In this position, you are a top-level Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) with expertise in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Application Development platforms ready to succeed with government customers and migration providers for transition planning to the MS Azure Cloud.  You will work in a customer-facing role in a dynamic team environment with high-profile long-term cloud migration projects in the federal government.  You share TechTrend’s passion and energy to deliver premium cloud solutions and optimal, on-time results.  As part of an expert team, you are responsible for managing analysis, requirements building, planning and delivery of services to the MS Azure Cloud. As a TechTrend CSA, you provide the Azure Cloud subject matter expertise to inform and develop architecture, usage, provisioning, and configuration solutions of IaaS and PaaS offerings.  You have an opportunity to make a lasting impact with thousands of customers in their Azure Cloud transitions by delivering your best work to our projects.  Your professional CSA skills and recommendations will guide users on optimization of available cloud offerings to include integration, aggregation, and orchestration of cloud services for cloud-native workloads or transformation and migration to the Azure cloud for optimal performance.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with application owner, end-users, operations, and security leaders to ensure requirements are captured in the architecture design
  • Analyze and rationalize application portfolios and define migration roadmaps and strategies
  • Provide architectural support to the migration team for Azure Cloud transitions
  • Engage stakeholders to gather technical requirements, architect solutions, and execute on deliverables
  • Map customer system requirements to Microsoft Azure Cloud Services by converting technical requirements of a project into architecture and design that guide final products
  • Work directly with customers, migration partners and team members (DevOps engineers and developers) to determine soft dependencies, identify best methods of migration (manual and automated) and define cloud services, architecture, and environments for hosting business applications
  • Participate in providing technology assessments in support of automation and technology migration initiatives
  • Recommend cloud resource utilization and optimization based on monitored analytics reports on cloud consumption rates, trends, impact areas, and trouble areas
  • Provide innovative methodologies to identify and solve migration, performance, scalability, reliability, and availability issues
  • Utilize strong written and oral communications skills to translate architecture solution to customers and business owners.
  • Conduct whiteboard complex architecture reviews, write useful technical collateral, build PoCs, Pilots, and MVPs for customers
  • Act as a contributor or member of a team for projects within a defined area of responsibility; experience working independently in a matrixed team environment
  • Perform a combination of routine, multiple and varying assignments under the general direction of the PM

Must Have Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering)
  • 8-10 years’ relevant experience in technologies with 3+ years related to cloud services such as Azure Virtual Machines, Storage, Virtual Networking, Inter-site Connectivity, Monitoring, Data Protection, Network Traffic Management, Azure Active Directory, Security Identities, Governance & Compliance, and Data Services among others
  • Expert Certification(s) in Microsoft Azure Level 3 or higher (e.g., at least one from Azure Architect Technologies, Security Technologies, DevOps Solutions)
  • Experience with least one operating system: Linux, Unix, Solaris, Ubuntu, Windows.
  • Knowledge of networking: TCP/IP, IP addresses, HTTP, DNS, etc.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)
  • Experience with VMs, cloud-hosted environments, private/public/hybrid clouds, Microsoft Azure cloud services, including automation/infrastructure as a code
  • Experience working independently in a matrixed team
  • Experience producing strong written and oral communications skills to translate architecture solution to customers and business owners.
  • Experience delivering whiteboard-type complex architecture, useful technical collateral, band building PoCs, Pilots and MVPs for customers

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree
  • DoD 8570 Level 3 advanced network and computer information assurance compliant (CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH)
  • Familiarity with DoD IT, information systems, DISA STIGs, APLs, and DECCs
  • Knowledge of FedRAMP and DoD CC SRG requirements and controls
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps solutions
  • Experience with federal government consulting

Clearance:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen at a minimum but highly desirable to have Active Security Clearance or the ability to attain one
  • Must be willing to undergo a background investigation

Work Location:

  • Office location: Fairfax, VA
  • Preferred local candidates in VA, DC, or MD
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities (domestic and international) as needed

Competitive Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Short, Long Term Disability Insurance
  • PTO & Federal Holidays Off
  • 401(k) Plan (matching)
  • Flexible work schedule and location (some telework allowed)
  • Access to state-of-the-art gymnasium (at TechTrend HQ)
  • Catered Friday luncheons
  • Premium coffee bar

About TechTrend, Inc.

TechTrend, Inc. is a veteran-friendly small business providing expert solutions, products, and services to the federal government.  Founded in 2003, we continue to evolve as a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading provider of enterprise-wide services, cloud, and technology solutions. TechTrend is recognized as a trusted partner delivering knowledge and guidance for our client’s most critical and complex support and service needs.  As a liaison for positive organizational change, we form relationships and build bridges while ensuring quality across functions—gaining buy-in from both leaders and end-users and removing barriers to mission success.  Our established processes ensure quality delivery of results by maximizing efficiency, productivity, and client satisfaction enterprise-wide.  TechTrend is a fast-growing company with a dynamic, inclusive corporate culture headquartered in a state-of-the-art facility near the well-known Fairfax Mosaic District, home to many great restaurants and shops.

 

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