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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2300107

Azure Architect - Senior (Remote)

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

ICF’s IT Modernization division is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial technology department seeking a Senior Azure Architect to support upcoming needs with our federal customers. 

Our IT Modernization division is an information technology and management consulting department that offers integrated, strategic solutions to its public and private-sector clients. ICF has the expertise, agility, and commitment to design, build, and operate high-performance IT engines to support all aspects of our client’s business. 

Position Description 

At ICF, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentlessly making sure it pays off for our clients, and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of management consultants, mission-driven technologists, data scientists, innovation researchers, CIO strategists, and public health researchers & evaluators to challenge the status quo. As we continue to expand our services and to support this growth, we are looking for Cloud Engineers to join our Digital Modernization Division (DMD). In addition, we provide technical assistance services to US Civilian Federal Agencies and their partners, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

We are looking for a customer-focused Senior Cloud Engineer passionate about helping large government agencies modernize and transform through pragmatic enterprise strategies.  The projects and services supporting the CDC meet the agency's Data Modernization Initiative (DMI) objectives. In addition, you will be working on multiple projects simultaneously, interacting with all levels of ICF staff and CDC OCIO and C/I/O stakeholders. 

General Description:  

The ideal candidate will be able to move smoothly between tactical and strategic conversations with technical, business, and mission leadership. You will be critical in helping our team formalize, standardize, and mature our cloud services offerings. You understand the importance of security and believe risk management should be tackled early and not as an afterthought. You have been in the trenches 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 client organizations navigate the tension between evolving traditional IT processes and modern techniques. 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. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead all Azure Cloud Navigation efforts. Provide technical expertise for Architecting solutions responsive to federal mandates, priorities, and goals.  

  • Develop future-state roadmaps, drive consensus and proof of concepts, and demonstrate viable paths to modernizing applications to AZURE. 

  • Translate business needs into application solution architecture requirements, making frequent use of diagrams to help communicate with broad audiences  

  • Inform the balance of security, tech debt, feature, and defect work  

  • Estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives  

  • Drive continuous improvement  

  • Install, operate, and maintain cyber security systems. 

  • Contribute to the design of existing and future platforms. 

  • Effectively and efficiently troubleshoot the system and the infrastructure that supports it. 

  • Routinely interact with clients and internal teams such as developers and analyst teams. 

Required Skills include: 

  • Ability to maintain an active clearance. 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active CDC clearance 

  • BS or MS in IT or equivalent degree or equivalent experience 

  • 8+ years of experience with all phases of the systems development lifecycle. 

  • 5+ years of experience architecting Azure cloud Solutions and application migration to Azure. 

  • 5+ years of experience with IT infrastructure, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Digital Platforms. 

  • 3+ years of experience in developing application architecture and roadmap in AZURE. 

  • 3+ years of Enterprise architecture experience with on-prem and cloud application and infrastructure modernization, enterprise application integration, DevOps, and cloud technology projects. 

  • 3+ years of experience in building DevOps and CI/CD pipelines. 

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience with federal clients. 

  • 2+ or more years of working experience with one or more cloud service providers (Azure, GCP) advanced concepts such as Serverless, Infrastructure as Code, containers, CI/CD pipelines, and Git repositories (such as Gitlab). 

  • 1+ years of basic experience with basic networking technologies 

  • US Citizenship or Green Card required due to federal contract requirements 

  • Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance. 

  • MUST RESIDE IN THE United States (U.S.) and the work MUST BE PERFORMED in the United States (U.S.) 

Preferred Skills include: 

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect 

  • Experience in Data Architecture, integration, and migration 





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.

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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$90,940.00 - $154,598.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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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