KL: Herndon, VA

Middleware Engineer (Active TS/SCI with Polygraph)

Security Clearance
TS/SCI with Polygraph
Regular Full-Time

A Day in the Life

Would you like to work with a team that is digging into the forefront of the Amazon Cloud?  The selected candidate will take on the role of an Application migration /Cloud developer. You must be knowledgeable in the software development life cycle and be able design, document, and migrate applications, and be ready to jump into the Amazon Web Services arena. The candidate will lead development efforts to support migration which include documenting baselines and migration procedures for both custom developed applications and COTS application suites. The candidate will also work with the Cloud maintainers to define required resources, and provide requirements to and operational procedures for apps to the Cloud maintenance team. The candidate must be able to brief technical solutions to customers and peers.

Time Well Spent

Welcome to an employee focused approach where every decision is made with the employee in mind. Every individual is valued and offered a chance to excel in our pay for performance culture. Comprehensive benefits are offered which compliment personal lifestyles and promote a positive work life balance. We energize our team with happy hours and holiday parties along with technology seminars and all hands meetings to keep everyone engaged. Growth is paramount at Knowledge Link and we encourage our team to grow with us! We offer an exciting referral program where our employees can win rewards and directly impact the company. We invite you to apply and join our highly talented team of professionals.

Qualified Candidate

Candidate must have one of the following:

  • 12 Years of job related experience and a High School/GED diploma
  • 10 Years of job related experience and an Associate degree
  • 8 Years of job related experience and an Bachelor’s Degree
  • 6 Years of job related experience and a Master’s degree
  • 4 Years of job related experience and a Doctorate
  •  Web development experience
  • Development experience in Java
  • Some experience with PHP is required
  • Ability to write scripts (Powershell, Unix/Linux, PHP, JavaScript) for automation of web server and web application deployments
  • Good understanding of engineering processes and creating documents
  • Familiar with Linux or Windows operating systems: CentOS, RedHat, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
  • Database interfacing and/or DBA experience: MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Exceptional Candidate

• Experience with at least one application migration to Amazon Web Services
• Experience with Joomla
• Familiarity with development on Windows operating systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
• Experience with Lotus Notes Databases (as we are converting data from Lotus to other repositories)
• AWS Certification
• Experience with any of the following:
• Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
• Auto Scaling for Linux
• CloudFront
• AWS Elastic Beanstalk
• Auditing Changes to Amazon EC2 Security Groups
• CloudFormation
• Amazon DynamoDB
• Amazon Redshift
• AWS OpsWorks
• AWS Tools for Powershell
• Amazon CloudWatch
• Using Dynamic Registration and Dashboards for Amazon EC2 Instances
• Amazon CloudFront for Dynamic Content Acceleration
• CloudFormation
• Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
• Elastic Block Store (EBS)
• Elastic Load Balancing
• Simple Storage Service (S3)
• AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
• Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)


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