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Federal Principal Cloud Architect - Azure/AWS


Requisition Number: 78765 

Principal Cloud Architect


Reports To:
Digital Innovation’s Lead for Federal


Job Overview:
Insight is looking to hire a talented Principal Cloud Architect to sell into and manage cloud architecture opportunities across the Federal Government. The candidate needs to have expertise in cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud. Experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers is a must.


MUST HAVE: Top Secret Security Clearance

Responsibilities and Duties:
•    Drive business decisions and work with customers to identify and develop requirements and to challenge current technology concepts
•    Lead architectural design sessions and pre-sales scoping activities including construction of effort estimates, work breakdown structures, and statements of work (SOWs)
•    Develop deep relationships with client IT decision makers to drive long-term cloud adoption and enable them to be cloud advocates
•    Serve as a technical subject matter expert in Insight’s strategic growth areas, instilling knowledge and best practices into our sales, delivery, marketing, and partner alliance teams
•    Provide architecture oversight for project delivery teams
•    Ensure all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, reusability, and reliability upon deployment
•    Manage, mentor, evaluate performance, set goals, provide feedback, and grow a team of varying experience levels and skillsets
•    Act as a thought leader in the IT community and connect with like-minded professionals across Insight’s client and partner networks to foster business development opportunities


•    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or relevant field
•    15+ total years of professional experience
•    10+ years of experience as a software engineer with hands on programming
•    Familiarity and professional experience with the full Microsoft technology stack, particularly Azure PaaS and IaaS services
•    3+ years of experience as a software Architect
•    4+ years of professional hands-on experience with cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS utilizing Azure, AWS, and/or GCP
•    Expert knowledge of cloud computing technologies and current computing trends
•    Professional experience in designing, building, evolving and rebuilding enterprise grade software
•    Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to properly articulate complicated technical ideas both within the organization and with clients/partners
•    Architect level experience with a consulting firm is preferred
•    Flexibility and willingness for occasional travel to client sites as necessary
•    Active US Government Security Clearance required (minimum Secret, Top Secret preferred) 


About Insight:
Insight Enterprises Inc. (Insight) is global technology company that focuses on business-to-business and information technology (IT) capabilities for enterprises, with four primary business areas covering Digital Innovation, Cloud and Data Center Transformation, Supply Chain Optimization, and Connected Workforce.
Within Digital Innovation (DI), we seek to fully understand our clients’ goals and challenges to build solutions that meet their needs or today while helping transform for the future. Insight takes a platform approach to deliver highly scalable, fault tolerant, multi-tenant SaaS/PaaS/IaaS solutions for our clients. We are experts in modern application development inclusive of Cloud, IoT, Advanced Analytics, DevOps, Identity Management, and Mobile and Responsive Web application development.
There are many reasons to work at Insight, including:
•    One of Microsoft’s top partners, winning several Microsoft Global Partner of the Year awards across multiple categories
•    Fortune Top 100 Best Companies for Diversity
•    Fortune Top 50 Best Workplaces in Technology
•    Winner of several “Best Places to Work” awards
•    30+ years in business, 8,000+ teammates worldwide, and nearly $9 billion in revenue in 2020


Salary Range: $170,000 - $190,000 with variable bonus depending on experience 

The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position, click here.


Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 11,000 teammates help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at

  • Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona
  • 11,000+ teammates in 21 countries providing Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations across the globe
  • $9.2 billion in revenue in 2018*
  • Ranked #430 on the 2019 Fortune 500, #14 on the 2019 CRN Solution Provider 500
  • 2019 Adobe Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Cisco Global-Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Intel IoT Solutions Partner of the Year, Microsoft U.S. Azure Partner Choice Award for Data/AI, Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider 
  • Ranked #23 on the 2019 Fortune 50 Best Workplaces in Technology, #70 on the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and #7 on the Phoenix Business Journal 2019 list of Best Places to Work (Extra Large Business)
  • Signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Affiliate Member of the Responsible Business Alliance

* Proforma to include PCM, Inc. for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2018


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Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.



Posting Notes: Washington DC || District of Columbia (US-DC) || United States (US) || None || None || US - Herndon, VA ||

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