Federal -Azure SME/Cloud Architect

    • Gaithersburg, MD


Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Germantown, MD


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world's leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast-the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

This role requires a senior Azure architect who will be responsible for the Azure cloud architecture of the client environment. AWS and on-prem networking are preferred skills. The candidate will need to analyze the existing architecture to provide recommendations for a detailed Azure architecture based on best practices, to include detailed network diagrams, utilization of IaaS/PaaS/SaaS services, and polycloud/hybrid architecture and integration with AWS and the on-prem environment.

The candidate should be able to rapidly and accurately produce technical documentation, architecture diagrams, and client presentations regarding architecture and best practices. The candidate will need to coordinate with the existing Azure engineers and architects (and AWS and Ops teams) and plan/estimate/execute work using agile methodology. Hands-on experience with PowerShell, PowerShell DSC, ARM templates, Azure Blueprints, and Azure DevOps are all preferred skills.

Qualifications
Basic Skills & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in cloud architecture
  • 5+ years experience in Azure architecture and implementation
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Agile software development experience
  • Hands-on experience with Azure Blueprints, PowerShell, PowerShell DSC, and/or ARM templates
  • Polycloud architecture experience (e.g. Azure/AWS, hybrid cloud with VMware on-prem)
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

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