Grant Thornton LLP Azure Cloud Architect / Technical Lead in Alexandria, Virginia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Technology Strategy & Management service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Azure Cloud Architect / Technical Lead will work closely with the assigned development team to provide oversight in developing, testing, and delivering software solutions for VA IT Azure Cloud solutions. * Leverage an Agile approach that supports incremental development of high quality, fully-tested components, delivered every 2 weeks. * Scrum team for this role includes development of a data warehouse / user interface that will store reporting data to include SQL Server and Power BI technologies. * Experience with languages such as Terraform, Java, Microsoft .Net, NodeJS * Experience with Source management workflow and platforms such as Microsoft TFS, Git, or Bitbucket * Experience with AWS cloud platform (IaaS and PaaS) * Provide technical oversight for a complex business intelligence platform in the Microsoft Azure cloud * Participate in internal and customer meetings assisting with architecture and implementation of technology supporting business requirements * Implement processes to ensure consistently high-quality technology product delivery * Assist leadership with the ongoing development of policies and procedures for the purpose of consistent product delivery * Rapidly prototype new solutions in collaboration with team members * Help grow the technology practice while providing mentor-ship and guidance to the project team * Lead with development documentation, solutioning, and design as required by the scrum teams * Strong understanding of development and testing processes * Experience with version control management platforms like GIT and experience with source control flows. * Knowledge of DevOps methods, CI/CD automation practices * Good understanding of and experience with Agile practices * Strong hands on development skills to prototype and develop technical solutions and products. * Good verbal and written communications skills with demonstrated experience communicating technical solutions and concepts to non-technical business customers * Ability to participate in, large, agile developments teams * Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance * Additional Desired Qualifications: * Demonstrable, hands-on VA information technology experience * Experience with deployment and configuration management automation * Familiarity with systems administration in a Windows environment * Strong understanding infrastructure management and configuration automation * Microsoft Azure certification * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

  • Skills and Certifications:10 years demonstrated technology leadership
  • Masters Degree in engineering or related scientific/technical discipline
  • Experience with languages such as Terraform, Java, Microsoft .Net, NodeJS
  • Experience source management workflow and platforms such as Microsoft TFS, Git, or Bitbucket
  • Experience with AWS cloud platform (IaaS and PaaS)
  • Healthcare or VA experience (preferred)
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
  • U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
  • Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
  • Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Title: Azure Cloud Architect / Technical Lead

Location: Virginia-Alexandria

Requisition ID: 042105