Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect (3100)

at SMX in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect (3100)at SMX (

United States

SMX is seeking a driven candidate to fill a Sr. Solutions Architect role. This role is crucial in helping our customers navigate the challenges and opportunities of the modern cloud landscape. This position centers around crafting high-impact technical solutions tailored to high-profile client engagements. Particularly within regulated industries, providing cutting-edge, compliant, and efficient solutions is paramount. We’re looking for someone who doesn’t just understand the technical nuances but also values the importance of innovation and client-focused problem-solving. As a Solutions Architect at SMX, you won’t just be a technical expert; you’ll be an industry pioneer, setting benchmarks in a constantly evolving space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Take direction from and provide clear and timely updates to delivery and/or sales leadership.

+ Working knowledge of AWS funding programs, incentive structures, and overall go-to-market approach.

+ Be capable of effective prioritization and able to handle multiple sales opportunities at once.

+ Implement efficiency improvements and automation in technical processes.

+ Lead architecture discussions and clarify complex cloud concepts for stakeholders.

+ Ensure agility and flexibility in a dynamic work environment.

+ Address and resolve project-related issues promptly.

+ Assess business and system requirements to cater to customer needs.

+ Draft Statements of Work (SOWs) and estimate project Level of Effort (LOE).

+ Work closely with sales team to develop and write comprehensive responses to customer proposals.

+ Offer technical expertise for select customers and support ongoing delivery efforts.

+ Develop and innovate using Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

+ Monitor and manage cloud costs, suggesting optimizations.

+ Collaborate with cybersecurity teams on cloud security protocols and compliance.

+ Establish and enforce cloud governance policies.

+ Provide training and mentorship on cloud best practices to internal teams.

+ Engage with cloud service providers for negotiations and issue resolutions.

+ Develop and test Proof of Concept (PoC) for new cloud technologies.

+ Document cloud architectures, design patterns, and operational procedures.

+ Identify and mitigate potential risks in cloud projects and strategies.

+ Maintain and attain AWS and Azure certifications.

Required Skills:

+ 10+ of experience in technology.

+ Demonstrated mastery of Cloud Services and technology.

+ Proficiency with CI/CD tools and container management tools.

+ Capability to deconstruct technical architecture into tasks and plans.

+ Exceptional customer interaction skills and professionalism.

+ Knowledge of security best practices (NIST, HIPAA, etc.).

+ Leadership qualities to guide junior team members.

+ Willingness to contribute to organizational growth.

+ Experience in agile environments and familiarity with Scrum.

+ Outstanding communication abilities.

+ Experience writing comprehensive Statements of Work and Proposals.

+ Exceptional customer interaction skills and professionalism.

+ Knowledge of security best practices (NIST, HIPAA, etc.).

+ Leadership qualities to guide junior team members.

+ A strong desire to contribute to the overall growth and scale of the organization by contributing to the sales process, interviewing technical candidates, and developing deep customer relationships.

+ Experience in agile environments and familiarity with Scrum.

+ Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

+ Customer-focused attitude.

+ Ability to travel up to 25%.

+ A technical degree or an additional 6 years’ relevant experience.

Desired Skills / Certs:

+ BS/BA in Computer Science/Engineering or a related domain.

+ Over 5 years of hands-on AWS and/or Azure experience.

+ AWS Solution Architect Professional or related certifications or Azure equivalent



At SMX®, we are a team of technical and domain experts dedicated to enabling your mission. From priority national security initiatives for the DoD to highly assured and compliant solutions for healthcare, we understand that digital transformation is key to your future success.

We share your vision for the future and strive to accelerate your impact on the world. We bring both cutting edge technology and an expansive view of what’s possible to every engagement. Our delivery model and unique approaches harness our deep technical and domain knowledge, providing forward-looking insights and practical solutions to power secure mission acceleration.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including disability and veterans.

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

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Job Posting: JC252125581

Posted On: Dec 07, 2023

Updated On: Jan 27, 2024

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