Senior Platform Architect
Jun 25, 2024
Government IT Division
Aurora, Colorado, United States

MKS2 Technologies, LLC, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Instructional Design and Training, Software Engineering and IT Support Services to improve the security and well-being of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our “Mission First” orientation has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies. We have employees nationwide and for the past three consecutive years were named one of the fastest growing Veteran-owned companies in the nation. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with MKS2.


 

Job Summary:
The Software Infrastructure group is seeking a Senior Principal Platform Architect to ensure the successful delivery of a Modernized Private Cloud Infrastructure for one of our premier programs on our Aurora, CO campus.
As the Senior Principal Platform Architect, you will be part of a multi-disciplined team developing, integrating, and deploying a modernized platform infrastructure for a system that is currently tightly coupled to the underlying infrastructure.
The role’s core responsibility revolves around architecting a platform that is consistent, scalable, efficient, and reduces overall program deployment times. You will be on a team that is responsible for development and operational environments consisting of a mix of servers, workstations, storage, networks, and custom hardware. These environments provide the enterprise hybrid-cloud backbone for product development and testing for a large program producing a critical, strategic national asset.

Note: This position is an onsite role located in Aurora, CO.

What You Will Do:
• Collaborate cross-functionally, building and refining solutions that align with tech standards, timelines, and budgets.
• Investigate and present technology solutions to improve performance.
• Design and implement automation and orchestration solutions.
• Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions.
• Coordinate with the team to Incorporate Cyber based solutions to the product.
• Collaborate across teams to define requirements and dependencies.
• You will coordinate needs and priorities specific to the implementations with Technical and Program and IPT Management.
• You will ensure infrastructure implementations are in accordance with the scope of the contract requirements.
• You will ensure compliance with the program’s discrepancy / problem reporting and review process.
• You will use Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) concepts and processes to design and develop solutions.
• You will leverage company and industry best practices and capabilities to architect, develop and implement modern platform solutions.

Qualifications You Must Have:
Active and transferable U.S. government issued TS/SCI clearance is required prior to start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
• Typically requires bachelor’s degree in science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and ten (10+) years of systems engineering experience.
• Experience designing, implementing, and integrating platform infrastructure services on Linux based Operating Systems.
• Experience with containerization using technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker.
• Able to break down complex ideas into easy-to-understand tasking.
• Experience with implementing an on-prem cloud in VMware.
• Experience working in a technical environment interfacing with systems, or software engineering disciplines.
• Strong interpersonal skills: Possess the ability to communicate technical and project information clearly and effectively to peers, management, and external associates.
• Current CompTIA Security + or ability to obtain within 90 days.

 


 

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