Cloud Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
Systems Engineering: Requirements Development
Security Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI with CI Poly
Regular Full-Time


The Space and Intelligence Division provides professional services to the US Space Force, Combatant Commands, Intelligence Community, and NASA. Our work includes enterprise architectural assessments, systems engineering and integration, test, planning and execution, cost estimating and analysis, acquisition support, and cybersecurity.  We are trusted partners developing approaches and concepts to meet emerging high priority needs, assessing cutting-edge technologies, and supporting capabilities for our National Defense.  Come join the fastest growing Division at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.!


The Intelligence Programs Group, part of Systems Planning and Analysis Inc.’s Space and Intelligence Division, is a specialized provider of systems engineering and trusted advisory services to the Space and National Intelligence community.  We utilize mission-proven, data-driven advisory tools and capabilities.  We provide highly technical support to ensure the government acquires cutting edge technology necessary for our National Defense.  Our portfolio includes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Come where you will be part of our high-caliber team!


SPA has an immediate or near term need for a Cloud-savvy Systems Engineer.  


Cloud Engineers support implementation approaches and plans to ensure optimum cloud performance and reliability across the servers, networks, and related utilities and hardware that comprise the cloud infrastructure. They conduct analysis and make reliable engineering recommendations to ensure six sigma reliability/resiliency of the cloud infrastructure. They monitor and report on cloud utilization and plan continuous process improvement.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supports the application of a systematic, engineering approach to the design, architecting, requirements elicitation, development, operation and use of cloud technologies and platforms for mission solutions.
     Leveraging software-, platform- and infrastructure- as-a-service to deliver GEOINT solutions.
     Ensuring optimum efficiencies for the utilization of cloud services


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with favorable CI poly at time of application
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program, or equivalent Junior level work experience as a Cloud Engineer.
    Junior-level working experience in government or industry supporting or leading cloud-based systems engineering efforts.


Desired Qualifications: 

  • One or more Cloud Certifications, e.g.:
    o AWS Certified
    o Cisco Certified Networking Administrator – Cloud
    o Cisco Certified Network Professional – Cloud
    o IBM Certified Cloud Solution Architect
    o MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
    o VMware Certified Professional (VCP7-CMA)
  • Citrix XenApp expertise or certification
  • Experience in Scripting/automation via PowerShell, VBscript, AutoIT or the like
  • SAN storage infrastructure experience (EMC in particular)
  • Microsoft Clustering experience
  • Microsoft SQL experience (installation, configuration, troubleshooting experience)


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