Sr. Cloud Sys Ad

Job#: 2025029

Job Description:

Apex Systems, a World-Class Technology Solutions Provider, is currently hiring for a Senior Cloud Systems Administrator on behalf of their client. Ideal candidates will have the experience below, please note only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Position: Senior Cloud Systems Administrator #2025029
Security Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Counterintelligence Polygraph
Pay Rate Range: $100-$110/hour
Duration: 6 Month Contract to Hire
Location: Denver, CO
Additional Details: CompTIA Security+
Day to Day Responsibilities: As a Senior Cloud Engineer/System Admin, you will be working closely with Release Trains, Agile Teams, Security, and the rest of the Systems Team by providing and maintaining the environments needed to develop and fielding advanced intelligence capabilities. This includes configuration management of hardware and software environment, supporting the Desktop development environment, providing cloud solutions, implementing infrastructure as code, and asset management and procurement. You will be a key member of the team, where the rubber meets the road, doing work that matters for some of the U.S. Government’s most critical missions, and utilizing the latest technologies in Cloud Computing, AI/ML, and DevSecOps.
More About the Role:  ?

  • Build and maintain infrastructure as code for cloud-based services
  • Procure, build, and maintain configuration management for on-prem hardware
  • Provide and maintain standard Linux and Windows operating systems environments
  • Responsible for asset management reporting and tracking
  • Procure, install, and manage software licenses
  • Assist in establishment, maintenance and troubleshooting of cloud-based and on-prem networking
  • Automate development and operation processes to ensure reliability and repeatability
Required Skills and Experience: 
  • Current Top Secret Security Clearance, preferably a Top Secret SCI with a current polygraph
  • Information Assurance/DoD 8570 certification IAT Level II or higher (like Security+) or willing to obtain within 6 months
  • Experience with AWS Infrastructure
  • Experience with infrastructure as code concepts
  • Experience managing unclassified and classified development environments including workstations, servers, and GPU assets
  • Knowledge on how to build, configure, and administrate all aspects of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 & 8
  • Must be able to apply security hardness according to DISA STIG requirements
  • Understanding of network configuration in cloud and on-prem environments
  • Experience with building and deploying Elastic Stack clusters for data and logs
  • Strong grasp of Linux
These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:  
  • Experience with Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, or similar IaC technology
  • Experience procuring equipment for government contracts and asset management
  • AWS Certification - SysOps or DevOps or Architect
  • Experience managing hybrid on-prem / cloud operating environments
  • Experience with CICD pipelines and GitOps (like ArgoCD)
  • Experience with container management/orchestration (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, RKE2) and/or Platform as a Service (e.g., Openshift)
  • Experience with Helm charts, Kustomize, and/or updating k8s manifests

Apex Benefits Overview: Apex offers a range of supplemental benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and other insurance plans that offer an optional layer of financial protection. We offer an ESPP (employee stock purchase program) and a 401K program which allows you to contribute typically within 30 days of starting, with a company match after 12 months of tenure. Apex also offers a HSA (Health Savings Account on the HDHP plan), a SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with up to 8 free counseling sessions, a corporate discount savings program and other discounts. In terms of professional development, Apex hosts an on-demand training program, provides access to certification prep and a library of technical and leadership courses/books/seminars once you have 6+ months of tenure, and certification discounts and other perks to associations that include CompTIA and IIBA. Apex has a dedicated customer service team for our Consultants that can address questions around benefits and other resources, as well as a certified Career Coach. You can access a full list of our benefits, programs, support teams and resources within our ‘Welcome Packet’ as well, which an Apex team member can provide.









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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Denver, CO, US

Job Type:
Infrastructure and Security

Date Posted:
April 16, 2024

Pay Range:
$76 - $110 per hour