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Lead Cloud Architect



Software Engineering, IT
Lowell, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
A career in IBM Consulting is rooted by long-term relationships and close collaboration with clients across the globe. You’ll work with visionaries across multiple industries to improve the hybrid cloud and AI journey for the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Your ability to accelerate impact and make meaningful change for your clients is enabled by our strategic partner ecosystem and our robust technology platforms across the IBM portfolio; including Software and Red Hat. Curiosity and a constant quest for knowledge serve as the foundation to success in IBM Consulting. In your role, you’ll be encouraged to challenge the norm, investigate ideas outside of your role, and come up with creative solutions resulting in ground breaking impact for a wide network of clients. Our culture of evolution and empathy centers on long-term career growth and development opportunities in an environment that embraces your unique skills and experience.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Lead Cloud Architect will have extensive experience in cloud architecture, DevOps, and a deep understanding of cloud computing technologies and services. As a Lead Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and maintenance of the Cloud One cloud-based infrastructure, ensuring scalability, reliability, and security design and implementation of complex cloud solutions, and providing technical guidance to other architects and engineers. The role will also involve leading DevOps teams and overseeing the development of automation tools and processes for continuous integration and deployment. Anticipated responsibilities may include:
  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of complex cloud and cloud infrastructure solutions that meet Government requirements.
  • Develop and implement cloud architecture standards and best practices.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure infrastructure supports the software development life cycle, including continuous integration and deployment.
  • Lead the DevOps team to develop automation tools and processes to streamline software development and deployment.
  • Ensure that cloud infrastructure is scalable, reliable, and secure. f. Implement and maintain monitoring and logging solutions to detect and diagnose issues in the cloud infrastructure and software applications.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other architects and engineers.
  • Evaluate new cloud technologies and common services and make recommendations for their use.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement scalable, secure, and reliable cloud-based solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with security and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with CSPs and vendors. l. Develop and maintain documentation related to cloud architecture solutions.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 8+ years of experience in cloud architecture with public cloud providers (certificate preferred) such as AWS, Azure, OCI, and GCP environments, and at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a DoD or other Federal Government environment
  • Experience with FedRAMP or FedRAMP+ environments
  • Any Information Assurance Technical (IAT) level 2 or above
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps practices and tools, such as Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, and Git.
  • Proven experience designing and implementing highly scalable, available, and fault-tolerant cloud-based infrastructure solutions.
  • Experience leading DevOps teams and implementing automation tools and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of network architecture and security principles.
  • Knowledge of security and compliance requirements for cloud-based solutions
  • DoD Secret clearance required

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Previous experience with AF Cloud One program
  • A Top Secret (TS) security clearance (with SCI and SAP eligibility) is HIGHLY desired.