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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure Lead


Recruitment #23-004490-0004


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we achieve Governor Wes Moore’s pledge to leave no one behind.

This is a full-time contractual position.

This position has been reposted.  Applicants that already applied, do not need to reapply. 




Department of Human Services
849 International Dr.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Main Purpose of Job

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure Lead will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing our cloud infrastructure on the AWS platform. This role plays a pivotal part in ensuring the scalability, reliability, and security of our cloud-based systems and applications.


  • Develop and lead the design and architecture of AWS-based infrastructure solutions.
  • Ensure infrastructure scalability, high availability, and disaster recovery capabilities.
  • Build and maintain AWS resources, including EC2 instances, VPCs, RDS databases, and more.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to ensure compliance.
  • Lead a team of infrastructure engineers, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance evaluations.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, related field of study to include coursework in database management systems.

Experience: The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure Lead should have five (5) years experience designing, implementing, and managing a cloud infrastructure on the AWS platform. This role plays a pivotal part in ensuring the scalability, reliability, and security of our cloud-based systems and applications.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • AWS Certification Preferred but not required.
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience in Windows active directory design and implementation across AWS cloud environments.
  • Three (3) years experience managing cloud implementations, upgrades, migrations and change requests on client cloud environments.
  • Three (3) years demonstrated experience in AWS storage encryption, data at rest and data in transit.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Employment Services, Attention: Heather Braddy, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 141, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please email Heather Braddy at; include the job title and recruitment # in the subject line.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-7855 or 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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