Platform Architect

Aurora, CO

Posted: 02/28/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 12160

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm is seeking a Platform Architect to join our team and work at our client site in Richardson, TX and Aurora, CO.

Job Description: We are looking for a talented and passionate Platform Architect to join our DevOps Transformation team. As a Platform architect, you will be responsible for supporting our team and programs in their journey to adopt DevOps and Agile methodologies as a new way of working. You will also viewed as a leader with significant automation and programming experience throughout the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). A successful DevOps platform architect has technical depth across the Full DevOps Spectrum along with leading and evangelizing transformations, and driving innovations.

Candidates with a current TS/SCI Security Clearance or higher are eligible for a $20, 000 sign on bonus

Position Responsibilities:
  • Design & develop CI/CD pipelines for delivering reliable platform solutions.
  • Guide and lead the Dojo team on implementation and improving the platform and solutions
  • Plan on how to deliver the right infrastructure for a different set of solutions and technologies.
    Create proof-of-concepts to demonstrate feasibility of new ideas and innovations
  • Embrace the DevOps way of working for continuous delivery and self-healing systems
  • Communicate with senior leaders regarding the architecture, discuss problems and recommend solutions and improvements.
  • Work with customers as well as collaborate with Product Management as a field representative on the development of products and enhancements.
  • Responsible for working with programs and customers on the deployment of cloud native architectures that leverage modern enterprise frameworks/languages.
  • Responsible for working with programs on design cloud native data architectures that include traditional database, caching, archival (Hadoop, S3) and other data technologies.
  • Drive recommendations for business prioritization, roadmaps, and product improvements.
    Practice and enforce Agile and Scrum development methodologies

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance and US Citizenship required.
  • 8+ years of experience as a technical specialist.
  • Hands-on experience with architecting and automated provisioning (IaC), configuration management for infrastructure and applications.
  • Hands-on experience with envisioning, designing, building and managing release systems, code merging and promotion, and CI/CD workflows and tools.
  • Experience establishing, implementing, and delivering using Agile practices.
  • Strong hands-on experience with mainline programming and scripting languages such as Shell, Python, Ruby, Perl, Java, .Net, or C++.
  • Branch Strategies that enabled agile development
  • Container Orchestration technologies (Kubernetes, Mesos, DockerEE)
  • Cloud Adoption Strategies
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to lead effectively across organizations and engagements.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with monitoring and log aggregating frameworks like CloudWatch, Datadog, Splunk, Opentracing, and APM tools.
  • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN' s, DNS, load balancing and firewall.
  • Experience with Cloud Formation, Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments.
  • Experience with development and automated testing.
  • Understanding of microservices and distributed application architecture.
  • Experience leading the certification or accreditation of cloud workload(s) to meet industry standards such as PCI DSS, ISO   27001, HIPAA, and NIST/DoD frameworks.
  • Experience building enterprise security strategy for cloud adoption or driving the program' s evolution to meet new requirements.

Required Education (including Major):  8+ Years of experience with a B.S. /B.A. in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

 
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