Cloud Architect (TS/SCI with CI Poly)

Reston, VA
Consulting - Technical Solutions
Primary Location: Reston, VA
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI (CI Poly preferred)
Citizenship: US Citizenship Required
Education/Experience: BSEE, Computer Science or equivalent. Five or more years of cloud experience.
Are you a talented, professional, and creative Cloud Architect? Do you enjoy architecting highly scalable and highly available cloud solutions using Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a DevOps environment? Do you enjoy working with customers and leading teams to solve hard challenges, streamline processes, and deliver new capabilities? If so, we want to speak with you.
We are the prime contractor on a 5-year program, leading an interdisciplinary project team of 50+ highly qualified individuals. We assess and prioritize application migration, modernization, standardization, and retirement, driving changes and improvements in platform, mission and business applications. We create and leverage IC ITE services for increased cloud migration and cloud adoption. We support applications in migration to, and adoption of, IC ITE global software and platform capabilities of varying size and complexity across multiple classification domains, datacenters, and infrastructure platforms.
As Cloud Architect, you will work with a large Federal Government Agency, assisting them in their migration of legacy systems to the AWS C2S Cloud.  You will have the opportunity to lead a fast paced team of world-class engineers to modernize our customer’s global network, infrastructure and services.  Your team will update and extend our existing cloud broker services with new service offerings, create reference architectures and cloud native designs, and enable provisioning automation within a DevOps pipeline. And you will have the opportunity to shape, influence and enable Cloud Governance standards, best practices, and security compliance for smoother cloud transitions, and lower sustainment costs.
Berico is not your ordinary, stuffy Washington DC Government Contractor. As a small business, Berico is more like a family. We work out of a modern industrial office. We are an Amazon Web Services Standard Partner, and a Cloudera Silver Partner. We love DevOps, and leverage the latest open source technologies. We manage our own open source project: CLAVIN. We only hire the best people who share our intense passion for delivery. We care about work/life balance, and have regular company gatherings. We play board games and XBox in the office to clear our minds.  We are a recognized innovator by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). We are a two-time Best Places to Work awardee. We have unparalleled benefits for health, vision and dental, and support flexible work hours. We will sponsor up to $5k in annual training & certifications on technologies we use and want to build competencies in, and provide free access to learning materials like Linux Academy. We send high-performers to conferences. Come work with us, and you’ll be empowered to make an impact; you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to grow professionally and to take the company in new directions. We’re very excited to identify the best fit for our team, solve hard problems, and geek out!


    • B.S. and 15 years professional IT experience OR 19 years professional IT experience without a relevant degree
    • Five years of experience using Cloud Infrastructure, preferably AWS Managed Services like EC2, EBS, S3, IAM, and KMS
    • At least one AWS Certification
    • Demonstrable experience with Scripting, using two or more prominent scripting languages such as Bash, Python and Perl
    • Demonstrable experience with Automation, using one or more prominent automation frameworks such as Ansible, Chef, and CloudFormation
    • Experience leading and mentoring a technical team
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise professional manner, tailored to the appropriate audience, including both verbal and written communications
    • Ability to work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation and frequently requires collaboration across multiple technical teams
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks in a dynamic work environment
    • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization internally and with partners externally

#WeWantYou - Please do not assume you are unqualified. We want you to apply if you:

    • Meet may of the requirements and have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn
    • Are team-oriented, and passionate about delivering great cloud-based solutions
    • Are confident and willing to tactfully and respectfully argue for your beliefs
    • Are willing to gain a solid understanding of the government, consumer, and commercial, and market trends and requirements
    • Work well in an Agile SCRUM and DevOps environment
    • Can work well with software developers and a plethora of different personality types

Other Bonus skills/experience:

    • Additional AWS Certifications
    • Experience working with other Cloud Service Providers including Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
    • Experience with Agile Software Development using an object oriented language

Compensation & Benefits:

    • Very competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
    • Comprehensive, medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage for you and your family.
    • 401(k) & 4% match (vested day 1)
    • 15 day paid time off (plus 10 Federal holidays)
    • Individually focused training paths
    • Annual book allowance and online technical and business library subscriptions
    • Employer paid parking (at HQ locations)
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Many company happy hours and parties
    • Company Sponsored Conferences
    • Flexible schedule (Based on supervisor approval)
    • Plus Much More
Berico Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. We emphasize recruiting, hiring, and retaining the most qualified candidates and providing them with the opportunity to meet their potential.  We provide an environment where diversity leads to innovation.
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.