• AWS Architect

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


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    The AWS Architect will serve in a Lead Developer role as part of our growing AWS professional services organization. You will be responsible for designing, deploying, and developing cloud applications on the AWS platform and significantly contribute to solutioning and the organic expansion of BE’s AWS business across the Federal Government.  


    In this role, you will ensure the quality of IT professional services delivery, customer relationships and that operational policies are followed. You will verify that business objectives are achieved by focusing on best practices and process improvements and develop approaches to successfully implement operational policies and achieve business plans.


    The Candidate Select will:

    • Have the ability to work with Elasticsearch on both the server and API level
    • Be able to independently identify and implement fixes/optimizations that can increase security, reliability, and efficiency – both in code and process.
    • Problem solve with limited access to detailed information such as logs or monitoring tools. To quickly narrow down likely issues when there are problems to no effectively guide self and others towards likely fixes





    Responsibilities include:

    • Develop prototypes and iterate through use of collaborative DevOps techniques to include continuous integration and development
    • Server capacity planning and troubleshooting
    • Debugging issues related to traffic flow and security
    • Write/plan unit tests with a goal towards automation and repeatability
    • Develop and execute account go-to-market strategy to deliver business requirements
    • Maintain and mature relationships with AWS, government end customers, and partners/system integrators
    • Generate, shape, and influence new opportunities
    • Update BE's AWS practice deliverables
    • Participate in the hiring process
    • May manage individual contributors


    Required Qualifications:

    • Active Secret level clearance
    • 5+ years of Software Development experience to include CSS, Javascript, HTML and PHP (or similar),
    • 2+ years’ experience with Apache
    • 1+ year experience with AWS/Azure
    • 1+ year experience with Elasticsearch/scrapy/python/CentOS
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • Either Professional level Solutions Architect (ideal) or DevOps Engineer with 3-5 years’ experience with AWS 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Associate Level Solution Architects with requisite years of experience may be given consideration with the expectation that the AWS Professional Certification will be achieved within first 3 months of hire

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. 


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.






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