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Azure Cloud Architect

 

Accelera Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud and virtualization solutions is seeking an experienced and motivated Technical Architect that has a unique balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. The position will be directly responsible for assisting a federal customer understand and implement best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to scale the existing cloud solution. The Technical Architect will be responsible for architecting and designing solutions for the Azure Cloud platform. While this is technical role, there is an expectation of client facing meetings in which business requirements and technical solutions are discussed. The Technical Architect will also need to provide guidance and training to other engineering members of the team.

Accelera is a solution provider focused on delivering virtualization and cloud solutions to federal and commercial customers. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for technology and a dedicated drive that can help us create and deliver innovative solutions to our customers. Come join our team of talented people and grow your career in a fun, creative, and innovative culture.  Accelera has been recognized as Microsoft Azure Federal Cloud Partner of the year two times in a row.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation efforts of Azure solutions to meet business requirements
  • Create documentation around the setup, implementation, and design of the environment
  • Provide technical oversight, review, and quality control
  • Contribute to the development of Azure standards, best practices, and organizational capability
  • Act as an escalation point / SME for Azure related technical issues and decisions
  • Act in a “Trusted Advisor” role for our Federal customer to foster a long-term relationship
  • May be require to deliver cloud based solutions such as cloud assessments, architecture and design, migration of workloads, and create detailed customer deliverable documentation
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight for project teams
  • Provide thought leadership and evangelism for the Azure solutions
  • Provide mentorship for Systems Engineers and Technical Consultants
  • Identify and develop new opportunities within the customer environment where they can continue to scale the cloud environment
  • Maintain technical certifications as required by the organization

REQUIREMENTS: 

**Must have an Active Top Secret Clearance**

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with Windows Azure Pack
  • Experience using tools to support Azure migrations including DoubleTake Move, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter, Virtual Machine Manager, Platespin, and Appzero
  • Extensive knowledge about general virtualization best practices
  • Strong Experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2/2012/2012R2
  • Experience with automation tools including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and others.
  • Knowledge of Datacenter infrastructure including DNS, PXE, DHCP, NTP, SMTP, MS Exchange, AntiVirus, Security
  • Configure and maintain Azure Active Directory (Federation/Sync)
  • Experience with Azure Site Recovery
  • Creating multiple subscriptions/tenants to support different projects and development teams
  • Configure multiple Remote Desktop Gateway solutions to support multiple tenants connecting to Azure Cloud services
  • Extensive experience with networking (Routing/Switching/Firewalls) specifically around connectivity between cloud and data center
  • Exposure to security concepts / best practices
  • Expertise with Load Balancing, Iperf, MTR, Routing Protocols, SSH, Network Monitoring / Troubleshooting tools
  • Familiarity with PowerBI to create and provide Azure billing reports
  • Experience managing full application stacks from the OS up through custom applications
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
  • Experience configuring SAN and storage technologies

Functional Skills:

  • Experience designing and planning Azure environments in Enterprise environments including application dependencies, client presentation mechanisms, network connectivity and overall virtualization strategies
  • Hands on experience with Microsoft Azure and strong understanding of Azure capabilities and limitations
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing: virtualization technologies, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.
  • Thorough understanding of infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security etc.) and have experience with orchestration to develop a cloud solution
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise architectures and cloud reference architectures
  • Experience in Azure EA management and billing portal
  • Expertise in designing HA, DR, Backup and retention architectures on cloud platforms
  • Experience in set up of Cloud Monitoring and automation solutions for an enterprise
  • Exposure to other Cloud Services providers such as AWS and plus

General Skills:

  • 10 plus years of industry experience including hands on experience with server hardware, storage, Backup, DR and virtualization technologies.            
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a consulting and/or professional services environment, and leading technical projects.
  • Strong presentation, executive client management, and business development skills along with ability to create concise documentation for both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Four-year BS in Computer Science or related field, preferred
  • Azure or AWS Certification (Associate/Professional) REQUIRED
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service experience / strong customer focus
  • Self-starter who is excited about technology
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, complex technical projects
  • Demonstrated experience in authoring technical white papers as well as project conceptualization and planning, is preferred
  • Public speaking skills are preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of Government procurement policies and practices

 

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Country:
United States
Salary:
Not Specified
Job Number:
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Accelera Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Accelera Solutions, Inc. participates in the E-Verify program.

 





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