Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Herndon, VA

Posted: 09/06/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 230358

We are looking for someone who will bring depth of experience with AWS services, leading professional services delivery engagements, hands-on experience developing AWS centric architectures, and a willingness to contribute to the overall team.  The Sr. AWS Solution Architect must be able to work directly with customers and management, lead project engagements, and be a trusted advisor and consultant to the customer.  A Sr. Solution Architect for our client takes on any task or project - big or small - to efficiently and effectively get the job done and support the end customers service and delivery missions.

Responsibilities:
  • Work effectively within a delivery-centric professional services team
  • Lead execution of the full project lifecycle, from planning, through implementation, to operational readiness
  • Lead technical discussions both internally and with customer teams
  • Design and define solution capabilities that satisfy customer business drivers / requirements and meet service delivery objectives
  • Produce high-quality, well-written technical documentation, including design plans, implementation diagrams, data flow mappings, and as-built documents
  • Develop, deploy and configure cloud services and approved solutions according to best practice, with a focus on developing Infrastructure as Code
  • Take ownership of solutions, assignments, actions items and issues, and remain accountable for their completion
  • Work effectively with other team members, customers and key stakeholders and foster team success
  • Provide transparent and regular status updates in requested format
  • Maintain core working hours but remain flexible to support after-hours maintenance windows (as necessary)
  • Be available for on-call support, and able to provide cloud and systems engineering expertise when operational issues or outages are escalated (as necessary)
  • Achieve and maintain AWS or other cloud certification levels

Skills:
  • Experienced in defining scalable and secure cloud solutions or service architectures for SOC/NOC/MSP/MSSP capabilities
  • Considered an expert with core infrastructure and IaaS
  • Familiar with cross-account CSP capabilities
  • Comfortable defining solutions that rely on DevOps principles and related tools
  • Comfortable developing solutions using Infrastructure as Code
  • Familiar with defining solutions according to security and compliance requirements
  • Deeply familiar with cloud platform security controls, network boundary controls and related design patterns
  • Able to work through complex issues
  • Able to work efficiently within a delivery-centric professional services team
  • Able to effectively navigate client-facing engagements
  • Able to communicate clearly with other team members, management and clients
  • Willing to learn, collaborate, contribute and improve
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