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EY Government & Public Sector - Cloud Back-End Developer - McLean, VA (SECRET CLEARANCE) in McLean, Virginia

Government & Public Sector - Cloud Back-End Developer - McLean, VA (SECRET CLEARANCE)


Requisition # MCL0052R

Post Date Nov 05, 2020

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector practice of Ernst & Young LLP providesto help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

The opportunity:

The Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Government & Public Sector (GPS) Digital practice is helping organizations solve complex problems through purpose-led transformation. To achieve this mission, a diverse and talented team from around the globe are creating innovative digital experiences that help our clients succeed and thrive.

Our US GPS digital practice combines an understanding of the public sector’s diverse mission needs with private sector leading practices. We respond to each client’s issues by bringing together highly skilled professionals across our Advisory, Assurance, Tax and Transaction service lines. This integrated approach provides the support and flexibility to meet the unique requirements of our clients.

You will join a talented group of professionals who are advising U.S. federal agencies with digital strategy, customer experience, process improvement, technology effectiveness, digital architecture, program integration, audit readiness and financial management, to name only a few. As a member of our GPS Digital team, you will help our clients envision, design and implement a range of high-impact digital solutions and services involving mobile technologies, customer experience, analytics, content management, cloud technologies and other services. In addition, you will work with a global team of digital practitioners on innovative technologies and help bring those solutions to market with our customers.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Understand the current application infrastructure and suggest changes to it.

  • Define and document best practices and strategies regarding application deployment and infrastructure maintenance.

  • Migrate our infrastructure with zero downtime to a highly available, scalable one in AWS.

  • Set up a monitoring stack.

  • Define service capacity planning strategies.

  • Implement the application’s pipeline using the AWS CI/CD stack.

  • Write infrastructure as code using CloudFormation


  • Experience with the core AWS services such as RDS, S3, EC2

  • Good background in Linux/Unix administration.

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Strong notions of security best practices

  • Experience with monitoring solutions such as CloudWatch, Prometheus, and the ELK stack.

  • Previous exposure to large-scale systems design.

  • Ability to troubleshoot distributed systems.

  • Knowledge of writing infrastructure as code (IaC) using CloudFormation or Terraform.

  • Experience with building or maintaining cloud-native applications.

  • Past experience with the serverless approaches using AWS Lambda is a plus.

  • Minimum education requirements: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Information Systems, Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, or other related quantitative field of study.

What we look for:

Strong team work, work ethic, commitment to continuous improvement and a relentless commitment to EY values.

What working at EY offers:

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world

  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training

  • An excellent team of colleagues dedicated to managing and varying your workload

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.