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Sirius Computer Solutions Senior Consultant - Advanced Applications Group (AWS, Kubernetes, Big Data) in Crofton, Maryland

Description

Sirius Advanced Applications Group has an immediate oppportunity for a (full-time, W-2) Sr. Consultant with strong AWS and Kubernetes skills. This role will work on large, distributed applications for enterprise clients, and can be based from most major US cities. Up to 50% overnight travel may be required to client sites.

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide advanced consulting solutions to clients as part of Sirius’ Advanced Applications Group. This position may perform activities such as application/systems development, deployment, configuration, programming, software testing, and documentation.

This role understands the SDLC, develops code efficiently, develops application design per defined architecture, and provides level III support on developed applications. This role will focus development of Big Data Analytics and Cloud solutions.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of billable IT consulting activities in support of clients’ objectives, which may include, but

are not limited to:

  • Analysis and development of Big Data Analytics and Cloud solutions

  • Develop and deliver Big Data and Cloud infrastructure

  • Defining Big Data Cloud architecture on Cloud environments such as AWS (Amazon Web Services)

  • Big Data Cloud infrastructure setup and CI-CD pipeline development

  • Designing, programming/developing, and testing of Big Data components and Database Administration (DBA) and Management

  • Documentation and deployment

  • Participate in all phases of the software/system development lifecycle, including in part:

  • Requirements analysis

  • Designing, programming/developing and testing

  • Documentation and deployment

  • Test Big Data applications for functionality, data integrity, performance, usability, and security

  • Document technical applications, specifications, and enhancements

  • Develops code and technical reviews and presents constructive feedback to junior technical team

  • Participates in requirements gathering activities, business process modeling and/or information modeling, design application solution working with senior technical leadership or performs at an individual level on projects

  • Builds focused relationships with clients to identify business challenges on multiple medium- sized/medium to high complexity projects

  • Makes recommendations to solve client problems on medium-sized/medium to high complexity projects

  • Participates in presales as required by AAG technical leadership

  • Documents completed technical architecture/design for clients

  • Maintains technical specifications throughout a project

  • Contributes and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates suitable for reuse by other consultants and analysts

  • Achieve high level of Client Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by executing to achieve client project expectations

  • Develop strong client relationships and trust to secure future business

  • Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery

  • Tracks and manage engagements to the SOW and maintains project financials for multiple medium- sized/medium to high complexity projects

  • Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation

  • Serves as a point of contact to the client for technical issues and status

  • Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues

  • As needed, steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility

  • Meets billable utilization goals

  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines

  • Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge

  • Administrative Overhead – Respond to email, phone calls, complete time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field

  • At least five (5) years Information Technology work experience with one or more technologies supported by the Advanced Applications Group, including Big Data Analytics and Cloud computing

  • Cloud technology skills for AWS including IAM, EC2, S3, CloudFront, CloudFormation

  • Experience in implementing and managing Kubernetes environments

Other Position Requirements:

  • Monitoring technology skills for AWS including CloudWatch, CloudTrail, GuardDuty

  • Programming skills with the majority of the following: Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Shell and Bash scripting, YAML, JSON

  • DBA technology skills including Dynamo DB, Cassandra, NoSQL, and Oracle

  • Experience developing software applications for infrastructure automation

  • Demonstrated ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in- depth evaluation of variable factors from multiple IT solutions and/or disciplines

  • Demonstrated understanding of core business functions of a typical company, and ability to employ step by step logic to solve business problems

  • Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery

  • Experience troubleshooting and identifying potential problems and making appropriate changes as necessary

  • Experience creating technical documentation

  • Demonstrated ability to work with wide variety of client staff including management and technical staff

  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members, including delegating technical tasks, and at times resolving issues of poor technical execution without escalation

  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, including effectively communicating one-on-one, and in

small and large groups, using a variety of presentation methods to sustain the audiences’ engagement

  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and conduct complex and important work critical to the organization in a team consulting environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with IAM Cloud and DBA security

  • Consulting experience

  • Certifications in relevant areas of specialty

Data Privacy and Security:

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Competencies:

Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Consultant levels, plus the following:

Client Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships

Cultivates Innovation - Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.

Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.

Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

Action Oriented - Readily takes on challenges, without unnecessary planning. Identifies and seizes new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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