Job Description :

Job Description :  Principal Cloud Architect - AWS
Remote only 
Location: Reston VA 

Title: Cloud Architect –AWS

Description: Our client is currently seeking a Principal Cloud Architect - AWS
The Cloud Solutions Group helps customers securely design, build, and operate applications using elastic infrastructure.
The AWS Principal Cloud Architect will be responsible for the successful implementation of AWS architectures and environments who provides guidance for transforming legacy implementations to the cloud. This role will work closely with clients, partners and other business units to ensure consulting engagements are successful.
This Job Will Have The Following Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design, development, and hands-on implementation of Amazon Web Services cloud solutions 
  • Serve as an AWS technical resource in team’s efforts to determine the needs of our client’s businesses that will simplify and automate the applications as well as make them more efficient 
  • Participate in planning, implementation, and growth of our customer's AWS foundational footprint 
  • Work with application and infrastructure teams to conduct proof of concepts (POCs) and implement Production-ready designs in Amazon Web Services 
  • Perform risk analysis & create mitigation strategies for continuous evaluation and validation or system design and architecture 
  • Ability to design, build, and execute automation frameworks for deployment of AWS Cloud Environments (based on CloudFormation templates, Terraform, AWSCLI, others) 
  • Collaborate and communicate with Sales and Account Management team to ensure smooth and successful delivery and assist with the identification of additional Advanced Services and Sales opportunities within the customer’s environment 
    Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required or equivalent work experience 
  • 5+ years of experience with implementation and support of infrastructure services on AWS, AWS DevIo Experience (Code Build, Code Pipeline, Code Commit, Code Deploy, AWS Config, AWS Systems Manager, CloudWatch, Lambda experience) (additional DevOps experience like Jenkins and Azure DevOps is good, but not required) 
  • 3 years of experience with current operating system administration (Examples: Windows, Linux, Ubuntu and CentOS) 
  • 2 years of experience with APIs, performing commands through CLI to perform implementations and third-party integrations 
  • 2 years of experience with cloud network connectivity and ExpressRoute, and ability to troubleshoot cloud connectivity issues 
  • Previous experience working for a consulting or services organization strongly preferred 
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect and/or DevOps Engineer 
  • AWS Cloud Platform Experience 
  • Strong scripting skills in languages such as Python, Ruby, or Golang- specifically including experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs as well as AWS Lambda 
  • Automation experience with CloudFormation, (Terraform, Jenkins, Git, others are a plus) 
  • Experience deploying Control Tower with Guardrail's in production 
  • Kubernetes (Vanilla or EKS/ECS) and OpenShift 4.x experience in production (containerization and ops) 
  • Knowledge of IAM integration with AWS environments 
  • Experience aiding with operationalizing AWS cloud environments using AWS native and third-party tools for monitoring and management 

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