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Master Solutions Architect - Platform Services

Job ID: 2216460
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 7, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Solutions Archt
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: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation

This opportunity is contingent upon award. 


We are looking for someone who has deep experience in designing and implementation Middleware and Cloud Container Platforms for a large enterprise, A consummate “*-As-A-Service” expert with at least 12 plus years of functional experience. This role requires deep understanding of all aspects of application hosting from Database to load balancer and everything in between. Automation is embedded into the implementation and the expectation is to be proficient with either Ansible, Terraforms, Python or puppet, although prefer Terraforms or Ansible.


  • In this role you are expected to lead and drive innovation matching the expectations of the customer.
  • Present blue prints of the Infrastructure solutions and prove the value the solution delivers to the customers.
  • Be-Informed of the latest technological advancements in Cloud, Containers, automation, AI/ML, self-healing infrastructure, troubleshooting and other platform/Infrastructure modernization trends.
  • Present and introduce those technological advancements as they seem fit to the organization .i.e. “keep the customer informed”.
  • You will be setting and driving technical goals. Therefore, you must be comfortable in an environment of uncertainty and be able to work through ambiguities.
  • Technically take charge of the solution, architecture and drive the implementation.
  • We believe in the power of teams working together, so you must have strong verbal, written, presentation communication, influence, and negotiation skills
  • Engage with the customer on solution driving, present the solution to customers and other stakeholders and encourage and convince the stakeholders in adapting latest secure Platform solutions.
  • Understanding of Industry Standards including NIST, FedRAMP. FISMA. Work with Product focused, lean agile teams.
  • Work to understand client pain points to provide multi-cloud solutions and best practices by utilizing problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Responsible for new Cloud/Container architecture design, development, and integration of new architecture in accordance with vendor and DoD, DoC Cloud guidelines
  • Collaborate with engineers, cybersecurity, government cloud services providers and others to plan, design and develop secure cloud-based strategies
  • Act as subject matter expertise for executing and overseeing DevSecOps focused cloud computing strategies, Designs, codes, and debugs applications
  • Drive strategic thinking and technical oversight of technology platforms to enable business teams and application and infrastructure teams to build and expand business capabilities for current and future needs.
  • Define platform-level roadmaps and collaborate with technology leaders across the enterprise to align their portfolio-level roadmap and application-level roadmap with enterprise platform roadmaps.
  • Working with engineering teams who are implementing or consuming portions of the platform to provide design direction and review
  • Assist business leaders and product owners to proactively plan and address technical debt, security risks, and technology upkeep related to the use of the platform across the enterprise.
  • Help to define and enforce standards for core libraries, components and tools used across Software Engineering
  • Maintain observability integrations, best practices, & documentation; assist across all teams Manage existing RedHat/CloudForms/Puppet based stack help troubleshoot if need be.
  • Ensure team meets platform SLA and resiliency targets


  • A minimum of 12+ Years of Functional experience, 7 years or more as a Platform/Infrastructure Master Solution Architect.
  • Seven (7) years of experience architecting all aspects of Platform computing (compute, storage, platforms, data, load balancing, observability and security) and someone who lives “Dev-Sec-Ops”.
  • Hands on experience in cloud computing-based services architecture, technical design and implementations, including IaaS and PaaS.
  • Experience with popular cloud technologies like AWS, Azure and GCP.
  • Experience deploying applications on-premise and in cloud-based platforms such as AWS, Azure, and GCP and also Hybrid.
  • Proficiency with OpenSource and IBM/RedHat Middleware Stack like WildFly, JBOSS, ActiveMQ, FUSE, CAMEL etc.
  • Linux certificate and/or Cloud Associate certificate

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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