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Cloud Solutions Architect - 0561

Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Cloud Solutions Architect - Solicitation# 529300561
Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Project Name: TIERS Eligib App Staff Aug

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of One Cloud Solutions Architect hereafter referred to as Worker, who meets the general qualification of Cloud Solutions Architect and the specifications outlined in this document for Health & Human Services Commission - Social Services Applications team. The Cloud Solution Architect will provide strategic guidance in the development process, make technical decisions regarding solutions, and explain how they will impact the organization.

As part of HHSC IT Applications – Social Services Applications initiatives, the Cloud Solution Architect will be responsible for:
● Creating and leading IT system integration processes to meet the organization’s needs
● Conducting regular evaluations of the system architecture and collaborating with project management teams to improve the designs
● Evaluating any project constraints and devising alternatives to reduce risks, whilst performing process re-engineering
● Analysing and finding any impacts that that technical changes may have on a client’s business proceeding
● Planning and engineering of an organization's cloud computing infrastructure and applications. Implements and designs infrastructure and software.
● Defining and developing blueprints and roadmaps for building solutions in the cloud
● Ensuring solutions are engineered and deployed in the cloud.
● Building roadmap for cloud Strategy, implementation and monitoring
● Ensuring compliance with enterprise security configuration standards
● Providing Production support and ensuring system is up and running.
● Providing operational guidance both internal to the team, and for external operations teams
● Performing continuous research on emerging technologies to stay updated with the best alternatives, investigate and provide feedback on new services and solutions offered by the CSP
● Providing technical oversight, review, and quality control throughout the life cycle of the implementations
● Engaging with Cloud service provider around solving technical problems in the Cloud ecosystem
● Supporting DevOps functions to best utilize cloud resources with software configuration management and continuous integration tools.
● Leading and ensuring HHSC best practices and methodologies are applied to the design, deployment, and operations in the cloud.

The Cloud Solution Architect will perform other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, or management information systems is preferred.


● Cloud Solutions Architect Certification
● Cloud Infrastructure Certifications

Position will be 100% remote. Out of State candidates (Any location within the US) can be submitted for this position.
Minimum Requirements: Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
  8 Required Hands on experience in designing, executing, and supporting IT cloud solutions.
  8 Required Experience with technical architecture, cloud platform development, cloud strategy, IT strategy, and infrastructure strategy
  8 Required Hands-on development experience implementing applications utilizing any J2EE Application Server, Authentication and Authorization, Caching strategies
  8 Required Hands-on programming experience in the following languages: Java, J2EE, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, CSS3, Bootstrap, SASS, Angular, Typescript, Spring, Java Server Pages, JSON, XML, ES5/ES6, NPM, Maven and/or other UI frameworks/libraries.
  8 Required Experience implementing Client-facing applications with responsive design and development
  8 Required Experience implementing SPA (Single Page Applications) with JS or with libraries/frameworks like Angular
  8 Required Experience in development of self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
  8 Required Experience in Test-driven development and test creation using frameworks such as Katalon, Karma, Jasmine, Selenium
  8 Required Demonstrable experience developing, optimizing, and maintaining an enterprise-level Angular application including complete ownership of the front-end stack (JavaScript/Angular/HTML/CSS).
  8 Required Experience with implementing the best practices in application design, performance, scalability, and maintainability.
  8 Required Experience with deployment and orchestration technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, OpenShift)
  8 Required Hands-on experience participating in all phases of Agile development
  8 Required Experience with cloud technology, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  8 Required Hands-on experience with adjacent technology areas including Security, Identity / Access Management and Monitoring.
  8 Required experience with virtualized environments (VMware vSphere 5.x) and knowledge of provisioning hardware, storage, resources, and configuration/administration, including high-availability and failover services for cloud infrastructure
  6 Preferred Hands-on experience with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8 or later and JBOSS
  6 Preferred Hands-on experience with CI/CD methodology
  6 Preferred Hands-on development experience for mobile and tablet platforms

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