Senior AWS Cloud Administrator


Senior AWS Cloud Administrator


  • Build extensive technical knowledge of virtual machines and applications operating in AWS IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments.
  • Manage instances of FedRamp compliant cloud infrastructure and services in GovCloud environments.
  • Perform high-level, day-to-day operational administration of complex multi-user cloud-based computing systems including user management, audits, patches, and upgrades.
  • Coordinate, schedule and perform software installations to cloud based operating systems, layered software packages, and databases.
  • Support and troubleshoot web applications. This includes deployment of Tomcat applications using AWS and utilizing application and server logs to identify and resolve issues.
  • Support applications hosted in an AWS cloud environment, including deployments, patches, security checks, and maintenance.
  • Upgrade and maintain operating systems and application software on LINUX (RHEL, CentOS, Linux) and Microsoft Windows (2008 R2, 2012 R2) platforms.
  • Perform software installations, including support for Open Source tools, AWS Marketplace tools & COTS applications.
  • Daily monitoring of the network, servers, cloud and applications to ensure full availability and optimum performance. Utilize software tools and logs to monitor network and system health.
  • Track and manage system certificates, privileged accounts, and database passwords.
  • Create and update documentation, including standard operating procedures, administrative instructions, after action reports for system outages, task status updates, and customer reports.
  • Support for system and data security requirements, and documented system artifacts required for security certification.
  • Implement and maintain encryption technology (PKI authentication, Vormetric, and KMS).
  • Set up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, troubleshooting, installing system wide software and addressing mass storage space requirements.
  • Make recommendations to integrate new custom and cloud software, coordinate installation and support operations.
  • Assist with application integration and troubleshooting in this infrastructure for a complex application environment, including management of dependencies on services, platforms, and other applications within the cloud infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot across multiple applications and create run books and playbooks for each event with the necessary escalation paths established.
  • Test, evaluate, and recommend next generation software applications and virtualized services for suitability for deployment on managed cloud systems.
  • Maintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures in support of Approval to Operate (ATO) certifications.
  • Train other team members in the day-to-day operational support duties related to cloud infrastructure administration and management.


  • 8+ years of experience as a Systems Administrator supporting Middleware and Enterprise Applications or similar role for large scale enterprise solutions.
  • AWS certification on Advanced Networking and/or Security.
  • Must have professional experience managing complex systems and workflow and complex projects with tight deadlines.
  • Must have acquired prior experience with government ATO processes, procedures, and administrative support requirements for AWS Cloud and GovCloud.
  • Full understanding of, plus 5+ years of compliance experience with, FedRamp and FISMA requirements and procedures for cloud computing.
  • 7+ years of experience with building AWS infrastructure or migrating private on premise solutions to cloud hosting environments.
  • 7+ years of experience in auto-provisioning of cloud AMI’s using Cloud Formation Templates and Lambda scripts.
  • 7+ years of experience with configuration management, cloud orchestration and automation tools.
  • Solid understanding of and experience with provisioning and managing infrastructure as well as applications in cloud environments, preferably in AWS.
  • 5+ year of experience with Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices in a Micro services environment.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tools (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible) and fluency in the associated programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python)
  • Extensive experience with Windows and UNIX/Linux system administration - administration within virtualized environments is preferred.
  • Experience with AWS Services; EC2, Cloud Formation, VPC, ELB, AWS Security, S3, RDS, EBS, ECS - or equivalent within Azure / GCP.
  • Knowledge of and experience with monitoring, metrics collection, and reporting using open source tools.
  • Ability to work effectively with both business and technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to perform cloud performance analysis and optimize distributed cloud systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to influence others.

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: November 05, 2021
Application Deadline: December 06, 2021