Senior Solutions Cloud Architect in McLean, VA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

Senior Solutions Cloud Architect 
Direct Hire
Location Washington DC
Must Have Secret/TS Clearence


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, System Analysis or a related field, and ten (10) years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems life cycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations.
  • Expertise in leading large-scale projects
  • Demonstrated industry leadership in the fields of application development, agile delivery and dev/ops
  • Track record of implementing AWS services and a wider serverless ecosystem of tools including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Cognito, AWS Step Functions, Amazon SQS and SNS, Amazon Kinesis, AWS IoT, Amazon S3, etc.
  • Cloud certifications in either AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud is a plus
  • Operational experience in delivering/running cloud managed services and/or professional services is preferred.
  • Ability to lead the engineering design, development, deployment, and technical quality of large enterprise solutions that span multiple technologies and disciplines.
  • Deep expertise with IT architectural, engineering development, and operational methodologies
  • Directs the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends;
  • Confirms recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment complexity;
  • Leads the development and execution of a communication and education plan for the IT solution architecture; responsible for the overall training and development of the solution architect team;
  • Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities;
  • Champions the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results; considers the potential impact to solution architecture;
  • Collaborates with other IT teams in the management of technical change, verification of testing results, and monitoring of technical standards compliance and deployment;
  • Consults with application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture; collaborates in the evaluation and selection process for application packages;
  • Develops methods to integrate systems that interact and extend across organizational and functional lines;
  • Manages exceptions to architectural standards; Contributes to the IT strategy and alignment to business requirements;
  • Participates in IT system strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development;
  • Assists in defining the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise;
  • Designs the implementation of solution architecture based on the organization's requirements and IT strategies; defines models, including solution patterns for repeatable and reusable ways, to guide solution decisions;
  • Develops the solutions viewpoint, in which business, information and technology viewpoints are synthesized into solutions that deliver capabilities to the organization;
  • Analyzes, designs, and develops roadmaps and implementation plans based upon a current versus future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint;
  • Develops policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures;
  • Identifies and proposes variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs; collaborates with Enterprise Architecture to find alternate solutions when necessary;
  • Performs ongoing architecture quality review activities relative to specific portfolio;
  • Reviews key customer issues with technology and service managers to identify potential solutions or improvements that are relevant to the solution architecture;
  • Identifies the tools and components within the area of specialization based on the enterprise toolset and can define exceptions as warranted.
  • Leads governance activities associated with ensuring solution compliance; confirms alignment of solutions with Enterprise Architecture principles and guidelines;
  • Defines the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise; defines development guidelines and standards to be utilized in application development and integration;
  • Leads the implementation of solution architecture based on the organization's business requirements and IT strategies;
  • Reviews business drivers and strategies, understands the implications to applications and interfaces, and identifies/mitigates risks to solutions;
  • Approves modification of the solution architecture to accommodate project needs;
  • Oversees ongoing quality activities across the enterprise; champions related improvement initiatives related to design quality;
  • Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture;
  • Validates information systems and/or operational architectures meet technical requirements and specifications;

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