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SMX Cloud Solutions Architect (2874) in Sacramento, California

Cloud Solutions Architect (2874)at SMX(View all jobs) (

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SMX is seeking a driven candidate to fill a Solutions Architect role. This role is crucial in helping our customers navigate the challenges and opportunities of the modern cloud landscape. This position centers around crafting high-impact technical solutions tailored to high-profile client engagements. Particularly within regulated industries, providing cutting-edge, compliant, and efficient solutions is paramount. We're looking for someone who doesn't just understand the technical nuances but also values the importance of innovation and client-focused problem-solving. As a Solutions Architect at SMX, you won't just be a technical expert; you'll be an industry pioneer, setting benchmarks in a constantly evolving space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with delivery/sales leadership for project direction and provide regular updates.

  • Implement efficiency improvements and automation in technical processes.

  • Lead architecture discussions and clarify complex cloud concepts for stakeholders.

  • Ensure agility and flexibility in a dynamic work environment.

  • Address and resolve project-related issues promptly.

  • Assess business and system requirements to cater to customer needs.

  • Draft Statements of Work (SOWs) and estimate project Level of Effort (LOE).

  • Offer technical expertise for select customers and support ongoing delivery efforts.

  • Develop and innovate using Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

  • Monitor and manage cloud costs, suggesting optimizations.

  • Collaborate with cybersecurity teams on cloud security protocols and compliance.

  • Establish and enforce cloud governance policies.

  • Provide training and mentorship on cloud best practices to internal teams.

  • Engage with cloud service providers for negotiations and issue resolutions.

  • Develop and test Proof of Concept (PoC) for new cloud technologies.

  • Document cloud architectures, design patterns, and operational procedures.

  • Identify and mitigate potential risks in cloud projects and strategies.

  • Maintain and attain AWS and Azure certifications.

Required Skills:

  • 10+ of experience in technology.

  • Demonstrated mastery of Cloud Services and technology.

  • Proficiency with CI/CD tools and container management tools.

  • Capability to deconstruct technical architecture into tasks and plans.

  • Exceptional customer interaction skills and professionalism.

  • Knowledge of security best practices (NIST, HIPAA, etc.).

  • Leadership qualities to guide junior team members.

  • Willingness to contribute to organizational growth.

  • Experience in agile environments and familiarity with Scrum.

  • Outstanding communication abilities.

Desired Skills / Certs:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science/Engineering or a related domain.

  • Over 5 years of hands-on AWS and/or Azure experience.



Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including disability and veterans.

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.