Intelligent Waves LLC

Cloud Principal Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
ID 2020-2027
Regular Full-Time
Contract Status
Immediate Hire


Intelligent Waves, a rapidly growing Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has an immediate need for Cloud Principal Engineer to support mission critical work for our government customers. The ideal candidate will possess experience with Designing and Implementing Cloud solutions in classified environments – with background in Networking (Software Defined), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and mobility solutions. The Cloud Principal Engineer will be responsible for providing expert on-site installation, integration, operations, and maintenance of Hypori, GrayPath, and associated technologies.  IW will provide training and certification paths for well qualified engineers to become Hypori/GrayPath experts. The candidate will join the Research and Integration Division (RaID) of Intelligent Waves (IW).

Location:              This Cloud Principal Engineer is based at Herndon, VA

Travel:                  Limited local travel (Leesburg, VA to Ft Meade, MD) may be required and will be reimbursed based on IW policy, GSA Per Diem rates, and DoD Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) as required.

Security Clearance:          This Cloud Principal Engineer must be a United States Citizen and hold a current Top-Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility PLUS either a CI or FS Polygraph.  


  • Deliver end-to-end systems engineering services to customers - requirements gathering, design, development, test and documentation of cloud solutions
  • Develop solution to migrate existing technology solutions from on-premises to Cloud environments at multiple classification levels
  • Design and Document reference architecture for new Cloud environments
  • Research and Analysis of existing infrastructure and services to migrate capabilities to the cloud
  • Development of technical documentation to support integration of new & existing capabilities
  • Initial stand-up of Cloud environments – compute, storage, database
  • Security Hardening and Accreditation of Cloud environments
  • Support Agile Development Teams in migrating existing and deploying new capabilities in Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Develop customized solutions for DevOps (or DevSecOps) to meet customer needs
  • Develop project plans and schedules, identify technical risks, and support the customer in mitigating risks to the mission
  • Successfully execute projects, on-budget and schedule, and document/report project outcome
  • Maintain and refine routine and/or complex information systems and programs; train users in systems applications and interpret results, respond to and resolve user problems, complete technical enhancements and modifications of existing programs and maintain system files
  • Develop and update System Documentation
  • Deliver formalized and over-the-shoulder training on technology solutions to customer staff


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related scientific or technical discipline or 10 years of IT Experience.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and medical assessment
  • Must have minimum 5 years’ experience with the design/architecture, installation, and/or operations of hardware and software technologies below
  • Experience with DevOps technologies
  • Working knowledge of scripting language (PowerShell, JavaScript, …)
  • Experience working within a lead IT infrastructure role at the enterprise level; overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products.
  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience with Infrastructure as Code tools, such as Puppet, Chef, Terraform, boto, Serverless, or Cloud Formation.
  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience with application development and deployment on Amazon Web Services OR completion of Amazon Web Services training in AWS development, system administration, architecting or integration.
  • Demonstrated experience with state-of-the-art cloud-based, programming, coding or scripting processes, tools and solutions in a rapid prototyping, DevOps style environment.
  • Demonstrated experience recommending transition/implementation sequencing plans and success measures with the project level enterprise and mission perspectives.
  • Experience with systems planning, security principles, and general software management best practices.
  • Experience integrating, testing, and delivery of prototype code scripts which will run on both AWS and Sponsor services to demonstrate functionality required to meet current Assessment and Authorization.
  • Experience with Software-Defined Networking solutions
  • DoD 8570 Certification (Security+ CE, CCNA Security, CISSP, …)

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a diverse team 
  • Ability to communicate with executive-level staff, senior military leaders and civilian government officials
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • High-level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and mission focus
  • Ability to work multiple projects and rapidly integrate and support new customers/environments

Since 2006, Intelligent Waves has remained committed to providing quality engineering, operations, and intelligence solutions to our clients and it all starts with YOU.  Intelligent Waves provides a great and generous benefits package to include medical, dental and vision, paid PTO, life & disability packages. We also invest in our employees' futures by providing a contribution with vesting starting from DAY 1, technical training, tuition bonuses, and much, much more.

Clearance Statement:  Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, Intelligent Waves will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Intelligent Waves LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity protected veteran status and individuals with disabilities, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

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