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AWS Solution Architect

Company: Grant Thornton LLP (US)
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Advanced Digital Technology and Analytics (ADTA) practice and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.Grant Thornton's Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. Our public sector team members find solutions that help government leaders with issues including acquisitions, financial management, human capital, information technology and performance management in federal, state, local and international governments.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Support project planning effortsLead efforts to architect, document, and validate the data pipeline design.As part of this effort, you will (1) identify and analyze source systems and necessary data integrations, (2) identify data and ingestion characteristics (e.g., source, volume, format, velocity, schedule), (3) develop a data dictionary for data that must be extracted, transformed and loaded, (4) define source-to-target data maps, (5) define backlog features for needed data transformations, (6) confirm non-functional requirements (NFRs), such as availability, scalability, security, and performance, that must be supported by the architecture, (7) design and confirm the proposed architecture and incorporate changes required to support non-functional requirements, and (8) define the solution's concept of operations by describing data ingest, orchestration, transformation, and consumption journeys and cloud service offering configurations.Lead efforts to perform a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) with the Bank and use PDR feedback to finalize the high-level design of data pipeline. To secure approval for the high-level design, you shall perform a Final Design Review (FDR), incorporating client feedback, as needed.The data pipeline will be part of a High Value Asset (HVA) that is rated as a FISMA "High Impact" system. For this reason, you will lead efforts to design and architect the System using an AWS GovCloud infrastructure that employs cloud service offerings (CSO) that are FedRAMP authorized at the "High" Impact Level.Support efforts to make certain design and architecture deliverables comply with FISMA "High Impact" compliance level requirements and support HVA Control Overlays (Version 2.0).Support efforts to work with the client to identify security risks and conduct a cyber security review of the data pipeline architecture. You will help provide architecture recommendations for mitigating identified security vulnerabilities based on their experience applying industry best practices and the standards endorsed by the client.Support efforts to identify key security controls and security counter measures that are needed to reduce risk and comply with the client's security policies. Through these efforts, you shall lead efforts to architect a solution that is Secure By Design.Secondary Responsibilities:You will lead efforts to produce plan, design, and architecture deliverables that provide details required to support planning, implementation, and deployment of a data pipeline that ready for production use. Working with a team, you will help deliver the following:--- Data Dictionary, Entity Relationship Diagram--- Data Source-to-Target Mapping--- Product Backlog Data Transformation Features--- Non-Functional Requirements--- Architecture Diagrams and Descriptions--- High-Level Solution Design Document--- PDR and FRD Materials--- Concept of Operations Briefing--- Project Implementation Release Plan--- Implementation and Cloud Consumption Cost EstimateQUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
  • Experience with Data Analysis, Business Analysis, Data Visualization, Requirements Elicitation, Statistical Analysis, Business Intelligence.
  • Proficiencies in Reporting Analysis and Strategy Development, Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation, Report and Dashboard Development, Database Modeling and Design, Database Systems Assessment.
  • U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff members.
  • 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.#LI-AA5About UsAt Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result - for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It's what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.OrganizationThe team you're about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here's how:
    • Whether it's your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.
    • Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.
    • We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different - and we think that's a good thing. That's why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at
    • When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we're taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at
    • Here's what you can expect next:
    • If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at
    • Additional Details:
    • Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Personnel who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have an approved accommodation will be required to work remotely and will not be permitted to work on-site or to attend in-person events and functions until further notice. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.
    • It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
    • Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact
    • For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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