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Cloud Enterprise Architect
ICF is seeking an experienced Cloud, Enterprise Architect for opportunities based in our Arlington, VA office in support of initiatives related to digital transformation, portfolio modernization, and delivery of enterprise strategies for a diverse set of federal clients. This role is a high visibility technology leadership position requiring an extensive background and operational experience with cloud services, cloud advisory, adoption, migration patterns, architectural engagements, major products, services and frameworks, industry standards along with implementations of leading COTS products to be applied in a multitude of complex scenarios. Position includes architectural artifact and transitional roadmap development, system and cloud topology design, prototyping, with team mentoring in a dynamic client and business partner facing atmosphere.
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
Engages diverse organizations, industry partners and clients during business acquisition phases and for all capture activities
Produces technical solutions with detailed narrative for proposal development and supports key personnel requirements during procurement phases such as orals, technical challenges, etc.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
BS in information systems or computer science
12+ years of technology leadership experience with participation in major modernization and integration projects while designing and architecting large scale applications, including SaaS and cloud native
Experience and accomplishments with de-facto cloud providers (AWS/Azure/Google), applying serverless products using managed services and platform-based application technologies in solution architecture, design, and system development
Ability to define DevSecOps pipelines, tools and processes including (IaC) infrastructure as code solutions using organizational architectural design principles based on government FISMA and NIST requirements
Experience in refactoring systems into microservices and containerized deployments that integrate with native cloud services
6+ years of experience in enterprise-scope architectural engagements, technical leadership at the program level, along with a successful track record of delivery
Excellent oral communications, bringing thought, vision, and strategy leadership with effective presentation skills
Architect level certification from one or more major cloud providers such as AWS, GCP or Azure
Experience with delivering architecture using industry methodologies such as TOGAF, FEAF, etc.
Application of one or more enterprise architecture modeling tools such as (Sparx EA, Mega, Visual Paradigm, etc.)
Additional Certifications: TOGAF 9.1, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.
US Citizens or Green Card Holders required due to federal contract requirements.
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.
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Arlington, VA (VA31)