Cloud Solutions Architect

Suitland, MD
IT Architecture /
Regular /
Agile Defense provides leading-edge Digital Transformation solutions to support and advance our customers' mission. We deliver innovative and high-quality services to our customers worldwide through an empowered and engaged workforce.

Requisition #: CLOUD003548

Job Title: Cloud Solutions Architect

Location: Suitland, MD 20020

Clearance Level: Active DoD -  Top Secret / SCI 

Required Certification(s): 
DoD IAT Level II Certification. 

**Selected applicants may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. **
Agile Defense seeks qualified candidates for support of with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Nimitz Operational Intelligence Command (OIC). Agile Defense provides IT support services to ONI N64 (Enterprise Modernization and Integration) to include Tier 1 through 3 on-call support, planning and scheduling, customer/user support, systems engineering and technical assessments, software engineering, system administration and operation, database administration and development, system/software testing and break-fix support. Further support includes temporarily support current on premise GOTS application; and in addition, moving forward with migrating the GOTS application capabilities to a cloud enterprise environment.
Design, implement and support software-defined services for computing, storage, networking, security, and cloud management to run enterprise applications traditional or containerized in a hybrid cloud environment.
Collaborate with the appropriate departments and technology offices to assess and recommend technologies that support organizational needs.
Perform administrative and management tasks to maintain system operation, install/deploy new systems, maintains system security and performance, and maintain data integrity.
Interface with applications specialist, system users, and vendor contacts.
Assist in special project planning; Acts as Technical Lead on projects; coordinate and collaborate with a team that consists of Developers, DBA, QA Testers, System Administrators, Business Analyst, and various other members of the group.
Assist in special project planning; Acts as Technical Lead on special projects.
Propose and drives changes to improve environment stability, performance and security.
Monitor performance and capacity of the cloud environment and proactively address issues.
Produce, maintain, and update logical and physical network diagrams.
Gather system metrics for Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and customer inquiries.
Execute the planning, design, and implementation of a Virtual Desktop Environment (VDE) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Test and provide critical input to Disaster Recovery Plan.
Create and maintain compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Support scheduled system application and ad-hoc enterprise maintenance.
Education and Certifications
DoD IAT Level II Certification. 
Background Needed and Years of Experience
Minimum of 2 years of experience architecting technology solutions in AWS or an AWS Solutions Architect Associate with at least 4 years of experience architecting technology solutions in AWS.
MA/MS, or BA/BS w/ 12+years' IT experience.  
Additional Skills & Qualifications
Must Have Technical Skills
Familiarity with migrating “on-premise” to an AWS cloud environment.

Non-Technical Skills
Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with team on assigned tasks, expectations, and schedule.
Sharp attention to detail.
Organized; time management skills to forecast and stay ahead of deliverables/reporting requirements.
Must be well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to coordinate, prioritize multiple tasks, and be adaptable to change to accomplish assignments.
Excellent Customer Focus/Satisfaction skills.
Strong/Natural understanding of and ability to demonstrate the Agile Defense Core Values: Happy, Helpful, Honest, Humble, Hungry, Hustle.
Working Conditions
Working Conditions
Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/?carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
Stand or Sit
Repetitive Motion
Use Hands /? Fingers to Handle or Feel
Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl
Talk or Hear
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. We believe several attributes are the root of our very best employees and extraordinary culture. We have named these attributes “The 6 H’s” – Happy, Helpful, Honest, Humble, Hungry, and Hustle.

Happy: We exhibit a positive outlook in order to create a positive environment.
Helpful: We assist each other and pull together as teammates to deliver.
Honest: We conduct our business with integrity.
Humble: We recognize that success is not achieved alone, that there is always more to learn, and that no task is below us.
Hungry: We desire to consistently improve.
Hustle: We work hard and get after it.

These Core Values are present in all our employees and our organization's aspects. Learn more about us and our culture by visiting us here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Agile Defense is subject to federal vaccine mandates or other customer/facility vaccination requirements as a federal contractor. As such, to protect its employees' health and safety and comply with customer requirements, Agile Defense may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)