Chief Solutions Architect

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11-07-2016
Chief Solutions Architect

Washington, DC

Security Clearance:  

C&C International is seeking a Chief Solutions Architect to assist its customer and contribute to the designs, solutions, architectures, standards, and related artifacts and processes required for mature ITIL Service Design. The Chief Solutions Architect oversees and ensures the successful implementation and maintenance of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) based virtual development, testing, staging and production environments used in support of systems engineering and implementation processes, procedures, services, and tasks. He/she establishes and maintains relationships in support of implementing Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloud, and related technical solutions in support of NASA ITCD. He/she proactively designs solutions that leverage both procured and desired technical services and provides technical support to stakeholders.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years of verifiable and successful experience in the following:
    • Analyzing and evaluating customer business and technical requirements
    • Architecting solutions using appropriate technologies which meet functional and non-functional requirements
    • Documenting, designing, developing, and supporting the management of web solutions, cloud-based solution architectures, and cloud-based networks
    • Documenting, designing, developing, and supporting the management of custom developed software, and COTS software
    • Documenting, designing, implementing, and supporting the management of COTS software
    • Defining and maintaining standards, procedures, and policies related to IT management
    • Assessing risk factors and limitations of current systems identifying areas of opportunity for mitigation and improving system performance
    • Providing technical assessments of current and proposed methodologies for IT management
    • Providing strategic direction and technical oversight pertaining to implementation of new tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies
    • Performing analysis of alternative and market research studies that provide data which aid in the selection of tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies
    • Overseeing research and development for the application and integration of new tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies into an IT environment
    • Interpret, implement, and adhere to agency and federal level technology standards, policies, and directives
    • In collaboration with other technical leads, participate in problem-solving and root cause analysis efforts
    • Articulating in writing and verbally the impact of architecturally significant change requests
    • IT portfolio management to include analysis, infrastructure, cloud transformation, data center consolidation, and application development/sustainment
    • Maintaining knowledge of current and emerging tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies
    • Providing subject matter expertise assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects and application teams
    • Provides detailed development cost, resource, and technology estimates for proposed solutions
Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of NASA applications, platforms, mission requirements, and AWS enterprise system migrations
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS hands-on solution architecture and implementation experience
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