Cloud Data Architect

at ACS Solutions
Location Herndon, VA
Date Posted January 7, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


Job Description
As a Cloud and Data Architect, you will be responsible for leading architectural decisions for the Cloud, and Data Enterprise Portfolios. You must have a deep understanding of technical architecture and have implemented solutions in a cloud environment focused on AWS or Azure. Knowledge of industry best practices around enterprise cloud security, architectures, and patterns. Experience with micro-services architectures and cloud migration for data is a plus. The architect will need to have experience implementing security for Technical/Deployment Architectures in the AWS Services as well as experience with Engineering Tools and capabilities to solve for inter-service communication, data hydration, application security, platform resiliency etc. Technical experience with multi-cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) is a plus. Strong interpersonal communications skill is required.

  • Position yourself as a trusted advisor to business teams and partner with them to understand their requirements for cloud implementations
  • Provide recommendations to clients with respect to cloud migrations and prepare technical implementation roadmaps for AWS adoption
  • Create application architecture, data architecture, deployment architectures, functional design specifications and assist with other project deliverables as needed.
  • Design state-of-the-art technical solutions on AWS that address customers' requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance
  • Collaborate with other project teams and other laterals such as Information Security, Compliance, Controls, etc. on technical solutions.


  • Bachelor's degree

Desired Experience

  • 12+ years of progressive hands-on experience in application development with 6 years of solution architecture, systems architecture and engineering, analysis and applications programming, technical team leadership role is required
  • Expertise in implementing complex full stack applications and practices for stack solutions including API, Micro-Services, Streaming etc. in large Enterprise Data organizations
  • Expertise in managing Enterprise Data platforms with knowledge of SQL and NoSQL platforms is a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in working with AWS or Azure as a solution architecture is required
  • Familiarity with Planning, Design, Road maps, POC implementations for AWS Cloud technologies
  • Familiarity with AWS database services such as PostgreSQL RDS, Aurora is a must
  • Expertise in designing solution architecture with a view towards resiliency, availability and very comfortable in designing Failover and Recovery strategies
  • Familiarity with designing logging framework for cloud watch for all deployed apps
  • Good Knowledge of AWS security services is required
  • Should be able to demonstrate sharing strategies for future scaling and performance
  • Should have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field. Master's degree is preferred
  • AWS Professional Certification is preferred. AWS Architecture Associate Certification or equivalent Azure Architecture Associate certification is a must
  • CISSP certification a plus
  • Strong ability in communicating in writing or verbally, copywriting, planning and distributing communication, etc.
  • Skilled in creating visual concepts, creating content, and editing content by hand or with the help with computer software to communicate ideas.
  • Skilled in supporting, controlling, monitoring, and management of large, complex, and sometimes geographically dispersed IT infrastructure and applications in order to optimize IT service delivery.
  • Adept at managing project plans, resources, and people to ensure successful project completion.
  • Risk Assessment and Management including evaluating and designing controls, conducting impact assessments, identifying control gaps, remediating risk, etc.
  • Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal.
  • Influencing including negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict.
  • Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.
  • Experience with Architecture principles and TOGAF framework is a plus
  • Relationship Management including managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship
  • Experience identifying and selecting strategic options, and identifying resources to meet the defined objectives Tools
  • Skilled in
  • Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms.
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Skilled in using Enterprise Architect
  • Skilled in Python object-oriented programming
  • Skilled in Docker
  • Skilled in using PowerShell to automate tasks that manage Microsoft operating systems and processes
  • Skilled in Azure
  • Experience using APIs for developing or programming software
  • Skilled in Java
  • Skilled in Jenkins
  • Skilled in XML
  • Skilled in Cloud Migration (Re-platform)
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