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Classified Cloud Engineer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Vacancy Name: IRC71744




Job Title Classified Cloud Engineer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2)


Location Los Alamos, NM, US


Organization Name Sensitive and Special Operation

Cyber Security (SSO-4)

About Los Alamos

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world. Los Alamos is an area with unlimited outdoor opportunities. Near by Santa Fe offers world class dining, art, and culture.


What You Will Do


The Sensitive and Special Operations Cyber Security group (SSO-4) is seeking a motivated Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 (CTS-2) to serve as the Classified Cloud Engineer within the LANL Field Intelligence Element (FIE) team to secure and support classified cloud infrastructures and applications at Los Alamos National Laboratory in partnership with the Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (DOE IA). The Classified Cloud Engineer will be required to work both independently and with mission partners to implement and secure cloud applications across hybrid computing environments.


Due to the high visibility of this position, a candidate must demonstrate solid interpersonal skills coupled with the desire to gain business understanding from the Intelligence Community, DoE, and DoD program partners. A respect for DOE and IC cyber security practices is mandatory. The individual must be able to effectively judge and communicate both technical and security risk while under operational pressures.

Life At the LAb

  • Northern New Mexico has an abundance of wildlife, culture, and adventures. 

  • 58 Miles of trails around in Los Alamos

  • Los Alamos is rated number  county to live in the country by USA Today

  • Top 5 public school in the country.

  • 6 Ski basis within 100 miles of the lab

  • Hundreds of nationally recognized awards  

  • Voted Number One place to work for Women

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with Amazon Web Service cloud infrastructure deployments.

  • AWS Educate, and completed Qwiklabs may contribute towards this experience.

  • Demonstrated success following processes and procedures for deploying and maintaining Cloud Computing instances and services.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with cloud service orchestration tools, such as AWS CloudFormation or HashiCorp Terraform.

  • Experience working with software development, software quality assurance, enterprise IT, or cyber security teams.

  • Ability to respond quickly to changing technologies, user requirements, and security demands in a fast-paced and often changing environment.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with common software vulnerability auditing and compliance tools, such as Tenable Nessus, IBM AppScan, HP Fortify suite, Twistlock, or Veracode.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work with external customers.

Desired Skills:

  • Operational experience supporting software development efforts.

  • Experience managing Amazon Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

  • Operational experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible.

  • Existing DOE Q and TS/SCI clearances.


Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 4 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree in a technical field is preferred. Existing AWS SysOps or AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate certification or the ability to obtain these certifications.


Notes to Applicants: Travel up to 25% of the time is required.


Additional Details:


Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.