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Cloud Architect


Falls Church, VA Contract On-Site Flexibility/Remote: 40%

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PlanIT Group is seeking Cloud Architect who will be responsible for m anaging component work for specific Information Technology (IT) that forms the foundation of the enterprise-wide Cloud Architecture. Develops cloud native design patterns that provide scalable, performant, highly resilient yet cost-effective technology solutions. Develops cloud-based architectures to meet the requirements of new and existing applications and services.

Job Title: Cloud Architect
Customer: Confidential
Location: Falls Church, VA hybrid
Start Date: 07/22/24

Submit resumes: 07/03/24
Duration: One year plus annual extensions

Education Requirement: Must have a bachelor's degree required
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident

Description: Cloud Architect (1 Resource)
1. Advises and assists client Analytics functional groups to define and implement solutions aligned with a Cloud based Microservices / Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for infrastructure or business applications.

2. Creates architecture deliverables describing cloud solutions in sufficient detail to develop bill of materials, technology components, vendor components, cost estimations, and design parameters suitable for handoff to implementation teams.

3. Prepares solution descriptions, assumptions, technical approach, and content that explains why solution is recommended, risks and mitigation plans.

4. Leads cultural change for cloud adoption. Actively participates in the development and socialization of Infrastructure Solution roadmaps related to public cloud offerings.

5. Creates and communicates cloud policies, procedures, standards, design patterns, and reference architectures that define repeatable solutions.

6. Identifies training and development needs required to support cloud-based solutions standards; develops materials for training and awareness and delivers messages to intended audience.

7. Interfaces with vendors to ensure standard architectures are adhere to and implemented for projects within a specific technology area.

8. Provides technical direction to management and systems professionals engaged in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of business information systems.

9. Ensures alignment of infrastructure and application solution design to the overall architecture for Enterprise applications and compliance with defined technology standards, policies, processes, and best industry practices.

10. Researches and analyzes the technology industry and market trends relating to cloud technologies to determine potential impact upon the IT enterprise; makes recommendations to capitalize on trends and industry best practice.

11. Ensures the architecture governance structure is applied in a defined solutions area based on business and IT organization strategies.

12. Ensures publication and update of solution standards pertaining to cloud hosted solutions and manages individual projects related to the release and propagation of standards across IT.

13. Provides leadership and technical assistance as an IT SWAT team member to management and systems professionals engaged in problem solving regarding the analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of business information systems.


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