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Staff Azure Cloud Solutions Architect

Northrop Grumman | McLean VA 22101 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/15/2019

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Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman's TechnologyServices Sector organization is seeking applicants for an Azure Solution Architect (CA) to join the Cloud Services and Solutions Group (CSSG). As an Azure Solution Architect (CA), you will be driving high priority Azure customer / partner initiatives in tight collaboration with customers and our partners. CA is a technical customer facing role that will be accountable for the end-to-end pre and post-sales customer cloud deployment experience.

Northrop Grumman is a Microsoft partner Cloud Service Provider enabling the CSSG to provide cloud solutions and services for all levels of complexity to our internal and external customers. As a CA, you will own the Azure technical customer / partner engagement responsibility, working through partners including assessment workshops, solution architecture, specific implementation projects and/or Proofs of Concept (POCs) and mentoring partner solution architects on Microsoft cloud technologies.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a customer facing role at a leadership level and had success leading technical and economic value discussions with senior customer executives, driving decisions and implementation. The successful candidate for this role will have a balance of technical acumen and business development/sales acumen. The CAs on our team are highly visible within their partner organizations and are expected to lead from the front.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Azure Solution Building Consultation

  • Working with the partner to identify, architect and design new cloud based solutions based on Azure technologies that the partner will sell to their customers via our CSP

  • Build, maintain, and continuously improve CSSG managed service environment

  • Identify, build and drive programs that establish new technical practices within your partner. These practices will be partner architects and consultants who are able to deliver consulting services to their customers using Azure cloud services

  • Executing quick technical feasibility and proposal development for moving identified workloads to Azure

  • Lead compliance assessments and application portfolio assessment with the customer on designed Azure architecture

  • Documenting and sharing technical best practices / insights with engineering and the architect community


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering, Science or related field with a minimum of14 years or Master's Degree with 12 years, PhD with 9 years
  • Microsoft Cloud Certifications (MCSA Cloud Platform Solutions Associate and MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure)

  • Experience developing, provisioning and managing cloud solutions

  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design.

  • Solid understanding of modern DevOps practices, including automation, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration methodologies

  • Fluent knowledge of Azure cloud services technologies

  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following: Software design or development, Systems Operations / Management, Database architecture, IP Networking, Storage, IT Security

  • Fluent knowledge in key client virtualization solutions, including Hyper-V and RDS

  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources, where and when needed, to do what's right for the customer and for the organization (i.e. think through workarounds, evaluate risk of various deployment options, etc.

  • Experience with leading customer facing efforts

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance - Required is US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Top Secret SCI clearance with < 5 yr SSBI
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in any Azure contribution area

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location McLean, VA, 22101, United States
Categories Computer Software

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