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Skyepoint Decisions

Azure Cloud Engineer

Washington, DC

Company Overview


SkyePoint Decisions is a leading Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering, Critical Infrastructure and Operations, and Applications Development and Maintenance IT service provider headquartered in Dulles, Virginia with operations across the U.S. We provide innovative enterprise-wide solutions as well as targeted services addressing the complex challenges faced by our federal government clients. Our focus is on enabling our clients to deliver their mission most efficiently and effectively – anytime, anywhere, securely. We combine technical expertise, mission awareness, and an empowered workforce to produce meaningful results.

As a SkyePoint employee you will be given the opportunity to support some of our nation’s most critical information systems by utilizing not only your existing cybersecurity skills and talents, but those that you will learn in your new role. In your new role as a cyber security professional, you will protect our customer’s most sensitive data and complex systems from all forms of threats including cyber-attacks, insider threats, rogue network devices, and malicious software and applications. You will work with a team of like-minded professionals to share and collaborate upon your ideas to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure, architecture, and configuration deployments. Your ideas and contributions will matter.

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This is a contingent position based upon customer approval.


Position Details and Responsibilities

SkyePoint has an opening for a Cloud Engineer with experience designing and testing Azure Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) to include integration with the Enterprise Azure Cloud Services (EACS). The Vanguard 2.2.1 program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security support for the Department of State (DOS) Diplomatic Technology (DT) program. The DT program enables the Department of State to successfully carry out its foreign policy mission by providing enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for data center services, desktop computers, servers, networks, firewalls, voice and data communications and other unique enterprise applications.  


Candidates must be willing to: travel within the Washington DC Metro area to support various program initiatives; support a rotational on-call posture after normal working hours in response to technical support requests; and travel within and outside the continental United States, if required (not to exceed 10%). 


Responsibilities include: 

Execute the duties and responsibilities as a member of the ESOC at the DOS Information Resources Management bureau. 

  • Architect, design, and deploy enterprise-level cloud-based solutions for hosting, backup, off-site data replication and service level capacity solutions. 
  • Test Microsoft local services support on Stack HCI such as print services, domain controllers, VDI (if available) and validation of network connective performance, data transfer performance, and key Azure Services. 
  • Act as the technical team lead for cloud projects. 
  • Support the implementation of Azure hardware and operating systems solutions to provide hosting services to multiple sites. 
  • Provide Tier III support to deployed systems.  
  • Assist in the development of Enterprise policies and directives.  
  • Conduct Technical Exchange Meetings.  
  • Create test plans, installation guides, technical specifications, white papers as required 
  • Communicate regularly to government POCs regarding project activities and status.  



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree. 
  • Top Secret Clearance Required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Core networking concepts (Segmentation, sub-netting, routing, public IP, private IP).
  • Virtualization (Azure Cloud & On- prem IaaS).
  • Automation and scripting.
  • Cloud IaaS (Any provider but Azure is preferred).
  • Cloud PaaS/SaaS (Any provider but Azure is preferred).
  • Code Source Control.
  • Infrastructure as Code.
  • Agile / DevOps concepts  

Desired Certifications: 

  • VMware Certified professional 5.5 or higher.
  • ITIL v3.0 Foundations certificate.
  • Networking certifications at CISCO professional level.
  • MCSE Certification Comments: Prior experience working within the Department of State IRM bureau will be considered as a significant plus. 


What We Can Offer You - 

  • At SkyePoint, we go B.I.G. (beginning in GRATITUDE) by recognizing all we have and giving back to our employees, families, and communities. It instills a positive mindset that permeates all we do. By beginning in gratitude, SkyePoint can continue to spread living in gratitude each day.
  • Great Benefits: Several insurance options including HMO and High Deductible plans with Health Savings Accounts [HSAs], Flex Spending Accounts [FSAs], Full Dental Plans, ST/LT Disability, Life Insurance, floating federal holiday options, and 401k matched
  • Certificate Incentive Program: To promote professional development, we recognize and reward employees who obtain new certifications aligned with business needs.
  • SkyePoint DoD SkillBridge Industry Partner Fellowship Program


  • Flexible Work Environment


SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified small business and appraised at CMMI Level 3 for Services and Development. We possess a common vision of excellence and foster a collaborative team culture built upon individual performance and accountability. We invest in our people and systems to create value for our clients. It is the SkyePoint Way. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with exceptional people and give back to the communities we serve. Our employees value the flexibility at SkyePoint that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

Please be aware of recruiting scams and people claiming to be from SkyePoint Decisions. For more information, please see the Welcome Page of our Careers site.

Skyepoint Decisions is a participating E-Verify Employer. 

U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

Client-provided location(s): Washington, DC, USA
Job ID: 35192768
Employment Type: Other