We are looking for a dynamic Senior Cloud Solutions Architect
who is customer focused and passionate about helping large
government agencies modernize and transform through pragmatic
The ideal candidate will have the ability to move smoothly
between tactical and strategic conversations with technical,
business and mission leadership. You will play a critical role in
helping our team formalize, standardize, and mature our cloud
services offerings across major cloud service providers, AWS, GCP,
and Azure. You possess a good understanding of modern
low-code/no-code platforms such as ServiceNow and Salesforce. You
understand the importance of security and believe risk management
should be tackled early and not as an afterthought. You have been
through the trenches in helping teams obtain authority to operate
(ATO) and can have intelligent discussions around NIST
recommendations and security controls. You are passionate about
automation and creating an environment that fosters DevSecOps
approaches. You articulate the connection from technical services
to business capabilities and help organizations navigate the
tension between evolving traditional IT processes and modern
approaches. You also understand that success is not about being a
hero it's about developing a capable team to deliver the right
solutions to our customers.
Why you will love working at ICF:
+ Generous vacation and retirement plans
+ Flexible work location
+ Diverse workforce that values equality and inclusion
+ Ongoing training and development opportunities
+ Friendly community with lots of social events
+ Participation in charity initiatives
+ Employee support program
Technologies and platforms you'll be working with:
+ AWS, GCP, Azure, ServiceNow, SalesForce, Appian.
Automation and orchestration technologies you're familiar with
(Expertise with at least 1):
+ Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, CSP specific CLIs, Docker,
+ Deliver: accountable to our Vice President, Strategy &
Modernization for delivering customer's cloud strategies aligned
with the customer's business objectives.
+ Lead: Provide leadership in large scale infrastructure
migration methodologies and techniques (IaaS/PaaS) including
application migrations to cloud platforms (Azure, AWS and / or GCP)
within a large enterprise environment.
+ Partner: Assist clients in defining the business case for
innovative cloud solutions, design the solution to help with
prototyping and development with focus on DevOps, and take solution
through to launch.
+ Advise: Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing and
become a trusted advisor to decision makers. Demonstrate a
well-balanced approach to addressing complex infrastructure
concepts. Maintain awareness of and Evaluate emerging cloud
capabilities, technologies and tools, develop technical domain
roadmaps pertinent to public cloud technologies and
+ Design: Responsible for designing cloud solution resources,
both IaaS and PaaS, that enable the business to securely run
sensitive workloads within a cloud environment. Engineering and
designing large scale enterprise infrastructure and integration
patterns for cloud environments.
+ Continuous Improvement: You will help and drive internal
initiatives as it relates to developing the cloud/infrastructure
practice. Also, our team maintains a variety of platform
technology, including application performance monitoring, automated
cloud provisioning templates, and automated bootstrap and
configuration management code. You will provide input on industry
standards and collaborate with fellow team leaders on the
prioritization and execution of ongoing platform improvement
+ Collaboration: Work with onsite or remote teams to develop
cloud solutions, templates, backend business logic/orchestration
layer, architect, integrating and implementing security controls.
You will also work very closely with Accounts and Program
+ Problem-Solving: Provide resolution of product or platform
issues in a multi-vendor client environment.
+ Implementation: Champion creation and implementation of
standards, policies, and change management best practices.
+ Mentorship: As a senior technical lead, guide technical staff
in resolving technical architecture and design issues.
What you must have:
+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems,
Engineering or other related scientific or technical
+ 5 or more years of experience with AWS, Azure, or GCP.
+ Certified AWS or GCP, Azure, or other cloud, or ready to get
+ 8-10 years of experience solutioning as well as identifying
and fixing critical, customer facing production issues.
+ 5 or more years' experience developing in or collaborating
with development teams of different technology stacks including but
not limited to (React or Angular, Python, Ruby, Java, or .NET)
+ Public sector consulting experience at the Federal level.
+ Actively participated or lead at least one program through the
ATO process at the FISMA moderate level.
What we'd like you to have:
+ Current certifications on AWS, GCP or Azure.
+ Demonstrated understanding of networking and core Internet
protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed
+ Demonstrated understanding of data center technology and
+ Demonstrated experience in establishing hybrid cloud
infrastructures between on-prem and cloud services
+ Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building
services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS cloud environments.
+ Demonstrated understanding of TOGAF, Agile, DevSecOps
+ Preferably experience with modern container orchestration
systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm.
+ Preferably experience or knowledge of modern PaaS services
such as RedHat OpenShift.
+ Experience in leading human centered design workshops.
+ Growth mindset
+ Strong communication skills and business acumen
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