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Navy Federal Credit Union

ETS Senior Principal Engineer – Cloud Engineering

Winchester, VA


This role will function as the senior technical leader for all managed VPC (virtual private cloud) workloads under the Cloud Native Engineering organization.

To provide technical leadership and direction for a team of highly skilled professionals responsible for cloud-native product engineering across all areas of Cloud Native Engineering: security, software defined networking, Infrastructure as Code & data automation, containerized platforms, site reliability engineering and performance, and delivery. To partner with product owners, executive leaders, and all Cloud Engineering teams to deliver and enhance secure, high performing, highly available products leveraging Infrastructure as Code technologies. The team will research, evaluate, design, implement, and maintain system and product solutions.

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The role requires both broad and deep architecture, engineering and strategic experience with Microsoft Azure or comparable cloud technologies; specifically, deep technical expertise in cloud-native software defined networking, cloud security, cloud platforms, SRE practices, and Azure Infrastructure as Code modules; Azure Data services, Azure DevOps Repos and Pipelines; Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS); Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and supporting technologies. The candidate should have a history of technical leadership for product engineering deliveries and support of such in very technically complex environments.

This position is eligible for the TalentQuest employee referral program. If an employee referred you for this job, please apply using the system-generated link that was sent to you.


  • In partnership with executive leadership, set high-level technical direction for team
  • Collaborate and build relationships with executive leadership, product owners, organizational partners and the team for both team and overall business success.
  • Develop roadmaps for cloud native product enhancements
  • Proactively identify opportunities for evolving cloud services across the Azure tenant.
  • Influence, advocate for and champion leadership's collective vision


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Product Engineering expertise
  • Broad and deep Cloud engineering expertise

Specific Qualifications

  • Strong technical leadership skills with successful track record of cloud delivery; partnership with, and influence of executive leadership
  • Advanced expertise in Infrastructure as Code principles (IaC), and engineering IaC deployments via Azure DevOps including modules, Pipelines, and Repos
  • Advanced experience in scripting with Windows PowerShell
  • Advanced expertise in engineering Azure security platforms including Azure Policy, Azure Security Center, and optionally Sentinel and M365 Defender
  • Advanced expertise in engineering Azure Platform as a Service (Azure PaaS) including but not limited to:
    • Storage Accounts, Azure Recovery Services Vaults, Functions, Logic Apps, Web Apps, Azure SQL, Azure Active Directory, Application Insights, Virtual Networks, Application Gateway, Load Balancers
  • Advanced expertise in engineering Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Azure IaaS) including but not limited to:
    • Subscriptions, Resource Groups, Virtual Machines, Disks, Managed Disks, Availability Zones, Availability Sets, Azure Monitor, etc.
  • Intermediate Expertise in engineering Azure Automation
    • OMS, State Configuration (Azure DSC), Update Management, Runbooks, Inventory Management, Change Tracking
  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, LDAP, Kerberos, DNS, TCP/IP, WMI, SNMP
  • Working knowledge of MS SQL Server usage and administration
  • Minimum of 15-20 year experience in IT with an emphasis on Cloud native solutions
  • Minimum of 7-10 years in all or most of the following or comparable technologies:
    • Azure Software Defined Networking
      • Express Route, vNets, Subnets, UDRs, Routing, Private Endpoints, Application Gateways, Load Balancers
    • Azure Data & Storage
      • Azure Blob, Files, and Data Lake Storage
      • Azure Data Bricks
      • Azure Data Factory
      • Azure SQL, Azure MySQL, Cassandra Database, Cosmos DB
      • Azure Synapse
      • Azure Analysis Service
    • Azure Cost Optimization
      • Reservations, Cost Analysis, Tagging, Advisor
    • Azure Compute
      • Functions, Logic Apps, App Services Environments, Virtual Machines, VM Scale Sets
    • Azure containerized platforms
      • Azure Kubernetes Services, Azure Container Apps, Azure Container Instances,
    • SRE
      • Azure Dashboards, Monitoring and alerting automation (Alerting as Code), Logging, Application Insights, OMS
    • Azure Automation Runbooks, PowerShell, and Azure CLI
    • Azure Security
      • Microsoft Entra (formerly Azure Active Directory)
      • Azure Defender for Cloud, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
      • Azure Key Vaults
      • Azure Policy
    • Power BI dashboards
    • Azure DevOps including Repos, Pipelines, and Boards
      • Infrastructure as Code templates (ARM, Bicep, or alternatively Terraform)
    • Event Hubs, Event Grid, Redis Cache

Desired Qualifications

  • Expertise in general networking including firewalls, routers, proxies, DNS, DHCP, etc.
  • Strong familiarity with Azure AI services
  • Intermediate experience with Azure Software as a Service solutions integrations (Azure SaaS)
  • Strong familiarity with Azure Dev Centers (Azure Deployment Environments), Azure DevTest Labs
  • Working knowledge of ServiceNow

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180 | 5550 Heritage Oaks Dr. Pensacola, FL 32526 | 141 Security Dr. Winchester, VA 22602

About Us
You have goals, dreams, hobbies, and things you're passionate about-what's important to you is important to us. We're looking for people who not only want to do meaningful, challenging work, keep their skills sharp and move ahead, but who also take time for the things that matter to them-friends, family, and passions. And we're looking for team members who are passionate about our mission-making a difference in military members' and their families' lives. Together, we can make it happen. Don't take our word for it:

• Military Times 2022 Best for Vets Employers

• WayUp Top 100 Internship Programs

• Forbes® 2022 The Best Employers for New Grads

• Fortune Best Workplaces for Women

• Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®

• Computerworld® Best Places to Work in IT

• Ripplematch Campus Forward Award - Excellence in Early Career Hiring

• Fortune Best Place to Work for Financial and Insurance Services

Equal Employment Opportunity: Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability

Disclaimers: Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position. Job postings are subject to close early or extend out longer than the anticipated closing date at the hiring team's discretion based on qualified applicant volume. Navy Federal Credit Union assesses market data to establish salary ranges that enable us to remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range, based on your experience, location and market position

Bank Secrecy Act: Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.

Client-provided location(s): Winchester, VA 22601, USA
Job ID: Navy_Federal_Credit_Union-15268-OTHLOC-300000025800044
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program