Cloud Architect at Effectual (Remote)

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Position Summary

Effectual Cloud Architect SME – Security will lead architecting state of the art, automated, fault-tolerant, and scalable AWS environments adhering to AWS best practices in standard and GovCloud regions. Migrate infrastructure and system/application workloads to AWS Cloud including - Rehosting (Lift and Shift), Replatforming, Repurchasing, Refactoring/Re-architecting, Retiring, and Retaining. Institutionalize DevOps methodology and creation, maintenance, and employment of automated CICD pipelines. Be a trusted advisor for DevOps initiatives by providing objective and relent ideas, insights, and guidance. Experienced with cloud security, compliance, and accreditation including - working with Security teams to ensure solutions comply with FISMA/FedRAMP controls and Federal security policies while advising and achieving ATO accreditation. Experienced with cloud cost estimation, management, and optimization.

What makes a successful Cloud Architect SME?

Cloud Architect SME will define, create, and maintain fully functional cloud architectures. Advise on the adoption of a cloud environment and support its institutionalization across the organization. Support migration, modernization, networking, security, compliance and accreditation, and O&M of the cloud environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Deep understanding of IaaS and PaaS cloud services and experience employing them to design solutions to complex problems
  • Cloud Architecture Design, Networking and Security, DevOps and CICD Pipelines, Migration
  • Cloud Environment Modernization and Cost Optimization
  • Incident Management and Escalation Support. Investigate reported and suspected outage issues, documenting issue, resolution, maintaining knowledge base of known issues
  • Automation experience including CloudFormation and/or Terraform to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure is effectively managed
  • Experience with Linux environments and Git and branching
  • Experience advising and collaborating with varied stakeholders including – customers, technical teams, end users, vendors, AWS to develop sound automation solutions
  • Plan, organize, and execute multiple responsibilities to achieve project goals and provide technical leadership to move projects to completion
  • Ensure deliverables are completed on time and of high-quality
  • Acts as a subject-matter expert to multiple tasks and/or programs. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
  • Must be able to see opportunities for improvement, take ownership, and closely work with varied team to drive improvement
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient at prioritization, multi-tasking, and proactive in work responsibilities
  • Superior attention to detail, process creation, improvement, and institutionalization
  • Passion for providing great customer service
Essential Skills and Experience
  • Minimum Education:Bachelor’s degree in related discipline AND
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years with specialization in cloud technologies OR
  • Substitution/Alternative to Minimum Education and Experience: Must have at least 12 years of on-the-job experience
  • Be able to work remotely but, be able to go on-site as requested and/or occasionally with potentially some form of post-pandemic cadence, on-site in Washington DC
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Hardworking and self-motivated, with the ability to work in team and individual settings
  • Detail-oriented and able to stand behind the quality of the work
  • Able to learn quickly on the job in a changing environment
  • Can generate proficient documentation using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to properly understand, interpret and communicate level of effort, define due dates, and meet deadlines
Nice-to-Have Skills and Experience
  • Active Clearance or Public Trust (DOJ Preferred)
  • AWS Associate, Professional, and/or Specialty Certifications including but not limited to – Solutions Architect, DevOps, Security
  • Container Orchestration and Management (Kubernetes, ECS, Docker)
  • Experience in Application Rehosting, Refactoring, and Legacy Modernization
  • Experience in 3rd Party Tool Integration
  • Knowledge and experience with databases and AWS database services
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The work is generally performed in an office environment.  Physical demands include sitting, keyboarding, verbal communication, written communication.  Employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

Effectual Inc. - An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

More Information on Effectual
Effectual operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Jersey City, NJ, National Harbor, MD, Broomfield, CO, Sacramento, CA, Bend, OR, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Effectual was founded in 2022. It has 171 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Effectual, click here.
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