Google Cloud Platform Cloud Architect - Remote Washington DC area only

Job Locations US-Remote
Requisition ID 2023-84719
Posted Date
2 months ago(1/13/2023 12:55 PM)
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time

Job Introduction


Job Description Summary

The Cloud Architect is an accomplished technical leader, proactive customer-focused advocate, a team player with solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud. The candidate will be responsible for architecting highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using cloud-based solutions with specific understanding of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This individual will be involved in the design, review of architectures, and construction of cloud service provider environments. The candidate should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share the knowledge. The candidate must have hands-on experience evaluating and implementing cloud strategies and program architecture. The candidate must have hands-on experience with architecting cloud solutions and migrating on premise computing to cloud infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation, supporting deployments in a GCP environment.

Essential Job Duties:
•Provide guidance and technical oversight, brainstorm solutions, conduct architecture and design reviews to support internal teams as well as end clients
•Present technical solutions, guidance, governance and participate in architecture and design reviews
•Architect, design and lead the efforts in securing the cloud solutions
•Create a well-informed cloud strategy and regularly evaluate cloud applications, hardware, and software
•Responsible for gathering system requirements working with application architects, product owner, and technical leads
•Responsible for generating scripts and templates required for the automatic provisioning of resources
•Discover standard cloud services offerings, install, and execute processes and standards for optimal use of cloud service provider offerings
•Stay well-informed of failures and complications related to a cloud offering
•Collaborate with the development teams to enable their applications to run on Cloud infrastructure
•Support client using Agile and DevSecOps Methodologies
•Build and improve the CI/CD pipelines
•Build and maintain highly available systems on Kubernetes with auto-scaling

Position is remote in Washington DC area only, and will periodically require being onsite at the Maximus McLean, Virginia office.

Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field with more than 12 years of relevant experience
•At least 5 years of Cloud platform Engineering experience including architecting cloud solutions at an enterprise level
•Direct experience with GCP and familiarity with AWS
•Development experience with programming/scripting languages: Java/J2EE, Python, JavaScript frameworks (NodeJS, Angular), Web Services
•Experience with Agile/continuous integration/DevSecOps
•CI/CD pipeline implementation and usage – leveraging tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Tower, Veracode, CAST, and test automation tools (IBM RFT, Selenium, etc.)
•Ability to influence peers and superiors (technical and business) the strategic direction of overall solution

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
Green Card Holder / US Citizens only

Job Summary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee and interface with the developers to design, develop, test and implement critical functionality and POCs.
- Work with clients to create strategies and frameworks.
- Architect and design application solutions.
- Guide developers.
- Provide hands-on development support.
- Design software components from business requirements.
- Document and diagram application functionality from business requirements.

Minimum Requirements:
- Typically requires an advanced technical degree and a minimum of 12 years in progressively responsible positions.
- Individual contributor who oversees large, technically complex projects.
- Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.
- Position is recognized as a subject matter expert within a particular discipline.
- Some barriers to entry exist at this level (Sr Executive approval).
- Knowledgeable of emerging trends and may contribute to and influence best practices within discipline.

Education and Experience Requirements




MAXIMUS Introduction

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

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.

Pay Transparency

Maximus compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to job location, a candidate's education, training, experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value analysis including seniority and merit systems, as well as internal pay alignment. Annual salary is just one component of Maximus's total compensation package. Other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives as well as program-specific awards. Additionally, Maximus provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Compensation ranges may differ based on contract value but will be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation.


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