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Cloud Architect - AMC

Our client seeking an experienced Cloud Architect - AMC to support the client's commercial cloud customers who reside in Microsoft Azure (Gov/DoD).  Client is a managed service provider (MSP) for they support enterprise applications owners in migrating their systems into Microsoft Azure and also provide sustainment services to support their applications.  This position is for an architect to support these applications from a migration and sustainment role. 

Job Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with customers to understand their application environments, evaluate any architectural changes they may need, and develop an architecture that meets the application requirements and utilizes a cloud native approach as much as possible.
  • Prepare and submit build and process documentation internally and with external providers to facilitate application deployment and upgrades.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis of customer application issues to include network, storage, operating system, and application level analysis.
  • Microsoft Azure Portal administration in support of the ALTESS cloud customers – user account management, add/modify/delete Azure resources, configuration of alerting and notifications, and general oversight of the Azure enrollment.
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain infrastructure as code (IaC) for deployment and sustainment of customer enclaves.
  • Provide on-call support for triage and resolution of after-hours production incidents.
  • Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, and compute services and technologies.

Job Must Haves

  • Mid-level Cloud Engineer experience
  • Security+ (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, etc. strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure cloud resources
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience effectively managing multiple large-scale projects
  • Understanding of network, storage, server, and application technologies
  • Strong troubleshooting skills across the entire technology stack – network, storage, server, and applications
  • Experience with automation tools and scripting languages (Ansible, Terraform, Python, Powershell, Bash, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Security+ Cert (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, etc. strongly preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Bachelor's Degree

Nice To Have

  • Databases:  Oracle 12c, Oracle 19c, MySQL 5.7, PostgreSQL 13.5
  • Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and Security Requirements Guides (SRG)
  • Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) 


For more information you can contact Gina Dilusant  at (732) 637-1900 or at apply@encodeinc.com quoting Job Reference 3026 or alternatively, apply here to register your interest.

About Encode
We embrace the philosophy that we have (2) clients.  You are one…the uniquely skilled resource and the end-client is our second client.  We collaborate with both you and the end-client to ensure we have a career enhancing, financially attractive assignment for you and an innovative, problem solving skilled technical resource for the end client.  Things we excel at:

  • Direct client relationships
  • Client feedback on resume submissions (3-5 days)
  • Client feedback on interviews (2-4 days)
  • Regular updates from dedicated Encode coverage team
  • Let a career minded, dedicated professional work for you.  Call me.


  • Information Technology & Services

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  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Encode, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of their race, color, country of origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, genetic information, or military service. Encode, Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.