BAO Systems

Principal Cloud Architect

BAO Systems

Remote job description

The Principal Cloud Architect is a domain expert who applies broad technical skills with deep industry knowledge and business acumen. Leads technical solutions that promote business strategy goals by driving digital transformation, cloud adoption, optimization and automation. The Principal Cloud Architect is a subject matter expert in one or more categories that may include: solutions architecture, systems integration, business capability planning, data and information, security, cloud platforms, mobile, and analytics. With a strong blend of leadership and technical skills, the Principal Cloud Architect uses a consultative approach to drive the planning, designing, development, and application of cloud architecture to achieve business strategies and transformations. The Principal Cloud Architect possesses a broad understanding of the enterprise, the business, current capabilities and future needs, business initiatives and technology industry trends. They also provide counsel to senior leadership and teams.

What You Will Do

  • Leads the development, tailoring, and enhancement of cloud frameworks, methods, and tools to ensure the alignment and integration of cloud processes and deliverables with those of other architecture and SDLC disciplines
  • Leads the development of cloud transformation communications and education materials for use with business and technical stakeholders and partners
  • Provides thought leadership in the development and execution of enterprise and domain-specific IT strategies, standards, and guidelines. The Enterprise Cloud Architect engages in business strategy development to identify new business capability and technology-driven opportunities to ensure alignment with a cloud-first strategy
  • Defines operating models to exploit new capabilities, automation, and standardization and supports due diligence on merger, acquisition, strategic partnership, and investment activities of the enterprise
  • Provides oversight and leadership for development, review, approval, and maintenance of cloud architecture blueprints and roadmap as well as cloud migration programs
  • Analyzes pain points and opportunities that transcend business areas and propose enterprise strategies or solutions
  • Ensures the quality of reusable architecture patterns and reference models that directly support the engineering, automation, and instrumentation processes
  • Provides thought leadership in solution architecture, peer reviews, and architecture governance
  • Ensures that the IT portfolio provide business value and optimize total cost of ownership
  • Assesses projects for cloud impacts in support of annual planning, resource estimation, and alignment with IT strategy and enterprise architecture
  • Provide regular reporting on cloud migration progress, issues, and consumption forecasts

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related field and at least 10 years of enterprise solution architecture experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the elicitation and specification of architectural, functional and non-functional requirements
  • Proficiency in architectural principles of SaaS, PaaS, multitenancy and multi-tiered infrastructures
  • Experience with cloud-based technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience managing remote teams
  • Experience managing multi-million dollar budgets
  • Experience with managing various compliance standards (HIPAA, FISMA, GDPR, FedRAMP)

Desired Experience

  • Experience with DHIS2 or other health information software used in LMIC
  • Experience Federal and NGO clients
  • You have extensive experience leading complex technology teams/organizations with responsibility for application development, security, product control, architecture, and infrastructure operations
  • You have a track record of achieving business goals through technology strategy
  • You have experience and comfort in utilizing a broad variety of technologies
  • You have excellent leadership, team building, and management skills
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak, with tangible examples of opportunity recognized and captured along with your glorious failures
  • You are a great communicator and it's a muscle you like to show off
  • You know when to be decisive and when to ensure decisions are made quickly and efficiently

BAO Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Company: BAO Systems
Job title: Principal Cloud Architect at BAO Systems (Washington, DC) (allows remote)
Job tags: architect, aws, gcp, azure, virtual

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