Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)

Cloud Solutions Architect
Job CategoryCloud Computing
Clearance LevelEligible to Obtain
LocationMassachusetts, Lexington
Req Code18:BC-D10-021
  
Job Description
Solidus is looking for a Cloud Solutions Architects will serve as technical SME for cloud services, providers, and platforms and act as a change agent for technologies and supporting processes to maximize results measured by performance and availability, operations agility, technology modernization, and cost optimization. Candidate will work in an exciting and high visibility new software architecture and prototyping effort developing and sustaining next generation capabilities for advanced U.S. fighter platforms.

Responsibilities:
- Collaborate on and setting cloud vision; providing thought leadership in cloud infrastructure and cloud services architecture to meet client's operational objectives for cloud solutions
- Consult with extended partners on Cloud technologies (including IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Public/Hybrid/Government Cloud Service Provider options), cloud management tools, and converged infrastructure
- Design technical architecture for cloud solutions that meet users and stakeholders’ needs for scalability, reliability and performance.
- Oversee prototype development and test, and technical feasibility assessments for integrating cloud solutions into an autonomous logistics information system

The successful candidate will join a group that defines and implements advanced architectures for real-time embedded processing, avionics, and command and control systems. Open architecture efforts enable the flexible composition of sensors, processing systems, avionics systems, ground stations and command centers to provide necessary warfighting capabilities in a timely manner. 

The group focuses on high-performance systems that combine state-of-the-art software engineering practices with advanced hardware technologies including ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs, and microprocessors. It also develops and prototypes Department of Defense and Industry adopted standards that enable system operability and facilitate subsystem-level upgradability. The combination of these high-end processing systems and open architecture standards are transitioned to leading-edge US military platforms and command and control capabilities.

Requirements:
- US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
- PhD plus 5 years minimum experience, or MS plus 8 years minimum experience
- 5+ years of experience as an established hands-on technical leader of Cloud/Software Engineering teams.
- 5+ years’ experience leading a team of Engineers responsible for building capabilities and cloud services on the AWS Platform.
- Experienced with agile development methods. 
- AWS, Azure, or Google public cloud experience in a production environment is a plus
- Strong scripting skills (Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash, Powershell, etc.) 
- Experience with Java, C, and / or C++
- Strong knowledge of IP Networking including VPC's, VPN's, VRF, DNS, load-balancing, and firewalls.
- Deep understanding of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA and REST).
- Experience with Apache Spark, Elsaticseach, Kibana, Kafka, Zookeeper, Apache Hive
   
Preferred
- Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, orally and written.
- Experience with Hortonworks Data Management Platform
- Experience leveraging third party Cloud Service Providers (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
- Demonstrated growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems.
- Highly skilled collaborating with stakeholders and project leaders to understand requirements, deliverables, and set expectations on tasks. 
- Strong ability to develop, contribute, and evaluate technical proposals related to cloud migrations and implementations. 
- Experienced providing expertise to construct the architecture and solutions to support current and future business needs, and to ensure the successful implementation and adoption of service.
- Expert at identifying new cloud technologies and platforms to help solve technical challenges or limitations in the existing infrastructure. 
- Adept at leading and participating in business requirement gathering sessions, gathering user data requirements, understanding the user requirements, and assisting in the reconciliation of technical and business requirements as they relate to the cloud.
- Able to develop and implement key cloud deployment strategies and tactics, including sequencing, architecture, assumptions, dependencies and an end-to-end view of the overall implementation approach to migrate current and future system applications, tools and users to cloud platform services.
- Demonstrated experience automating production cloud workloads. 
- Demonstrated hands on experience developing solutions with cloud orchestration tools.
- Knowledge of security with respect to cloud technologies.
- Experience in data warehousing and high-performance enterprise computing environment.
- Ability to think strategically and drive for results.
- Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships / alignment with technology experts, partners, sponsors and users.
- Experience building and delivering Cloud Services and Cloud Automation solutions.
   
Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship may be required. Solidus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. NOTICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, DISABLED VETERANS AND OTHER PROTECTED VETERANS. It is the policy of this Company to seek and employ qualified individuals at all locations and facilities, and to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation, insurance, benefits, promotion, transfer, and termination. To achieve this, we are dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and other protected veterans. The objective in adopting the Affirmative Action Programs is to place qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and other protected veterans in all job classifications. These Affirmative Action Programs are available for inspection by any applicant or employee by contacting the Company's EEO Coordinator, in the Human Resources office, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm