EMS Architect

Information Technology Vienna, VA


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting-edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality." Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effective.

We are looking for individuals with enterprise IT monitoring experience with a recent focus on monitoring cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) environments. As an EMS Architect, you must be able to demonstrate experience with the execution of enterprise IT monitoring and management applications and will ideally possess integration experience across platforms. Additionally, we are looking for somebody with solution architecture experience who can review current solutions and work with technical teams to implement your recommendations to improve availability and performance. You will be making technical implementation recommendations to SMEs and providing additional tooling recommendations for long term strategy if required. An ideal candidate will be able to communicate clearly with engineering teams, assist in the development of roadmaps, milestones and keep all stakeholders advised of project status. They will also be able to support various efforts related to operational improvements of the toolset/applications and utilities they are tasked with managing. 

Key Job Functions:

  • Assist with the strategic planning and implementation of monitoring for Cloud and SaaS environments.
  • Lead the actual deployment and implementation of new tools or improvements to existing tools across the enterprise.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress of short-term and long-term goals. 
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility. 
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with client’s ad well as other staff members. 
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Working experience with a wide variety of monitoring and data/log analysis tools such as Extrahop, Dynatrace, SolarWinds, Catchpoint, Moogsoft, ELK, Splunk among others. 
  • Working experience with Azure and AWS cloud environments.
  • Proven methodical approach to problem identification, problem solving and resolution.
  • Ability to analyze different components of the infrastructure and application environments
  • 6+ years of working experience with Cloud and SaaS as well as with different IT Infrastructure components such as Unix/ Linux Servers, Wintel Servers, networks, firewalls, routers, load balancers, VPN, Apache, web logic, LDAP, Active Directory, Exchange, Oracle/MS SQL databases, SAN, Virtualization, Email systems, Enterprise monitoring and access management solutions for single sign on. 
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure environments.
  • Aptitude to influence technical teams and articulate requests and needs effectively. 
  • Experience and confidence working with all levels of management.
  • Strong relationship management skills and aptitude to multi-task and work well in a high stress environment, both within teams and independently.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint and presenting to senior management using data and information from these tools.
  • Financial services industry experience is preferred.

Work Location:

  • Vienna, VA

Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.