Deloitte Cloud Platform Architect in Arlington, Virginia

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Are you a subject matter expertwho enjoys using technology to create a big picture solution that makes impact? Are you interested in being at the forefront of emerging and disruptive technology solutions that drive value for federal clients? If so, Deloitte could be the place for you! Join our team of Federal Technology, Strategy & Architecture (TS&A) specialists who advise clients with innovative solutions to better run their IT business. A career at Deloitte will put you on the frontline, supporting Federal agencies tasked with the most critical technical challenges.

Work you ll do

As a Specialist Master in our practice you will:

  • Be responsible for full lifecycle support in the areas of IT Strategy, Cloud Model Delivery, and Infrastructure support

  • Support system-based processes (including scenario design, flow mapping)

  • Define and implement support procedures

  • Manage business requirements

  • Create the new process design and contribute to solutions prototyping

  • Test and train the support team to deliver solutions

  • Organize and deliver services on a cross-section of projects

  • Maintain your technical knowledge within the industry leverage this subject matter knowledge on client engagements

  • Contribute to the development and cultivation of business and vendor relationships

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert , adding interpretive value to data presented or experienced insight into a functional process or issue

  • Display leadership and business judgment by anticipating client and project needs and developing alternative solutions

  • Identify opportunities for other Deloitte service offerings that can address client needs

  • Manage solutions, delegate resources, and help ensure quality assurance principles are met across projects and deliverables

  • Supervise the work of team members and support delivery team staff

  • Provide input and actively participate in recruitment and retention activities

  • The Cloud Platform Architect is responsible for forming, maintaining, updating, and delivering a platform of capabilitiesincluding specific activities and deliverablesthat help clients on their journey to Cloud. The Cloud Platform Architect keeps abreast of new cloud trends and continuously integrates them into the platform.

  • The Cloud Platform Architect typically supports multiple clients. As such, the capabilities that comprise the platform will vary across service models, migration types, cloud service providers, maturity, and other factors. The capabilities that make up the Cloud Platform Architect s platform may be offered to clients individually or as an integrated set.

  • The Cloud Platform Architect also leads the development of the platform as a solution offering within the Service Line, supporting the development of reusable methodology materials and providing training and growth paths for junior practitioners.

The team

Transparency, innovation, collaboration, sustainability: these are the hallmark issues shaping Federal government initiatives today. Deloitte s Federal practice is passionate about making an impact with lasting change. Carrying out missions in the Federal practice requires fresh thinking and a creative approach. We collaborate with teams from across our organization in order to bring the full breadth of Deloitte, its commercial and public sector expertise, to best support our clients. Our aspiration is to be the premier integrated solutions provider in helping to transform the Federal marketplace.

Our Federal TS&A team delivers technical insights and implementation solutions that extract and maximize business value from IT investments. We focus on services related to architecture, engineering, and operations within the Federal environment. We deliver effective solutions related to IT strategy, IT Business Management, and IT Infrastructure support that are fundamental to our client s success.



  • Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of technology consulting or other relevant industry experience

  • Prior professional experience in IT Strategy, IT Business Management, Cloud & Infrastructure, or Systems Engineering

  • 2 years in a technical or functional lead role

  • Experience with developing eminence, thought ware and point-of-view materials

  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

  • Experience managing senior-level client relationships

  • Experience presenting to clients or other decision makers to present and sell ideas to various audiences (technical and non-technical)

  • Pre-sales, proposal, and RFP experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain the required Security Clearance for this role

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading cloud architecture (PaaS and IaaS) implementations.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience, including roles as an enterprise architect, data architect, virtualization architect and infrastructure architect.

  • Full lifecycle project experience in one or more of the following areas:

Cloud: Types of clouds (Infrastructure, Platform, Software, Business), Disposition of Clouds (Public, Private, Hybrid, Community and Virtual Private), Cloud Business Models (Subscriber, Provider, Broker and Enabler), service automation, service orchestration, cost frameworks, and associated industry trends, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

oMigration Strategy: Advisory on Migration Disposition/Type (As-Is, Replatform to IaaS, Refactor to PaaS/Cloud Native, etc.).

oCompute: Infrastructure, Platform Sizing, Consolidation, Tiered and Virtualized Storage, Automated Provisioning, Rationalization, Infrastructure Cost Reduction, Thin Provisioning.

oStorage: Storage Capacity Planning, Storage Area Network (SAN) Planning, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Partitioning, Rationalization, Architecture, Design, Data Migration, Synchronization Technologies, File Systems.

oData: Data Integrity, Data Access Management, Master Data Management, and Distributed Data Management, Data Caching, Application and infrastructure hardening.

oNetwork: Software-Defined Networks, Network Capacity Planning, LAN/WAN, BGP, Routing, Proxy Servers, Network Infrastructure Services (DNS, DHCP, CA, Directory Services), Load Balancing, VPN technologies, SSL certificates.

oOperating systems and Software: Upgrade Planning and Implementation, Clustering and Grid Computing, Linux-on-Mainframe.

oOpen Source: Sizing and Performance Analyses, Selection and Implementation, Platform Design and Selection.

oVirtualization: Virtualization Server, Storage, Desktop, Network; Reducing Sprawl.

oInfrastructure-Based Processes: Monitoring, Capacity Planning, Facilities Management, Performance Tuning, Asset Management, Disaster Recovery, Data Center support.

Minimum of 5 years of experience working on large enterprise-wide IT transformation projects.

Experience implementing DevOps capabilities including Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) and automation practices.

  • Must possess one of the following certifications for the design/development of cloud platforms and/or applications using a cloud platform:

oPivotal Cloud Foundry Administrator or Developer

  • Possess any additional certifications (one or more) for the design/development of distributed solutions on a leading infrastructure platform such as:

oIBM Certified Solution Architect Cloud Computing Infrastructure v3

oGoogle Cloud Platform Qualified Developer

oMicrosoft Azure Solutions Architect

oVMWare Certifications (Data Center Virtualization, Cloud Management and Automation, Network Virtualization)

oRed Hat Certified Architect: Cloud

  • Possess a certification for the architecture and implementation of solutions on a leading distributed software platform (e.g., Salesforce Technical Architect Certification).


  • Knowledge of EA principles and methodologies

  • Experience with Servers, Infrastructure, Platform Sizing, Infrastructure Cost Reduction

  • General knowledge of storage: Network Storage Capacity Planning, Storage Area Network (SAN) Planning, Architecture and Design

  • An advanced degree in the area of specialization is preferred

How you ll grow

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