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Senior Cloud Architect

Job ID: 2300196
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC’s National Intelligence Community (NIC) Business Unit, USG Mission and Information Technology Division, provides solutions and services supporting digital modernization programs in areas such as systems engineering, multi-cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, application development, DevSecOps, cloud network operations, and secure communications.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Cloud Architect to join our multi-million dollar National Intelligence program supporting the Cloud Investment Multi-Cloud Management (CIMM) team.  As a contributor to the Intelligence Community’s first multi-cloud initiative, you will be at the epicenter of emergent cloud computing technologies, establishing a foundation that will evolve to include all agencies within the IC.  As a Senior Cloud Architect, you will advise Government IT teams on the design and build of single- or multi-cloud computing architecture solutions that meet mission requirements, and develop future technology and architectural advancements to support the Government’s architectural strategy, cloud migration, and continued evolution.  Additionally, you will provide cloud architectural and engineering services to assist the Sponsor’s personnel create a cloud focused system designed to meet the current workload supported by their existing physical domain, as well as consider additional cloud specific services to make use and administration more efficient.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Evaluating the Sponsor’s current physical domain on the WMA and providing a prospective solution that includes all functional capabilities of the current TS environment

  • Providing comparative analysis on capabilities of the five (5) Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to fulfill requirements

  • Assisting in editing the technical requirements in order to ensure requirements are cloud agnostic, suggesting edits to ensure CSP specific language is removed

  • Authoring a Technical Risk Assessment to evaluate risk and mitigation strategies in advance of Cloud migration

  • Providing assistance in the provisioning and configuration of the proposed cloud solution (if available) by a cloud engineer

  • May be required to provide cloud agnostic technical guidance in the formulation of customer multi-cloud work statements

Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM domain or related field

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in a cloud and/or hybrid environment

  • Ten (10) or more years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following activities:

    • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services (compute, storage, network, security, administration, automation, application services, and databases)

    • Designing and deploying cloud solutions to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud (GCP), IBM Cloud, or Oracle Cloud

    • Large-scale data architecture, data modeling, database design, and information systems implementation

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in enterprise data strategy, data governance practices, data stewardship principles, data standards, and metadata management best practices

  • Ability to translate requirements into end-to-end designs for systems that involve multiple interfaces and support data repositories

  • Strong customer service skills, teaming skills, and the ability to collaborate within a cross-functional team, as well as the CSPs (AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, and Oracle)

  • Certification(s):

    • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

    • Cloud related (e.g., DevOps, Security, and/or ML)

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Certifications in Azure, GCP, IBM, and/or Oracle

  • Experience as a Cloud Agnostic Architect

  • Strong analysis and quality assessment skills

  • Experience with successful full life cycle cloud development projects

  • Experience with various Linux and Microsoft Windows OSs distributions

  • Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL) and databases

  • Experience migrating both custom built and enterprise apps to and from on-prem to cloud

  • Experience debugging performance and technical issues

  • Experience building and deploying systems in the cloud using continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) frameworks and infrastructure automation

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment

  • Ability to explain technical issues clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to change priorities


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.

Overview

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 saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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