DevSecOps Cloud Architect in Falls Church, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 5/14/2021

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Job Description

The Sr. DevSecOps Cloud Architect calls for a unique combination of being adept at developing Application and Solution architectures on multi-cloud platforms (AWS major), leveraging complete infrastructure automation, CICD pipelines creation with code quality, and security gates. The role calls for being very hands-on, guiding R&D teams in a startup-incubation environment. Expertise in cloud-native technologies, containers, micro-services is very desirable. Preference is for candidates with demonstrable experience releasing production code, developing PaaS/SaaS offers on AWS and other cloud platforms. Having a domain in security and compliance is a bonus. The candidate must have a “can do attitude “and a go-getter when it comes to innovation, proactively designing and implementing the technical solutions, and talented problem solver.

•Innovate, and develop cutting edge cloud solutions through automation – IaC (Infrastructure as code), DevSecOps tools (CICD, Code quality, security, and monitoring), and cloud services
•Ensure the infrastructure, services, and applications developed meets all standards including, security, monitoring, performance, and SLAs.
•Proactively learn and expand expertise on newer technologies and industry best trends to support new and existing business programs.
•Consult, and collaborate with project teams on technology and solutions
•Communicate architecture guidelines and technical details to technical and non-technical audiences.
•Lead efforts of virtual teams. Understand regional cultural considerations and forms tight working relationships.
•Participate in Innovation activities by commenting and generating ideas and leading a team that can be multisite.
•Coach and mentor various teams regarding Cloud best practices, cost optimizations, and efficiencies.
•Participate and contribute to FedRAMP security audits, documentation, AWS Well-Architected reviews.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
•Computer Science/EE undergraduate/Engineering degree and a minimum of 15+ years of experience in software architecture/development with last 4-5 years working on DevSecOps, CICD in Cloud environments - preferably AWS cloud
•US Citizenship
•Certifications- AWS Solution Architect or AWS DevOps Engineer
•Demonstrated experience leading and developing complex applications using Terraform, Cloud formation, Python, setting up CICD pipelines, AWS ecosystem, Elastic Search, and Agile framework
•Hands-on working experience in Terraform (IaC), Jenkins groovy scripts, and Python. Must have a development background and thinking.
•Extensive experience in installing, configuring, integrating, and maintaining tools and technologies like Jenkins, JIRA, SonarQube, Fortify, Git, ZAP, Nessus/Anchore – etc. and automating monitoring using ELK / Grafana stacks
•Extensive experience in consuming and configuring AWS services – ECS, EKS, ECR, S3, RDS, KMS – etc.
•Must have a working knowledge of Kubernetes or container technologies like ECS, EKS, OpenShift, etc.
•Ability to articulate and explain the high-level architectures and design ideas to larger audiences and stakeholders.
•Solid Understanding of Cloud-native pillars such as Cost, Security, Performance, Resiliency
•Team Player, leader, and mentor
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Speak clearly in plain English and comprehend others.

•Developing reference architectures and developing code based on reference architectures
•Customer-focused with a bias for rapid prototyping, designing, and scaling
•Understanding of newer AWS offerings like SageMaker, Kubeflow, Rekognition, and other AI/ML services.
•Understanding of IDM solutions like AWS Cognito, Okta, and Keycloak
•Knowledge of security & encryption using Vault, HCM, KMS, etc.
•Knowledge of event driven architectures, streaming data using Kafka streams etc.
•Knowledge of Security industry frameworks like FedRAMP, NIST, CIS Benchmarks – etc. is desirable. Experience in building IaaS/PaaS/SaaS models with FedRAMP security controls is an additional advantage.
•Ability to work in small/large teams that are distributed; Hands-on mindset with the ability to guide R&D teams on Cloud and SaaS/Application architectures for Cloud
•Ability to respond to RFI/RFPs and provide technical solutions and strategies
•Willing to interact with senior client representatives face to face.
•Advanced knowledge of engineering concepts/principles
•Proactive, analytical, and capable of influencing

 Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage, lead, coordinate and deliver on all tasks related to a large federal IT program.
- Responsible for the overall delivery of all IT tasks and solutions on the program and will do so in coordination with the Program Manager and technical project managers.
- Manage and provide technical guidance as applicable across the program and be open to provide hands-on support as needed.
- Identify and establish program objectives with close coordination with the agency stakeholders on a yearly basis.
- Identify, track and manage project risks, communications, plans, and resources while providing weekly and monthly status updates to both the customer and corporate.
- Work closely with the technical project managers on a day-to-day basis to understand and guide technology solution architecture, design and implementation.
- Work closely with the infrastructure support team to ensure optimal system configuration, performance and reliability to meet established Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
- Coordinate project activities with agency stakeholders and other designated systems integrators, as required, to plan and execute on defined program objectives.
- Work closely with project teams to help identify issues and risks while providing potential solutions and mitigation plans.
- Provide management of project resources including tracking and resolving resource issues and concerns.
- Provide customer management support to include tracking and addressing customer requests related to program objectives.

Minimum Requirements:
- Typically requires an advanced technical degree and a minimum of 15 years of related experience in progressively responsible positions.
- Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.
- Exercises independent judgement in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
- Creates formal networks involving coordination amount groups.

Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.