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Lead Cloud Architect

Cloud | Hanscom Air Force Base, MA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

Applied Insight enhances the ability of federal government customers to preserve national security, deliver justice and serve the public with advanced technologies and quality analysis. We work closely with agencies and industry to overcome technical and cultural hurdles to innovation, empowering them with the latest end-to-end cloud infrastructure, big data and cyber capabilities. Our expertise in cross-domain and boundary solutions, network analytics, DevOps and low-to-high development is unique in our industry. We develop and deliver innovative products and applications that are deployed in highly sensitive customer environments and have broad applications for federal missions.

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.

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

As the Lead Cloud Architect will have extensive experience in cloud architecture, DevOps, and a deep understanding of cloud computing technologies and services. As a Lead Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and maintenance of the Cloud One cloud-based infrastructure, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security design and implementation of complex cloud solutions, and providing technical guidance to other architects and engineers. The role will also involve leading DevOps teams and overseeing the development of automation tools and processes for continuous integration and deployment.

You will excel in this role if you:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of complex cloud and cloud infrastructure solutions that meet Government requirements.
  • Develop and implement cloud architecture standards and best practices.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure infrastructure supports the software development life cycle, including continuous integration and deployment.
  • Lead the DevOps team to develop automation tools and processes to streamline software development and deployment.
  • Ensure that cloud infrastructure is scalable, reliable, and secure.
  • Implement and maintain monitoring and logging solutions to detect and diagnose issues in the cloud infrastructure and software applications.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other architects and engineers.
  • Evaluate new cloud technologies and common services and make recommendations for their use.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement scalable, secure, and reliable cloud-based solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with security and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with CSPs and vendors.
  • Develop and maintain documentation related to cloud architecture solutions.

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

  • 8+ years of experience in cloud architecture with public cloud providers (certificate preferred) such as AWS, Azure, OCI, and GCP environments, and at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a DoD or other Federal Government environment.
  • Experience with FedRAMP or FedRAMP+ environments.
  • Any Information Assurance Technical (IAT) level 2 or above.
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps practices and tools, such as Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and Git.
  • Proven experience designing and implementing highly scalable, available, and fault-tolerant cloud-based infrastructure solutions.
  • Experience leading DevOps teams and implementing automation tools and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of network architecture and security principles.
  • Knowledge of security and compliance requirements for cloud-based solutions.

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

  • Multiple health insurance options 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.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • 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.

Applied Insight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or handicap, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.