IT Infrastructure Architect in Falls Church, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 3/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Maximus Federal is seeking for an IT Infrastructure Architect 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, microservice 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 12+ 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

 Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Oversee the automation processes for daily activities, build activities and new feature and functionality with public and private cloud

- Interact with other team members and groups within the IT organization

- Help enforce the standards for server builds and services deployed in AWS and the private cloud by the cloud solutions teams

- Perform other duties assigned by leadership

Minimum Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferred in Information Technology or Computer Science

- Minimum of 12 years experience with infrastructure, IT systems and automation

- AWS and/or Azure Certification(s)

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.