Senior Design Engineer / Solution Architect for Cloud / EnterpriseType: Direct Hire / FTE / PermSalary: OpenLocation: Richmond, VAQualifications:+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science or software engineering + Grounded technical knowledge across Windows, Linux, and networking. + True operational experience, even if not current, is preferable + Understanding of application network flows and security aspects/implications + 1 or more years of experience performing in a design role+ In-depth operating knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and SharePoint + One of more cloud certifications from AWS, Azure or Google + Demonstrated expertise with IT solution delivery in the cloud, including serving as an architect, engineer or technical lead working on design, implementation, and operations for distributed applications + Experience with Agile Development and Practices + Understanding of API, SOA, or microservice concepts, design patterns and best practices + Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to drive issue resolution Responsibilities:+ My clients IT organization has an immediate opening for a Senior Design Engineer / Solution Architecture to create complex infrastructure design solutions and develop local and enterprise solutions by drawing from established design patterns for our on-premises and cloud capabilities. + You will be a leader among technical experts, developers, and business owners and confidently establish new solution patterns in both waterfall and agile methodologies + Design and document infrastructure and integration solutions that span multi-disciplinary technologies, meeting defined technical and business requirements + Document current and future-state Business Line needs, and translate them into underlying IT Capabilities + Synthesize solutions that integrate both Cloud and on-premises patterns + Represent designs through review panels to ensure design soundness + Develop solution architecture blueprints and engineering designs for large projects or programs + Serve as a hands-on lead or technical expert to project and product teams. + Provide strategic foresight and long-term development planning for future technology adoption + Develop conceptual, logical and physical IT engineering designs, that support infrastructure requirements + Complete analysis of business requirements for technical infrastructure design and ensure traceability of the design to requirements + Assess testing requirements and prepare testing strategies, and prepare implementation and transition plansSkills:LeadershipWill need to lead infrastructure technical experts towards a solution (not ppl mgmt)Microsoft OfficeEspecially strong Visio, Excel, and Word experience for design artifact creationProblem SolvingSignificant vendor product research often will be requiredWriting SkillsTechnical writing skills to document solutions will be requiredCommunication SkillsMeets at intersection of technical experts and business; must be versatileCitizenship:+ US Citizenship is Required for this contract due to federal requirements. No 3rd Party Vendors No 3rd Party CandidatesCovid 19 Notes:+A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank.