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Job ID: 2300564
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 8, 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


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, SecDevOps, cloud network operations, and secure communications.

We are seeking a highly motivated 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 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.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Advising senior business and technical personnel to aid in the delivery of robust, scalable cloud architectures that meet or exceed mission requirements

  • Serving as a cloud agnostic advocate and helping to educate the Government customer on cloud services appropriate to meet mission requirements

  • Providing advisory services to maintain and evolve the future-state service provider-authorized, multi-cloud architecture, and knowledge database based on ever-changing IC mission needs and ensuring optimization of cost, consumption, and performance of services are achieved across all Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)

  • Developing a baseline multi-cloud architecture methodology and framework for implementation within the C2E multi-cloud ecosystem

  • Supporting the development and maintenance of data models, data dictionaries, data maps, and other architecture artifacts across the enterprise

  • Designing all cloud solutions in alignment with applicable policies, standards, and practices

  • Providing creative and innovative architectural solutions to ill-defined requirements

  • Reviewing and accessing impact of proposed scope changes to future architectures

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



  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM domain or related field

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in a cloud and/or hybrid environment (additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree)

  • Five (5) or more years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following activities:

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

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

  • 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)


  • Certifications in any of the following CSPs:

    • Azure

    • OCI

    • GCP

    • IBM

  • 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.


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.

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