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Location: Columbia, 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. 

What you will do:  Jumpstart and amplify your AWS experience while growing your infrastructure skills

Troubleshoot and solve technical problems for developers working on the AWS platform in both Linux and Windows environments via phone, email, chat and ticketing systems (JIRA/Confluence.) You will own on-boarding for new users and will train and teach them how to best leverage the AWS platform. You will participate in large scale deployments and help automate solution rollouts at scale to thousands of users.

You will also be able to work on various infrastructure evolution tasks such as setting up new services, creating automated tests to ensure the environment is up and running.  

You will excel in this role if you have:   

  • An instinct for troubleshooting and the inability to give up (at  least until the problem is solved)
  • An eagerness to learn new tools and technologies
  • Desire to grow your career and take your infrastructure skills to the next level
  • The ability to communicate with just about anyone in a language they understand. (This is a user-facing role and you will be working with a highly technical team.)

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

  • 2-5 years of experience in a support role with in-depth user/customer interaction.
  • Hands on experience supporting a cloud platform, with AWS being preferred. If no hands-on experience, you should have a strong understanding and familiarity with AWS or other cloud platforms. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Ability to understand and experience explaining technical subject matter to non-technical and highly technical audiences.
  • Hands on experience and in-depth knowledge of Linux and UNIX operating environments.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to think analytically and logically. 
  • Notable network troubleshooting skills.
  • An active Top Secret clearance with a polygraph. 

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.

If you think you might be a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply. A member of our recruiting team will be in touch within 48 hours of your application.

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


Location: College Park, 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 Solutions, 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.  

Your Mission: Software Prototyping and Development

You will be part of research and development (R&D) tasked with developing mission prototypes using C and C++, Python and database technologies. You will perform a wide variety to tasks from scripting, prototype and product development for numerous automation/deployment needs. You will continuously investigate new technologies and research their applicability to different prototype solutions.

You will excel in this role if you have:

  • An innate desire to create and evolve various prototypes and products 
  • A love of programming and a knack for coding and scripting
  • Desire to work with emerging technologies and learn new tools
  • A problem solving nature
  • Ability to change directions and work on the fly

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

  • At least 2 years of hands-on programming using C or C++
  • Recent hands-on experience with Python or the willingness to learn Python and an ability to pick up new languages rapidly
  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Nice to haves (not required)

  • Rabbit MQ
  • Google Protocol buffers
  • Redis

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, spectacular benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and 90% of dependent 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 reward those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they 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 interactive learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

If you think you might be a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply. Once you have applied, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch within 48 hours. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EOE/M/F/D/V.


Location: College Park, 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 Solutions, 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.  

Your Mission: Software Prototyping and Development

You will be part of research and development (R&D) tasked with developing mission prototypes using C and C++, Python and database technologies. You will perform a wide variety to tasks from scripting, prototype and product development for numerous automation/deployment needs. You will continuously investigate new technologies and research their applicability to different prototype solutions.

You will excel in this role if you have:

  • An innate desire to create and evolve various prototypes and products 
  • A love of programming and a knack for coding and scripting
  • Desire to work with emerging technologies and learn new tools
  • A problem solving nature
  • Ability to change directions and work on the fly

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

  • At least 2 years of hands-on programming using C or C++
  • Recent hands-on experience with Python or the willingness to learn Python and an ability to pick up new languages rapidly
  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Nice to haves (not required)

  • Rabbit MQ
  • Google Protocol buffers
  • Redis

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation, spectacular benefits including top of the line BCBS PPO coverage with ZERO deductibles. We pay for 100% of the employee premium and 90% of dependent 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 reward those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they 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 interactive learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication via slack, internal messaging boards and email lists, our employee newsletter and an open door policy. 

If you think you might be a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply. Once you have applied, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch within 48 hours. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EOE/M/F/D/V.


Location: College Park, 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.  

Your Mission: Python Development in a research environment.

You will participate in highly visible software design and implementation tasks with direct mission impact. A successful candidate will integrate into a highly skilled development and infrastructure team aimed at developing a fully automated mission environment comprised of Python, Ansible, Linux and Virtualization (OpenStack, AWS, VMWare). This position involves a variety of tasks, ranging from standalone prototype development, to product development for a variety of automation/deployment needs.

  • Advanced automation of infrastructure components on demand (provisioning/de-provisioning)

  • Automated infrastructure provisioning and configuration via Ansible

  • Backend business logic for interaction with various 3rd party products

  • VMware, OpenStack, AWS provisioning and manipulation

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

  • Expert level Python experience, primary development is done in Python 3.5 with occasional projects in Python 2.7

  • Experience with automated configuration management tools such as Ansible, SaltStack, Puppet, Fabric

  • Experience with Linux, primary development is done on Ubuntu to PXE boot Ubuntu (desktop and server), Fedora and others and access said Linux over the network

  • Experience with Git

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or IT-related field

  • Experience with other languages such as C, C#, Java, Ruby, Perl

  • Strong understanding of networking concepts

  • TS/SCI with CI polygraph

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with development and programmatic manipulation of virtualization platforms (e.g. VMWare, OpenStack, Amazon AWS)

  • Knowledge of Software Defined Networking

  • Exposure to Cisco ACI

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 meet additional criteria for cash-out).
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should reward those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they 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: College Park, 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.  

Your Mission: Technical Leadership and Tactical Engineering For an R&D Innovation Team.

Lead the technical direction of an R&D team across the architecture, prototyping and continuous development of cloud services. You will continuously investigate new technologies and research their applicability for different prototype solutions.  You will work closely with the customer and various teams in multiple roles including advisor, task leader, mentor, engineer and “persuader”.

You Will Excel in This Role if You Are:

  • A “technology translator”: You will bridging the gap between both technical and non-technical audiences and must be able to speak to each in a language they understand. 
  • Well-rounded: You will need to bring in-depth experience across multiple and varying technologies including LINUX and Windows O/S, Hadoop, AWS and others.
  • 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 in order to develop and lead technical tasks and achieve mission success.

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

  • Mentor junior staff.
  • Translate customer requirements into technical tasks. 
  • Develop the technical direction of a new task. 
  • Meet with the customer to understand new challenge and gather requirements. 

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

  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience with Windows and/or Linux server installation, configuration, operation, and customization.
  • 3-5 years of tactical experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare, AWS and/or  OpenStack.
  • 3-5 years storage technologies/protocol experience across NetApp, LUNs, Fibre Channel, CIFS, NFS.
  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocols that includes the ability to troubleshoot and correct errors. 
  • Ability to quickly learn and shift in step with the latest virtualization and networking technologies.
  • An active US Federal Government Top Secret with polygraph clearance is required. 

    Nice to have: 

  • Experience with “Big Data” tools such as HADOOP, HDFS and Accumulo
  • Networking certifications: CCNA or CCNP
  • Virtualization Certifications: RHCT or VMWare VCP
  • Storage Certification(s): NCSA, NCDA or NCIE
  • Linux scripting
  • Past experience working in an R&D environment

What We Will Provide In Return:

  • Excellent compensation and 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 hours worked over target for use as leave within the same quarter. 
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should reward 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. 

If you think you may be a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply. A member of our recruiting team will be in touch  within 48 hours of your application. 

www.StratusSolutions.com.  EOE/M/F/D/V.


Location: College Park, 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. 

Your Mission: Engineer Virtualization Innovation

Serve as a virtualization subject matter expert and architect, prototype and continuously develop of virtualized services built on OpenStack and VMware technologies. You will continuously investigate new technologies and research their applicability to different prototype solutions. 

You will excel in this role if you are:

  • A “technology translator”: You will bridging the gap between both technical and non-technical audiences and must be able to speak to each in a language they understand. 
  • Virtualization Virtuoso: You will need to bring in-depth and large enterprise virtualization experience working with tools and technologies including Linux, VMWare, OpenStack and Python.
  • Big Picture thinker with execution know-how: You will need to understand the customer’s overarching high-level goals as well as the low level goals of each individual team in order to develop and lead efforts  and achieve mission success.

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

  • A proven record of large-scale virtualization efforts with virtualization technologies including OpenStack, VMWare, and/or AWS within both Linux and Windows environments.
  • Ability to write scripts for various tasks including automation using languages such as Python.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.
  • Ability to quickly learn and shift in step with the latest virtualization and networking technologies.
  • An active US Federal Government Top Secret with polygraph clearance is required. 

    Nice to have: 

  • Virtualization Certification(s): RHCT or VMWare VCP.
  • Understanding of DevOps with past DevOps experience preferred.
  • Past experience working in an R&D environment.

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 empower 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. 

If you think you might be a good fit for this role, we encourage you to apply. A member of our recruiting team will be in touch within 48 hours of your application. 

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.
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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.