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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2203600

Cloud Architect – Remote

ICF seeks a Cloud Architect that can lead the design and development of modern cloud infrastructure on AWS and Azure.  You will be the cloud architect on one or more critical projects, setting priorities and direction, mentoring, and designing next generation infrastructure. You will work closely with Developers, DevOps Engineers, Security Engineers, QA Engineers, Data Engineers and others in a highly collaborative environment. This position will have a strong focus on automation and CI/CD principles with a critical emphasis on security protocols (DevSecOps).

The ideal candidate has extensive experience and a deep understanding of the offerings within AWS and Azure with the ability to design entire application environments that can be fully automated or replicated including network, compute, and data stores.

The team uses integrated human-centered design and quality assurance measures to implement highly modern, usable interfaces. Our mission is to help the government improve healthcare for patients and reduce cost.  We value bringing individuals that are experts in their disciplines, highly communicative, and self-motivated to own their work. Technology and domain experts work side-by-side in highly dynamic teams that have all the roles necessary to deliver high quality digital services.  In addition, critical to our success is forming teams of highly diverse individuals passionate about making a difference.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates high level reference architecture documentation to meet the technology needs of various stakeholders
  • Researches, Designs and implements identity management and federation technologies using SAML, OIDC and OAuth.
  • Designs and implements CI/CD pipelines to include application and security testing and allows for development teams to own the pipeline process from end-to-end
  • Develops tools and processes to enable automated deployment and monitoring of cloud infrastructure and applications
  • Automates images, systems/network configuration and orchestration using tools such as Cloud Formation, Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, etc
  • Implements, improves, and augments infrastructure, application and security monitoring tools and overall platform stability
  • Automates data resiliency and replication based on policies
  • Responsible for the management and operation of environments
  • Mentors engineers and peers
  • Participates in the creation of strategic roadmaps by understanding the needs of the business and mapping technical objectives to those needs
  • Works autonomously to build customized solutions to meet the business needs
  • Effectively communicates solutions architecture to management as well as to business stakeholders and the project teams
  • Improves deployment and release management process

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technological or related field with 7+ years of relevant technical experience or an MS in Computer Science and 5+ years of technical experience
  • Significant experience designing, deploying, and supporting production cloud environments, particularly multi-region/multi-AZ environments.
  • Very strong background in Identity and Access Management, including significant experience with Active Directory, LDAP, OIDC, SAML, OAuth and Azure AD.
  • Experience with continuous monitoring and logging of all applications layers and all infrastructure (e.g., New Relic, Splunk, CloudWatch)
  • Experience with continuous alerting and notification based on monitors and logs (e.g. PagerDuty)
  • Hands-on experience with container technologies including Docker
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes
  • Experience designing and building self-healing and auto-scaling clusters using robust health-check services and cloud load balancers (e.g. ELB/ALB/ELB, ECS)
  • Automated build, test, and deployment through modern CI/CD
  • Deep understanding of Infrastructure-as-code via Terraform and CloudFormation
  • Understanding of configuration-as-code via Ansible
  • Able to communicate the importance of security at rest and in transit via encryption
  • Advanced networking concepts and implementation in AWS and Azure
  • Must live in the United States and be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience

Professional Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand project requirements and be innovative in finding solutions in highly regulated government environments.
  • Flexibility and the ability to accept a change in priorities and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.



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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary 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 salary range for Colorado is -


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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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