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Senior Cloud Application Engineer

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Job ID: 2213651
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2022
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Cloud Application Engineer for its team supporting a Department of Veterans Affairs program. This is a role heavily focused on database design and implementation, and solving engineering challenges in a cloud environment with a high-performing team of collaborative engineering professionals.
This team is responsible for the architecture, engineering and deployment of engineering projects, designed to streamline performance, reduce administrative overhead and workload, and deliver a seamless user experience with our customers. Work can be performed remotely in the United States. 
Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Test application APIs.
  • Develop a web application in the AWS Government Cloud.
  • Implement DevSecOps automation for Infrastructure, Build, Test, and Deploy.
  • Analyze existing system architecture and recommend secure design changes to the Cloud based system based on project objectives.
  • Create data models.
  • Implement database design.
  • Analyze and manipulate data using Python.
  • Generate design documents, best practice configurations, and test procedures.
  • Execute testing to validate system performance IAW the developed test plan and criteria.
  • Recommend improvements to the existing architecture and process to reduce repetitive or time-intensive tasks in favor of automated solutions.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on Database technologies and Cloud toolsets (Terraform, etc.) and best practices.
  • Configure and troubleshoot cloud infrastructure and containers.
  • Proactively identify and resolve operational, tooling and process inefficiencies.


  • Minimum of nine (9) years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree or seven (7) years’ experience in an IT related field with a Master’s degree. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to obtain a public trust.

Required Skills:

  • Experience using AWS services (EC2, Cloudwatch, ECS, Lambda, Aurora/MySQL)
  • Experience with Terraform or similar Infrastructure as Code tools
  • Experience using Git and Github Actions
  • Experience with Docker
  • Knowledge of and experience working with DevSecOps tool sets.
  • Experience in Cloud deployment.
  • Experience in web development.
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs.
  • Experience working with PHI/PII.
  • Skilled in Data Modeling across multiple database technologies.
  • Skilled in Data warehousing.
  • Experience analyzing and manipulating data using Python.
  • Enterprise architecture skills including application, information, and infrastructure.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • 3+ years’ experience working on a remote team or remote freelancing.
  • Prior professional services, government, or federal consulting experience.
  • Experience preparing technical documentation.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Datadog
  • Experience with Databricks and Azure Data Factory
  • Experience with Github Flow
  • Experience with Docker Compose
  • Understanding of OAuth 2
  • Experience with React and Jest
  • Experience Static code analysis tools
  • Knowledge of FHIR and SMART on FHIR

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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