Lead Infrastructure Architect DevOps, (remote) at Ad Hoc

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This is a fully remote position. 

Work on things that matter

Ad Hoc is a digital services company that helps the federal government better serve people. Our teams use modern, agile methods to design and engineer government systems that connect Veterans with services, bring affordable health care to millions of people, and support important programs like Head Start. And as we work to make critical government services intuitive, accessible, and human-centered, we’re also changing how the government thinks about and uses technology. If you thrive on change, want to help close the gap between consumer expectations and government services, and can see the possibilities in ambiguity, then we want you here with us. 

What matters most

Ad Hoc operates according to our commitment to inclusivity, acceptance, accountability, and humility. We aren’t heroes. We believe in missions larger than our individual selves and leave our egos at the door, learn from our mistakes, and iterate in order to better serve the people in our country. We prioritize building teams that represent the diversity of the people our government serves. We love the challenge of government-size projects. We want to bring skills to federal agencies, help them better meet the needs of their users, and close the gap between consumer expectations and government. 

Built for a remote life

Ad Hoc is remote-first and remote-always. We’ve designed our culture, communications, and tools to support a nationwide distributed team since the beginning. Being remote by design allows Ad Hoc to be thoughtful and intentional about creating diverse teams and supporting them with a work environment that fits their lives. With a generous PTO policy and Slack channels for every interest (from bird watching to space nerds to parenting) our culture embraces the things happening in your life. Maybe you need to adjust your schedule to care for your family or take a bike ride. At Ad Hoc, that’s embraced. 

The CMS business unit covers our work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including HealthCare.gov, Medicare.gov, and the Blue Button API. Our team supports CMS in building and improving online public experiences and APIs that are reliable, accessible, and user-centered. We are deeply embedded within CMS, partnering agency-wide to include with the Office of Communications, Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Our work includes helping millions of people enroll in healthcare and access Medicare and Medicaid benefits, as well as helping CMS improve the quality of Medicare and Medicaid services for beneficiaries and clinicians.

A Lead Infrastructure Architect will exhibit strong communication and infrastructure engineering skills, with the ability to engage with product management, data architecture, and application engineering teams to create an infrastructure roadmap from the present to the future that meets and exceeds stakeholder requirements.

The Lead Infrastructure Architect is responsible for (Essential Functions):

  • Guiding the development and operation of the full lifecycle of the solution infrastructure
  • Planning and executing the design progression of Amazon Web Services and other cloud-based infrastructure
  • Monitoring and minimizing infrastructure costs
  • Providing theoretical and real-world expertise in DevOps use of AWS and other cloud-based services, defined using Infrastructure-as-Code tooling like Terraform
  • Ensuring both human processes and infrastructure design provide robust defense-in-depth of sensitive data confidentiality through the implementation of security best practices.
  • Leading and providing practical experience in the evaluation of migrations to new cloud-native data services.
  • Understanding the operation and iteration of existing infrastructure, including how and when to use lower level infrastructure technologies like Packer and Docker. 
  • Demonstrating a deep awareness of how changes they make interact with all components in a broader system. This includes technologies for frontend, backend, infrastructure, usability, and design, as well as varying development, testing, and CI/CD release methodologies within an organization.
  • Reducing ambiguity and risk, and improving security in the systems they work with, including additional documentation, refactoring, and testing.
  • Actively engaging in conversations and planning sessions with partners and key stakeholders advocating for the best technical solutions and communicating tradeoffs. Working with the team to deliver on the program milestones in an ambitious roadmap. Presenting to partners and stakeholders as necessary.
  • Elaborating and evolving on complex and ambiguous products to uncover new constraints and opportunities.
  • Managing the technical relationship with the client, and influencing their technical decision-making.
  • Actively contributing code and performing code review on your applications as an engineer.
  • Exhibiting strategic and critical analysis leadership, with the ability to summarize findings and provide comprehensive recommendations
  • Ensure that all systems operate smoothly and, in coordination with security-focused  team members, align with CMS and NIST quality and compliance standards to retain its Authority To Operate(ATO).
  • Effectively communicate on existing systems, design decisions, past performance, and a major history of the projects that they’ve been part of for bid-writing, tech demos, and other potentially client-facing communications.
  • Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of product owners, engineers, designers and researchers, and adapting communication style to the audience.
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to team members through practice, code review, presentations, and architecture.
Some basic requirements
  • All work must be conducted within the U.S., excluding U.S. territories. Some federal contracts require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment.
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S now and in the future without sponsorship.
  • As a government contractor, you may be required to obtain a public trust security clearance.
  • 8+ years of professional software development
  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
Benefits
  • Company-subsidized Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Vanguard 401K Plan
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Continuing Education/Annual Conference Attendance Stipend

Ad Hoc LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

In support of the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, and others like it across the country, Ad Hoc job descriptions feature the starting range we reasonably expect to pay to candidates who would join our team with little to no need for training on the responsibilities we've outlined above. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide range of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and responsibility. The range of starting pay for this role is $113,900 - $149,040 and information on benefits offered is here. Our recruiters will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and we look forward to learning more about your salary requirements.

More Information on Ad Hoc
Ad Hoc operates in the Software industry. The company is located in District of Columbia, WA. Ad Hoc was founded in 2014. It has 71 total employees. To see all 130 open jobs at Ad Hoc, click here.
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