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CLOUD ARCHITECT (TS/SCI) (S) WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE

Company: ARKA Group LP
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: June 12, 2024

Job Description:

Stratagem is now part of ARKA! Find us at www.ARKA.org. ARKA Group L.P. is an advanced technologies company serving the U.S. military, intelligence community, and commercial space industry delivering next-generation solutions to support the national security space domain. ARKA has a 60-year legacy reaching back to the very beginning of our country's space endeavors. We're a legacy of mission excellence built on ground-breaking technologies. Join the ARKA mission and discover your next career opportunity now! Position Overview: This position is for a Cloud Architect. In this role, you will be responsible for technical leadership, system design, and implementation of complex cloud-based system architectures for national critical systems. You will be a key decision maker in defining how a system will be implemented to meet its requirements using cloud technologies. This responsibility is expected to evolve over the course of a program and includes fostering customer intimacy to ensure full understanding of the customer's needs and then working with the chief engineer to realize that vision. We are looking for someone who is customer mission focused and passionate about providing technical leadership in software architecture and design of complex government systems. You should have the ability to create system designed based upon requirements analysis, develop system architectures for enterprise level systems, create and maintain interface definition APIs, and perform platform design tasks. This candidate will be joining our team of distributed engineers to help shape the development and delivery of custom applications and advanced R&D solutions for our customers. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to grow and hone your skills with other talented individuals at ARKA. Responsibilities: Our ideal candidate is proficient technical leader that has previous experience with government mission systems and is passionate about providing technical leadership to a team of Cloud engineers, and has experience working on cross-disciplinary teams. This candidate should have experience and proven successes designing, utilizing and automating AWS frameworks. Lastly, familiarity with DevSecOps concepts is necessary as the Government customer desires all cloud environments to be automated with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) scaffolding. As a Cloud Architect at Stratagem, your responsibilities include: * Integrating with a diverse team to deliver solutions in an agile-like manner
* Designing and deploying cloud frameworks * Utilizing IaC concepts to create automated cloud-based environments
* Communicating with developers and customers to refine and revector networking solutions
* Communicating engineering status, risks or issues involving system performance, availability, or security to program leadership and the customer
* Holding technical exchange meetings with government customers to brief engineering design for government review and approval mechanisms
* Understanding, evaluating, and recommending new technologies that can enhance the performance of a software system
Required Qualifications: * Active TS/SCI US Government Security Clearance
* 8+ years of demonstrated experience with software development in AWS, AZURE or a similar cloud and architecture concepts
* Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
* IAT Level II or III certification (i.e. Security+, CISSP, or CASP)
* Experience working with teams utilizing GitLab and Agile methodologies
* Demonstrated experience with cloud services for a Kubernetes software deployment and management solution, virtual machine management, object management, serverless function
* Experience with DevSecOps principles and technologies, along with CI/CD pipelines Preferred Qualifications: * Certifications in AWS, AZURE or a similar Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
* Satellite communication planning for both individual satellite scenarios and constellations
* SIGINT and GEOINT data processing
* Satellite command and control / C2
* Satellite tasking for GEOINT / SIGINT collection concepts
* Advanced mission planning for satellite base operations and payload operation / integration layers
* CI Polygraph in order to obtain Privileged User for a Gov't System
Pay Range: $150,000 - $190,000 Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience. Location: This position is based out of ARKA's King of Prussia, PA campus. Situated less than an hour outside of Philadelphia and hosting the largest mall on the east coast, King of Prussia offers the urban feel sought in the city, while also giving opportunities to experience the beauty and history found only in Pennsylvania. What We Offer: * Comprehensive medical/vision/dental insurance packages
* Company contributions to qualified HSA accounts
* 401k retirement plan with industry leading company contributions
* 3 weeks of vacation accrual per year plus time off for sick leave and unscheduled life events
* 13 paid holidays
* Continuing education benefit up to $25k/year for approved programs
* Annual bonus program based on company and employee performance
* Company paid life insurance, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term disability insurance
* 4 weeks paid Parental Leave
* Employee assistance program (EAP)
EHS/Environmental Requirements: This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to use hands to keyboard, communicate, listen to, and interpret instructions and remain stationary for extended periods of the time. This would require the ability to move around the campus and occasionally move/lift items weighing up to 40 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Applicants are invited to apply for a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the job. To apply, send a request to or contact 203-797-5000 and press 2 for Human Resources. ITC & Security Clearance Requirements: This position requires an active US Government Security Clearance. Visa Restrictions: No visa sponsorship is available for this position. Employment with any of the ARKA Group companies in the US is contingent upon satisfactory completion of several pre-employment requirements to include a credit check, background check and drug screen. ARKA Group L.P. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

Keywords: ARKA Group LP, Philadelphia , CLOUD ARCHITECT (TS/SCI) (S) WITH SECURITY CLEARANCE, Professions , King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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