Cloud Architect ~ Google/AWS/Azure

Depends on Experience

Contract: Independent, Corp-To-Corp, W2

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required


Google CertificationAWS Solution ArchitectAzure MCSE

Job Description

Clover Consulting has a large direct client in Lansing, MI in need of a Cloud Architect for a HYBRID project with extensions likely.  Some on-site work required so consultant must reside in Lansing, MI. Qualified candidates please provide resume.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Thank you.  

Desired Experience: 3 – 5 years’ experience as a Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Certifications (Desired):

Google – Professional Cloud Architect

AWS – Solution Architect Professional

Azure – MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Knowledge of EA principles and methodologies
Experience with Servers, Infrastructure, Platform Sizing, Infrastructure Cost Reduction

Core Competencies
Assists with cloud environments such as the public, private and hybrid clouds.
Solid knowledge of concepts of designing and developing dynamic cloud solutions
Solid knowledge of concepts and moving parts involved in continuous integration and delivery
Expert guidance to development teams regarding infrastructure
Business Continuity
Computer Network Defense
Enterprise Architecture, including cloud services
Information Technology Assessment
Risk Management
Systems Integration
Emerging Technology Awareness

Core Tasks
Identify and prioritize critical business functions in collaboration with organizational
Consults with vendor product specialists/sales, independent research organizations, on-site
support engineers and fellow architects and administrators on best-fit technologies to ensure
compliance to department policies & standards and technology roadmap.
Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture team for technology validation or suggestions for
alternative solutions. If necessary, initiate Solution Assessments, Infrastructure Service
Requests, and any applicable required documentation to implement the new technology.
Experience equivalent to site reliability engineering, DevOps, and/or DevSecOps
Advocates the use of emerging cyber security best practices, technologies, developing standards
and procedures, promoting the usage of automated tools, developing strategies, and aligning
practices with enterprise strategic initiatives.
Authors requirements, including definition of dependencies on infrastructure consolidation
Authors design related artifacts (Functional Design, System Design, Security Architecture)
Lead the development of technical artifacts including Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM),
Detailed Technical Design, Security Architecture Plan, Services Description Document, etc.
Produce architectural framework documents (i.e., white papers, guidance documents, best
practices, technical reports, etc.).
Project contributor representing architecture and participates in project plan development.
Provides project estimates based on experience with cloud implementation-based projects and

Leverage broad-based understanding of technology areas and end-to-end knowledge of current
installations to craft architectural solutions or standards that can be applied across the
Operate within the context of the State of Michigan – State Unified IT Environment (SUITE)
process methodology.
Provide strategic and architectural support representing Design Serivces and the State of
Michigan Cloud Strategy as a Subject Matter Expert.
Provide support and subject matter expertise with respect to adherence to best practice
security framework controls and other industry-based regulatory compliance requirements (e.g.,
NIST 800-37, 800-53, 800-171, 800-204, 800-207, CIS, PCI, IRS-Pub 1075, CJIS, and related).
Provide support and subject matter expertise with respect to adherence to Enterprise
Architecture Frameworks (e.g., TOGAF or related).
Oversee cloud infrastructure design and develop detailed architecture models for the client to
host test, development, and production environments
Determine types of systems that organizations may need for their business goals
Build and maintain relationships across organizational teams

Integrate with non-cloud technologies and third-party vendor products/services
Assess emerging technologies, stay abreast of industry trends, and give advice on investments
prices versus performance
Integrate cloud services with on-premises technologies from Microsoft, Dell, EMC, HP, Nutanix,
Cohesity, Pure Storage, VMware, Cisco, and Rubrick

Design, manage, architect, and lifecycle the following solutions:
o Application Virtualization
o Server Virtualization
o Networking, Storage and Platform Performance/Sizing
o Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
o Automation
o Hybrid Cloud Architecture
o Public Cloud
o Colocation datacenters
o Networking across multi-cloud environments

o Security