Arlington, Virginia
$114,732.80 - $175,260.80 Annually
Jan 25, 2021
Feb 23, 2021
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Technology Services is seeking a Senior Cloud Architect to support the County's operational and security elements of the County’s Cloud platforms.

Specific duties include:
  • Defining, designing, implementing and operating components of the County's cloud computing architecture;
  • Ensuring the consistency and maintainability of new and existing cloud infrastructure by maintaining and enforcing standards that the Chief Cloud Architect establishes for optimal performance in the County's systems;
  • Identifying and resolving the highest level of escalated cloud technical issues, and leading processes for backup recovery;
  • Working with stakeholders to develop solutions and identify opportunities;
  • Collaborating with a tech team of application developers, engineers, and designers to deliver innovative cost-effective technology solutions using cloud services;
  • Collecting and defining technical requirements to enable business process and integrations;
  • Establishing an approximate level-of-effort and staffing requirements for complex cloud projects;
  • Leading the design of effective, efficient, scalable, and secure applications process within the County’s Cloud software platform;
  • Ensuring solutions created adhere to the County’s technical architecture standards;
  • Staying up-to-date on emerging technology trends and promoting an environment of learning; and
  • Monitoring performance and availability of production systems in the cloud to achieve optimal uptime.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field plus significant experience designing and developing cloud architecture solutions at the enterprise level; to include: migrating web-based and enterprise applications to the cloud environments, as well as work in server administration, storage management and systems security.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Enterprise experience supporting 24X7 operations;
  • Experience with cloud migration projects;
  • Cloud certifications at the expert or professional level;
  • Hands-on experience working with business units to transform workflows;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and present information to all levels within an organization;
  • Experience with cloud costing calculators and budget forecasting.

Additional Information

Work hours: Flexible working hours and remote work is available. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M..

Please complete each section of the application, including the supplemental questionnaire. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Please detail your Cloud experience, what technologies you have used and supported.


Please describe a new Cloud system you designed and operated and what impact it had, such as better performance, lower cost, greater stability and any negative or unanticipated impacts that resulted.

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