Chief Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 10/8/2020

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Job Description

Our industry-leading government contractor client is seeking a Chief Software Engineer to lead and oversee AWS Cloud automation efforts.

This is a contract to hire opportunity. Due to federal security clearance requirements, applicant must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance. In addition, at least 2 years of United States-based residency is required.


  • Analyze and design all aspects of AWS environments and topologies. Assess automation opportunity from architectural perspective and prioritize proposed solutions.
  • Migrate and deploy various customer datasets to AWS including large volume data ingestion, organization, synchronization, and search retrieval optimization.
  • Implement AWS security, privacy, performance, and monitoring solutions, including automated responses.
  • Identify, Architect, estimate, and lead the development of DevSecOps and process automation opportunities.
  • Anticipate, identify, track, and resolve technical issues and risks affecting delivery.
  • Architect cloud, hybrid, virtual, and physical hardware and software systems.
  • Design and implement Pay as you go storefronts and digital download order management.
  • Lead the technical team in system integration, synchronization, auto-scaling, and interface activities.
  • Proactively identify and resolve operational, tooling and process inefficiencies.
  • Develop project and design technical documentation and customer presentations.
  • Maintain regular contact with customers. Respond to customer requests promptly. Participate in process reviews to ensure the highest level of process design and process understanding prior to automation.
  • Provide mentoring, technical assistance, and training to project team and customer.
Requirements of the Chief Software Engineer:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • At least 12 years of experience developing and implementing software solutions
  • At least 4 years of experience in an AWS Cloud environment
  • Proficiency across a range of programming languages - Java, C, C#, C++, Python, etc.
  • Ability to drive TDD and CI/CD across multiple hardware/software platforms
  • Ability to oversee and lead engineers in developing and deploying automation in a Cloud/DevSecOps environment
  • Excellent technical writing and documentation skills
Keywords: Chief Software Engineer, AWS, Automation, TDD, CI/CD, DevSecOps, Public Trust Clearance

Job ID: 338976

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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