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 SENIOR CLOUD ARCHITECT - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$98092 - 174720
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Platforms
Computers - DB Mgmt. Systems
Computers - IT Management
Computers - Networks
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2586393 / Latpro-3709764 
Date posted: Oct-04-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$98,092.80 - $174,720.00 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

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Department of Technology Services

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Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Technology Services is seeking a Senior Cloud Architect to provide strategic leadership and guidance for the architecture, design and development of cloud-based initiatives throughout the County. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing plans to migrate legacy applications to the cloud, building a continuous integration cloud-based infrastructure platform, and serving as a subject matter expert to County leadership and technology project teams throughout the County on cloud infrastructure.

Specific duties include:

  • Developing and managing the implementation of solutions that support requirements for enterprise applications and data management;
  • Working with County departments and agencies on their cloud technology requirements and perform gap analysis;
  • Managing processes related to testing and piloting cloud services;
  • Ensuring accurate and current technical documentation of all cloud-based initiatives;
  • Partnering with development and application teams to influence application modernization and migration of legacy applications to cloud platform;
  • Developing and applying costing models to assist County departments and agencies determine capital and operational budgeting requirements associated with adopting cloud technologies;
  • Leveraging the auto-scaling and recovery of systems deployed to cloud service provider (e.g. Azure, Amazon Web Services);
  • Collaborating with vendor architects, engineers, managers, project managers, applications and infrastructure teams to plan and coordinate changes;
  • Ensuring that solutions meet all technical and functional requirements; and
  • Designing optimal solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, or a related field, as well as extensive experience with building and designing infrastructure that support application and data management requirements.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to those with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Reforming systems for cloud;
  • Data center migration;
  • Building and transitioning applications and systems to a cloud platform; and/or
  • Managing a DevOps team.

Special Requirements

A letter of application is required. Please attach a letter or use the space in the supplemental questionnaire to address how your background meets the qualification requirements for the position.

Additional Information

This is a flexible 40-hour per week position, Monday-Friday.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached but will not substitute for the completed application. Do not enter "see resume" in the Education, Work Experience or Supplemental Questionnaire sections of the application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE:  This position is listed as "open continuous."  Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.  The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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