Job Title ndash Cloud Solutions Architect Job Location ndash Remote (Occasional meetings L'ENFANT PLAZA, Washington D.C) Length ndash Contract-To-Hire (4-5 Months+) Job Description Federal Customer is currently seeking a Cloud Solutions Architect, ideally fluent in Azure andor AWS, to work in Washington, DC, at a Federal Agency located at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop location. This candidate would be expected to work onsite part of the week, but must be able to work remotely with adequate internet bandwidth to support video conferencing via MS Teams, Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet. During the COVID-19 pandemic, full remote work is expected. Summary The Cloud Solutions Architect will assist in formulating a Multi-Cloud Governance, Policy, and Security, Architecture to support the Government's need to mature their existing High-Level Infrastructure setup. This architect would represent ASRC Federal in critical Architectural decisions and deeply coordinate with Microsoft and AWS technical representatives. In addition, this ideal candidate should be able to be to hands-on to support the Azure andor AWS Engineers in Operational issues that may present themselves requiring CLI level instructional scripting expertise. Responsibilities Provide subject matter expertise to the Agency on a range of cloud service implementation, migration, delivery, and performance management activities. Participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. Work with team to enhance the automation capabilities of deployment, monitoring, maintenance, within the DevSecOps construct. Work closely with team members as-needed to resolve technical issues, as well as perform routine tasks such as monitoring, server management, user and group administration, software installation, imaging etc. Assist with the forecasting and managing of server technologies and growth, coordinate and manage clientserver disaster recovery planning. Participate in long- and short-range technology planning. Candidate should possess strong analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to participate in technical meetings. Requirements Possess in-depth knowledge of Azure and preferably also AWS infrastructure operations approaches and principles. Experience designing, configuring, and optimizing use of cloud services and related network connection mechanisms to support an organization's infrastructure and application services requirements. Experience supporting changes to development, testing, deployment, and configuration management processes consistent with a DevSecOps approach. Experience evaluating service designs and alternatives to achieve an organization's desired balance of performance, risk, and cost. Possess direct experience working collaboratively with clients to address issues and opportunities as they arise. A high level of experience and skill in their respective areas of focus. Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives in a fast paced, high pressure and relatively complex technical environment. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all management levels. Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance. Desired skillsCertifications Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-533 Certification. Azure Production Deployment Maintenance Automation via Infrastructure-As-Code in Ansible. Experience deploying and administering applications in a cloud environment via Automation and Infra-as-Code. Other Active Directory Administration on-Prem and in Azure. Azure AD Server Builds Patch Management Backup Recovery, and DR Scripting with PowerShell or Bash Experience working with Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment technologies, including JIRA, Git, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible, Confluence, Nexus, etc. EducationExperience Bachelor's Degree in IT or IS or equivalent work experience. 3-4+ years of Azure experience in an Enterprise environment. 3-4+ years of hands on and Architectural Consulting experience with Azure Cloud andor AWS. 5-8+ years of Virtualization and Data Center experience. Azure Solutions Architect Certification or equivalent AWS Certification.