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AWS Cloud Solution Architect - Growing Maritime Tech Scale Up

Company: Pole Star Defense
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Title: AWS Cloud Solutions ArchitectReports to: Head of Engineering Based in: St. Petersburg, FLWork Type: Onsite with some Hybrid
About Pole Star:Pole Star Defense is a leading provider of maritime domain awareness, maritime security, and fisheries monitoring systems to the government sector. Since 1998, we have pushed the limits of innovation, mitigating growing threats to ships, supply chains, cargo, territorial waters and, most importantly, safety of lives at sea and beyond. Today, we continue to develop and implement pioneering intelligence technologies to protect customer vessels, people, maritime domain, and reputation.
The Opportunity:As the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect for Pole Star Defense, you will be the bridge of communication between IT and business operations to ensure alignment in development and implementation of technical solutions for business problems. We are seeking a solution architect for our next generation 'green field' mission-critical SaaS platform. This position will work closely with product owners and customers and lead/engage with the development team to provide technical expertise and lead the design and development of the solutions by applying cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices.
Responsibilities:

  • Defines and communicates the technical and architectural vision of the organization
  • Applies knowledge of IC, DoD, and DHS engineering needs to design improved processes, and generate valid requirements
  • Assessing the systems architecture currently in place and working with technical staff to recommend solutions for improvements
  • Providing supervision and guidance to development teams
  • Serves as a technology and software architecture expert
  • Work with product and delivery teams to develop scalable solutions and products
  • Assists company PM's with contract opportunities (RFI, RFP) responses
  • Communicates and consults with clients and internal stakeholders to develop appropriate solutions based on processes, costs, and budgets
    Requirements:
    • Minimum 10 years of software architecture including modern software technology, tools, and industry best practices
    • 5+ years of experience with Government proposals including technical solution development
    • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively at the most senior levels of government (customer) or corporate management (company) to articulate the understanding of their mission needs and requirements, and to communicate the value and benefit of Pole Star Defense solutions
    • Experience providing systems engineering support for DoD/DHS or IC programs
    • Experience providing systems engineering support in an Agile development environment
    • Excellent analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills
    • Experience working with Government systems and senior stakeholders
    • Experience with Command-and-Control builds
      Education/certifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
      • AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
        Desired Skills (Not Required)
        • Experience with DoD Cybersecurity implementations
        • Security Clearance
          Travel Required:
          • Ability for up to 10% travel both domestic and international.
            Benefits:Pole Star Defense offers benefits that are designed to lead an evolving marketplace and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. Highlights of those benefits are listed below:
            • Medical, Vision, Dental, Disability insurance for employees and dependents (100% covered by company)
            • Life insurance, company funded to 3x salary
            • 20 days annual leave (can buy or sell more days)
            • Up to a 10% Annual bonus available
            • Up to a 5% 401K matching
            • Gym membership subsidy
            • Volunteer Day PTO
            • Refer-a-friend recruitment bonus

              WORK SCHEDULE NOTE:While this position is scheduled for a traditional Monday - Friday work week, our systems run 24/7/365 and as such, you may be expected to perform out of hours, on-call support on an as needed basis. Additional compensation may be available for working on-call, standby, or holiday hours.
              This position requires use of or access to information subject to the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"). Accordingly, all applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of these regulations. Under ITAR, a U.S. person is defined as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or a person who is a protected individual under the immigration and Naturalization Act (8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)).
              Pole Star Defense is a U.S. Government contractor and is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.
              COVID 19 CONSIDERATIONS:Pole Star Defense follows all local and federal guidelines on how to best protect its employees, visitors, and guests from the COVID 19 virus. This includes following guidance and implementing policies set forth by the CDC, WHO and OSHA.

Keywords: Pole Star Defense, St. Petersburg , AWS Cloud Solution Architect - Growing Maritime Tech Scale Up, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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