Cloud Implementation Architect - Federal



Multiple locations
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024


This position will be the principal architect for Optiv + ClearShark’s Managed Services offering with a specialized focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS)/Microsoft Azure. The Cloud Implementation Architect will be focused on driving technical innovation while implementing pre-designed architectures from the customer. This role will be expected to lead the operations and maintenance of the AWS infrastructure to ensure high availability for the customer. This position will also be enabled to design custom architectures for expanded offerings. The Cloud Implementation Architect will be responsible for reporting to senior leadership on any degradation of service found within the cloud infrastructure, to include forecasting potential degradations based on system metrics. This position should be prepared to communicate effectively with leadership and other team members on a day-to-day basis to provide updates on the health of the customer’s infrastructure. This role will also be expected to cross-train in other cloud service providers, as well as providing training to an Architect focused on other cloud service providers, to provide backfill capabilities in the event of an Tier 3 response.

How you’ll make an impact

  • Designing and implementing various components which are offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS)/ Microsoft Azure; to include EC2, S3, EBS, VPC, Security Groups, and other relevant technologies

  • Maintaining cloud services to ensure maximum uptime while also optimizing for performance and cost

  • Building infrastructure in compliance with Infrastructure-as-Code requirements; to include Terraform, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, and other relevant tools

  • Utilizing CI/CD pipelines to ensure code effectiveness and quality, as well as providing team members with the ability to review code entering production

  • Documenting processes effectively for team members to reference for future builds, ensuring infrastructures are built to an Optiv + ClearShark standard

  • Monitoring system health for service degradation and building plans for efficient remediation

  • Implementing pre-designed architectures based on customer requirements, while also designing custom architectures for future offerings

  • Utilizing effective communication skills to collaborate with internal Amazon Web Services (AWS)/ Microsoft Azure support teams when troubleshooting AWS service matters

  • Responding to service desk tickets on an as needed basis in the event of a Tier 3 response

  • Supporting fellow Cloud Implementation Architects in troubleshooting service degradation issues and assisting with role responsibilities in the event of a Tier 3 response

  • This list is not designed to be all inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed

  • As Optiv + ClearShark’s Managed Services offering grows, this individual will be expected to hold team lead responsibilities; to include task management and delegation, leading Scrum processes, and reporting to senior leadership on team member functions

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5-7 years working in an Amazon Web Services (AWS)/Microsoft Azure-based infrastructure

  • 1-3 years leading an Amazon Web Services (AWS)/Microsoft Azure-based infrastructure

  • Certified Amazon Web Services (AWS)/Microsoft Azure Professional

  • 2-3 years working with Terraform, Ansible, and other Infrastructure-as-Code technologies

  • 3-5 years administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), or other RHEL-based operating systems

  • Experience with designing, architecting, and implementing AWS-based infrastructures in accordance with customer requirements




What you can expect from Optiv

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.
  • Work/life balance
  • Professional training resources
  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities. “Optiv Chips In” encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

Optiv + ClearShark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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