EY Government & Public Sector – Senior - Technology Consulting - Cloud Engineer - SECRET CLEARANCE - Tysons, VA in McLean, Virginia

Government & Public Sector – Senior - Technology Consulting - Cloud Engineer - SECRET CLEARANCE - Tysons, VA


Requisition # MCL003Y9

Post Date Nov 13, 2018

Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) US Government and Public Sector (GPS) practice is a robust and emerging practice with tremendous potential for growth - and we are prepared to tap into that potential. Our US GPS practice combines an understanding of the public sector’s diverse needs, focused on delivering improved public services, with private sector leading practices. We respond to our client’s issues by bringing together highly skilled professionals across Advisory, Assurance, Tax and Transaction Advisory services. This integrated approach facilitates multidimensional support and flexibility to meet our clients changing needs.

We are seeing tremendous growth within the GPS team and there is a great need for rising leaders. Unprecedented challenges require us to be connected, responsive and insightful. Are you ready to join our team and help build a better working world?

You will join a talented group of professionals who are advising U.S. federal agencies with digital strategy, customer experience, process improvement, technology effectiveness, digital architecture, program integration, audit readiness and financial management, to name only a few. As a member of our GPS Digital team, you will help our clients envision, design and implement a range of high-impact digital solutions and services involving mobile technologies, customer experience, analytics, content management, cloud technologies and other services. In addition, you will work with a global team of digital practitioners on innovative technologies and help bring those solutions to market with our customers.

The opportunity

A Cloud Engineer is certified in cloud architecture and leans into intelligent infrastructure. They can architect network, storage, compute, IAM, and other cloud services in support of large-scale system deliveries. A Cloud Engineer employs DevOps practices to automate cloud service creation, configuration, maintenance, and archiving to maximize system resiliency.

This role requires a champion of the “infrastructure as code” concept with the ability to architect a pioneering cloud solution and efficiently script repeatable jobs to minimize maintenance.

Your key responsibilities

As a senior supporting digital practice engagements, you will be responsible for supporting your team members with developing the customer experience, business requirements and strategy, work effectively as a team member; provide all necessary support to your peers and leadership, and be able to communicate and update team members on progress. In addition, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Cloud architecture planning and implementation to include IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings

  • Documentation of cloud service offerings – contribution of expertise to technical architecture diagrams

  • Interfacing with client technical leadership and communicating technical concepts clearly

  • Identifying efficiencies in service offerings and applying innovative solutions

  • Adapting infrastructure to client security requirements and understanding impacts across large-scale systems

  • Support business development activities for digital opportunities, including capture management, client presentations and proposal support

In addition to your client responsibilities, you will also be expected to fulfil senior-level responsibilities within the firm. EY senior support people-related initiatives, including recruiting events and interview nights. Senior are also expected to support and participate in internal, firm activities, including training programs and courses in order to stay current on training requirements and continuously improve technical skills. Lastly, you will be expected to understand and follow all workplace policies and procedures, including all applicable Independence policies.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Demonstrated abilities and success with identifying and addressing client needs

  • Actively participating in client discussions and meetings

  • Demonstrated abilities and success as a team member

  • Created a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members

  • Provided candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor's degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 2-3 years of related work experience; degree emphasis in Computer Science, IT or Engineering preferred; MBA desired

  • Certified Cloud Solution Architect with AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform

  • Demonstrated experience using Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or other similar toolsets for automation, continuous integration, testing, and delivery

  • Experience implementing DevOps principles

  • Proven experience scripting with Python, Powershell, or other languages

  • Experience managing code with Git or other repository

  • Experience deploying serverless applications

  • Familiarity with both Windows and Linux OS

  • Understanding of networking concepts and network protocols

  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL Databases including, but not limited to: SQL Server, Oracle, Redshift, SQL Data Warehouse, Cloudera, Hortonworks, HDInsight

  • Experience on Agile projects a plus

  • Experience on projects utilizing continuous delivery and deployment methodologies a plus

  • Active Secret clearance or higher

  • Proximity to the Washington D.C. Metro area

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Visual design experience preferred, including user interface development for Web and mobile experiences

  • Experience in user centered design practices and principles, including research & testing, information architecture, prototyping, taxonomy and other areas

  • Experience in agile scrum methodology and management tools (e.g., JIRA, VersionOne, etc.)

  • Experience executing project plans on large, complex engagements from analysis through implementation

  • Expertise in developing written and visual communication products

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of Adobe creative suite as well as prototyping software

  • Knowledge of major digital trends and platforms

  • Knowledge of modern web and mobile architecture

  • Ability to collaborate with clients and identify engagement follow-on opportunities

What we look for

Strong team work, work ethic, commitment to continuous improvement and a relentless commitment to EY values

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world

  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training

  • An excellent team of colleagues, dedicated to managing and varying your workload

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime

Join us in building a better working world

Apply now!

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