NorthHill Technology Resources is seeking for an IT Infrastructure Architect in Denver or Falls Church to lead and drive the modernization of IT infrastructure platforms and processes. This person will work as a technical leader on the operations team and support the deployment of hybrid cloud-based technologies to include virtualized servers, micro service applications, containerization, and CI/CD pipelines to automate deployment and delivery processes. The Architect will also collaborate with Operations, Security, Networking, Infrastructure, and Application Development teams and architects on solution design, hands-on implementation, and process automation. The ideal candidate will have led through a modernization in the past and served as a key technical resource through the lifecycle beyond just planning and conception.
Project Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
•Design state-of-the-art technical solutions on both on premise data center environment and AWS that addresses business requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance
•Collaborate with other project teams and other laterals such as Information Security, Compliance, Controls etc. on technical solutions
•Lead changes and improvements through a mix of application, automation, and engineering activities
•Planning and leading modernization initiatives – devising the approach and identifying all dependencies and subsequent tasks necessary for the effort.
•Leading R&D efforts around the architecture, implementation and sustainment of new technologies
•Lead teams to support the delivery of infrastructure, platform, and applications
•Develop, document, and recommend plans for investing in modern solutions that will improve organization resiliency and performance and/or provide cost reduction opportunities.
•Hands-on engineering in support of initiatives or to assist with production support as needed.
Project Specific Required Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree in IT, engineering, or other relevant field.
•A minimum of 15+ years of industry experience in the areas of infrastructure engineering with proven work experience with Amazon as a Solution Architect with a focus on building and leveraging open source and native cloud services.
•A minimum of 5 years’ experience leading technical teams/individuals with direct management responsibility.
•Should have established knowledge and experience with networking including domain controllers, active directory, and other core infrastructure essentials to include security
•Proven success in leading highly technical individuals in the Infrastructure Engineering and/or DevSecOps positions.
•Experience working with container technologies such as Docker, OpenShift and Jaeger
•CI/CD pipeline implementation and usage – leveraging tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Tower, Veracode, CAST, and test automation tools (IBM RFT, Selenium, etc.).
•Version control and devops repository system implementation and usage – specifically Subversion, Git, and Nexus.
•Position Requires Amazon Solution Architect certification.
•AWS Professional Architect Certification is highly desired.
•Ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse groups of individuals, build and maintain respectful relationships, collaborate with others, and resolve conflicts constructively.
•U.S. Citizen, with eligibility to obtain Secret Clearance and/or IT Level II Clearance