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Professional Services - Columbia, MD

Location: Columbia, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Disrupt traditional software development in the DoD and help shape the future of DoD software development using AWS. You will be working inside USCYBERCOM with the team architecting, building, and sustaining Unclassified and Classified AWS development environments for USCYBERCOM and its service developer partners. This effort affords all team members the unique opportunity of working with bleeding edge cloud computing technologies in a multitude of environments and Amazon Web Services regions. We are the sole integrator on this effort and will be implementing the full stack including networking, AWS deployment, security, integration with other DoD entities, and more. Stratus Solutions is also in the unique position of having been the lead integrator of similar cloud-centric solutions for other government clients and has access to a collaborative staff of cloud computing SMEs for knowledge transfer and support throughout the company.  

Your Mission: Expand your cloud DevOps skillset with exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Enhance your current DevOps skillset by disrupting traditional workflows and processes using AWS technologies. You will be an integral part of a team of knowledgeable technologists responsible for helping to build a nationwide cloud presence within the DoD for unclassified software development. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services, and the underlying operating systems themselves, to efficiently improve security automations, aid collaboration efforts with software engineers, and streamline infrastructure processes.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Interact with various operating systems, applications, environments, and cloud computing platforms to create IT automation and orchestration activities
  • Use open source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases encountered within the project
  • Use coding languages or scripting methodologies to solve a problem with a custom workflow
  • Collaborate with others on the project to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem
  • Perform incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors encountered

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help build and stand up a game-changing development environment.
  • Well-rounded: You will need to bring in-depth experience across multiple technologies including scripting, development/test/QA tools, cloud, container, and orchestration tools, Linux and Windows operating systems, networking, security and automation.
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for both commercial and government customers.
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Significant experience with Windows and Linux operating system environments.
  • Expertise with Linux configuration management and system administration.
  • Experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell or Python.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • Top Secret ( with polygraph) Federal Government clearance is required. 

Nice to have:

  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services
  • AWS Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator Associate Certification
  • Familiarity with agile software development in Go, C/C++, Java, Python, or JavaScript.
  • Experience administering and deploying development CI/CD tools such as Git, Jira, GitLab, or Jenkins.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud services

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Columbia, MD

Stratus employees have been supporting the Cyber Immersion Lab (CIL), the experimentation facility for USCYBERCOM, for over 4 years. We designed the IT architecture, built the IT system, and now sustain and evolve the infrastructure to meet current and future needs. Infrastructure engineers working at the CIL have the rare opportunity to be hands on with a variety of technologies in a diverse multi-vendor environment where there are no stove piped lanes of work. We encourage team collaboration and knowledge sharing across the team to build a deeper bench of skills that benefits the whole support team.

Job Description: Security Engineer

Stratus Solutions manages USCYBERCOM's development and experimentation IT environment. We are looking for a candidate whose primary focus will be on the security of the infrastructure.

The candidate shall:

  • Conducts vulnerability scanning, analysis, threat assessments, and remediation efforts
  • Review logging and monitoring systems and ensure they are compliant
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend security improvements to the IT environment
  • Develop integration plans and lead installation of new security devices
  • Support Certification & Accreditation (C&A) SSP activities with knowledge of NIST security controls
  • Generate reports on system compliance for IAVAs & POA&Ms related to continuous monitoring activities
  • Manage security infrastructure with best practices (Firewalls, IDS/IPS, AV, Monitoring, etc)
  • Provide security recommendations during internal system architecture review
  • Provide security guidance to environment teams and users

Required Skills:

  • TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or IT- related field. An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree. 
  • 6+ years hands-on experience working with multiple technologies such as Networking, Virtualization, Linux, etc
  • Industry-recognized security certification such as Security+ CE (CISSP preferred)

Desired Criteria: 

  • Experience with deploying network monitoring tools, such as Security Onion
  • Experience with enterprise scripting capabilities, such as PowerShell or Python
  • Experience with networking concepts & equipment, including switches, routers
  • Experience with configuration management/automation platforms (e.g. Puppet, Salt, Ansible)
  • Experience with hardware and software certificate deployment
  • Experience with managing and customizing Splunk
  • Experience with managing and customizing SolarWinds Products
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience working in ever changing dynamic environments

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Columbia, MD

Stratus Solutions manages USCYBERCOMs development and experimentation IT environment. We are looking for an experienced infrastructure engineer to support the improvement and evolution of the infrastructure.

What you could be doing:

VMware vSphere and View administration
Linux systems administration and engineering
Cisco IOS and Nexus Routing and Switching
Cisco UCS administration
NetApp administration
SafeNet administration
Splunk deployment and administration
Solarwinds deployment and administration

Required Skills:

TS/SCI with polygraph (No CI or CCAs)
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or IT- related field. An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree. 
14+ years of applicable experience
Hands-on experience with Linux server configuration, installation, operation, and customization
Hands on experience with networking devices (e.g., firewalls, routers, switches)
Hands-on experience with virtualization technologies (VMware)

Desired Criteria:

Experience working in ever changing dynamic environments
Linux scripting or software development experience
Experience with configuration management platforms (e.g. Puppet, Salt, Ansible)
Experience with managing and customizing Splunk
Experience with managing and customizing SolarWinds
Experience with storage technologies/protocols (e.g. NetApp, LUNs, Fibre Channel, CIFS, NFS)
Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Professional Services - Fulton, MD

Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

The USAF F-22 Program has chosen Stratus to lead the design, implementation, and integration of multiple cloud-based environments for its internal use. This effort affords all team members the unique opportunity of working with bleeding edge cloud computing technologies in a multitude of environments and Amazon Web Services regions. This is a brand-new effort for Stratus and F-22 so we are entering on the ground floor – which gives us the complete freedom to architect a complete solution from beginning-to-end based on our recommended design considerations, best practices, and requirements from the customer. Since we are the sole integrators for this effort, we will be responsible for architecting and implementing all parts of the solution including cloud-based networking, infrastructure evolution, robust security, and process automation activities.

Stratus Solutions is also in the unique position of having been the lead integrator of similar cloud-centric solutions for other government clients and has access to a collaborative staff of cloud computing SMEs for knowledge transfer and support throughout the company. Stratus was explicitly sought out for this effort because of our AWS expertise, our ability to engineer innovative cloud solutions, and our close-knit partnership with AWS.

Your Mission: Expand your cloud DevOps skillset with exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Enhance your current DevOps skillset by disrupting traditional workflows and processes using AWS technologies. You will be an integral part of a team of knowledgeable technologists responsible for helping to build a nationwide cloud presence within the DoD for unclassified software development. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services, and the underlying operating systems themselves, to efficiently improve security automations, aid collaboration efforts with software engineers, and streamline infrastructure processes.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Interact with various operating systems, applications, environments, and cloud computing platforms to create IT automation and orchestration activities
  • Use open source technologies and tools to accomplish specific use cases encountered within the project
  • Use coding languages or scripting methodologies to solve a problem with a custom workflow
  • Collaborate with others on the project to brainstorm about the best way to tackle a complex technological infrastructure, security, or development problem
  • Perform incremental testing actions on code, processes, and deployments to identify ways to streamline execution and minimize errors encountered

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help build and stand up a game-changing development environment.
  • Well-rounded: You will need to bring in-depth experience across multiple technologies including scripting, development/test/QA tools, cloud, container, and orchestration tools, Linux and Windows operating systems, networking, security and automation.
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for both commercial and government customers.
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Significant experience with Windows and Linux operating system environments.
  • Expertise with Linux configuration management and system administration.
  • Experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell or Python.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • Due to the nature of the Federal contract for which this specific position will be assigned to, candidates are required to have US citizenship.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • Active TS clearance required

Nice to have:

  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services
  • AWS Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator Associate Certification
  • Familiarity with container orchestration services, especially Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with agile software development in Go, C/C++, Java, Python, or JavaScript.
  • Experience with configuring and deploying containers.
  • Experience administering and deploying development CI/CD tools such as Git, Jira, GitLab, or Jenkins.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud services

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation and amazing benefits that include top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank hours worked over target for use as leave within the same quarter.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should hire those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success, further their expertise and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open-door policy.

Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

The USAF F-22 Program has chosen Stratus to lead the design, implementation, and integration of multiple cloud-based environments for its internal use. This effort affords all team members the unique opportunity of working with bleeding edge cloud computing technologies in a multitude of environments and Amazon Web Services regions. This is a brand-new effort for Stratus and F-22 so we are entering on the ground floor – which gives us the complete freedom to architect a complete solution from beginning-to-end based on our recommended design considerations, best practices, and requirements from the customer. Since we are the sole integrators for this effort, we will be responsible for architecting and implementing all parts of the solution including cloud-based networking, infrastructure evolution, robust security, and process automation activities.

Stratus Solutions is also in the unique position of having been the lead integrator of similar cloud-centric solutions for other government clients and has access to a collaborative staff of cloud computing SMEs for knowledge transfer and support throughout the company. Stratus was explicitly sought out for this effort because of our AWS expertise, our ability to engineer innovative cloud solutions, and our close-knit partnership with AWS.

Your Mission: Help to maintain security accreditations and compliance for complex cloud-based environments.

You will be given the unique opportunity of leading the certification and accreditation process for a fully cloud-based software development environment. This position allows you the opportunity to begin security planning, consulting, and implementation activities at the ground level in order to build a fully accredited environment within Amazon Web Services (AWS).

A day in the life:

  • Lead and participate in the certification and accreditation process for a cloud environment.
  • Prepare, review, and evaluate compliance documentation.
  • Identify alternative and flexible documentation procedures to aid in security compliance efforts.
  • Communicate with government clients and Stratus staff to coordinate secure implementation methodologies and practices.
  • Perform reviews of security control statuses and work with technical staff to work through POA&Ms.
  • Author security documentation for SSP packages and work with designated approvers to move C&A process forward.

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • A “technology translator”: You will be bridging the gap between both technical and non-technical audiences and must be able to speak to each in a language they understand.
  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help to design and plan out a game-changing development environment from the ground up.
  • Well-Rounded: You bring in-depth experience across multiple types of environments from a security compliance perspective.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for government customers.
  • An effective communicator: You are able to successfully communicate in both verbal and written formats to client stakeholders, project leadership, and technical staff regarding the current security posture of the environment and necessary security deliverables.

What we are expecting from you (I.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Significant experience with SSP package documentation and materials both as the author and reviewer.
  • Experience acquiring IATT, IATO, and ATO accreditations within IC and/or DoD environments. 
  • Able to identify roadblocks and potential pitfalls with regards to the security compliance and accreditation process.
  • Knowledge of security controls listed within DoD 8510 (DIACAP and RMF), DoD 6510 and 8500 series instructions, and NIST 800 series guidance
  • Experience with IAVMs, DISA STIGs, POA&Ms, and related IC/DoD policies and regulations.
  • Experience conducting research and providing technical review recommendations based on known vulnerabilities.
  • Industry-recognized security certifications such as CISSP, Security+, CEH, etc. (CISSP preferred).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree).
  • Due to the nature of the Federal contract for which this specific position will be assigned to, candidates are required to have US citizenship.
  • Up to 20% travel
  • Active TS clearance required

Nice to have:

  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services

What we will provide in return:

  • Excellent compensation and amazing benefits that include top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank hours worked over target for use as leave within the same quarter.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should hire those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success, further their expertise and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open-door policy.

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps).

Disrupt traditional software development in the DoD and help shape the future of DoD software development using AWS. You will be working inside USCYBERCOM with the team architecting, building, and sustaining Unclassified and Classified AWS development environments for USCYBERCOM and its service developer partners. This effort affords all team members the unique opportunity of working with bleeding edge cloud computing technologies in a multitude of environments and Amazon Web Services regions. We are the sole integrator on this effort and will be implementing the full stack including networking, AWS deployment, security, integration with other DoD entities, and more. Stratus Solutions is also in the unique position of having been the lead integrator of similar cloud-centric solutions for other government clients and has access to a collaborative staff of cloud computing SMEs for knowledge transfer and support throughout the company.

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only realize the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to “empower” your career.

Your Mission: Become proficient in cloud security through exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Enhance your current cloud security skillset by designing, implementing, and monitoring cutting edge AWS-based security solutions. You will be given the opportunity to work alongside cloud computing experts in an effort to secure infrastructure and development environments while growing your own cloud security knowledge and expertise. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services, and the underlying operating systems themselves, to implement security controls, improve security automations, and help build an accreditable ATO environment from the ground up.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

· Collaborate with team members to architect secure solutions to complex technological problems
· Evaluate security products and recommend solutions for control enhancement
· Leverage built-in AWS services and custom workflows to build security automation
· Develop integration plans for new security products
· Analyze audit and log data for security-relevant events
· Perform vulnerability scans and work to increase automation of remediation efforts
· Contribute to Authority to Operate (ATO) documentation and hardening tasks

You will excel in this role if you are:
· Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools/services daily as you help build and stand up a complete security architecture
· A Creative Communicator: You can communicate with audiences of varying technical ability in a language each understands (This is a user-facing role and you will be working with a highly technical team)
· Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for government customers.
· Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
· Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual security processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):
· Experience working with a multitude of infrastructure security tools/products performing IDS/IPS, log aggregation/analysis, and vulnerability scanning functions.
· Experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell or Python.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
· Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
· Process oriented with great documentation skills.
· TS/SCI with polygraph required

· BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)

Nice to have:
· AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services
· AWS Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator Associate Certification
· Experience with configuration management platforms (e.g. Puppet, Salt, Ansible)
· Experience with hardware and software certificate deployment
· Experience with development of hardware and software VPN solutions
· Experience with managing and customizing log aggregation tools such as Splunk, NiFi, etc.
· Experience with managing and customizing system monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, Nagios, etc.
· Experience managing a distributed vulnerability scanning environment using Tenable, Rapid7, OpenVAS, etc.
· Experience with deploying and managing IDS/IPS systems such as Cisco Firepower, Snort, etc.
· Technical certifications from organizations such as AWS, Cisco, RedHat, Microsoft, etc.
· Industry-recognized security certifications such as CISSP, Security+, CEH, etc.
· Demonstrated expertise working with traditional networking elements including routers, switches and firewalls across multiple product lines including Cisco and PaloAlto.
· Experience working in ever changing dynamic environments
 

What We Will Provide In Return:
· Excellent compensation and amazing benefits that include top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.
· 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
· Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank hours worked over target for use as leave within the same quarter.
· Employee centric culture and a belief that we should hire those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success, further their expertise and grow their career.
· A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
· A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open-door policy.

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps).

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only realize the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to “empower” your career.

Your Mission: Become proficient in cloud security through exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Enhance your current cloud security skillset by designing, implementing, and monitoring cutting edge AWS-based security solutions. You will be given the opportunity to work alongside cloud computing experts in an effort to secure infrastructure and development environments while growing your own cloud security knowledge and expertise. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services, and the underlying operating systems themselves, to implement security controls, improve security automations, and help build an accredit-able ATO environment from the ground up.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Collaborate with team members to architect secure solutions to complex technological problems
  • Evaluate security products and recommend solutions for control enhancement
  • Leverage built-in AWS services and custom workflows to build security automation
  • Develop integration plans for new security products
  • Analyze audit and log data for security-relevant events
  • Perform vulnerability scans and work to increase automation of remediation efforts
  • Contribute to Authority to Operate (ATO) documentation and hardening tasks

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools/services daily as you help build and stand up a complete security architecture
  • A Creative Communicator: You can communicate with audiences of varying technical ability in a language each understands (This is a user-facing role and you will be working with a highly technical team)
  • Agile: Able to work as part of small team working together to develop a solution for government customers.
  • Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.
  • Focused on Automation: Wherever possible, you look for ways to automate manual security processes to increase efficiency, speed, and operability of tasks.
  • What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):
  • Significant experience with Windows and Linux operating system environments.
  • Expertise with Linux and Windows configuration management and security administration.
  • Experience working with a multitude of infrastructure security tools/products performing IDS/IPS, log aggregation/analysis, and vulnerability scanning functions.
  • Experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell or Python.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)
  • Active TS Clearance required

Nice to have:

  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services
  • AWS Solutions Architect, Developer, or SysOps Administrator Associate Certification
  • Experience with configuration management platforms (e.g. Puppet, Salt, Ansible)
  • Experience with hardware and software certificate deployment
  • Experience with development of hardware and software VPN solutions
  • Experience with managing and customizing log aggregation tools such as Splunk, NiFi, etc.
  • Experience with managing and customizing system monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, Nagios, etc.
  • Experience managing a distributed vulnerability scanning environment using Tenable, Rapid7, OpenVAS, etc.
  • Experience with deploying and managing IDS/IPS systems such as Cisco Firepower, Snort, etc.
  • Technical certifications from organizations such as AWS, Cisco, RedHat, Microsoft, etc.
  • Industry-recognized security certifications such as CISSP, Security+, CEH, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise working with traditional networking elements including routers, switches and firewalls across multiple product lines including Cisco and PaloAlto.
  • Experience working in ever changing dynamic environments

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps).

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only realize the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to “empower” your career.

Your Mission: Become a cloud capable system administrator through exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Enhance your current system administration skillset through managing and troubleshooting complex cloud-based solutions. You will be given the opportunity to grow your current mastery of operating systems and technical subject matters through infrastructure and capability support efforts on AWS. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services, and the underlying operating systems themselves, to support secure infrastructure solutions, support software development toolkits, and provide assistance solving customer issues and feature requests.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Helping to build infrastructure solutions to real world problems
  • Managing large, complex environments consisting of critical systems
  • Interacting with end users and customers to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 technical support
  • Helping to implement infrastructure capabilities increasing scalability, reliability, and performance
  • Streamline manual processes by introducing automation efforts
  • Exposure to cutting edge technologies and methodologies on a daily basis
  • Ensuring that all solutions are implemented in a secure manner to protect our client

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • A “technology translator”: You help bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Well-Rounded: You bring in-depth experience across multiple and varying technologies including Linux and Windows O/S, DevOps, AWS and others.
  • A Great Troubleshooter: You are able to diagnose complex infrastructure problems based on a number of different symptoms from customers.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of team working together to develop a solution for government customers.
  • Motivated: You want to continue to expand your skillset and work with new technologies.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Significant experience with Windows and/or Linux operating system environments, including installation, configuration, operation, and customization efforts.
  • Ability to quickly learn and shift in step with the latest cloud-computing, networking, and infrastructure management technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)
  • Active TS clearance 
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Nice to have:

  • Experience with cloud computing and virtualization platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMWare, Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocols that includes the ability to troubleshoot and correct networking errors.
  • Experience building and operating a Windows domain through the use of Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, etc.
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration management tools such as SaltStack, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experience working with infrastructure security tools/products such as Tenable, McAfee, Cylance, Security Onion, etc.
  • Experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell, Python, Bash, etc.
  • Storage technologies/protocol experience across NetApp, LUNs, Fibre Channel, CIFS, NFS.
  • Experience with “Big Data” tools such as HADOOP, HDFS and Accumulo
  • Demonstrated expertise working with traditional networking elements including routers, switches and firewalls across multiple product lines including Cisco and PaloAlto.
  • Technical certifications from organizations such as AWS, Cisco, RedHat, Microsoft, etc.

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps).

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only realize the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to “empower” your career.

Your Mission: Become a cloud capable system administrator through exposure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Enhance your current system administration skillset through managing and troubleshooting complex cloud-based solutions. You will be given the opportunity to grow your current mastery of operating systems and technical subject matters through infrastructure and capability support efforts on AWS. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with AWS services, and the underlying operating systems themselves, to support secure infrastructure solutions, support software development toolkits, and provide assistance solving customer issues and feature requests.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Helping to build infrastructure solutions to real world problems
  • Managing large, complex environments consisting of critical systems
  • Interacting with end users and customers to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 technical support
  • Helping to implement infrastructure capabilities increasing scalability, reliability, and performance
  • Streamline manual processes by introducing automation efforts
  • Exposure to cutting edge technologies and methodologies on a daily basis
  • Ensuring that all solutions are implemented in a secure manner to protect our client

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • A “technology translator”: You help bridge the gap between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Well-Rounded: You bring in-depth experience across multiple and varying technologies including Linux and Windows O/S, DevOps, AWS and others.
  • A Great Troubleshooter: You are able to diagnose complex infrastructure problems based on a number of different symptoms from customers.
  • Agile: Able to work as part of team working together to develop a solution for government customers.
  • Motivated: You want to continue to expand your skillset and work with new technologies.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Significant experience with Windows and/or Linux operating system environments, including installation, configuration, operation, and customization efforts.
  • Ability to quickly learn and shift in step with the latest cloud-computing, networking, and infrastructure management technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree)
  • Active TS clearance 
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

Nice to have:

  • Experience with cloud computing and virtualization platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMWare, Microsoft Azure, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocols that includes the ability to troubleshoot and correct networking errors.
  • Experience building and operating a Windows domain through the use of Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, etc.
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration management tools such as SaltStack, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experience working with infrastructure security tools/products such as Tenable, McAfee, Cylance, Security Onion, etc.
  • Experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell, Python, Bash, etc.
  • Storage technologies/protocol experience across NetApp, LUNs, Fibre Channel, CIFS, NFS.
  • Experience with “Big Data” tools such as HADOOP, HDFS and Accumulo
  • Demonstrated expertise working with traditional networking elements including routers, switches and firewalls across multiple product lines including Cisco and PaloAlto.
  • Technical certifications from organizations such as AWS, Cisco, RedHat, Microsoft, etc.

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Location: Fulton, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

The USAF F-22 Program has chosen Stratus to lead the design, implementation, and integration of multiple cloud-based environments for its internal use. This effort affords all team members the unique opportunity of working with bleeding edge cloud computing technologies in a multitude of environments and Amazon Web Services regions. This is a brand-new effort for Stratus and F-22 so we are entering on the ground floor – which gives us the complete freedom to architect a complete solution from beginning-to-end based on our recommended design considerations, best practices, and requirements from the customer. Since we are the sole integrators for this effort, we will be responsible for architecting and implementing all parts of the solution including cloud-based networking, infrastructure evolution, robust security, and process automation activities.

Stratus Solutions is also in the unique position of having been the lead integrator of similar cloud-centric solutions for other government clients and has access to a collaborative staff of cloud computing SMEs for knowledge transfer and support throughout the company. Stratus was explicitly sought out for this effort because of our AWS expertise, our ability to engineer innovative cloud solutions, and our close-knit partnership with AWS.

Your Mission: Help architect and design complex computing environments using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

You will be given the opportunity to help to design and build advanced technical solutions within cloud-based environments based on the results of customer requirements gathering initiatives. This position is a golden opportunity for a system engineer to architect a complex environment from a clean slate based on specific missions identified by the client. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with the customer, your technical team members, project leadership, and AWS services to create a secure, scalable, reliable software development environment.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Help to identify and solidify customer requirements for projects/tasks
  • Deliver articulate and effective briefings/presentations on complex security, infrastructure, and networking topics
  • Create relevant documentation to aid in successful engineering planning and execution efforts
  • Provide architecture support to technical team leads and staff
  • Advise team leadership and government stakeholders on the feasibility of potential future projects and solutions

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • A “technology translator”: You will be bridging the gap between both technical and non-technical audiences and must be able to speak to each in a language they understand.
  • Big Picture thinker with execution know-how: You will need to understand the customer’s overarching high-level goals as well as the goals of each individual team.
  • Embracing Emerging Technology: You will leverage AWS and its accompanying tools daily as you help to design and plan out a game-changing development environment from the ground up.
  • Motivated: You are a self-starter who is eager to learn new techniques, methodologies, technologies, and best practices for system implementations.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Able to understand and explain technical subject matter to non-technical and highly technical audiences.
  • Experience analyzing proposed capabilities, recommends COAs, and develops solutions to address areas of concern for shortfalls.
  • Able to develop concept papers, technical white papers, and related documentation detailing cybersecurity practices for solution implementation throughout DoD.
  • Experience analyzing customer requirements, designing high-level system architectures, creating system requirements specifications, and authoring CONOPs documents.
  • Experience conducting briefings to a variety of audiences and convey information in a clear and articulate manner.
  • Able to develop and deliver articulate and effective briefings/presentations on complex topics as applicable to assigned projects to any size audience that may include high-level decision makers.
  • Able to create a positive client support experience and build relationships through deep problem understanding, ensuring timely resolution.
  • Experience with technical project management activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process oriented with great documentation skills.
  • Due to the nature of the Federal contract for which this specific position will be assigned to, candidates are required to have US citizenship.
  • Active TS clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 20%-40% for initial requirements gathering.

Nice to have:

  • AWS experience preferred, but not mandatory. At a minimum, you should have an understanding/ knowledge of AWS architectures, capabilities, and services
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study (An additional 4 years of IT experience can substitute for a BS Degree).
  • Experience operating within IC or DoD environments.

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation and amazing benefits that include top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank hours worked over target for use as leave within the same quarter.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should hire those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success, further their expertise and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open-door policy

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Professional Services - Laurel, MD

Location: Laurel, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Every day we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps). 

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only understand the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do, but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to "empower" your career.  

What you will be doing:

This position functions in an environment with exposure to broad sections of cutting edge technology and communications research. As such, the ISSO has an opportunity to apply previous knowledge and problem solving skills to customize requirements to meet specific customer needs. This position provides as much an opportunity to learn and grow as it does to help provide cyber security to a dynamic research environment.


The ISSO will interface with business and technical staff to define and analyze security requirements, and audit these requirements regularly to ensure appropriate security controls are operating correctly and as intended.

  • Develops, documents and implements information security procedures to enforce compliance with information security standards and policy.
  • Manage the SSP process for all current SSPs and new SSPs.
  • Establishes metrics to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing compliance.
  • Performs regular audits (system & program level) to monitor, measure, and report on compliance and identify residual risk.
  • Conducts vulnerability analysis and threat assessments.
  • Evaluates security products and recommends solutions for control enhancement.
  • Provides ongoing analysis and assessment in support of incident response activities.
  • Evaluates and assesses systems to support compliance verification.
  • Participates in disaster recovery and business continuity planning, testing, and operations.
  • Tests and evaluates incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on information and technology related initiatives.
  • Develops programs and conducts education and training in support of security awareness.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years acting as an ISSO/ISSE.
  • In depth knowledge of NIST and the Certification and Accreditation Process.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance or related discipline.
  • Top Secret ( with polygraph) Federal Government clearance is required. 

Desired Criteria: 

  • Technical experience working with systems (Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.

 


Location: Laurel, MD

About Us: Engineers solving real-world problems

Everyday we support missions that matter with work across cloud infrastructure, cyber security and development operations (DevOps). 

At Stratus, you will solve real-world problems, work amongst others who share your passions and feed your ambition. Our company was built by and is run by engineers who not only understand the importance of hiring those who are great at what they do,  but also understand and grant the autonomy you need to achieve success. We give you the tools you need to enable your career.  

What you will do: Provide cloud engineering for a cutting edge telecommunications research industry

We are seeking smart, creative cloud engineers to provide software development & integration services for a cutting edge telecommunications research laboratory. You will participate in highly visible research projects with direct mission impact. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on many different tasks over a diverse set of projects.  Tasks include: prototype development, integration, automation, and many more.

Required Skills

  • 3+ Years of Python
  • 2+ Years of Java
  • 1-2 Years of Docker
  • 2+ Years developing programs to run in a distributed processing environment (Spark, Hadoop, MapReduce, Mesos, Kubernetes, AWS, etc.)
  • Top Secret ( with polygraph) Federal Government clearance is required.


Desired Skills:

  • Mesos/Kubernetes
  • Elasticsearch
  • Apache NiagaraFiles (NiFi)
  • Android
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Javascript

A Day in the Life:

  • Develop plugins to automate application analysis tasks
  • Integrate analytics into distributed processing pipeline
  • Develop NiFi flows to consume and produce data across corporate messaging infrastructure

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, amazing benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and cover 90% of your dependent’s premium.  
  • 10% 401K employer contribution with no employee contribution required.
  • Generous paid time off that includes sick, vacation and floating holidays as well as the ability to bank overtime hours for additional time off or extra compensation (must met additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools the need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.


Stratus Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Our Benefits
As we ask you to enable our customers to do their best work, we think it’s right to do the same for you.

We don’t accessorize our offices with fire poles and slides, but we do ensure everyone at Stratus gets support, inside the office and out, that’s second to none.

What’s most important to us is growing with great people.

Are you seeking purpose-driven work, and your expertise doesn’t appear to match any of the listed positions? Send us a note. We’d rather start talking and work through a few weeks to get aligned than miss out on years of partnership and growth.

We look forward to hearing from you.