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Azure Cloud Ops Senior Engineer or Architect

Software Engineering | Chantilly, VA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, the support and the tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

Your Mission: Become a "cloud-aware" solutions architect focused on solving complex customer problems.

Enhance your current technology skillset by solving technical problems through the architecture, development, and implementation of complex cloud-based solutions. You will be given the opportunity to grow your current mastery of cloud provider services through solutions architecture efforts on Azure (primarily) and also AWS. This is a multi-faceted position requiring you to spend time working directly with cloud engineers, and the underlying technologies themselves, to design customized cloud-based solutions to real-world customer problem. You will interact with senior customer leaders and technical stakeholders to help them achieve increased agility and create significant business value by migrating to the cloud.

A day in the life: (just a few of the things you may do on any given day)

  • Creating, articulating, and positioning innovative and compelling value propositions for cloud-based solutions
  • Defining and executing technical architectures by working with highly skilled technical teams
  • Working with large-scale network, compute, and storage architectures to help remove roadblocks in customer projects.
  • Engage with development, infrastructure, security, and IT operations components to design enterprise-grade government solutions within Azure.

You will excel in this role if you are:

Well-Rounded: You bring in-depth experience across multiple and varying technologies including Azure, AWS (as a migration reference), Linux and Windows O/S, and others.

Solution-Oriented: You are capable of being customer-facing, to help build solutions that increase value proposition.

Big Picture Thinker with Execution Know-How: You can understand a customer or team member's overarching goal while designing enterprise solutions that address those goals.

Agile: Able to work together as a team to develop solutions for use by a multitude of customers.

Motivated: You want to continually learn new things and work with new technologies.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you should have):

  • TS/SCI with polygraph
  • BS in Computer Science, IT, IS, or equivalent area of technical study.
  • 5+ years of experience as an Architect with Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and Azure cloud-native services.
  • Security+ certification or higher
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux operating system environments, including installation, configuration, operation, and customization efforts.
  • Experience with technical architectures across IT consulting, IT operations, application development, or support
  • Ability to quickly learn and shift in step with the latest cloud-computing, networking, and infrastructure management technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service.

Nice to have: 

  • Technical cloud certifications for Microsoft Azure.
  • Other technical certifications from organizations such as AWS, Google, RedHat, etc.
  • Experience in a range of technology areas focused around cloud migration (specifically from AWS implementations), design, implementation, and operation.
  • Experience with other cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), etc.
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration management tools such as SaltStack, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, CSP-native containerization tools, etc.
  • Experience with auditing/logging tools such as ElasticSearch, Kibana, Fluentd, Apache NiFi, Splunk, CSP-native logging mechanisms, etc.
  • Experience with managing and customizing system monitoring tools such as Nagios, etc.
  • Understanding of security best practices for Azure-based workloads (shared security model)

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career.
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs and collaborative learning sessions.
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy. EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.

COVID Policy: Prospective and successful candidates will be required to adhere with Applied Insight’s COVID-19 policy. All Applied Insight employees must be fully vaccinated or submit to regular testing as defined in the policy and must self certify to their vaccination status on their first day of employment.