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Cloud Implementation manager

Executive Recruiting
Silver Spring, MD
  • Expired: November 22, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Summary:

Certification Required: Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL v3/4 Certified

Preferred Certification: AWS Cloud Practioner, DevOps Agile SAFe Certification, CMMI-SVC Mass Migration Tool, Agile Project Management (e. g., Jira/Confluence/MS Project), AWS/MS Azure Certifications

GAMA-1 Technologies, LLC seeks an experienced Cloud Implementation Manager specializing in Information Technology (IT) Cloud Infrastructure Management. The candidate will support GAMA-1's growing Cloud Services practice. In particular, the successful candidate will help drive GAMA-1's efforts to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Cloud and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) initiatives. These strategic cloud initiatives intend to increase the bureau's IT efficiency, improve IT delivery, and reduce costs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Lead other Cloud Implementation Specialists, including mentoring and best practices

Duties/Responsibilities:

The candidate must have extensive experience providing migration planning and systems life cycle management, from development to testing to production services, in migrating scientific systems and applications from an on-prem environment to the AWS NESDIS Common Cloud Framework. Strong experience in the areas of Agile SAFe/DevOps planning, scheduling, and supporting the implementation of a technical strategy and architecture roadmap for areas with provisioning enterprise-level Cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) is required.

The Cloud Implementation Manager will support NESDIS satellite ground systems infrastructure and the common services they provide to our global stakeholder community. These systems and services are deemed mission-critical technologies that receive, process, disseminate, store, and archive petabytes of environmental data and information collected from space daily in support of environmental science and the global stakeholder community. This role includes ownership of technical and service elements related to cloud migration project engagements. Specifically, this individual will be responsible as the single point of contact for stakeholder management and communication.

The Cloud Implementation Manager works with a team responsible for transitioning scientific satellite ground systems and environmental intelligence data and applications from an on-prem infrastructure environment to the AWS cloud platform (NCCF) without interruption to operations. The candidate will work closely with environmental science teams and stakeholders to plan over 133 scientific applications migration to the AWS NCCF Cloud Platform.

  • Work with stakeholders to plan and coordinate the transition from the on-prem infrastructure environment to the AWS NCCF Cloud Platform without disrupting operations using (ETL, BI, and Analytic Applications using Jira/Confluence and MS Project when required
  • Deliver cloud migration strategies leveraging mass migration technology and methodologies for hosted, or outsourced, architectures with a complete understanding of the underlying infrastructure services and technologies
  • Design migration strategies that incorporate client-specific approaches driven by business and technical requirements
  • Design migration strategies, considering client business and technical roadmaps, data migration approaches, training, and hand-off activities required to migrate the applications or systems
  • Support the discovery activities and architecture assessments, providing critical data and information for the transition and transformation strategies
  • Direct the implementation and configuration of migration tools from demo and pilot efforts to full-scale enterprise-level phased migrations
  • Responsible for delivering migrations within schedule, scope, and budget as designed in the migration strategies
  • Create best practice detailed migration plans utilizing work breakdown structure to establish the critical path, agreed upon milestones/deliverables, and resource plans according to the cloud migration strategy
  • Naturally, drive transparency into the communication channel from engineers to executives
  • Prepare executive reports and present them to Project Management Team and Team Leads (both client and internal)
  • Lead the identification of risks, actions, and issues through proactive communication and collaboration with stakeholders and various teams
  • Lead rapid migration approaches for Cloud-based solutions utilizing agile project management approaches
  • Lead Steady State Hand-Off activities utilizing previous experience in service delivery management of operations support for hosted applications
  • Adhere to the GAMA-1 Transition ITIL and CMMI-based processes and standards for delivering consistent quality of service
  • Ensure your program/projects are auditable (GAMA-1 quality processes applied).
  • Proactively participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Establish critical client and internal relations to navigate opposition to change using emotional intelligence and superb proactive communication skills
  • Establish accountability for all key members delivering to milestones and deliverables
  • Lead cloud migration projects by managing stakeholders and various support teams that are geographically dispersed
  • Plan tasks and align the migration activities to the project schedule and needs establishing accountability, risks, and risk mitigation techniques
  • Gather requirements and prepare Requirements Allocation Documents. Provide requirement support to each migration project and ensure traceability.
  • Identify gaps and coordinate across teams to mitigate gaps
  • Work with stakeholders to identify and track risks and actions
  • Prepare presentations and required materials to lead and conduct project system or application migration reviews
  • Ensure that all Federal (NOAA & NESDIS) established quality assurance standards, compliance regulations, and procedures are followed during the migration and work assignments
  • Support program's software development migration to the cloud efforts using Agile SAFe methodology
  • Conducts audits and reviews/analyzes data and documentation
  • Determines and prepares documentation necessary for project migration planning and system lifecycle compliance
  • Coordinates with customers and product owners to define a process for migration reporting
  • Administers the planning and management control processes for software/system development for all migration work assignments
  • Develop and maintain, as needed, migration/transition processes, plans, policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and other documents.
  • Support and advise stakeholders and product owners on approved migration procedures
  • Provide scheduling and management guidance/support to the team and program manager throughout the project life cycle
  • Produces lists of issues/conflicts/problems to be resolved and incorporated into future migrations as required.
  • Communicates with all parties about formal project schedules and processes before migration
  • Develops project schedules and master project plans and reports
  • Ensures all migration processes are adhered to appropriately throughout project lifecycles
  • Ensures all existing migration processes are fully documented, suggesting improvements, updating documentation, and communicating all process changes to relevant stakeholders
  • Assist in the refinement of playbook/roadmap for successful cloud migrations with lessons learned
  • Capture best practices & lessons learned
  • Develop relationships and governance for each Cloud Migration with the customer, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Manage overall customer experience before, immediately proceeding, and during Cloud Migration
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the customer's objectives in migrating to the Cloud
  • Engage at all levels of the customer, from the Senior Executives to the Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Develop strong relationships and build advocacy with key decision-makers
  • Identify risks/issues for the migration and the corresponding mitigation strategy for each
  • Create and generate clear and concise communication plans for each Cloud Migration project
  • Identify and provide context for potential service or other opportunities
  • Lead other Cloud Implementation Specialists, including mentoring and best practices
  • Work with the NESDIS Stakeholders and Project Teams on overall governance for Cloud Migrations
  • Advocate & train on Cloud Migration RoadMap and best practices to internal teams and partners
  • Coordinate cross-functional activities with Customers, Project Manager, and Team
  • Orchestrate the onboarding activities with the Customers, Project Manager, and Team

Required Skills/Abilities:

The successful candidate must be self-driven and possess the analytical skills to resolve challenging technical issues, often through collaboration with other technical subject matter experts. The candidate will serve as a technical resource to the team regarding all migration planning and processes. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to think strategically about the customer's business needs and requirements, propose and develop migration scheduling, risk development, management, communication, customer relationship, and compliance solutions. As well as help solve technical challenges.
  • Broad experience within the Data domain (Data Warehouse, BI, Data Management, Data Analytics, Advanced Analytics, Big Data, etc.), being able to create solid and trustful working relationships with customers, understand their business strategy and priorities, and use Data & Analytics as an enabler to guide their migration efforts
  • Proven experience in customer relationship management
  • Experience and ability to work in a matrixed organizations
  • Business management experience, including engagement management experience with multiple project streams and complex EIM or Analytics implementations
  • Experience in data & analytics ecosystem products. Knowledge of ETL, BI, and analytic tools (Jira/Confluence)
  • Expertise in developing and delivering working documents that communicate and corroborate complex ideas
  • Vital planning and organizational skills
  • Agile Project Management Skills (e. g., Jira/Confluence/MS Project)
  • Familiarity with environmental science concepts and systems is a plus.
  • Experience with IT Infrastructure Quality Management and Compliance tools
  • Experience with Agile life cycle process.
  • Basic understanding of DevOps methodology and continuous integration & continuous delivery (CI/CD) concepts and practices.
  • Operates with an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Innovative and resourceful
  • Ability to work flexibly in a rapidly changing, ambiguous, and often pressure-filled environment
  • Ability to influence and coach others. High level of personal integrity
  • Have a proven high level of initiative, self-motivation, and enthusiasm
  • Thinks strategically and laterally when making decisions and solving problems
  • Ability to transform strategy into results
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with SCM tools such as Git, GitLab, ClearCase, etc.
  • Experience with JIRA RoadMaps and other JIRA modules is preferred.
  • Understanding cloud computing technologies, IT business drivers, and emerging computing trends and technologies.
  • Experience and understanding of large-scale infrastructure deployments in enterprise-wide environments required
  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives and growing data services in mission-critical/significant or highly strategic accounts
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, code-defined Infrastructure, mass migration management tools, and CI/CD
  • Demonstrated consultative approach to business problem solving internally or with the client/prospects and partners
  • Experience identifying key business opportunities and initiatives, solutions, and overall strategy for meeting business objectives
  • Ability to scope and create action plans through business needs analysis, including critical thinking and analytical reasoning that identifies the business opportunity with the most compelling ROI analysis, business benefits, acceptable risk profiles, and success factors
  • Experience in large-scale enterprise IT environments
  • Experience in a consultative, client-facing consulting role
  • Knowledge of Cloud development patterns and strategies (including IaaS, PaaS, Security, Compute, Storage, and networking)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
  • United States Citizen

Education and Experience:
  • BS/BA in Computer Science or other related disciplines
  • 8+ years of experience in large-scale IT Enterprise Infrastructure Systems and Application Migration Management Experience (cloud and on-prem infrastructure)
  • 2+ years of experience providing cloud infrastructure migration management and control during Critical Mission Operational Systems and Applications migrations from on-prem infrastructure to cloud platform environments is required.
  1. Advanced skills in supporting and building Infrastructure Compute, Storage, Network to include Virtualization VMWare vSphere and vRealize, Migration to AWS or Azure Cloud Platforms, Infrastructure Migration Concepts
  2. Good understanding of Cloud Public and Private Infrastructure, Server, Virtualization, Network, Storage, and Databases
  3. Strong Project Management skills ADM Methodologies, Virtualization, and Cloud skills
  4. Broad experience within the Data domain (Data Warehouse, BI, Data Management, Data Analytics, Advanced Analytics, Big Data, etc.), being able to create solid and trustful working relationships with customers, understand their business strategy and priorities, and use Data & Analytics as an enabler to guide their migration efforts
  • Certification Required: Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL v3/4 Certified
  • Preferred Certification: AWS Cloud Practioner...
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