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Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2203078

AWS Cloud Applications Architect - Remote

*We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US.*

This opportunity requires ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance, per Federal Contract requirement.

ICF is seeking an experienced AWS Cloud Applications Architect for opportunities in support of initiatives related to digital transformation, portfolio modernization, and delivery of enterprise strategies for a federal client. This role is a technology leadership position requiring a background and operational experience with cloud services, cloud advisory, adoption, migration patterns, architectural engagements, major products, services and frameworks, and industry standards. Position includes architectural artifact and transitional roadmap development, system and cloud topology design, analyses of alternatives and prototyping, and team mentoring in a dynamic client and business partner facing atmosphere.


  • 5+ years’ experience performing as an AWS Architect utilizing various AWS services and applying a strong understanding to bring client systems into the cloud

  • Technologies expertise to include: API Gateway, Lambda, S3, various serverless technologies, VPC networking, traffic load balancing, routing, web and mobile applications, and other features as required for a portfolio of robust cloud solutions

  • 1+ year(s) experience in Terraform, Python & Linux/Unix Shell Scripting

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance per Federal contract requirement​

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engages the client organization, manages key stakeholders, and fosters relationships to develop a deep and thorough understanding of the enterprise

  • Creates a vision, strategy, and produces a roadmap to lead cloud adoption modernization efforts by applying a proven track record of assessments, target technology and IT landscape specifications, technical asset configuration and multi-phased cloud migration deliveries

  • Implements and manages the cloud journey while ensuring adherence organizational compliance, best practices, and industry standards

  • Serves as the primary technological point of contact, responsible for the overarching technical oversight, architecture and construction efforts

  • Oversees cloud provider and vendor interactions and the effectuation of products, services, platform(s) and other solutions along the roadmap while ensuring that technical milestones are following the program schedule

  • Develops effective governance, leads technical resources, mitigates risk, monitors quality, security, etc., and ensures success in the execution of these areas

  • Participates in, and leads technology evaluations, proofs of concept, client demonstrations and various solutioning and educational presentations to assert vetting and client buy-in

  • Coordinates and collaborates on developing requirements and mission outcomes with executive leadership, business stakeholders, various technical teams, contractors, etc.

  • Serves as the technical strategy champion, resolving program issues, answering questions, and prescribing adoption of proposed solutions for leadership, staff, and contractors

  • Authors required documentation, briefings, SLAs and technical standards for the architectural runway

  • Works closely, leads and coordinates with other architects and additional members of the technical leadership and all other program teams

  • Supports project teams’ delivery (code/build/release) lifecycles

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS in information systems or computer science

  • 10+ years of overall technology leadership experience with participation in major modernization and integration projects while designing and architecting large scale applications

  • Excellent oral communications, bringing thought, vision, and strategy leadership with

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Certification

  • Experience with Angular or NodeJS

  • Strong experience building and deploying secured Docker containers

  • Strong background with AWS RDS and PostGreSQL

  • Knowledge of GitHub Enterprise

  • Extensive knowledge of Application Architecture, Network, and Release Processes

  • Knowledge on DevSecOps, infrastructure as a code and CI/CD processes

  • Knowledge of the Agile methodologies, including test-driven development

  • Experience in all areas of the Software Development Lifecycle, Continuous Integration/Continuous Development, and Human-Centered Design principles and practices





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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and 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.

Maryland Remote Office (MD99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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