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Cloud Architect

Ashburn, VA
  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

If you are passionate about technology, have an active TS/SCI clearance, and want to build a successful career in Cloud, Cyber, and Machine Learning, Ampsight is interested in you! We are looking for a Senior Cloud Architect with an active TS/SCI clearance based in the Washington, DC metro area. The Architect will work on a high-performance agile team with other talented Engineers, Architects, and Data Scientists to design/ integrate systems, create cutting-edge solutions optimized for Amazon Web Services (AWS), provide hands-on Cloud analytics and Machine Learning consulting services to defense and intelligence customers in the federal government. Candidates that possess a solid understanding of AWS services and solutions who have years of hands-on experience creating secure, resilient, and elastic systems for AWS and C2S/C2E are preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid experience designing, configuring, and optimizing AWS Cloud infrastructure
  • A deep understanding of security principles
  • Extensive experience leading troubleshooting, capacity planning, systems analysis, and performance analysis activities
  • 5+ years of experience with Linux/Unix development
  • Extensive experience writing production-quality code in multiple languages (+1 for Scala, Python, Go or any functional language)
  • Experience with DevOps
  • In-depth knowledge of infrastructure operations and principles
  • Experience designing systems architecture to achieve the right balance of performance, risk, and cost
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • A desire to lead, mentor, and coach Engineers
  • Experience leading agile development teams
  • At least one AWS certification

  • Conducting architecture trade studies, assessments, and prototyping
  • Developing Cloud architectures and solutions
  • Conducting capability assessments and developing Cloud migration strategies
  • Optimizing systems and capabilities for performance and scale in AWS Cloud
  • Leading developers during implementation


  • US citizenship required
  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing software systems
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field (+1 for advanced degree)
  • An active TS/SCI Security Clearance
  • Willing to go onsite as needed


  • Stock options, our success is your success
  • Discretionary performance-based bonus(es)
  • 10 paid holidays and 1 paid floating holiday per year
  • 20 days PTO per year
  • 401k plan with 4% match (assuming 5% employee contribution)
  • Health care, dental, and vision with company contribution
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Hybrid work model



Ashburn, VA



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