• Cloud Architect

    Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/20/2018 2:44 PM)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GovernmentCIO is seeking a Senior Cloud Architect who will work collaboratively with stakeholders and Agile Scrum team members to serve as an infrastructure technical expert to liaison with other teams as appropriate in support of the Insurance Modernization program at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


    A seasoned cloud focused Solutions Architect must have extensive experience in the coordination of program and project leaders to identify requirements for system architecture. The candidate should extensive experience in taking program requirements and creating an architecture vision to support high volume and high availability network systems that will be hosted in a cloud environment.  The successful candidate will collaborate with the team to ensure a high standard of technical excellence is maintained across all project activities and make recommendations for the most effective application of technology to meet the customer’s needs.


    The successful candidate will be a proactive, forward-leaning self-starter able to work in a fast-paced organization spread across diverse technical areas using Agile/Lean software development methodologies. The successful candidate will bring a strong cloud computing background with demonstrated technical aptitude to quickly understand new programming languages and technical concepts to communicate effectively to non-technical people via discussions, brown bag sessions, white papers, and visual diagrams.


    The Architect will work with Project Managers, DAS Leads and Team Members to engage with the customer and develop a high-level operational architecture and system architecture that meets their enterprise needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for dictating design choices to DAS and partner organization software developers, architects and engineers, including but not limited to: an understanding of enterprise computing, cloud-based architecture design patterns, especially as they apply to middleware using various platforms, technologies, and programming languages including Python, Redis, Ruby, and Linux Shell scripts.

    Someone with a passion for working in a customer support role, has attention to detail, able to multi-task, and can work with multiple project leads to understand and communicate program information will thrive in this environment. It is desired to have cloud-based computing experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs or in another scientific or regulatory environment.



    • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent
    • 5+ years of expert experience with modern Cloud technologies such as infrastructure as a service, (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
    • Deep technical knowledge on Cloud primarily aws, but a competitive understanding of Azure is a plus
      Micro services architecture and design principles
      Deep experience with Cloud engineering: AWS services (CloudFormation, IAM Policies, EC2, Lambda, etc.)
    • Ability to obtain a public trust
    • Ability to set, evaluate, implement and support best practices in system and data architecture and system design as well as other technology standards
    • Provide expertise to the customer in defining environment needs and fostering progress in establishing System Environments and oversee configurations to ensure they will meet the needs of the development team
    • Partner with business analysis and functional teams with technical oversight to ensure IT solutions meet end user needs as well as
    • Experience with supporting teams utilizing Agile development methodology
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of an integrated team
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively with programmers and other IT staff and non-IT functional areas
    • Strong communication skills, problem-solving, and leadership skills
    • Experience with enterprise Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions


    Desired Certifications:

    • AWS related certification is highly desired.
    • MCSA - Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
    • Data Analytics - Hadoop, CAP, SAP



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