Cloud Architect

Noblis - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)3.9

Noblis is looking for a Cloud Architect with a Top Secret SCI clearance in Chantilly, Virginia.

The Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) is a weapons system which produces military intelligence collected by systems such as: the U-2 Dragonlady, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator. It consists of computer hardware and software connected together in a computer network, devoted to processing and dissemination of information such as images. The successful candidate will be responsible for collaborating with an Architecture team of system engineers, technical leads and Government Managers from multiple organizations and at different geographic locations.The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with strong communication, organizational, and time management skills. The ability and experience to work effectively in a collaborative manner within a diverse team of contractors and Government representatives across DoD and the IC is absloutely critical to this senior level Architecture Lead position.


The basics requirements:
Must have and maintain an ACTIVE Top Secret SCI clearance
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related technical discipline (Master's degree preferred)
Minimum of 6 years experience implementing and supporting AWS or equivalent cloud enterprise solutions for DoD or IC
10 overall years of experience in technical leadership for DoD or IC Systems Program Office ISR systems engineering ecosystems and related software and systems
Senior level experience and in depth understanding of cloud-based architecture solutions for DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) modernization efforts.
Experience deploying enterprise scale applications to production using cloud-based infrastructure
Be able to perform analysis, design, develop and deliver cloud based enterprise architecture models in support of AF DCGS open architecture and joint interoperability certification requirements.
Use systems engineering processes to assess opportunities for interoperability andl integration of enterprise ISR systems
Able to develop new ideas, develop strategic relationships and be able to demonstrate understanding of both DoD and IC organization and related system architectures
Experience designing horizontally scalable services and capabilities

The technical requirements:
Cloud technologies such as AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon S3/ Simple Cloud Storage Service
Understanding and experience with agile software development best practices specifically SAFe, DevOps and agile sprint planning
Strong networking skills required. Expertise with network security concepts such as IPsec, VPN, SSH, and TLS, also experience with application solutions such as load balancing, forward/reverse proxy, monitoring, and packet inspection/troubleshooting, hosting and/or Data Center Consolidation

The desired skills:
Be the cloud architecture subject matter expert, bringing a deep understanding of AWS technologies as well as the broad knowledge-base for working with and using the AWS Cloud Platform
Develop solution architectures leveraging AWS and C2S cloud including storage, networking, compute, and security services using best practices and a thorough understanding of AWS technology offerings
Track record of implementing cloud services in a variety of distributed computing environments, integrating those services with on-premise technologies, and identifying the relationships between services, information, applications and global infrastructure assets
Experience collaborating in a DevOps environment and using Atlassian Suite products (JIRA, BitBucket and Bamboo). Also Puppet, Terraform, Consul, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Microservice architecture, FedRAMP knowledge
Knowledge and experience working with SCCA, SRG, FedRamp policies and guidance
Experience with Architecture tools such as Cameo and Sparx Enterprise ArchitectAWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate, Professional, preferred
AWS certifications including Developer, SysOps, DevOps a plus
Experience with supporting a DoD or IC System Program Office in architecture development and integration
Compliance with DoD Directive 8570/8140 IAT Levl II or higher (Sec +, CISSP, etc) a plus
Noblis and wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering.

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Why work at a Noblis company?
Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.

Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Over the past two decades, Noblis has consistently earned wide recognition:

Best Employer: We have been a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 4 consecutive years including the last three among the top 10. We’ve also been recognized by Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and many awards in previous years
Business Ethics and Integrity: A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 6 years by Ethisphere Institute, Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine, Noblis CTO recognized as a trending 40 CIO in the DC Area.
Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.