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Azure Cloud Architect

ECS is seeking an Azure Cloud Architect to work in our Washington, D.C. office.  

Job Description:

Cloud Architect will join our Cloud Center of Excellence and transform Government Intelligence, Defense, Civilian, and Law Enforcement client solutions from on-premises to cloud-based solutions. The Cloud Architect works closely with stakeholders to gather technical requirements, architect solutions and execute on deliverables. The Cloud Architect leads and coordinates the work of an integrated project team comprised of multiple technical disciplines, specifically including developers, subject matter experts, database administrators, system administrators, and system architects to implement and maintain enterprise-level information technology applications. The Architect serves as a technical advisor to management concerning the planning, development, design, procurement, maintenance and implementation of enterprise-level systems Microsoft Azure to support highly-available, scalable, and secure applications. The Cloud Architect designs and executes architecture blueprints and bring solution to reality with a DevSecOps mindset & culture. The Cloud Architect builds and configures build plans, code pipelines and creates automated solutions that can be  re-used. As a subject matter expert, Cloud Engineer promotes the latest technologies and tools to provide better efficiency and solution to client teams.  ECS is a Microsoft Gold Partner in Cloud Platform and Cloud Productivity, a Google Cloud Premier Partner and and AWS Premier Partner. and members of our Cloud Center of Excellence gain experience across all three platforms.

Required Skills:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • 5 or more years of experience doing application and/or infrastructure solution architecture
  • 2 or more years of experience building cloud architecture with Azure, using  Azure Resource Manager,  Azure IaaS, PaaS offerings and services in Azure Commercial, GovCloud and DOD regions
  • 3 years of hands-on experience migrating customers to the cloud and designing DevOps operational processes, deployment checklists, etc
  • 4 years of experience with Windows Server management (2012 r2, 2016)
  • Experience and understanding of Infrastructure as Code, Automation, and Orchestration
  • Experience deploying web and service-based applications in Windows/Linux environments
  • Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet
  • Experience writing effective PowerShell scripts
  • Experience with monitoring tools, such as Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), certificates and SSL management
  • Experience with Azure Resource Templates
  • Experience with JavaScript Frameworks (Angular), RESTful APIs, JSON and XML formats 
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet project deadlines with limited supervision Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • MCSE in Azure
  • Knowledge of Docker, AWS, Atlassian Suite products like Jira/Confluence/BitBucket/Bamboo, Terraform, Consul, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Microservice architecture, Python
  • General understanding of Microservices, such as Docker, Kubernetes 
  • Understanding of firewalls, NAT and packet filtering 
  • Working knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, and load balancing 
  • General understanding of CMS applications, .Net Framework and/or .Net Core Strong desire to learn new technologies
  • Configuration and maintenance of common applications and protocols

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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