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Senior Cloud Architect (MS Azure) Silver Spring, MD (Remote)

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Senior Cloud Architect (MS Azure) Silver Spring, MD (Remote)
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Work From Home
Silver Spring,  MD
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Summary of Major Job Functions: The Senior Level (MS Azure) Cloud Architect position will perform Cloud architecture, engineering, administration, monitoring and managing large-scale development production environments primarily, but not exclusively in MS Azure platform.


Primary Responsibilities:  The Senior Level Cloud Architect, duties include:

  • Engineer, administer, monitor and managing large-scale development and production environments in Cloud (MS Azure) .  Deploy, manage and maintain Linux operating environments, including containerization.
  • Document and implement automated procedures for deployments, multiple versions of services, configuration, startup, and shutdown procedures of services, tools, application servers.  
  • Work with federal staff both IT and scientific, as well as security personnel on configuration baselines and release management to document, enhance, and improve on application operational procedures and processes. 
  • Apply and troubleshoot Kubernetes at an enterprise level.   




Required Skills & Qualifications:  In addition to 4 or more years’ experience directly in the Primary responsibilities defined above, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A Linux Systems Admin or DevOps Engineering background, with experience in real world deployment to a MS Azure cloud platform (AWS experience is also preferred). 
  • Have 5+ years of practical experience deploying, managing and maintaining Linux operating environments. 
  • 2+ years of experience in containerization.  
  • Have K8 component and larger cluster administration experience. 
  • 2+ years solid experience applying and  troubleshooting Kubernetes.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a US Public Trust background check for badging and to access client systems. 

Education/Experience:  BS/BA in Computer Science or related field, MS is preferred.


Certifications (Required):  Cloud Architect or DevOps Certification is preferred but 2 additional years of Cloud relevant experience (totaling 7 or more) can be substituted. 


Additional Requirements:

  • In order to meet the clearance requirements for this opportunity, candidates must be a US Citizen. 
  • Ability to pass a US Public Trust background investigation for access to the client site and computing systems. You must have lived in the US for the past three (3) years 
  • As a Federal Contractor, employees may be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to the first date of employment.
  • All candidates will be subject to a complete background check to include, but not limited to Criminal History, Education Verification, Professional Certification Verification, Verification of Previous Employment and Credit History

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