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NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a Cloud Architect with a strong Google Cloud Platform (GCP) background.  This role is remote with 1 - 2 days per quarter onsite in Mclean, VA.  It is a direct-hire with our client, a highly respected Federal Integrator.  

The Cloud Architect is an accomplished technical leader, proactive customer-focused advocate, a team player with solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud. The candidate will be responsible for architecting highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using cloud-based solutions with specific understanding of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This individual will be involved in the design, review of architectures, and construction of cloud service provider environments. The candidate should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share the knowledge. The candidate must have hands-on experience evaluating and implementing cloud strategies and program architecture. The candidate must have hands-on experience with architecting cloud solutions and migrating on premise computing to cloud infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation, supporting deployments in a GCP environment.

Essential Job Duties:
•Provide guidance and technical oversight, brainstorm solutions, conduct architecture and design reviews to support internal teams as well as end clients
•Present technical solutions, guidance, governance and participate in architecture and design reviews
•Architect, design and lead the efforts in securing the cloud solutions
•Create a well-informed cloud strategy and regularly evaluate cloud applications, hardware, and software
•Responsible for gathering system requirements working with application architects, product owner, and technical leads
•Responsible for generating scripts and templates required for the automatic provisioning of resources
•Discover standard cloud services offerings, install, and execute processes and standards for optimal use of cloud service provider offerings
•Stay well-informed of failures and complications related to a cloud offering
•Collaborate with the development teams to enable their applications to run on Cloud infrastructure
•Support client using Agile and DevSecOps Methodologies
•Build and improve the CI/CD pipelines
•Build and maintain highly available systems on Kubernetes with auto-scaling

Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field with more than 12 years of relevant experience
•At least 5 years of Cloud platform Engineering experience including architecting cloud solutions at an enterprise level
•Direct experience with GCP and familiarity with AWS
•Development experience with programming/scripting languages: Java/J2EE, Python, JavaScript frameworks (NodeJS, Angular), Web Services
•Experience with Agile/continuous integration/DevSecOps
•CI/CD pipeline implementation and usage – leveraging tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Tower, Veracode, CAST, and test automation tools (IBM RFT, Selenium, etc.)
•Ability to influence peers and superiors (technical and business) the strategic direction of overall solution

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
Green Card Holder / US Citizens only

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