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Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Defense Unicorns

Defense Unicorns

Other Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024


Role Description

If you are passionate about cloud technology and cybersecurity and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we want to hear from you! We are seeking a talented and experienced Mid-Level Cloud Infrastructure Engineer to join our dynamic team and contribute to the development and maintenance of our cloud infrastructure solutions.

As a Mid Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, you will play a key role in designing, implementing, securing, and managing our cloud infrastructure solutions.. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the security, scalability, and reliability of our cloud environments while adhering to best practices and industry standards.

The listed responsibilities are not exhaustive and additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the evolving needs of the organization. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is able to adapt and take on new responsibilities as they arise.


  • Design, deploy, and maintain cloud infrastructure solutions, including but not limited to AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Implement security measures and best practices to protect cloud-based assets and data, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards (e.g., GDPR, DoD, PII).
  • Collaborate with IT security teams to conduct regular vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and security audits of cloud environments.
  • Monitor cloud infrastructure performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement optimization strategies to enhance scalability and efficiency.
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, and deployment processes using tools such as Terraform/OpenTofu, Ansible, Packer, etc.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including architecture diagrams, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and system configurations.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to internal teams and clients, addressing inquiries, resolving issues, and offering recommendations for improvement.
  • Stay updated on emerging cloud technologies, security threats, and industry trends to inform decision-making, vulnerability remediation and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure engineering, with a focus on IaC
  • Strong proficiency in cloud platforms such as AWS, AWS Govcloud, and Azure, including hands-on experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools.
  • Solid understanding of IT security principles, practices, and technologies, with experience implementing security controls in cloud environments.
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python and Bash.
  • Experience with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) and microservices architecture is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues and implement effective solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Certified Cloud Security Professional, or Azure Security Engineer Associate) are desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

Must Haves: (based on gov contract requirements, privileged access, CUI & export-controlled data access):

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Hold a security clearance / Eligible to apply for a security clearance
  • Possess a DoD 8570 IAT II Certification (or able to obtain w/in 6 months of start date, offer contingent upon obtaining cert)

Travel Expectations/Requirements: 5%-10% - This is a remote US based position. Travel would consist of company retreats and team building events/conference attendance.

Full compensation packages are based on candidate experience. Compensation ranges are established using national benchmarking data and apply across all geographic locations within the United States.

Remote - USA
$139,100$195,000 USD

Who We Are

Defense Unicorns delivers mission value by streamlining software delivery so our customers can focus on the most important challenges. We share a vision of freedom and security for the advancement of progress and innovation. Our commitment to this vision, and to our mission-driven customers, means a commitment to speed, user experience and optionality, without compromising security. Our team is composed of innovators, software engineers, and veterans with decades of experience delivering technology programs across the federal market.

What We Do

We create and deliver secure solutions for continuous software integration and delivery. Defense Unicorns consolidates the best practices for security pipelines, testing, and deployment automation in order to meet the high security requirements valued by mission owners. Our solutions are agnostic by design and we believe that growing a robust ecosystem of secure, cloud-native software solutions can help enterprise customers inside and outside the federal market buy and integrate software more easily.

Who We Serve

Defense Unicorns’ customers are mission-focused leaders across public and private enterprises. We proudly support defense and civil agencies across the U.S. government and we work closely with the creators of leading-edge software solutions to deliver value to the mission-owner by improving the security and consumability of commercial software products.

What We Work On

  • Kubernetes
  • Cloud Environments (AWS/GCP and Azure)
  • Infrastructure-as-code (like Terraform/Pulumi)
  • Continuous Delivery and automation tooling
  • GitOps
  • Containers
  • CNCF projects and open source products and packages
  • Helm/Kustomize-Value Stream Mapping
  • Building and improving security delivery
  • Building Kubernetes and cloud native applications

Benefits Our Unicorns Enjoy


  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Premiums are 100% Company Paid
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance


  • 401k with Employer Contribution (Regardless of Employee Contribution)
  • Company Stock Options
  • Home Office Setup Budget


  • Unlimited paid time off, with a mandatory 10 days off on top of 11 federal government holidays, week of Thanksgiving, last two weeks of December (including New Year’s Day)
  • Paid Parental Leave


  • Reimbursement for approved trainings/subscriptions
  • Conferences (travel, lodging, and fees)

Defense Unicorns is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.