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SMX Cloud Engineer (DevSecOps) (1318) in Topeka, Kansas

Cloud Engineer (DevSecOps) (1318)at SMX(View all jobs) (https://www.smxtech.com/careers/)

United States

Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

Smartronix is seeking a driven and talented DevSecOps Cloud Engineer to join our thriving Cloud Services business unit and work with some of the best Cloud Architects and Cloud Engineers in the market. This individual will bring a strong trouble-shooting background, generalist technical skill set, and the ability to build automated security into our customer’s solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take direction from, and provide clear and timely updates to, Project Lead or Project Manager

  • Deploy and configure cloud services according to best practice (e.g.: EC2, VPC, RDS, IAM, CloudFront, Route53, CloudWatch, KMS, Redshift, S3 and Glacier, Kinesis)

  • Identify opportunities for security automation and implement security-as-code or compliance-as-code solutions

  • Proactively identify potential security and compliance issues and work to resolve

  • Identify system or performance issues, and develop resolutions

  • Implement compliance automation solutions

  • Participate in troubleshooting of infrastructure and/or application related issues

  • Produce well-written technical project documentation and operational runbooks

  • Participate in change management processes

  • Maintain core working hours but remain flexible to support after-hours maintenance and escalations (as necessary)

  • Participate as a team player capable of high performance and flexibility in a dynamic working environment

  • Take ownership of issues and act with high sense of urgency when required

  • Improve CI/CD tools integration/operations and full automation of CI/testing

  • Troubleshoot issues with CI/CD pipeline

  • Achieve and maintain AWS certifications

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and two (2+) years of relevant hands-on experience

  • Proven ability to dissect a technical architecture into engineering plans and discrete tasks

  • Proven ability to develop and deploy Production-ready AWS solutions through Infrastructure as Code

  • Strong skillset with CloudFormation

  • Collaborate with internal dev team to help end-to-end testing

  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools (CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, Git, Jenkins, etc.)

  • Ability to build code pipelines and support deployment activities

  • Ability to write scripts in JavaScript, Bash, Python, or similar

  • Depth of knowledge in security best practices, tools, and compliance frameworks (NIST, FedRamp, HIPAA, etc.)

  • A good understanding of foundational cloud components (e.g.: VPN, Direct Connect, IAM, CloudWatch, "cross account" capabilities)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with customers

Desired Skills / Certs:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field or equivalent technical experience

  • AWS Associate level certification (required)

  • AWS SA/DevOps/Developer Pro certifications (req’d within 90 days)

  • AWS Security specialty certification (desire)

Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.



SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.