Cloud Architect

Engineering Herndon, Virginia St. Louis, MO Bloomfield, CT


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 a Fortune 500 company 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 effectively. 

The Cloud Architect role will be responsible for guiding our clients to wide scale cloud adoption. A successful candidate is expected to be a subject matter expert for Cloud (AWS, Azure, Oracle, etc) at the client. The Cloud Architect will work closely with the matrixed teams at our customers, helping plan and facilitate the underlying technical capabilities required for a successful cloud migration. The Cloud Architect will also be familiar with the standards, policies, and procedures required for successful cloud capabilities at large organizations.

Key Areas of Responsibility and Accountability:

  • Support large scale enterprise and service providers with Cloud Enablement programs, developing the architecture, standards, and procedures for successfully integration of Cloud Services.
  • Understand and guide client stakeholders through cloud adoption for Configuration management, asset management, security management, and general cloud platform requirements and capabilities.
  • Implement private and public cloud environments including computer, storage, database, networking, security, etc (SaaS, IaaS, SaaS, etc).
  • Share working knowledge of multi-cloud designs (AWS, Google, Azure, Oracle, etc), assisting stakeholders migrating to cloud
  • Provide guidance to clients on AWS and Azure services and offerings and how those fit into the client environment.
  • Engage with internal client teams to align capabilities with business requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • 8 - 10 years of current experience in cloud services, with specific demonstrable experience with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and/or Oracle Cloud.
  • 10+ years general IT infrastructure in large enterprise or service provider enviroments
  • 5+ years consulting experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot core software platform and infrastructure components
  • Experience writing documentation, procedures and best practices in technical environments
  • Self-motivated and self-educating, yet willing and able to work collaboratively with both customers and fellow team members

Location: Herndon VA, St. Louis MO, Bloomfield CT 

Travel: 25%

EducationBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field; or equivalent experience/ combination of education and experience.

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 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.