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Cloud Architect SME

Category: Infrastructure/Cloud

City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J1020-1008

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

The AWS Architect SME applies vast experience of system architectures, application technologies, data architectures, and infrastructures to support key IT initiatives. The candidate must apply their knowledge of IT and Cloud best practices appropriately to define IT solutions.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to: reviewing business and technical requirements, focusing on solution development throughout the project lifecycle, supporting development and testing activities, evangelizing best practices and proven patterns, and escalating architecture issues and concerns. The candidate will manage and promote the use of client IT standards, serve as a subject matter expert to client projects and provide support for project team members. The candidate will create architectures and designs, will conduct peer reviews, and will develop target state architectures.

  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap and architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, orchestrating key resources and infusing key infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Management, Storage, Networking)

  • Strong knowledge of networking, Unix/Linux, Windows NAS/SAN, software defined storage, virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), authentication, cryptography. Must be fully conversant up and down the technology stack.

  • Working experience with IPS, DLP, Firewalls, SIEM, and security assessment tools/methodology (network, systems, and application).

  • Architecture and solution design experience required to develop infrastructure based detailed design specifications.

  • Strong knowledge in enterprise logging and monitoring solutions including monitoring privilege user accounts and sensitive configuration files

  • Design and implementation experience with Microsoft Active Directory, including multi-Forest and domains, DNS, Group Policy Object (GPO) configuration.

  • Knowledge of database technologies including Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL.

  • Knowledge of web server technologies including Apache Tomcat and Microsoft IIS.

  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management, Cloud, and PKI/Certificate Services a plus

  • Message driven architecture experience/exposure

  • Expert in various patterns of enterprise architecture and best practices, to include data masking, encryption, logging, etc.

  • Knowledge of DevOps methods and CI/CD automation practices

  • AWS/Azure Cloud Services experience; solution delivery expertise, migration of applications to the cloud, automation through various tools both AWS/Azure native and third-party.

  • Experience working in a hybrid IT configuration with customer workloads in multiple locations or cloud service providers.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience,

  • Demonstrated experience with multiple CSPs including AWS, Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – or similar professional Cloud cert

  • Data center (e.g., Oracle EBS) migration to Cloud

  • NIH Enterprise Architecture policies and guidelines


List items desired for the Candidate, but not required.

Masters (business or scientific) – may substitute experience for just Bachelors

Knowledge in Markview, Loftware


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