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Cloud Engineer / Cybersecurity SME (DOD Top Secret)
R6103It functional specialist
Washington, DCFull-Time

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The Cloud Engineer/Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) provides an expert level of functional knowledge to the project and team leadership in a specialized field such as business, engineering, IT Governance and knowledge management. Applicable functional areas include systems engineering, business process, quality assurance, organizational planning, configuration and data information systems, major enterprise-wide technology deployments, or strategic enterprise infrastructure redesign. 

This position requires a TS/SCI Clearance

This position requires IAT II+ or IAM III certifications - CASP, CCNP, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GSLC, CCISO, CCSP, CISM. 


Implements, manages, and maintains current/future Cloud Cybersecurity standards, best practices.

Monitors and implements Cloud Computing Plan for Operations (C3PO) practices e.g., receive, review, and coordination of intercepts, hardware reuse, and independent security assessments Support Joint & Co-Use Cybersecurity activities and information requests. 

Supports the sponsorship of new services and facilities as needed.


Supports Combatant Command and 4th Estate unique security inquiries and provides recommendations for tailored processes. 

Helps facilitate and prioritize interactions between CSPs and Government entities to prioritize the review of authorization packages.

Collaborating with system owners to identify and design topologies for custom business and scientific applications in any of the four cloud services providers.

Collaborating with engineering and development teams to evaluate and identify optimal cloud solutions.

Modifying and improving existing systems.

Educating teams on the implementation of new cloud technologies and initiatives.

Evaluating cloud services for functionality and security.

Identify, analyze, and resolve infrastructure vulnerabilities and application deployment issues.

Architect and demonstrate cloud solutions to potential customers with the benefits of migrating to the cloud.

Review documentation of cloud service providers and develop policies and procedures for using them in the enterprise.

Interact with clients, provide cloud support, and make recommendations based on client needs.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken. 


Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.   


MA/MS and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in a technical discipline or fifteen (15) years of recent relevant experience.


Demonstrable hands-on experience in one of the four cloud service providers – Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

Hands-on experience in the areas like systems engineering, computing, storage, networking, software development, and cybersecurity.

Experience in systems migration to the cloud and DoD Risk Management Framework.

Experience consulting with system owners on how to design, migrate, and optimize their solutions on cloud services.

Business process improvement/reengineering experience.

Experience with industry methods for process improvement, organizational design, or performance optimization.

Strong project management, solutions development.

Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to handle multiple priorities.

Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to assess business requirements.

High level of proficiency in briefing managers and communicating recommendations regarding status of project.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Superior customer service and relationship management skills.

Ability to effectively interact with management and staff at all levels within a multi-level organization.

Ability to proactively identify problems and effectively respond.

Demonstrated integrity and professionalism.

Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Access, Excel, Word, Outlook).

Proven ability to perform under pressure and to adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirements.

Broad conceptual judgment, initiative, and ability to deal with complex issues.

Ability to effectively work both individually and in a team environment.


This position requires a TS/SCI Clearance

This position requires IAT II+ or IAM III certifications - CASP, CCNP, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GSLC, CCISO, CCSP, CISM. 


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. 


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