Cloud Senior Solutions Architect (3387)

at SMX in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Cloud Senior Solutions Architect (3387)at SMX (

United States

SMX is hiring a Senior Solutions Architect with a focus on supporting highly regulated environments including Impact Level 5 (IL5) and FedRAMP standards. The role involves crafting technical solutions for high-profile client engagements, particularly in regulated industries. Candidates should have a strong understanding of cloud computing and cybersecurity at an IL4/5 level and FedRAMP Moderate High, along with expertise in DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) policies and SCCA. The position requires collaborating closely with clients to ensure their missions are supported by secure, resilient, and compliant cloud architectures. This position is remote supporting a Herndon, VA based team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

+ Develop and enforce strategies for securing cloud environments to meet or exceed security requirements for controlled unclassified information (CUI), in compliance with government requirements including Impact Level 5 (IL5) and FedRAMP High.

+ Lead security assessments and authorization activities to obtain and maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) for services in IL5 and FedRAMP High

+ Serve as a subject matter expert on advanced cloud technologies within IL5 and FedRAMP High

+ Collaborate with teams to incorporate secure software development practices and standards.

+ Participate in strategic planning to align cloud strategies with organizational goals.

+ Mentor junior staff, implement efficiency improvements, and lead architecture discussions.

+ Collaborate with cybersecurity teams, establish cloud governance policies, and provide training on cloud best practices.

+ Engage with cloud service providers, develop Proof of Concept (PoC) for new technologies, and maintain AWS and Azure certifications.

Required Experience:

+ 15+ years of technology experience

+ Mastery of Cloud Services and technology

+ Proficiency in cybersecurity principles, cloud security best practices, and relevant compliance standards (e.g., DoD Cloud Computing SRG, NIST frameworks, FedRAMP)

+ Deep understanding of SCCA, including designing solutions for VDSS in AWS

+ Experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes) in highly regulated

+ Understanding of DoD’s Impact Level standards, especially IL5, and related security controls

+ Understanding of the Federal Governments standards, especially FedRAMP High, and related security controls

+ Experience in audit preparation, documenting compliance, and developing security policies

+ Proficiency with CI/CD and container management tools

+ Ability to break down technical architecture into tasks and plans

+ Experience in writing comprehensive Statements of Work and Proposals

+ Customer-focused attitude with strong customer interaction skills and professionalism

+ Leadership qualities for guiding junior team members

+ Willingness to contribute to organization growth through sales, interviewing, and customer relationships

+ Experience in agile environments and Scrum familiarity

+ Exceptional verbal and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences

+ Ability to travel up to 25%

+ Direct experience in architecting/designing environments for IL5 and FedRAMP High or similar high-security cloud environments.

+ Track record of leading complex projects in regulated or government sectors, meeting strict security and compliance requirements

+ Technical degree or additional 6 years’ relevant experience in lieu of degree

Desired Skills/Experience:

+ Over 7 years of hands-on AWS

+ AWS Solution Architect Professional or related certifications



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: JC256927101

Posted On: Mar 16, 2024

Updated On: Apr 25, 2024

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