The National Security Customer Group of SAIC is seeking a Cloud Architect to support an IT Service Management effort for USTRANSCOM located at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) in Illinois. The USTC Managed Information Technology Services (MITS) contract is intended to provide strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services to facilitate the operations and modernization of the combatant command’s infrastructure, systems, and applications. This support will be provided to the USTC Command, Control, Communications & Cyber Systems Directorate (TCJ6).
The successful candidate initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define needs or problems, supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.
Daily responsibilities may include:
Providing technical leadership and hands-on development and implementation of commercial cloud solution architectures that modernize the way our customers architect, deploy, and use cloud technology, focusing on security, scalability, and resiliency
Planning, designing, and managing the migration, re-platforming, integration, implementation and operation of our client's complex cloud environments enabling managed shared services
Communicating, defining, administering, and implementing various security processes and assist with the transformation of platforms
Ensuring commercial cloud service offerings (CSO) adhere to DoD Cloud Computing policy/guidelines
Providing specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, cloud service provider selection, implementation techniques, application data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
Developing and conducting testing of cloud and virtualization systems
Maintaining technical expertise relevant industry standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service provider architecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment models including public, community, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery models including infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service; automation; hypervisors; containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks; virtual infrastructure management; self-provisioning; and scaling
Evaluating and reporting on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services
May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of Operations Formulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis Estimation, Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA)
Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
Participating with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives
Recommending/making decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives
Serving as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications
This position is for Monday through Friday, normal business hours. However, employee may be required to provide after-hours and weekend support during planned or emergency events.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience.
- IAT Level II certifications (Security+, CECCNA-Security, CySA+ **, GICSP, GSEC, CND, SSCP)
- Active Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI
- Computing Environment (CE) certification or certificate for the technical area of responsibility for Cloud or virtualization (e.g., Azure, AWS, oracle, IBM, etc.) with a preference in AWS.
- Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) commercial cloud services.
- Proven track record of work experience as a cloud architect, designing and deploying cloud solutions
- Demonstrated experience in one or more following activities:- IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Services (compute, storage, network, security, administration, automation, application services, databases)
- Experience using software tool(s) to document system architecture and interfaces.
- Knowledge of an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool suite.
- Experience researching and writing excellent documentation and examples for technical personnel
- Experience with MS Office to include Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project
- Configuration and change management experience working directly with/for a Government customer.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- ITIL Foundations (v3 or higher) certification
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.
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