Cloud Architect

Accelera Solutions   •  

Clarksburg, WV

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 368 days ago


Senior Infrastructure Engineer – AWS Cloud Architect – Enterprise Practice

Customer Location: Clarksburg, WV

Accelera Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud and virtualization solutions is seeking an experienced and motivated Technical Architect that has a unique balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. The Technical Architect will provide guidance of the strategic direction and roadmaps related to taking FBI systems/applications to the Amazon GovCloud instance. This individual will support the FBI CJIS facility located in Clarksburg, WV with a focus on the GovCloud led by CJIS for unclassified systems and services. This same position would support the CJIS build-out of a new on-premise cloud environment for Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

The position will be directly responsible for assisting a federal customer understand and implement best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to scale the existing cloud solution. The Technical Architect will be responsible for architecting and designing solutions for the AWS Cloud platform. While this is technical role, there is an expectation of client facing meetings in which business requirements and technical solutions are discussed. The Technical Architect will also need to provide guidance and training to otherengineering members of the team.

Accelera is a solution provider focused on delivering virtualization and cloud solutions to federal and commercial customers. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for technology and a dedicated drive that can help us create and deliver innovative solutions to our customers. Come join our team of talented people and grow your career in a fun, creative, and innovative culture.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide guidance of the strategic direction and roadmaps related to taking FBI systems/applications/services to the Amazon GovCloud instance
    • Provide guidance and best practices in designing and implementing AWS GovCloud services, as well as playbook creation
    • Design architectural and engineering roadmaps regarding the AWS Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture
    • Develop a set of standards that are consistent across the AWS IaaS
    • Develop and implement internal systems, processes, and best practices to be used by the Project team and the Operational teams designed to increase productivity
    • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud
    • Recommend architecture to meet business requirements
    • Design and maintain the customer facing technologies with a focus on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
    • Design compute, storage, network, and securityinfrastructure
    • Create and implement automation for cloud platforms
    • Ensure all infrastructure components meet proper performance and capacity standards
    • Troubleshoot non-operational and production issues
    • Verify and resolve configuration and other non-software related issues
    • Create documentation around the setup, implementation, and design of the environment
    • Provide technical oversight, review, and quality control
    • Act as an escalation point / SME for AWS related technical issues and decisions
    • Act in a "Trusted Advisor" role for our Federal customer to foster a long-term relationship
    • Identify and develop new opportunities within the customer environment where they can continue to scale the cloud environment
    • Maintain technical certifications as required by the organization


**Must have an Active Top Secret Clearance**

    • Expertise in Red Hat, Ubuntu and CentOS operating systems
    • Expertise in Windows operating systems
    • Expertise in networkarchitecture, including load-balancing, DNS, BGP, IPSec VPNs, and active-active data centers
    • Experience with overarching AWS Network Design including the usage of Transit Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), overarching VPC enterprise services design
    • Expertise in security best practices and use of firewalls, IPS/IDS, encryption, and incident response
    • Experience implementing off premise monitoring and logging solutions with on premise tools
    • Expertise in storage design for high availability and disaster recovery
    • Familiar with the interworking of Web applications and relational databases
    • Hands-on experience with AWS GovCloud
    • Participate in and evaluate proof-of-concepts for server, storage, network, and securitytechnologies to support the cloud infrastructure
    • Create automated processes using well-known languages and frameworks
    • Must be detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to multi-task
    • Exceptional problem solving skills
    • Experience with automation tools including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and others.
    • Experience with security concepts / best practices

General Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer information sciences or related focus
    • Minimum 5 to 7 years of infrastructureexperience
    • AWS Solutions Architect Certification preferred
    • Strong presentation, executive client management, and business development skills along with ability to create concise documentation for both technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Thorough understanding of Government procurement policies and practices
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Customer service experience / strong customer focus
    • Self-starter who is excited about technology
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.
    • Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex technical projects