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Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineer

locationAlexandria, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
IT / Computer Engineering
Full time
$85,000 - $100,000 per year

POSITION SUMMARY (Hybrid, 3 days in office - Alexandria, VA)

United Way Worldwide (UWW) utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a cloud service provider to deliver multiple capabilities to UWW staff, local United Ways and external stakeholders. UWW hosts several key web assets within its AWS environment. Additionally, UWW has partnered with external consultants to maintain certain applications. 

The applicant will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the organization's cloud computing infrastructure. This role requires a strong understanding of AWS services and the ability to work with cross-functional teams to monitor and optimize UWW's existing AWS infrastructure, as well as design and implement new cloud-based solutions for the organization.  The individual will be responsible for ensuring the security, reliability, and scalability of United Way's cloud infrastructure while providing technical expertise to support the organization's initiatives and goals.  


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level: 

  1. Design and implement resilient environments within UWW’s AWS instance.
  2. Maintain documentation for provisioned AWS infrastructure.
  3. Design new architectures to fulfill internal requirements. 
  4. Partner with application owners, support teams and external vendors to troubleshoot issues with AWS infrastructure and plan the launch of new services.
  5. Ensure solutions are delivered in accordance with security best practices and within the guidance of the AWS Well Architected Framework.
  6. Leverage AWS CloudWatch Splunk, and Site24x7 to track performance and availability of UWW applications.
  7. Work with internal stakeholder and external partners to manage UWW’s CI/CD pipelines on GitHub Actions 
  8. Be an active voice in the improvement of cloud native processes and architecture.


Minimum requirements include: 

  • In depth knowledge of AWS products and offerings such as Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 ALB, Certificate Manager, Route 53, S3, IAM Identity Center, AWS Organizations, and AWS Lambda demonstrated by prior experience. 
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools  (Cloud Formation, Terraform, GitHub Actions, Kubernetes, Ansible etc.).
  • Knowledge of AWS native database management solutions such as AWS RDS including MySQL, PostgreSQL,, SQL Server, and Aurora. 
  • A robust background in Linux and Windows server administration, such as bash shell scripting, MySQL, and MS SQL Server.
  • Comfortable in managing infrastructure as code in Terraform.
  • Experience in an Agile environment with committed sprints.
  • An automation first mindset.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills. 
  • Flexibility to work in a hybrid corporate environment.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience configuring Splunk enterprise to ingest logs and create dashboards.
  • AWS Certifications such as AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, etc. 
  • Experience modernizing legacy code or applications using Python.


The budgeted lifespan salary range for this position is currently $85,000 to $100,000 per year. Salaries are determined by several factors including applicant’s knowledge, skills, experience, position, equity, and market.


An individual must be able to demonstrate the following competencies at a satisfactory level and be able to work onsite in Alexandria, VA:

Accountability/Results Orientation - Is accountable for the work results and performance to budget of an assigned department, as well as the effective and efficient utilization of UWW resources (human, financial, and capital.)   Articulates and communicates work goals and objectives, as well as expected work results. Establishes work quality standards for assigned teams in order to help ensure the attainment of departmental goals and objectives. Accepts responsibility for the outcomes achieved. Protects the United Way brand, promoting its relevance and statue to the extent possible. Behaves ethically and honestly in all activities done on behalf of UWW and the movement. Demonstrates a commitment to UWW’s values, including diversity and inclusiveness.

Decision-Making/Risk-Taking - Weighs the pros and cons of available options and makes departmental decisions. Seeks input from team leaders on the potential impact of decisions on their ability to effectively achieve desired outcomes/results. Identifies and communicates departmental/organizational tactics, challenges and opportunities. Encourages risk-taking.

Teamwork Collaboration - Builds a cohesive and diverse department. Supports and motivates others to contribute to the department. Determines the composition of teams required to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. Provides direction and clarity around goal priorities to empower work departments to be effective in collaborating to meet established departmental goals and objectives. Initiates and directs group change initiatives and serves as a change agent.

Relationship Management - Embodies and promotes UWW's values and guiding principles. Promotes a "win-win" philosophy in dealing with others. Serves as a role model in dealing with others to accomplish organization goals and objectives. Works effectively with United Way staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to achieve strategic direction. Able to manage and sustain key relationships to benefit the United Way movement and/or UWW. Formulates and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner.

Communications - Expresses ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner. Is persuasive and influences others. Actively listens to others to understand their perspectives. Seeks input and feedback on individual, team and departmental performance and environment. Supports openness.

This role requires a blend of technical expertise, analytical prowess, and effective communication skills to derive actionable insights from complex datasets. The successful candidate will contribute significantly to strategic decision-making processes by harnessing the power of data lake technologies and predictive analytics tools. 

If you are passionate about turning data into actionable insights and contributing to organizational success, we encourage you to apply.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call (703) 836-7100 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.


Salary range

  • $85,000 - $100,000 per year