Cloud Engineer (TS/SCI with Poly required)

Cloud Engineering Columbia, Maryland


A little about us:      

At Red Alpha, we are pioneers in shaping the digital landscape through cutting-edge cloud engineering solutions. Our dedicated Cloud Engineering Team is at the forefront of revolutionizing how businesses harness the power of cloud technology to drive innovation, scalability, and efficiency. If you're excited about pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the cloud space and enjoy a workplace that values both professionalism and a sense of fun, we'd love to welcome you to our team!               
Our mission is to empower organizations with robust, secure, scalable cloud solutions that accelerate their digital transformation journey. We strive to be the catalyst for businesses looking to leverage the full potential of cloud computing, enabling them to stay agile, competitive, and future-ready.               
Our Cloud Engineering Team comprises seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in architecting, deploying, and optimizing cloud infrastructures. From public and private cloud solutions to hybrid environments, we specialize in tailoring cloud strategies that align with our client's unique needs and business objectives.               

A day in the life:       

As a Cloud Engineer at our fun and innovative company, we're looking for individuals who bring a passion for cloud technologies and a commitment to excellence. Your ability to design scalable and secure cloud architectures and hands-on experience in implementation and deployment will be crucial. We value individuals who stay current with industry trends, continuously seek to expand their knowledge, and are adept at troubleshooting complex issues. Effective communication and a collaborative spirit are key, as you'll be working closely with cross-functional teams and contributing to the vibrant and inclusive culture of our organization.               

What you bring to the table:  

All of our cloud engineers need the following skills:                 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.               
  • Proven experience as a Cloud Engineer or similar role.               
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Oracle, or Google Cloud.               
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues.               
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.               
  • A TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.               

  For this particular role, you will also need:                 

  • 5+ years of solid software engineering experience.               
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate or similar.               
These are important skills to have, but not necessarily mandatory:                 
  • Understanding of distributed systems               
  • Strong understanding of networking, security, and infrastructure-as-code concepts.               
  • Experience with automation tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible) and scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash).               

Why Red Alpha?  

Every day, our elite customers are pushing through "the grind" to defeat the enemy, even putting their lives on the line for our freedom. Rise to the occasion with us to deliver engineering excellence, to match their dedication to this nation. Join us as we bring digital transformation to the fight.                 
Some of our perks and benefits:                 
  • You can retire sooner rather than planned: Get closer to retirement with up to 12% in 401k contributions.
  • You can have a career AND a life: Enjoy up to 5 weeks of leave (25 days of personal time off) and 11 paid floating holidays.
  • You can stay at your best: As a member, we'll pay 100% of your premiums for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. We'll also pay the majority of the premiums for your family.
  • Free access to a fully equipped state of the art gym!
  • $300 per year in company branded merchandise (Under Armour, Nike, Carhartt, YETI, etc.)
  • Fun events throughout the year including a holiday gala, whisky tastings, fall festivals, happy hours, and more.