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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2203928

Cloud Architect

We are looking for a Cloud Architect who is customer focused and passionate about helping large government agencies modernize and transform through pragmatic enterprise strategies.  

The ideal candidate will have the ability to move smoothly between tactical and strategic conversations with technical, business and mission leadership. You will play a critical role 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 through the trenches in 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 approaches. 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. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is responsible for the supervision, regulation, and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Bank System, providing nearly $7.2 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions. This candidate will fill a leadership position in helping the FHFA develop a strategy to move significant data management operations to a game-changing cloud environment.  

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Translate business needs into solution architecture requirements 

  • Estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives 

  • Define multiple solution options to business problems 

  • Quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new and emerging technologies 

  • Share fundamental knowledgeable in all aspects of solutions architecture and security  

  • Apply and generate best practices in multiple technical domains using various technology products and services 

  • Ensure solutions are developed and packaged in an easily consumable and repeatable way for customers and internal technical teams 

  • Capture and share best practice knowledge with the internal technical teams 

  • Assume the role technology advisor that understands customer business processes and maps them to technology solutions to optimize business outcomes) 

  • Build modern solutions with serverless and managed services (no EC2s) 

What you must have 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline 

  • 8+ years of experience with building IT systems 

  • 4+ years of experience in building and deploying applications to AWS Cloud.  

  • 1+ years of experience implementing IaC using Terraform 

  • AWS Solutions Architect certification 

  • 2+ years of experience with programming languages and platforms such as Java, JavaScript, Python, Node.js , Angular and React 

  • 1+ year hands-on experience designing cloud systems with any of the following AWS services: Glue, Redshift, Sagemaker, or SQS 

  • US Citizenship or Green Card. Employment must be compliant with eligibility for Public Trust due to Government Contract requirements.  

What we'd like you to have:  

  • Actively participated or led at least on program through the Federal ATO process at the FISMA Moderate level 

  • Experience with cloud endpoint security using CrowdStrike or Tenable 

  • Experience with working in Agile and Scaled Agile teams 

  • Experience and application of best practices microservices architecture, automated testing  

  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect  

  • Public sector consulting experience at the Federal level. 

  • Strong communication skills and business acumen 

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, matrixed team environment, with a client-centric culture, and an environment of high performers.  

Why you’ll love working here: 

  • Generous vacation and retirement plans  

  • Comprehensive health benefits   

  • Flexible work location  

  • Diverse workforce that values equality and inclusion  

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities  

  • Friendly community with lots of social events  

  • Participation in charity initiatives  

  • Employee support program 

Technologies you’ll use: (Ex: Java, React, ETL, mobile):  

Various AWS data and machine learning services, Git, Python





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.

DC Remote Office (DC99)

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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