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Wood Consulting AWS Cloud Architect, Level 6 in Dulles, Virginia

Senior AWS Cloud Architect


Seeking a Sr. AWS Cloud Architect to assess and develop cloud-based architectures and requirements and develop derived requirements and systems engineering artifacts in the development of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Security Clearance Requirements:

This position requires all candidates to be a U.S. Citizen and possess an Active Secret clearance. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance and DHS suitability.

  • Partnering with the Chief Engineer to develop advanced, leading-edge, cloud-oriented architectures that provide new cybersecurity capabilities to a major U.S. Government customer

  • Partnering with Agile Scrum teams in the system design and implementation of advanced, cloud-oriented cybersecurity capabilities

  • Interfacing directly with customers, stakeholders, and end-users regarding capability architectures, requirements, use cases, and stories to derive, develop and decompose next-cycle updates and specifications.

Required Education & Years of Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field

  • Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

  • 10+ years of applicable experience

Required Skills

  • 2+ years of developing in an AWS environment

  • AWS cloud technology knowledge and implementation experience

  • Proven leadership skills and meaningful experience successfully leading technical teams and projects

  • Able to work effectively as a leader, in a group, or as an individual contributor

  • Strong working knowledge of IT products and services

  • Strong working knowledge of IT Service Operations

  • Innovative, technical mindset

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to analyze information and identify relevant facts

  • Ability to shape opinions of key stakeholders and influence outcomes

  • Proven track record of achieving desired results

  • Strong and diverse business and technical acumen

  • Experience working with senior leadership including VP and Director levels

Desired Skills

  • Experience in the following AWS technologies:

  • Lambda, EMR, CloudFormation, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Route53, IAM, Cognito, Athena, Sagemaker, Glue, ELB

  • Familiarity in the following AWS technologies:

  • GuardDuty, Security Hub, Config, SSM, SNS, SQS, S3/Glacier, KMS, Certificate Manager, Secrets Manager, CLI, EC2, EBS, WAF Security Groups, NACL, VPC, Availability Zones

  • Familiarity with the following technologies in a cloud environment:

  • Elk Stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), Ansible, Nessus, ClamAV, AIDE, Splunk, DNS, NAT, git

  • Azure cloud technology knowledge and implementation experience

  • Influential communication and ability to achieve alignment

  • Experience managing many people and projects

  • Experience working in an agile development environment

  • Experience working in DevOps and/or DevSecOps environments

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) knowledge and experience

  • Experience working on projects that implement analytic models into production systems

  • Experience with AWS technologies, and migrations from on-prem to AWS

  • Experience with agile tools, including Jira and Jira Align

Desired Certifications

  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II

  • AWS Cloud-related certifications

WOOD is 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.

ID: 2021-12734

External Company Name: WOOD Consulting Services