Solutions Architect (Secret eligibility) (1932)at SMX(View all jobs) (~~~/)
SMX is seeking an experienced Solutions Architect to support projects across the Cloud Business Unit focusing in on Defense and National Security Clients. The Solutions Architect will design and develop technical solutions for high visibility client engagements. The Solutions Architect must be a proven problem solver in technical disciplines and management disciplines well as have a keen understanding of DoD IT related standards and policy. The Solutions Architect serves in various functions, such as cloud technical SME and solutions designer. The Solutions Architect works directly with clients as well as other Solutions Architects, Cloud Engineers, and other personnel. This individual will bring a passion for technology, a strong technical and leadership skill set, and a proven track record of success in delivering innovative Cloud Solutions that exhibit best practices implementations.
Support technical delivery of cloud solutions on client engagements. Act as a trusted advisor for technical decisions during client engagements. Develop courses of action using innovative and best practices cloud solution architecture based on customer requirements
Support and deliver multi-tenant cloud environments. Execute activities across the full project lifecycle, from planning, through implementation, to operational readiness
Drive Solution Design and assist with determining level of effort estimates for various initiatives using information provided as part of the solicitation documentation, to determine most cost efficient and effective approaches.
Perform architecture, design, and requirements analysis. Focus on cloud-native services, DevSecOps Automation, and optimizing the customer landscape through adoption of these services.
Facilitate white-boarding solutions architecture sessions to help customers understand complex architectures and concepts
Take ownership of issues and act with high sense of urgency when required providing direct support to customers providing advanced technical support, troubleshooting direction, and complex problem resolution.
Actively participate in the development and review of business and system requirements to obtain a thorough understanding of customer needs to deliver accurate solutions.
Architect solutions to complex client challenges to support their broader cloud adoption objectives
Produce clear and concise documentation including program-level, design artifacts, as-built documents, and user level documentation to fully capture technical baselines and operational capabilities to guide operations and activities associated to enterprise scale cloud environments
Required Skills & Experience
Current DoD Secret Level clearance or ability to obtain a Secret clearance
This role requires US citizenship required for work under DOD contract
Must be DoD 8570 IAT Level II certified. Some examples (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC. Security+ CE. CND and SSCP)
5+ years overall IT experience
3+ years building and migrating infrastructure solutions on Cloud Platforms
AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate (Professional preferred)
Cloud Subject Matter expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
Ability to translate customer requirements and needs into proven design patterns
Solution Design and delivery experience utilizing key Department of Defense guidance and governance including DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA)
Extensive knowledge of, and hands on with, DoD Enterprise networks and understanding how those solutions translate to a cloud environment.
Skills in design and delivery areas of Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Architecture, and Security as well as hands on core system administration skills in Linux or Windows
Extensive skills with networking, and storage components (e.g. Operating systems / virtual machines, containers, TCP-IP / DNS, Block / File / Object storage, etc.).
Experience with Infrastructure as Code using appropriate tooling
Problem determination skills from design issues through packet level inspection to determine root causes of issues.
Direct experience in migrating on premise applications to cloud including methods such as rehosting, replatforming, and rearchitecting.
Experience and working knowledge of automation techniques and development of pipelines/ scripts within a DevSecOps model and associated tooling
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate themes, ideas, and other insights to clients, company management, and relevant stakeholders
Strong creative ability to generate ideas for solving complex problems and producing outcomes
Able to adjust to frequent changes in priorities, effectively managing time and working across multiple projects with competing deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.
SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.