Cloud Engineer

Cloud and Infrastructure Services



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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton has a new opportunity for a mid level Cloud Engineer who is local to either Blacksburg, VA or Herndon, VA offices. *Hybrid with some work to be remote.


Join our Technology and Engineering Software Delivery Center and support exciting projects across Peraton in areas such as communications, space, cybersecurity, defense, health, and mobile. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative, supportive environment that allows you to grow your skills and your career while building experience in a variety of different projects and domains. You'll be a part of a team who will be responsible for the following, and other duties as assigned:

  • Design and develop innovative cloud-based solutions to address specific business demands.
  • Manage, install, test, configure, and maintain operating systems and applications to assure maximum availability. This enables a cloud system to run at peak efficiency.
  • Design and implement the whole lifecycle functions of the programs required to run and be run on the cloud. This is vast and varied but frequently involves developing the processes, optimization, and risk management tools that a project(s) requires to function properly.


  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience working as a cloud engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, BIT, MIS, or a related field
  • Ability to work with internal and external teams to define requirements, specify architectures, complete detailed designs, and oversee implementations.
  • Proven technical skills and a strong understanding of cutting-edge cloud solutions and architectures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must be local to the Blacksburg, VA or Herndon, VA offices



  • Prior experience working in an Agile software development environment.
  • Prior experience working in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and/or VMWare environments.
  • Experience with Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes
  • Experience developing Bash/Python scripts and templates necessary for resource provisioning to occur automatically.
  • Experience with Java, Groovy, REST API development, UNIX Shell Scripting
  • Experience with web development frameworks, database technologies, web services, and/or web application servers.
  • Discovering and implementing industry-standard cloud service offers, as well as processes and standards that ensure the most efficient use of cloud service provider products.
  • Prior experience providing mentoring to junior personnel.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and take decisive action and an ability to find innovative ways to solve problems.

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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