to cloud servicesYou will work with customers to understand and elicit requirements and buildintuitive, interactive, and flexible solutions to complex problemsYou will be working closely with a multi-disciplinary collaborative team so ateam player personality and excellent written/oral communication skills willbe essentialSenior Cloud Engineer Requirements for the position are as follows:Due to the work you'll perform and interactions with the intelligencecommunity and DoD programs you will need to be eligible to apply for and holda US security clearance (selected applicants will undergo a securityinvestigation and must meet eligibility requirements at the time ofemployment)7 - 9 years of relevant cloud experience with Bachelor's in ComputerScience, IT, or a related field OR 5-7 years of relevant experience withMaster'sExperience deploying and administering KubernetesExperience with AWS or AzureExperience with IaC/CaC technologies such as Terraform, Ansible, etc.Senior Cloud Engineer Preferences:Experience with Red Hat OpenShift or RancherActive DoD security clearanceExperience building and maintaining CI/CD pipelinesExperience with developing extensions to Kubernetes such as Operators,Controllers and Custom Resource DefinitionsExperience with HelmProgramming experience (e.g. Python, Golang, etc.)About Us:Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-ownedinternational research and engineering company known for providing technicallysuperior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physicalsciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was,thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. Weemploy over 1,400 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughoutthe U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense,civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation,systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.Around ARA you are equally likely to hear a conversation about Kubernetesclusters as you are a debate on merits of a reverse polish notation (RPN)calcuWhile this is all of the Year One and Beyond stuff, Day One is highlyimpressive too. These are things like our competitive salary (DOE),Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401(k) with matchingprogram, benefits package which includes medical, dental vision, flexspending, telehealth services, company-paid life and disability insuranceincluding paid maternity disability leave through our company-paid short-termdisability benefit, domestic partner coverage, dependent care flexspending, daycare discounts, pet insurance, relocation opportunities,floating holidays, tuition reimbursement, professional development as wellas flexible schedules with remote/work from home options. ARA also pridesourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation and experimentatio