Cloud Solutions Architect

Certification Partners, LLC

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Suitland, MD

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Requisition #: CLOUD003548

Job Title: Cloud Solutions Architect

Location: Suitland, MD 20020

Clearance Level: Active DoD -  Top Secret / SCI 

Required Certification(s): 

  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional.  
  • DoD IAT Level III Certification. 


**Selected applicants may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. **

Agile Defense seeks qualified candidates for support of the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) capabilities of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Nimitz Operational Intelligence Command (OIC). Agile Defense provides IT support services to ONI OIC to include tier 1 through 3 on-call support, planning and scheduling, customer/user support, systems engineering and technical assessments, software engineering, system administration and operation, database administration and development, system/software testing and break-fix support. Further support includes migration of MDA capabilities to the cloud, and the application of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) tools to existing MDA data sets.
  • Design, implement and support software-defined services for computing, storage, networking, security, and cloud management to run enterprise applications traditional or containerized in a hybrid cloud environment.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments and technology offices to assess and recommend technologies that support organizational needs.
  • Perform administrative and management tasks to maintain system operation, install/deploy new systems, maintains system security and performance, and maintain data integrity.
  • Interface with applications specialist, system users, and vendor contacts.
  • Assist in special project planning; Acts as Technical Lead on special projects.
  • Propose and drives changes to improve environment stability, performance and security.
  • Monitor performance and capacity of the cloud environment and proactively address issues.
  • Produce, maintain, and update logical and physical network diagrams.
  • Gather system metrics for Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and customer inquiries.
  • Execute the planning, design, and implementation of a Virtual Desktop Environment (VDE) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
  • Test and provide critical input to Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Maintain compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Support scheduled monthly and ad-hoc enterprise maintenance.



Education and Certifications
  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional. 
  • DoD IAT Level III. 
Background Needed and Years of Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience architecting technology solutions in AWS or an AWS Solutions Architect Associate with at least 4 years of experience architecting technology solutions in AWS.
  • • MA/MS, or BA/BS w/ 12+years' IT experience.  


Additional Skills & Qualifications

Must Have Technical Skills
  • Familiarity with cloud migration primarily to AWS.

Non-Technical Skills
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team on assigned tasks, expectations, and schedule.
  • Sharp attention to detail.
  • Organized; time management skills to forecast and stay ahead of deliverables/reporting requirements.
  • Must be well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to coordinate, prioritize multiple tasks, and be adaptable to change to accomplish assignments.
  • Excellent Customer Focus/Satisfaction skills.
  • Strong/Natural understanding of and ability to demonstrate the Agile Defense Core Values: Happy, Helpful, Honest, Humble, Hungry, Hustle.


Working Conditions


Working Conditions
  • Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.
Strength Demands
  • Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/​carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Physical Requirements
  • Stand or Sit
  • Walk
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Use Hands /​ Fingers to Handle or Feel
  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl
  • Talk or Hear
  • See


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

As a federal contractor, Agile Defense is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer/facility vaccination requirements. As such, to protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, Agile Defense may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.


About Us!

Agile Defense is an Information Technology Solutions provider committed to partnering with our customers to deliver the highest level of service to our customers. We provided Information Technology (IT) services to the U.S. Government, including several United States Civil agencies and various branches within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Agile Defense has established a solid reputation of partnering with our customers to deliver innovative IT solutions with our “Listen. Think. Innovate.” philosophy.

At Agile Defense, we know that our employees are our most important asset.  We believe in our responsibility to our fellow employees, customers, company, and to our country.  We promote teamwork, integrity, and creativity; we expect our fellow employees to also live these values.