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Senior Solutions Architect (Job #6334)

Location: Reston
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking a driven individual who has a desire to work with some of the best Cloud Architects in the Market. Our architects support the full life cycle from client needs analysis, through design, build migration and go live. They are continually assessing emerging products and services that improve the business of the clients we serve.



The Senior Solution Architect- a combination of a subject matter guru, trusted advisor and cloud services authority, will be responsible, working as part of our cloud team, to help define the tools, processes and methods, and develop systems that will utilize Private and Public clouds (AWS, Azure, and others) to support enterprise adoption of our managed cloud service offerings. In addition, the Senior Solutions Architect will use systems analysis techniques, enterprise architecture planning process and procedures while consulting with clients to determine cloud computing specifications and needs for our clients.





Responsibilities also include:



Design, and implementation of customized technical virtualization solutions for clients both on premises and public cloud environments.


Develop complete virtualization solutions taking into account sizing, infrastructure, data protection, disaster recovery, and application requirements and hybrid access to premises based enterprise systems.


Creation of a bill of materials for solution specific virtualization product and service requirements


Provide cloud focused demonstrations, evaluations and proof of concept support


Contribute to the development of Statements of Work and Proposals


Provide troubleshooting expertise for virtualization performance and other issues


Develop AWS, Azure cloud solutions for clients


Managed and preform V2C, P2C, and P2V migrations of systems for clients.


Integrate appropriate security and information assurance controls into solutions to ensure accreditation based on appropriate regulatory requirements that the client operates under. Support Cloud Assured leadership in continuous improvement to of our solutions to maintain competitive advantages.


Assist with RFP responses




Required Skills



Cloud Architecting / Solution Delivery expertise preferably AWS services


Demonstrable Enterprise Architecture planning and design skills


Experience with scripting and automation tools such as Puppet and Chef


Good written and verbal communication skills


Good analytic, organization, presentation, customer service and facilitation skills


Excellent problem solving skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.





The candidate should have a balance of knowledge in Operating systems, Network, Security and programming or scripting



The candidate must have working experience in .NET, or similar programming or scripting languages


Ability to gather customer requirements and translate those requirements into short and long term


The candidate should have in depth understanding of authentication and authorization services; e.g.; AD, ADFS, SAML, LDAP & the backend associated APIs that connect various messaging, cloud and social platforms.


Ability to understand and support network, system and application security hardening, penetration testing, continuous monitoring, and support of policy.


Ability to support network and system risk assessment and to support network and system security planning and documentation.





Preference will be given to candidates that also have database, applications services support skills:



The candidate can be considered expert in one of more platforms (Microsoft, or a flavor of Linux) with 5 or more years? experience


The candidate can be considered expert in a combination of database and platform application services, e.g; Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Apache software, SQL, Oracle. MYSQL, AWS RDS, Mongo. Hadoop/EMR experience is a plus.


Full understanding of DNS, WINS, DHCP and LDAP compliant directories is also a differentiator of candidates.


Cisco network routing and switching skills


System Monitoring Tools that can be easily extended into AWS, Azure and premise based systems for a single enterprise view is a plus.



Required Experience



5+ years? experience in engineering enterprise datacenter solutions


Candidates must be a US Citizen

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