Cambridge, Massachusetts


AWS Technical Architect

KBR, in support of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, is seeking an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution architect. Candidate must have expertise in design, architecture and development of AWS. Candidate should have experience of cloud infrastructures and administration of web services. Candidate will be part of a high-profile application Modernization project for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that provides vehicle safety information to the public in support of NHTSA's mission to improve safety on our Nation's highways. The successful candidate will be joining a team of professionals in a fast-paced environment where they will be a key player with technical development responsibilities. A candidate for this position will be a self-starter who values their work and that of their team members.  Candidate must be clearable for position of Public Trust

Essential Job Functions

  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, highly reliable and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
  • Migrate existing complex on-premises applications to the AWS platform
  • Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on the business requirements
  • Implement cost control strategies on the AWS infrastructure
  • Participate in software development processes with quality assurance, version control and build processes
  • Work with management to resolve issues and validate programming requirements within areas of responsibility
  • Assist the project manager in preparing estimates and justification for assigned tasks
  • Occasional travel to Washington, DC may be required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; degree in computer science, mathematics or related field preferred
  • Must have a minimum of eight years of software development, with at least four years with AWS
  • Demonstrated experience of design and implementation of  micro-services architecture and RESTful web services
  • Experience in developing dynamic interactive web application user interfaces using advanced JavaScript frameworks and JSON supported technologies
  • Experience of utilizing progressive design patterns that make use of server less technologies, dynamic scaling, event models, cost optimizations and platform services
  • Experience of lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Experience of designing with appropriate AWS services like API Gateway/Lambda and Elastic Beanstalk
  • Experience with AWS databases (RDS, Aurora and PostgreSQL)
  • Experience in migration of document storage to AWS S3
  • Experience of network integration and Cloud connectivity of public and private environments; Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  • Experience of compute and storage management and cost control mechanisms

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cloud reference architectures and AWS best practices
  • Experience of Active/Directory/SSO and other authentication mechanisms such as
  • Strong experience in detailed technical analysis and preparation of estimates
  • AWS Solutions architect certification (at least an associate, but professional will be preferred)
  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal security regulations, standards, and processes including FISMA, FIPS, NIST, and FedRAMP is a plus

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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