Senior Cloud Administrator ( Must have Active Secret Clearance)
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Sterling / Virginia
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SAVA Workforce Solutions, an Akima Company, delivers enterprise IT and mission support solutions to the federal government, serving the federal civilian, defense, law enforcement and intelligence communities. SAVA helps our customers strengthen national security, improve communications and collaboration and secure the integrity of their data, information systems and networks. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.


Job Summary: 

SAVA is looking to hire an experienced Cloud Administrator to support daily operations of a large, complex IT Support Services contract for one of our valuable customers, an important Federal Law Enforcement Agency in Sterling, VA. You will play a major role in the implementation, deployment, maintenance of enterprise systems and applications hosted in the government’s on premises cloud. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong experience in cloud computing (private and public clouds) and is ready to excel in a challenging environment where priorities from multiple stakeholders accumulate. 


  • Apply operational best practices that ensure enterprise level information systems are available, reliable and secure.  
  • Energetic professional who is a self-starter with excellent communication skills, strong initiative, and a robust technical understanding of cloud environment. 
  • Directly assist the contract’s Technical Lead and Tier III administrators with daily operations, cloud administration, system management and migration planning. 
  • Quickly and efficiently troubleshoot, identify, and resolve technical issues related to cloud hosted services. 
  • Collaborate with Cloud Architects, Engineers, and enterprise O&M teams to implement, deploy, and maintain platforms supporting essential mission services in the cloud environment.
  • Plan and execute projects migrating a myriad of enterprise services to on premises cloud infrastructure.
  • Evaluate readiness and daily operations through infrastructure provisioning tools, and provide feedback to cloud engineers.
  • Monitor and evaluate underlying Cloud Infrastructure performance, including analyzing cloud resource deployment summary data, monitoring key resource metrics, load balancing, and resolving operational problems.
  • Coordinate upgrades, changes, and fix actions for operational services hosted in the cloud, and develop mature alerting mechanisms to ensure visibility of systems' behavior.
  • Provide daily operational support of a global, complex, IT enterprise and contribute to key program deliverables.
  • Analyze system faults, review diagnostic tests, and troubleshoot underlying infrastructure to identify problems and future risks.
  • Work closely with the Enterprise Information Assurance team to implement best practices based on Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
  • Serve as the primary liaison between SAVA’s System and Network Administrators, and the engineers for the on premises cloud.
  • Participate in rotating 24x7 on-call support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in IT related field.
  • Must have a high-level understanding of cloud computing and specialized cloud knowledge.
  • 8 years of operational IT experience focused on supporting large-scale Windows based enterprise environments, including development, deployment and operations of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  
  • 5 years demonstrated experience in virtual infrastructure technologies, including VMware and Hyper-V.
  • 3 years of experience working directly with cloud technologies - related roles include cloud analyst, cloud system engineer.
  • Foundational understanding of network technologies (LAN vs WAN troubleshooting, VLAN identification & Cisco ACI).
  • Understanding of basic Linux and/or UNIX Operating System maintenance.
  • Demonstrated experience in Windows Server 2012/2016 administration.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively, and cooperatively, as a member of a team, but also work independently and apply sound judgment and effective work prioritization without direct supervision.
  • Capable of reviewing existing processes and identifying possible process improvements.
  • Must achieve an agency suitability clearance, including drug history screening.

Desired Skills:

  • VCP, C/ASEP, NCP, MCSA/E, or CCNA/P/IE Datacenter

  • Prior experience with SAN/NAS devices including NetApp

  • Experience with Cisco and HP blade systems.

  • Prior experience with SolarWinds and/or ScienceLogic SL1.

  • Certifications: ComptTIA Cloud , Professional Cloud Administrator (hosted by the Cloud Credential Council) and proprietary certifications, including Azure or AWS 



The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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