Job Description

Reference # : 18-01783Title : IT Architect
Location : Germantown, MD
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 11/01/2018 / 09/06/2019
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident with three or more years of U.S. residency. An active IRS MBI is preferred; however, any selected candidate without an MBI will need to obtain one prior to working under this position.

Statement of Work:
MeF is a platform for electronically filing returns with the IRS. It provides SOA based web services that filers use to submit returns, and provides web applications for IRS users to work with the returns. MeF validates filed returns, determines their disposition, and interfaces with other IRS systems for downstream processing of the returns. IBM developed and enhanced MeF since 2001.

Task Description:
Develop and extend the MeF application architecture, recommend and develop performance test scenarios and perform analysis of performance tests, support migration from Solaris to Linux, provide direction for moving MeF to the Cloud, and make recommendations for increasing MeF DevOps maturity.

Develop performance test scenarios and conduct post-test analysis of performance test data ? estimated 40%
Develop and extend MeF application solution architectures ? estimated 25%
Support migrating from Solaris to Linux ? estimated 10%
Provide recommendations/architectural options for migration MeF to the cloud ? estimated 10%
Architect solutions for implementing Infrastructure-As-Code using tools like Puppet/Chef/Ansible ? estimated 10%
Architect solutions for implementing DevOps practices ? estimated 5%

Required Skills:
Performance testing ? 5+ years
Develop performance test scenarios and strategies
Conduct analysis of performance test data; provide reports to customer on analysis and explain results
Make recommendations to the customer on test scenarios, strategies, and testing schedules
Recommend automation solutions, including use of new tools, to bring efficiencies to performance testing
Develop solution architectures for large, complex programs - 5+ years
Experience with migrating from one Unix variant to the Linux platform ? 3+ years
Experience migrating applications to the cloud ? 3+ years
Experience in implementing DevOps on complex projects ? 3+ years
Experience with Puppet/Chef/Ansible ? 2+ years

Preferred Skills:
Experience with private cloud implementations and related virtualization and containerization designs - 2+ years
Experience migrating monolithic applications to microservices - 2+ years
Experience with JBoss EAP - 2+ years

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