Sr. Cloud Architect – Remote – Any US Location


Title: Sr. Cloud Architect
Location: Remote – Any US Location, Work in East Coast time zone, Prefer candidates that can do meetings in person in Alexandria, VA
Skills: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Devops, Cloud Infrastructure, DevOps, Python
Type: Contract to possibly direct hire
Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Duration: Long Term
Start Date: ASAP

Sr. Cloud Architect

Sr. Cloud Architect to join a new, high-performance team to rapidly move critical agency assets from on-premise to the cloud. You will work with other team members to prototype and develop a migration strategy for this complex application comprising over 700 VMs, custom developed software and COTS products.

As a Sr Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for designing and prototyping this applications new environment. You will work with existing application owners and their teams to develop proofs of concept for migrating various components. Your team will ultimately deliver a cloud landing zone and architecture for this application, an end-to-end migration strategy, and assist existing application developers in migrating this system to the cloud.

Serves as key technical expert who provides technical expertise in designing, architecting, deploying, and maintaining cloud solutions. Provides strategic consulting to internal and external clients of cloud’s current capabilities and provides future direction on all cloud products and services.

  • Analyze existing application composition and provide migration recommendations following the 6-R’s.
  • Propose and develop proofs of concept to prove migration approaches.
  • Work with the agency client and your team to analyze a system comprising several hundred servers and develop a migration plan for components from Rehosting to Rewriting.
  • You will present solutions and results to agency leadership looking to prove this migration will be successful
  • You will be part of a highly skilled tiger team brought in to move this agencies most mission-critical infrastructure to the cloud.
  • You will help modernize an application and environment relied upon thousands of agency employees and integrated with dozens of agency applications.
  • You will work with the existing application teams to help them reimagine how their application will work in the cloud.


  • Required Experience: 10+ years AWS infrastructure design and deployment. 5+ years migrating complex applications from on-premise to AWS.
  • Required Technical Skills: Experience leading and implementing Cloudformation or Terraform based infrastructures, CI/CD pipeline development. Proven ability to analyze legacy systems and develop migration plans and infrastructure.
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Strong communication skills and ability to communicate proposed solutions to clients, familiarity working within the federal government IT space. Ability to navigate both on-premise and cloud environments with ease
  • Preferred Skills: AWS Solutions Architect Professional or DevOps Engineer Professional Certification.
  • Location: Remote with on-site client meetings

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