Lead Architect (Remote) #3063


  • US-VA-Fairfax
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Lead Architect with expertise in Azure and AWS to join our dynamic team. This position will be a fully remote position.


As a Lead Architect you will play a pivotal role in leading and managing cloud architecture projects with a focus on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). You will report to the product line Technical Director and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and clients to ensure the successful delivery of cloud-based solutions that meet our clients' business needs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Leadership: Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of cloud architecture projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within scope, and within budget
  • Cloud Expertise: Utilize your deep knowledge of Azure and AWS to design and implement scalable, reliable, and secure cloud solutions
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with clients, business analysts, developers, and infrastructure teams to gather project requirements, define architecture, and provide technical guidance
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate project risks, issues, and dependencies. Develop and maintain project plans, budgets, and schedules
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that cloud solutions meet high standards of performance, security, and compliance
  • Team Collaboration: Foster a collaborative environment, working closely with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Documentation: Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including architecture diagrams, technical specifications, and progress reports
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay up-to-date with the latest cloud technologies, best practices, and industry trends. Identify opportunities for process improvement and innovation
  • Client Relations: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, providing exceptional customer service and ensuring client satisfaction
  • Change Control Board: Establish and run a product change control board


Required Skills and Experience: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field (Master's degree preferred), 8+ years experience (or commensurate experience)
  • Must have VA enterprise experience
  • Proven experience as a Project Manager in VA Enterprise cloud architecture projects, with a focus on Azure and AWS
  • Microsoft Azure and AWS certifications (e.g., Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect) preferred
  • Strong understanding of cloud-native technologies, micro-services, and containerization
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills: 


  • Project management certifications (e.g., PMP) a plus
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Slack, Jira, Teams, and Github

Clearance Required: Suitability/Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $120,000 - $130,000 Annually

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