Cloud Architect (Senior Manager)

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-339679
    • Job Location: Remote, Remote
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/06/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Radford Job Code: 03584
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Job Description

Kratos is looking for a Senior Manager, Cloud Network Architect. This position is remote.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS) develops and fields transformative, affordable technology, platforms, and systems for United States National Security related customers, allies, and commercial enterprises.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with discipline. We work hard, and take care of our customers, employees and families. Recognized as thought leaders in our industry, we are motivated by creating and delivering innovative solutions to our nation and global customers. We proactively build trusted relationships with our peers, partners and customers, and take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

Kratos offers medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Under the direction of the Director of IT, the Cloud Network Architect functions as a collaborative member of a team that is responsible for equipping Kratos Defense with dynamic technical solutions to best serve the evolving needs of the company’s business customers and internal stakeholders. Manages the development, deployment and execution of controls and defenses to ensure the security and risk mitigation of company infrastructure technology, information systems and digital payment systems. Manages activities of two or more sections or departments. Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods, and staffing. May have subordinate supervisors.

• Design, configure, analyze, maintain, and support network and related operating systems; install upgrades and maintain network operating systems within the AWS and Azure environments.
• Provide support for cloud LAN and WAN and related applications, software and utilities, working with Kratos technical support, or resource partner(s) as appropriate to ensure network uptime and availability in both AWS and Azure environments.
• Design networking controls, configure, install, and test various cloud hosted solutions.
• Recommend, deploy, and manage cloud solutions such as VNETS, VWAN, segmentation, containerization, firewalls, WAF, and other cloud technology solutions. Provide training and technical support of junior level technical staff.
• Provide specialized technical assistance in the planning and development of new projects and systems; conduct research of new technologies and implementation strategies; recommend and implement improvements; research and plan for new system implementations.
• Create and review architecture and solution design artifacts including audit evidence.
• Provide technical user support to Kratos Defense staff as assigned.
• Maintain documentation of all cloud systems and resources.
• Interact with all levels of management and staff. May also interact with outside vendors and technical experts as directed.
• Provide insight and direction on roles and responsibilities required for solution operations.
• Identify, communicate, and mitigate Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Decisions throughout full lifecycle
• Maintain current knowledge of all federal. state laws and regulations, along with the Kratos policies and procedures.
• Evaluate and recommend cost effective cloud solutions to meet specific Kratos business objectives.
• Excellent technical architecture skills, enabling the creation of future-proof, complex global solutions.
• Must adhere to the company’s core values of challenge convention, cultivate awesome, do what’s right, empower people, exceed expectations, take ownership.
• Other duties as assigned.

This position has direct supervisory responsibilities.

Experience and Skills

• Extensive demonstrated knowledge of:
     • Cloud networking technologies, particularly in AWS and Azure environments

     • Internal operating system technology, AWS/Azure cloud and computer operations

     • Network Communication Theory

     • Architecting and designing technical solutions for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities

     • Windows and Linus servers and multi-platform client network management

     • Cloud network resources, solutions, network architecture, industry best practices, and standard ports and protocols

     • Client-server technologies

• Specific experience or skills such as CLI, Web Application Firewalls, access control limit techniques, and SIEM is a plus.
• Deploy and configure complex cloud resources.
• Troubleshoot and isolate network and access failures.
• Performance monitoring solutions and interpret results.
• Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the Essential Job Functions, including computer skills.
• Maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by company and government requirements.
• Communicate and interact effectively with peers, supervisors, and public, including maintaining respect for others, and following company policies.
• Have a willingness and ability to learn and utilize company technology for company required purposes, including, for example training, reviewing and signing policies and procedures, benefits enrollment and changes, and more.
• Ability to read, understand, and follow instructions.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities as it pertains to your job.

• Requires a minimum of 8 years of IT industry related experience.
• Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience as a cloud network engineer or architect.

• Remote office environment.
• Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, mouse, phones).

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Yes, if applicable.


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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