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Senior Cloud Engineer-Hybrid

At ARA, we strive to hire valuable colleagues with not only the right skills but also demonstrate our core values of passion, freedom, service and growth. As a cloud engineer on our team, you are the backbone of our strategic initiatives and will be responsible for developing technology critical to the success of our projects as well as national security.

You will be working on a team that is building a cloud-based development environment. You will work with a multi-disciplinary collaborative team of hardware, software engineers, and security specialists to design and implement a secure cloud-based software development and maintenance environment. You will be part of our employee-owned international research and engineering company. ARA is recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences, and you will be on this team.

Senior Cloud Engineer Required Experience & Skills:
• Active Secret Clearance
• BS or higher in computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, or a related technical field along with 8+ years of relevant work experience. Equivalent professional experience (at least 14 years) will be considered for talented candidates without a degree
• Team player with excellent communication skills
• Ability to break down larger goals into manageable technical tasks
• Mentor junior members of the team
• Relocation to San Antonio, TX, or Fort Worth, TX; this position involves minimal travel for collaboration with customers and partners

Preferred Experience & Skills as a Senior Cloud Engineer:
Above all, we value passion, a desire to learn, and teamwork. We are confident that if you possess the right attitude, work ethic, and skillset you could succeed in the role. In addition to the experience and skills above, if you have any of the following you will be able to accelerate your effectiveness and impact.
• Experience with Kubernetes
• Experience setting up cloud services
• Experience administering Linux and/or Windows servers
• Experience with infrastructure automation (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Salt)
• Experience developing CI/CD pipelines

About Us:
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA also prides ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.

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• 8 year(s): Relevant Work Experience

• Bachelors or better in Computer Science or related field

Licenses & Certifications
• Secret Clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)