Senior Cloud Solutions Architect - AWS

    • Navigant Consulting
  • McLean, VA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


IT architecture
MEAN stack
Enterprise architecture
IT strategy
IT portfolio management
Business process
Information Technology
Regulatory Compliance
Security clearance
Cloud architecture
Software deployment
Data processing
Load balancing
High availability
Command-line interface
Application development
Microsoft Windows
Amazon Web Services
Amazon EC2
Amazon S3
Amazon RDS
Remote Desktop Services
Cloud computing
Virtual private cloud
Amazon Route 53
Data management
Network engineering
Security controls
Security architecture
Personal development
Community development

Job Details

Job Family :
IT Architecture/Cloud

Travel Required :
Up to 25%

Clearance Required :

What You Will Do:

The Senior Cloud Solutions Architect - AWS will be a technology planning and governance role with enterprise level influence at Guidehouse. This role will play an integral role in helping driving the maintaining and improving the roadmap of the company's technology strategy and processes. Act as a leader and set architecture direction for strategic technology projects. This role will partner with internal technology groups to ensure that proposed technical solutions align with the company's overall objectives. It will also serve as a strategic mean member to business & IT, internal innovation teams, and IT functional areas by helping them identify and take advantage of new opportunities while providing guidance and ensuring solutions align with the business and IT strategy.

Job Description/Responsibilities:
  • Drive enterprise architecture activities with a 'business outcome' lens
  • Build and evolve a business technology strategy including the strategic roadmap for IT systems
  • Work on developing IT strategies and roadmaps to drive investments in enterprise capabilities
  • Establish application and technology portfolio management processes and tools to provide transparency and reduce technical debt
  • Identify opportunities to digitize business processes and experience with internal innovation teams
  • Maintain architecture governance, technology standards processes and reference architecture development
  • Evaluate business, information, application, and technology views of the solutions and identify risks
  • Remain intimate and knowledgeable on cloud technologies and cloud and hybrid cloud frameworks
  • Monitor new technological advances in application development and information technologies
  • Partner with business and technology leaders to understand and translate business objectives into technological solutions
  • Define and develop audit and review checklists ensuring compliance to enterprise standards
  • Define and improve architecture processes and artifacts
  • Contribute to peer reviews, technical audits, and technology standards processes
  • Collaborate with and mentor other enterprise engineers, junior architects
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives

What You Will Need:
  • Bachelor's Degree, plus 8 years of experience OR 12 years of experience can be substituted for degree
  • Ability to obtain a National Security Clearance or a U.S. Federal Government Public Trust
  • The candidate must be a certified AWS Solution Architect-Professional
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and document new technologies/solutions
  • Hands-on experience designing & deploying cloud architecture on AWS in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience in other technical roles such as systems engineer or infrastructure analyst
  • Significant years of hands-on experience delivering solutions running in an enterprise cloud
  • Evaluate Cloud Application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning in AWS.
  • Experience working with microservices or data processing workloads with tools such as Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability, and high availability.
  • Strong hand-on experience with writing Terraform code to deploy AWS resources including the creation and use of Terraform modules.
  • The candidate must have familiarity with AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), CloudFormation (CF) & Terraform templates, Windows & Linux environments, and the AWS Billing & Management Consoles.
  • Deploying and provisioning in an production environment AWS resources including IaaS: EC2, S3, RDS, EBS, ELB, IAM, Security Groups, Cloud Watch, VPC, Route53, Subnets, Routing Tables, Internet Gateways, certificates, autoscaling groups, PaaS services: EKS, ECR, ECS, Fargate, Code Deploy, Code Commit, and other SaaS services.
  • Strong knowledge of data management concepts, network engineering concepts and architectures
  • Strong knowledge of security controls and basic security architecture patterns and practices
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex technology solutions
  • The ability to "think big" and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hype
  • Must be able to work East Coast US business hours

What Would Be Nice to Have:
  • Experience with ServiceNow is a plus
  • Experience working in an ITIL environment
  • Experience working with C-Suite level executives

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Student Loan PayDown
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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