Cloud Architect

  • Location: Glen Allen, VA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #32708

Cloud Architect

  • This is a remote position. However, local Richmond, VA candidates are strongly preferred.

Job Description:

  • The client’s Information Technology Department (ITD) is seeking an experienced Dynamics 365/Power Platform Architect and Subject Matter Expert (SME) to lead the development and implementation of a governance strategy and framework for all client Dynamics 365 and Power Platform solutions, within the single Commonwealth of Virginia (COV) tenant, shared with over 60 independent executive branches.
  • This individual will be the Power Platform technical liaison between stakeholders, IT, vendors and the Virginia Information Technology Agency (VITA). This resource will be responsible for understanding the Power Platform environments strategy designed by VITA, and ensure vendors and citizen developers comply with the governance strategy.
  • Furthermore the SME/Platform Architect will provide technology guidance, road maps, principles, standards, and best practices.


  • Work with business stakeholders, vendors, and engineering teams to implement a technical architecture, governance framework, and best practices to develop efficient solutions, product capabilities and repeatable processes.
  • Act as primary platform architect and technical lead for Dynamics 365 and M365 Power Platform suite (Power Pages, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, Power Virtual Agents)
  • Work on highly complex projects and turnkey solutions that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains, including Azure IaaS, Microsoft Entra ID, Azure DevOps, Okta Identity management, azure storage accounts and Azure app registrations.
  • Analyze 3rd-party products to document overall solution and system architectures, and identity/permissions security models.
  • Contribute to the Product features roadmaps and to DSS’s Power Platform Community of Practice (CoP models)
  • Ensure high-quality platform deliverables in accordance with the platform roadmap and capabilities
  • Define delivery documentation including best practices, design, build and operations guides, as well as the management processes and procedures
  • Lead efforts in defining, documenting and estimating the following for enterprise applications.
  • Design/Implement Enterprise Security/technology Patterns
  • Align architecture strategy with business goals.
  • Develop and communicate architectural policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Promote the governance framework, outcomes, and results to the organization and senior leadership.
  • Review and/or analyze and develop architectural requirements as needed for the organization.
  • Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solutions.
  • Review existing business processes and establishes metrics to improve business processes, as well as support of all architectural disciplines under their direction.
  • Tackle complex and ambiguous problems that span numerous systems and organizations
  • Collaborate with project management and IT leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements.
  • Resolve conflict productively across teams

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Azure Power Apps Required 5 Years
  • Azure Power Pages Required 5 Years
  • Dynamics 365 Required 5 Years
  • Technical Program or Technical Product management Required 10 Years
  • cloud and hybrid, on-premises infrastructures, architecture designs, industry standards, and/or technology management Required 10 Years
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