Cloud Strategist

    • Navigant Consulting
  • McLean, VA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 9 hours ago


On Site
USD 94,900.00 - 142,300.00 per year
Full Time


IT strategy
Information Technology
IT management
IT transformation
Cloud management
Public sector
Professional services
Business process
Cloud architecture
Process flow
Regulatory Compliance
Cost management
Resource allocation
Financial planning
Change management
Project management
Critical thinking
Business development
Software deployment
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform
Cloud computing
Security clearance
Health care
Personal development
Community development

Job Details

Job Family :
Strategy & Transformation Consulting

Travel Required :
Up to 25%

Clearance Required :
Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do :
Our Business and IT Strategy Transformation consultants help our clients improve business value through optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of their IT capabilities. This high performing group plays a critical role in multi-disciplinary strategy teams. We enable our clients to understand, plan for, and realize strategic opportunities presented by information technology through a collection of capabilities such as Enterprise IT Management, Mission Enablement, and IT Transformation. Our cloud strategists in particular, develop and execute cloud strategies that align with an organization's goals, improve efficiency, and drive digital transformation.

What You Will Need :
Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years working on cloud strategy, cloud architecture, cloud management office, or cloud financial optimization (FinOps) projects
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree, Master's a plus, preferably in a rigorous academic program at a top school
Must be located within 50 miles of Tvsons, VA or Arlington, VA and willing to commute onsite to Guidehouse offices and/or client sites located in the Washington metropolitan area
Experience in a top-tier commercial or public sector consulting firm
Experience applying critical thinking and structured processes to help clients navigate uncertainty and solve complex problems
Possess a combination of strategic, technical, and interpersonal skills to effectively advise clients on the planning, adoption, and management of cloud services
Demonstrates a proven record of success in roles within a professional services firm or large enterprise that supports client cloud services including:
Cloud Strategy: An understanding of both cloud services and a client organization's industry, market, and business objectives to define cloud strategies in alignment to broader business goals. Aptitude for identifying and solving complex technical and business challenges related to cloud adoption and management. Understanding and documenting existing business processes, systems, and technology. Gathering, analyzing and articulating high-level business capabilities and requirements. Engagement with business executives to define, understand and document cloud strategy and desired cloud capabilities, iterating new business and technology capabilities, and creating and implementing future-state capabilities. Collaboration with clients to develop strategic plans and roadmaps, tactical initiatives, key performance indicators, and reporting dashboards.
Cloud Migration Planning: Defining a high-level plan for an organization to move existing on-premises and/or co-located application workloads and their associated data into a cloud-hosted environment. Experience conducting application rationalization assessments to identify opportunities to rehost, refactor, re-platform, or replace applications. Experience formulating infrastructure optimization recommendations.
Cloud Architecture: Proficiency in designing and architecting cloud solutions that align with an organization's business objectives while optimizing for scalability, security, and cost efficiency. Developing architecture diagrams, process flows, drawings, and visual communications.
Cloud Vendor Knowledge: Deep understanding of cloud service providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), including knowledge of their services, capabilities, and pricing models.
Cloud Governance: Knowledge of cloud governance frameworks and leading practices to align to cloud strategy, ensure compliance, manage risks, and maintain control over cloud resources.
Cloud FinOps and Cost Management: Skills in optimizing cloud costs through efficient resource allocation, cost monitoring, and implementing cost-saving strategies. Knowledge of Cloud FinOps. Expertise in modeling and forecasting cloud costs to support budgeting and financial planning.
Hybrid and Multi-Cloud: Expereince advising clients on leading practices to manage hybrid and multi-cloud environments to ensure seamless integration and workload distribution, manage risk, and control costs.
Change Management and Communication: Strong communication skills to effectively convey cloud strategies, benefits, and risks to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Project Management: Proficiency in project management methodologies to plan, execute, and monitor cloud-related projects effectively.
Innovation and Experimentation: A creative mindset to explore emerging cloud technologies and innovative solutions that can drive business growth. A commitment to staying updated with evolving cloud technologies, trends, and leading practices.

What Would Be Nice To Have :
Demonstrates proven abilities and a record of success to direct and execute the following areas:
Client Delivery:
Ability to identify and develop solutions to meet client needs
Ability to build solid relationships and become a trusted advisor to clients
Maintains awareness of client environment, culture, challenges, and areas for improvement
Maintains external environmental awareness of legislation, regulations, and policies that may impact the client
Demonstrates flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks
Core Consulting Skills
Ability to structure and develop quality client deliverables
Demonstrate a depth of analysis and critical thinking
Demonstrates ability to leverage and tailor various industry methodologies and frameworks to the needs of clients
Leads teams and develops junior staff
Experience participating in business development opportunities and pursuits
Track record of success in performing current state analysis across processes, technology, and people.
Cloud Consulting Skills
Automation and DevOps Recommendations: Proficiency in automation tools and DevOps practices to streamline cloud provisioning, configuration, and deployment processes
Desirable certifications: PMP, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect
Desirable clearances: an active or prior DoD Secret clearance or equivalent

The annual salary range for this position is $94,900.00-$142,300.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

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
  • Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • annual membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

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.

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