AWS Cloud Architect

Published November 15, 2023
Location McLean, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



As an AWS Cloud Architect, you will work within our growingDevSecOpspractice delivering features to support cloud migration, cloud optimization and cloud deployment. We are looking for candidates with 8-10years experiencewith the AWS cloud platform services and DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code and confirmation management automation.


  • Leverage virtualization and containerization tooptimizeand modernize software systems

  • Act as an individual contributor and mentor more junior team members

  • Engineer and implement solutions andproviderecommendations for continuous improvement for the servicesprovided

  • Present regular status updates andprovidecross training to other team members.Responsibilities include:

  • Identifyand implement the mostoptimalcloud-based solutions for the customer

  • Design cloud environments anddemonstratetechnical cloud architectural knowledge, playing a vital role in the design of production, staging, QA, and development of cloud infrastructures running in 24×7 environments

  • Implement and oversee cloud strategies include migrations and optimization

  • Establishing development tools and infrastructure for automation

  • Understanding the needs of stakeholders and conveying this to developers

  • Automate and improve development, testing, deployment, and release processes

  • Testing and examining code written by others and analyzing results

  • Perform root cause analysis on complex business processes and technical components.

  • Ensuring that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats

  • Identifyingtechnical problems, performing root cause analysis, and developing software updates and ‘fixes’

  • Working with software developers and software engineers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended

  • Support enterprise Cloud applications or infrastructure through infrastructure as code including any activities around automated server or network configurations, large-scale software deployments, and monitoring and testing, such as CI/CD

  • Document as-is state of the environment, perform a gap analysis, and produce artifacts that articulate options and recommendations


  • Required:

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. government Security Clearance

  • BS Degree in an IT field OR BS in a non-IT field and 2 years related IT experience

  • 8 Years of Experience architecting, designing, developing, and implementing cloud solutions

  • 8 Years of Experience with AWS

  • 8 Years of Experience with Git SCM providers such as GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket

  • 8 Years of Experience with systems development in an Agile environment

  • 8 Years of Experience implementing infrastructure as code and orchestration

  • 8 Years of Experience integrating deployments with industry standardDevSecOpstooling and orchestration

  • 5 Years of Experience in several of the following areas: database architecture, ETL, business intelligence, big data, machine learning, advanced analytics

  • U.S. Citizen Preferred:

  • MS Degree in an IT-related field

  • Certifications:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional

  • SAFeDevOps Certification

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Experience with two or more clouds (e.g.AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Experience with documenting an as-is state of the environment, perform a gap analysis, and produce artifacts that articulate options and recommendations preferred

  • Experience with scripting in Concourse, Bash, PowerShell, Python, Groovy, or Ruby

  • Experience implementing docker containers andutilizingplatforms such as Kubernetes

  • Experience with automation tools, including Pivotal, Chef, Terraform, CloudFormation, or Ansible

About steampunk

Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology , we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company , we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.

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Job Location US-VA-McLean

Posted Date 2 months ago (9/12/2023 3:31 PM)

Job ID 4751

Clearance Requirement Public Trust

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