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Sr. Cloud Architect

H3O Labs, LLC
Centreville, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

We are looking for a savvy Senior Cloud Architect to join our growing team of data professionals. The Senior Cloud Architect will be responsible for specifying and implementing optimized, comprehensive and robust cloud or on-prem solutions,  or hybrids thereof. The ideal candidate is an experienced cloud technologist who enjoys optimizing cloud systems and building them from the ground up. You must have 3-5 years of proven success in Data and Cloud related projects where you have been a thought leader and an influencer.

You will assess a client’s needs, gather requirements and distill these requirements into design artifacts that are the best fit for our clients’ needs. The Senior Cloud Architect must be familiar with and have hands-on experience with at least two or more of the three major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure). To be succsseful in this role you must have previous experience with on-premises solutions - as would be necessary when designing solutions fit-for-purpose for a client when moving from an existing on-premises system to the cloud. An ideal candidate would also have experience with cloud solution architectures (e.g. streaming solutions using AWS Kinesis, serverless architectures OR data pipelines using AWS Glue, Google Cloud Dataflow, Google Cloud Dataproc, Azure Synapse, Fivetran, dbt, Databricks, etc.).  

The role will encompass the use of a broad range of Cloud technologies, operating systems (Windows, Linux), and Big Data application environments, emphasizing the implementation of best practice cloud principles around security, data acquisition, transformation, persistence, governance, automation, etc.

Candidates must be hands on, quick learners, self-directed and comfortable supporting the needs of multiple teams, large teams, systems, and products.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential. Some international travel may be required from time to time.

Job Responsibilities 

Leadership Qualities: 

  • Leading team members in developing applicable methodologies, tools, approaches, strategies, points of view and accelerators to differentiate in the data analytics and cloud market
  • Deliver technical strategies aligned with business objectives 

Cloud Architecture:

  • You will focus on the evaluation, design, customization and optimization of AI, ML and data engineering cloud based solutions. No specific cloud technology has been identified and you are expected to work across multiple cloud frameworks and technologies as the needs of the framework are identified.
  • In some scenarios you will be performing the role of an individual contributor around Rapid Architecting, POC or Customer advisory services
  • Working in project teams through agreed upon phases of project governance, requirements definition, vendor selection, risk analysis, customization, testing, training and rollout of a client's project lifecycle 
  • Leading team members in developing applicable methodologies, tools, approaches, points of view, thought leadership and accelerators to differentiate in the data analytics and cloud market 
  • Providing broad technical and functional knowledge of various key technology and business platforms as it manifests in customer environments
  • Teaming with client technology professionals, and third-party strategic alliances technical SMEs as it pertains to an ongoing engagement at a specific client where you are assigned to
  • Developing long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally within the client ecosystem
  • Interacting and communicating effectively with teammates, clients, stakeholders, and executives 
  • Hands-on experience on specific cloud based frameworks designed, architected during a client engagement with a proficiency around coding using specific programming languages  e.g. Python, Java, etc. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform HALF Sessions with the team 
  • Writing of blogs on specific topics
  • Must be an excellent communicator in terms of status and raising issues that might impact projects to either project or account management
  • While not engaged on customer tasks, work on internal projects and learning exercises to:
    • Extend your technical knowledge and skills by working with standard stack and new tools
    • Work on internal tech aimed to help build new technical practices
  • Participation is encouraged to assigned training and obtain certifications as identified by the ITT department and/or Professional Growth Manager

Required Qualifications: 

Technical Skill Sets :

  • Must have 10+ year of significant level knowledge on implementing cloud data warehouses – Snowflake, AWS Redshift, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, or Google BigQuery experience considered  
  • Must have significant level knowledge building data pipelines - using a variety of different technologies; Azure Data Factory, Matillion, DBT, Python & Spark 
    • Candidates must have direct work experience developing and deploying multiple projects where they implemented the full cloud data pipeline documented on their resume
  • Understanding of the AWS/GCP/Azure ecosystems
  • A bachelor's degree in mathematics, information systems, statistics, computer science, engineering or related disciplines and approximately three years of related work experience; or a master's degree in mathematics, information systems, statistics, computer science, or related disciplines and approximately two years of related work experience
  • Minimum of five years solutions architect experience with end to end platforms
  • IoT understanding from connectivity and data management perspective
  • Experience with BI tools such as Tableau, Spotfire, PowerBI, Looker, etc.
  • Curated view point around data governance e.g. catalog, lineage, data sandbox provisioning, quality scorecarding, etc.
  • Understanding of the modern data operations paradigm
  • Expert level knowledge on application performance tuning as it pertains to database solutions
  • Understanding of Data Engineering patterns around data acquisition, data transformation and data presentation in various paradigms e.g. Real-time, batch, NOSQL/SQL, SAAS offerings and others
  • Prior experience using application integration or SOA design patterns
  • Designing highly available applications with responsibility cost and throughput
  • Experience working with applications backed by cloud service
  • Basic knowledge of virtual networking and security
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating enterprise business processes with technology skills
  • Knowledge of leading practices, benchmarking, peer company environments and prior advisory experience relevant to industry specific business and technology functions

Knowledge of the following would be an asset:

  • Open source contributions of any sort 
  • Certifications (AWS/Azure/GCP) and prior consulting experience highly preferred
  • Experience with JavaScript, Scala, WebSockets, Java, Python, SQL, REST APIs, Data warehousing techniques and schema designExperience with BI platforms such as SpotFire, Tableau, PowerBI, Zoomdata, SuperSet, etc.
  • Data cataloging and governance techniques
  • Strong Agile methodology knowledge

Soft Skills Required:

Communication Skills:

  • Must be an excellent communicator in terms of status and raising issues that might impact projects to either project or account management


  • Must have a professional commitment to high quality and a passion for learning new skills
  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to rapidly learn new concepts and technologies
  • Must work autonomously without daily interaction from the delivery team


  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively in a geographically dispersed working environment
  • Extensive experience leading a team to deliver high-quality software solutions

Problem Solving:

  • Must be able to listen and adapt your thinking to the client’s needs and be an evangelist for your ideas and concepts when proposing to clients
  • Capable of adapting written processes when required and capturing improvements to the process for later review 
  • Must be able to marry fit for purpose technology to the client’s problems and propose correct solutions while having a common-sense approach to solving problems

Other Travel Expectations:

  • Please note that due to COVID - work is remote for most of 2021 but when work returns to normal (post Covid) the Candidates must be available to travel up to two weeks per month regularly, with occasional periods of 2 to 3 weeks per month based on specific client requirements if needed
  • Due to the nature of the work US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Greencard status is required along with the ability to obtain an agency specific clearance(s)


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

All H3O offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held.

H3O Labs will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with H3O Labs legal duty to furnish information.

H3O Labs, LLC


Centreville, VA
20121 USA



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