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Cloud Engineer - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Cloud Engineer - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Radiant Solutions is looking for a Cloud Engineer- Amazon Web Services (AWS) at our Ann Arbor, MI  area location!


The Company:



Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit


Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  



Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



General Summary:  

As part of the IT Cloud team, you will participate with the cloud architect and IT in implementation of an AWS Multi-Account management strategy, setup and management of a Radiant Solutions transit VPC, supporting technical and business teams in implementation of hybrid and scalable computing, database, storage, and product delivery solutions from within the Amazon Web Services Platform (AWS) and similar platforms.  You will apply AWS as well as engineering best practices in development and implementation.


Examples of projects include:

  1. Creating shared CloudFormation templates and tooling for creation of VPC environments following best security practices and standardizing the process and configuration.
  2. Working with the new AWS organizations service for helping to streamline, automate, and standardize new account setup.
  3. Writing Lambda functions in Python to be utilized by AWS Config for auditing governance and security policies across accounts in AWS.
  4. Working with IT to help put automated guardrails in place for business teams to work in AWS with the same level of security they would expect onsite with the freedom to utilize AWS resources to create products quickly.
  5. Collaborate with agile team to design AWS cloud-based solutions that enable development teams to flawlessly deploy application updates with zero down time and zero manual intervention.
  6. Collaborate with enterprise architects and application developers to create optimal cloud-based solutions that cost effective to operate.


As IT and the business moves more services to the cloud, you will be involved in the implementation and automation of systems using on premise and cloud-based resources.   You'll be focused on implementation and maintenance of cloud-based systems including administration, performance tuning, optimization, scripting, automation, and reclamation.  This position requires a highly-motivated individual who can work in a fast-paced environment, learn and implement new technologies, and provide guidance to individual teams. 


To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen.





  • Implement Lambda functions to for AWS Config to utilize in applying governance and security policies.
  • Work with teams to script out application deployment to stacks running on Linux/UNIX systems using CI tools/technologies.
  • Implement Lambda functions for supporting and maintaining a Transit VPC.
  • Implement backup and recovery strategies for technology stacks.
  • Implement monitoring, management, troubleshoot and issue resolution to systems and services hosted on cloud resources.
  • Work with business units, software developers, security, and IT to build applications and services within AWS and/or other cloud providers.
  • Support DevOps functions to best utilize cloud resources with software configuration management and continuous integration tools; improving quality, security, and time to deliver.
  • Provide cross training and/or knowledge transfer to colleagues as necessary.
  • Document processes and procedures in managing and securing infrastructure making sure best practices are always followed.



  • Experience automating multi-account management in AWS.
  • Experience with AWS Organizations.
  • Experience in AWS serverless architecture and implementation.
  • Experience working with AWS VPN, Direct Connect, and transet VPCs.
  • Experience with CI/CD using Jenkins and/or Bamboo
  • Experience in implementing automated code pipelines
  • Experience in C++ and/or Java a plus
  • AWS certifications a plus
  • Systems and Networking experience with AWS services a plus
  • Hands-on knowledge across the catalog of AWS technologies a plus
  • Department of Defense 8570 Compliance Certification a plus
  • C2S experience preferred


To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within 18 months if required.