Cloud Engineer

Rockville, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Cloud Engineer to join our growing team in support of a Federal customer. 


  • Deploy security solutions in cloud environments
  • Assist the agency to devise the risk management and security authorization strategy for this integrated, cloud-based system that will be implemented in iterations.
  • Design common security controls and control inheritance guidelines to support a component-based application of the security architecture.
  • Develop and document system security authorization boundaries for the underlying common services and the applications they support.
  • Develop and mature the security controls matrix that consolidates all applicable security controls and associated control type, control owners, implementation and status.
  • Develop System Security Plans working with the engineering and operations teams to identify strategies for control implementation.
  • Develop system-specific policy, process and procedures ranging from access control, vulnerability management and key management.
  • Develop other security-related documents required for authorization such as categorization, contingency plans, incident response plans and privacy impact assessments
  • Support continuous monitoring of the system through attendance at change management meetings, identifying impacts to security, performing assessment and communicating impact to security posture with recommendations and ongoing security control assessments and updates to key documentation.

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), ServiceNow, or Microsoft Azure required
  • Strong grasp of cloud computing SaaS, PaaS and IaaS fundamentals with experience developing security plans or conducting assessments of cloud solutions.
  • Any recognized security and cloud specific certifications, e.g., CCSP, SSCP, CISSP


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent preferred


  • Rockville, MD 


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.

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