Azure Cloud Architect Enigneer


On Site
Depends on Experience
Contract - Independent
Contract - W2
Contract - 12 Month(s)


Cloud provider
Disaster Recovery

Job Details

GoAhead Solutions has a great opportunity for an Azure Cloud Architect/Engineer in Columbus, OH. This would be a twelve month contract to start out with extension. This position would require to be onsite three days a week.

Job Description:
Cloud Architecture, Solutions, & Engineering: Responsible for designing and developing cloud solutions in collaboration with agency cloud engineers; Acts as a subject matter expert on cloud architecture and services for a particular cloud provider.

-Leads cloud architects and engineers with regards to architecture and technical implementation.

-Collaborates with Cloud engineers to ensure organizational best practices are implemented across the entire cloud portfolio.

-Ensures Digital Architecture standards are applied; negotiates and documents tradeoffs with Digital Architecture as needed.

-Understand and delivers security guardrails and frameworks; upholds cloud security best practices.

-Support application rationalization, vendor interactions, and procurements for cloud services.

-Work with agencies and other Company stakeholders to define technical drivers for procurement activities and evaluate vendor responses.

-Participate in and drive Cloud Governance board activities.

Cloud Strategy:

Develops and drives the end-to-end technical roadmap for existing and proposed cloud services and articulates impact on the broader strategy; develops innovative solutions and technical strategy.

-Understands business objectives, industry standards, and technical drivers around cloud strategy and their impact on current and future implementations of cloud; makes decisions based on these inputs.

-Provide technical oversight and guidance for infrastructure as code templates to adhere to Enterprise Architecture standards.

-Makes recommendations on new procedures and overall approach in partnership with other cloud architects; negotiates and documents tradeoffs as needed.

-Support annual cloud portfolio planning with agencies, in collaboration with Strategic Investment & Architecture team.

-Owns Azure components of annual Cloud Strategic Plan


-Application Architecture

-Service Design & Management

-Cloud Strategic Plan Development

-Cloud Governance

-Disaster Recovery

-Project Governance & Reporting

-Agile Project Management

-Cloud Risk and Compliance

-Security Control Design

-DevOps & DevSecOps

-Enterprise Platforms

-APIs & Containers

-Code automation tools and languages (PowerShell, Terraform, ARM/Bicep, Puppet, Bash, Python, etc

Other Duties:

-Responsible for providing technical oversight and guidance on all cloud services and deployable infrastructure.

-Provides technical advisory to future and existing projects and programs.

-Support buildout of financial operations reports and monitoring procedures, e.g., around resource utilization.

-Assists with provisioning of cloud services and enablement of agency usage of state IaaS and PaaS offerings.

-Works to establish guidelines, templates, best practices, and standards related to state cloud offerings.

Training and Knowledge Management:

-Serves as a mentor and SME to cloud architects and engineers and ideates appropriate training and education for agencies on architecture and services.

-Collaborates with HR and vendors to create: 1. training recommendations for CCoE & agencies and 2. conduct informational trainings e.g, overviews of major people, process, and tools changes.

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