Cloud Engineer

Buchanan & Edwards Remote
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December 3, 2022
Buchanan & Edwards
Lorton, Virginia

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Within The Department of State's Information Resource Management (IRM) Bureau’s Messaging Systems Office (MSO), the Messaging Design (MD) Division and in partnership with the Department’s Center for Analytics, we are looking to hire a cloud and cyber security engineer with an analytical mind and a detailed understanding of engineering and cybersecurity methodologies. This role is expected to have meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure, and deliver on tight deadlines.

To ensure success, this engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology infrastructure using Firewalls, VPN, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy, and Security Audits. Top candidates will be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, security problems, and troubleshooting of the network.

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. You’ll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. We’re dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.

Clearance: Interim Secret with ability to receive a Top Secret Responsibilities:

  • Support the US Department of States’ Information Resource Management (IRM) team to plan and facilitate network optimization and improvements from Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Redundancy focal points.

  • Act as a cloud and technical cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert (SME) to meet current and future security design, and architecture requirements for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS implementations.

  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organization's data, systems, and networks.

  • Work closely with engineering team members across infrastructure teams and outside vendors to ensure that features and capabilities are delivered on-schedule and operated according to government security guidelines.

  • Troubleshooting security and network problems and respond to all system and/or network related security breaches.

  • Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls.

  • Provide research support for incoming requests and future requirements.
  • Participating in the change management process.

  • Participate in enterprise projects and advocate security, architecture, and engineering best practices.

  • Develop documentation as in system design, concept of operations and architecture diagrams.

  • Develop cloud security technical roadmaps.

  • Daily administrative tasks, reporting, and communication with the relevant departments in the organization.


  • 5-8+ years of systems engineering experience

  • 2-3+ years of Azure (or other CSP) experience

  • 2+ years of experience in an Enterprise security or Infrastructure Engineering role

  • Experience working with Government clients, systems, and applications

  • Highly-motivated professional capable of managing demanding workload and competing priorities

  • Self-starter with the ability to gather input from stakeholders and execute independently

  • Demonstrates attention to detail, efficient and disciplined work approach, excellent communication skills with a high level of integrity and leadership

  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and multi-tasking abilities

  • Experience with industry standards, services, and environments including but not limited to: Azure SQL, Azure DevOps, Azure Storage; Microsoft 365, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server (2016 or later), Active Directory DNS, SSL, Firewalls (Palo Alto), IDE applications, Visual Studios, VS Codes, Scripting Language (PowerShell)

  • Knowledgeable in Zero Trust Architecture

  • Certifications:

  • A+, Network+, MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)

  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Expert)

  • MCAAA (Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate)

  • MCASEA (Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate)

  • MCASA (Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect)

  • Cloud Services and Infrastructure

  • Microsoft Azure Commercial Cloud, Microsoft Azure Government (MAG)

  • Microsoft Azure DevOps Server & Service, M365

  • Azure Data Lake, Databricks, Data Factory, Key Vault, HDInsight and many more

  • Operating Systems and Servers

  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1,10 (legacy versions included)

  • Exchange 2010 & up, Exchange Online; MS Server 2008 & up

  • MS SQL 2012 & up; MS SharePoint 2010 & up;

  • Programs and Applications:

  • MS Office,

  • Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft VS Code, Azure Storage Explorer

  • Communications and Management:

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory & Active Directory Domain Services


  • Active Directory, PowerShell (Exchange, AD),

  • Networking and Security

  • Cisco Catalyst IOS, Routing and Switching; 3800, 9000, 4500, 6500 Series Routers/Switches

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer–Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.


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