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Cloud Optimization Engineer

Job ID: 2303538
Location: REMOTE WORK, FL, United States
Date Posted: Mar 14, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cloud Optimization Engineer to join our account team supporting a major state & local government customer. In this role you will help with supporting Enterprise Architecture and helping formulate Architectural strategies for future projects associated with IT availability and capacity. 


The Cloud Optimization Engineer will provide technical leadership and commercial best practices to optimize Cloud resource consumption and costs for AWS and Azure. He/she will evolve and improve Cloud DevSecOps, application migrations, application of common services, and operations and sustainment with the intent to reduce Cloud resource consumption and costs without sacrificing performance and availability. He/she will be responsible for transforming high-level/low-level enterprise design artifacts into working, prototypes, capturing and analyzing results, optimizing system performance, and troubleshooting anomalies.



  • Cost optimizing existing cloud environments and applications.

  • Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques such as DevOps and/or DevSecOps. 

  • Providing architecture guidance

  • Preparing concept of operations papers

  • Developing target state diagrams

  • Conducting gap analysis of tools, common services and business processes

  • Researching alternatives

  • Evaluating total cost of ownership

  • Establishing roadmaps, project plans, and epics

  • Designing, developing, implementing and assessing prototype improvements

  • Establishing metrics

  • Mentoring teams

  • Preparing and presenting supporting documentation

  • Work closely with the Government engineers, SAIC cross-functional teams and SAIC partners to define and implement solutions


Required Education and Experience: 
  • Must have a Bachelors and 8 years or more experience; Masters and eleven 6 years or more experience; May accept an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree. 

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to pass a state specific background check required by the customer 

  • Must have experience with Terraform in a similar environment 

  • Experience with ServiceNow is a large plus 

  • 3 years of experience refactoring and migrating cloud applications using DevOps toolsets and modern methods
  • 3 years of experience optimizing business processes, developing business cases, and analyzing alternative
  • Continuous improvement and continuous learning mindset
  • Working knowledge of multiple Cloud Platforms
  • AWS or Azure Solutions Architect certification
  • Agile process and tools
  • Knowledge of DESMF or ITIL
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow or comparable IT Service Management (ITSM) products
  • DevSecOps methods and tools (e.g., Jenkins, Maven, ANT)
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Target salary range: $125,001 - $135,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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