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Cloud Adoption Specialist

Centers of Excellence (COE) is hiring for GS-15 Cloud Adoption Specialist. This page contains information related to the role as well as a link to submit your application. Check out Join TTS Hiring Process to learn more the application process.

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Role Summary:

Cloud Adoption Specialist - GS-15

Your challenge as the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (COE) Cloud Adoption Specialist is to help those agencies that have come to depend on legacy data centers migrate to cloud and hybrid environments. You will work to understand the needs and the desires of the client, analyze systems to meet those needs and work cross functionally with both members from the partner agency and vendor partners to implement solutions. By using an agile and flexible framework, the CoE accelerates cloud adoption across the enterprise.

As a Cloud Adoption Specialist, you’ll need experience leading organizational strategy and change related to migration to cloud environments. You should have strong knowledge of public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Redhat or VMWare as well as a firm grasp on federal compliance requirements in server configuration, tool development and access controls.

No one can be equally expert on all phases of the cloud adoption process, but we expect a working knowledge of legacy infrastructure configurations, data migrations strategies (including SnapMirror, Storage Area Network replication, Powershell, and Service Management Automation), security best practices, post-migration testing, debugging and systems analysis skills, and virtualization and containerization.

Key Objectives

Key objective #1: You will help federal agencies develop and execute cloud migration apply cloud adoption technical knowledge, problem-solving analysis, and risk calculation to produce high-quality results, meeting customer expectations and organizational goals.

  • Drive planning and delivery by utilizing agile tools such as product roadmaps, backlogs, measurable success criteria, and write user stories.
  • Analyze applications, systems, evaluate alternatives and design and document solutions, and potential problems with migration activities.
  • Work with a Data Center Optimization team to migrate infrastructure and systems into a new data center, hosting, or co-location facility.
  • Engage in the solicitation, evaluation and selection and management of external vendors.
  • Assist your agency partners through the change management process of cloud adoption with the specific ability to work through human capital planning challenges.

Key objective #2: You will promote the adoption of modern technology practices through teaching, coaching, and knowledge sharing.

  • Practice and enthusiastically share agile methodologies throughout all stages of the project lifecycle
  • Deliver educational workshops to accelerate learning and adoption of agile principles and practices
  • Inspire honesty and integrity through open communication and liberal knowledge sharing across a multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Create compelling case studies on how users are benefiting from the program, providing a special focus on lessons learned.
  • Capture specific capabilities (e.g. strategies, roadmaps, playbooks) to document good practices across government.

Key objective #3: Practice an exceptional level of customer service with all partners, providing a unique, tailored experience.

  • Explain product or services to people who have varying levels of technical knowledge — always meet the agency partner where they’re at
  • Empathetically guide our agency partners through the bureaucracy of the sometimes long and arduous compliance and security processes
  • Skillfully map specific inquiries to product capabilities, identifying the product that best meets the agency partner’s needs.
  • Serve as a liaison between the stakeholders and the project teams, delivering feedback to the team, enabling them to make necessary changes to product performance or presentation
  • Support a safe, inclusive workplace and a positive team culture where all team members value diversity and individual differences

Basic Information

Job announcement number:

Opening and closing period for this job application: tbd to

Job Title:

Series & Grade:

  • GS-15

Promotion Potential: GS-

Salary Range: Base salary GS-15 - $134,789 to $164,200

For specific details on locality pay, please visit OPM’s Salaries & Wages page or for a salary calculator OPM’s 2018 General Schedule (GS) Salary Calculator. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you applied to.

Location: Washington, DC

Number of vacancies:

  • (Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed)

Supervisory status:

Travel requirement: Occasional travel may be required up to 10%-20% per year

Who May Apply: All United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Islands) and non-GSA employees/contractors are eligible to apply.

Security clearance: Public trust. Background investigation required.

Work Schedule: Full time

Appointment Type: Excepted Service: Not to exceed 24 months (2 years); may be extended for an additional 2 years for a maximum of 4 years total.

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