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SE Solutions Cloud Architect in Alexandria, Virginia

Design. Disrupt. Repeat.

Be an agent of change on a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for an experienced Google Cloud Architect with an appetite for taking on new challenges.

Who We Are

Steampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we are passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.

At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while repurposing tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find creative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone. While good design makes for a good product, we believe human-centered design makes for an excellent one.

We also believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks. Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program.

Why Steampunk?

Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team of “Punks,” you will test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.

Because we value our employees’ work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more.

Steampunk is seeking a Cloud Architect who has substantial proficiency leading the technical aspects of planning, design and execution efforts for infrastructure builds and application migration to the Google Cloud Platform. The Cloud Architect must be able to function independently, interacting with, and supporting customers and technical project management personnel directly. The Cloud Architect will lead efforts in establishing and executing enterprise cloud strategies for our Commercial and Federal customers.


  • Educate and help customers implement best practices for migrating to Google Cloud Services and develop solutions to help modernize their application infrastructure. This includes solutions to help automate and manage infrastructure, containerize and migrate applications, and migrate application data. Provide direction on how to tailor the mechanisms used to secure and deploy workloads reliably and safely to production. You should have experience in automating infrastructure deployment (e.g., tools like Terraform, Deployment Manager, or CloudFormation). You should be comfortable with architecting cloud production application environments.

  • Support the development and execution of cloud roadmaps and service strategy, including Governance, Licensing, and Policy.

  • Architect, deploy, and provide sustaining engineering support for our customer programs.

  • Act as a Google Cloud SME and escalation point of contact for customer IT organizations.

  • Develop concise and accurate engineering documentation including design plans, implementation guides, knowledge guides, and operating procedures.

  • Support the development and maintenance of Project Plans and Schedules, Test Plans, and Acceptance Criteria for implementation of services and capabilities of Google Cloud Services. This planning includes the roadmap and sequencing plan for migration of on-premises services to Google.

  • Support the transition to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) teams by providing Policies, SOPs, training guides, and support guides to O&M staff and other stakeholders.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5 years of direct experience working with a variety of enterprise and cloud technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications.

  • Experience migrating infrastructure and applications using Google Cloud Services

  • Google Associate Cloud Engineer (or higher) certification

  • Experience producing technical assets or writing technical documentation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with various Cloud Deployment Manager features, preferably on programs with the Federal Government as customers.

  • Knowledge of tools like Chef, Ansible, Docker, and Kubernetes for managing the configuration of your deployed workloads.

  • Understanding of the current state of infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models

  • Google VPC implementation in a multi-zone model, containerization using Google Kubernetes Engine.

  • Experience migrating large amounts of data (100+ TB) from on-prem to cloud platform.

  • Experience securing infrastructure and applications per Federal Government Standards, Guidance, and Policies.

  • Google Professional Cloud Architect, Developer, Security, or DevOps Engineer certification

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