Please send resume in word format should you be interested in the following full-time, permanent position. Our client is looking for a Systems Architect with a salary between 160-175K. This position will be on-site in Germantown, MD 20874 . If you are not interested but know of someone that may be, please pass this along.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE ACTIVE TS CLEARANCE. All candidates must be receptive to a Drug test, Background investigation and security processing.
Candidate needs to have strong communication and leadership skills. This is a client-facing role. Client is seeking someone who is confident in delivery.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Systems Architect to provide architecture support for improvements and modernization of a large scale, multi-site IT operations environment. This role is critical in leading evaluations and providing actionable recommendations, both tactically and strategic, for a large Federal Government customer in an organization that manages a complex IT operations environment increasing in volume, velocity, and variety. This position will assist the customer in modernizing while transitioning to a managed service support model
Functions as a key member of a core team of evaluators and collaborators
Conduct interviews, meetings, and fact finding activities to gather requirements and artifacts
Builds working relationships to facilitate adoption of standards, and metrics in preparing deliverables
Assesses current policies, procedures, and tools and develop recommendations for improvements
Provides recommendations to improve operational stability, enhance engineering innovation, and lead new technology infusion into the environment.
Develops analyses and leverages findings to offer recommendations for visibility into the enterprise, systems management, and solutions that compliment or replace existing technologies
Develops a roadmap for modernization strategies to intake, manage, and disseminate enterprise solutions
Leads the development of a plan to realize the overarching organization"s strategic plan in achieving enhanced policies, procedures, and infrastructure
Is prepared to deliver on implementation plans and manage upgrades on recommendations
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Bachelor"s Degree and/or Master"s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
8+ years as a Technical and/or Solutions Architect with at least 3 years in a leadership function
Experience with infrastructure that supports an enterprise-level IT environment
Experience with proven systems engineering life-cycle, adherence to
a SELC, and production of artifacts supporting a SELC
Experience with cloud, hybrid, and IT-as-a-Service models including implementation and migration (AWS, Azure)
Significant Experience with Microsoft solutions including Azure,
Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), Active Directory, Exchange, Skype For Business, System Center, SQL, and SharePoint.
Experienced with leading technologies for networks, storage,
systems hosting, cyber security, directory services, identity management including service authentication and access, server, desktop and application virtualization, IP convergence, systems architecture and design, as well as other pertinent technologies
Experience in evaluating technical tools and solutions and to
identify modernization opportunities within a laboratory or other simulation environment
Demonstrated relationship management skills with the ability to
build strong relationship across all levels of the organization, including the C-level senior leadership
Ability to organize and manage to deadlines and work
collaboratively and independently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interface with organizational executives
Adaptability, Autonomy, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Team Management, Conflict Resolution, and Decision Making skills
PREFERRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Experience with Windows, Linux and UNIX environments
Experience with a variety of technologies and vendors solutions
such as Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, VMWare, Citrix, HP, Oracle, PURE, and NetApp.
Experience with cost benefit and business case analyses
Familiarity with Federal policies supporting Open Government, Open
Data and Digital Government
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor"s degree in an IT related field
Master"s degree in IT related field