Senior Cloud Architect

Contract Performance Period : February 15, 2024 - December 31, 2024
Job Location : Washington, DC
Direct Hire : Hourly- Contractual through 31/12/2024, with possibility for extension
Pay Range : Depending on Experience
Travel Requirements : On-site/Remote at Washington, DC locations (unless directed otherwise), with a minimum of 1 day per week for On-Site support.
Working Remotely : On-site/Remote at Washington, DC locations (unless directed otherwise), with a minimum of 1 day per week for On-Site support.

Project Description :
Seeking Senior Cloud Architect proficient in administering either AWS GovCloud and/or Azure cloud service platforms. Become part of a team responsible for fostering cloud adoption within the Client's cloud services. Period of Performance: February 15, 2024, to December 31, 2024, potential for extension with budget approval.

Qualification Requirements :
- At least five years’ demonstrated experience in an administration role supporting cloud platforms. - As a Sr. Cloud Architect, we require 10 years of experience in the field of technology, 5 of which focused on supporting cloud technologies. US citizenship is a requirement.

Skills Requirements :
• DevOps, CI/CD pipelines, containers, and related best practices for cloud deployment. • Service offerings in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Government platform experience preferred). • Understanding of cloud-based architectures, web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage. • Familiarity with loose coupling, stateless systems, and best practices for designing cloud-ready applications. • Understanding of cloud federation technologies such as SAML, OAuth, and OpenID Connect and how to apply these technologies to enterprise and public-facing applications. • Awareness of cloud information security risks and best practices, especially in highly secure operating environment. • Understanding of cloud vendor cost structures and the ability to optimize solutions for cost effectiveness. • Experience transitioning legacy systems to cloud-ready architecture. • Understanding of RESTful Web Services, XML, or JSON. • Familiarity with government cloud deployments (FedRAMP, FISMA, high security environments). Highly Desirable Skills (not mandatory): • Proficient in at least one high-level programming languages such as Python, PowerShell or Infrastructure as Code (AWS CloudFormation, Azure ARM/Bicep, Terraform, etc) • Experience with direct configuration and management of AWS or Azure components • Experience with designing or implementing cloud architectures for analytics/data processing/machine learning use-cases, such as data lakes, lake formations, etc • Experience with containerization as a strategy for cloud-enabling legacy applications • Familiarity with the Well Architected Framework • Experience with defining platform requirements • Experience in managing ADConnect sync scope and customization of sync rules to meet business requirements • Understanding of high-level O365 tenant management and strong experience with the migration on-premise Microsoft collaboration platform to Office 365 • High-level understanding in the underpinnings of SharePoint Online, Teams, OneDrive, and ExchangeOnline • Strong PowerShell background with experience in automating administrative tasks in O365 using modules such as MSOL, AzureAD, AzureRM, PnP, and ExchangeOnlineManagement • Understanding of Azure AD management, including experience in: • Managing Conditional Access rules • Assigning Licenses • Creating dynamic and static groups • Privileged Identity Management and Identity Protection • Azure App Principals

Responsibilities :
• Provide developing software according to software development lifecycles (SDLCs), including DevOps, Agile, Lean, Iterative, or Waterfall. • Provide designing, deploying, and migrating secure and maintainable systems for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) environments. • Provide Business to Business (B2B) Trust • Provide experience in designing Azure landing zone architecture for IaaS and SaaS deployments

Job ID : 1329

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