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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R1904270

Lead Cloud Solutions Architect/Engineer

The Lead Cloud Solutions Architect  will play a critical role in supporting one of our clients in the Intel Community (IC). The ideal candidate for this position  will work in a hands-on capacity with clients as a trusted advisor, lead design, and technical discussions and assist in the evolution of our cloud and infrastructure practice.

You Are:

  • A Technology Fanatic: Fret over latest technology trends in the infrastructure/cloud space, have a POV on it
  • A Problem Solver: Preventing the problem is the goal but finding the solution is your focus
  • Action Oriented: You get stuff done. You don’t wait around, you take the bull by its horns, and don’t rest till things are resolved.
  • Continuous Improvement Obsessed: You know when to operate and when to automate. You believe that it can always be made better, faster, and stronger!
  • A Natural Leader: you keep everyone excited about the possibilities and challenge others to push their boundaries.
  • A Self Starter: Quick to learn & adapt, you are intrinsically motivated.

Your key responsibilities:

Here’s what you’ll be doing day to day…

Client facing:

  • Operational excellence: accountable to our client in the IC for delivering customer’s public or hybrid cloud strategies aligned with the customer’s business objectives.
  • Lead: Provide leadership in largescale 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 cloud solutions, design the solution to help with prototyping and development with focus on DevOps, and take solution through to launch.
  • Technology Advisor: 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 capabilities
  • Design: Responsible for designing cloud solution resources, both IaaS and PaaS, that enable the business to securely run sensitive workloads within a cloud environment. Architecting and designing large scale enterprise infrastructure and integration patterns for cloud environments.

Internal:

  • Continuous Improvement: You will help and drive internal CI 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 initiatives.
  • Collaboration: Work with onsite or nearshore teams to cloud solutions, templates, and backend business logic/orchestration layer. You will also work very closely with Accounts and Program Management teams.
  • 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.

Your Experience and Intangible traits:

 The ideal candidate for the Lead Cloud Solutions Architect position will possess the following competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline.
  • Five plus years’ experience with AWS cloud services.
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect
  • Fifteen years’ experience finding and fixing critical, customer facing production issues.
  • Experience in the development of object-oriented software with languages like Java, C++, Python or Ruby ideally in SOA applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, and distributed networks).
  • Demonstrated understanding of industry standards for building services in IaaS/PaaS/SaaS in Cloud environments.
  • Experience with modern container orchestration systems: Kubernetes, Mesos, DC/OS, Swarm.

Why you’ll love working here:

  • Full health benefits (100% dental coverage, prescription, vision, massages, life insurance and short term/ long term disability)
  • Generous vacation and retirement plans
  • Employee support program
  • A brand new cell phone, with upgrades every 24 months (we’ve got your phone bill covered, too)
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, peer-taught lunch and learns and outside workshops like Ladies Learning Code
  • Catered Friday lunches
  • Loaded snack cupboards
  • Office-ping pong and foosball tables, plus the latest and greatest video games
  • Friendly community with lots of social events – from boat cruises to volleyball tournaments
  • Participation in charity initiatives

Like what you see and think you’re a perfect fit? Apply today!

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

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