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Cloud Architect

Job ID: 2307449
Location: REMOTE WORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


Accelerate your career and make a difference for national security in Space by being a key player of a team of industry professionals and experts that will manage and orchestrate the external application developer and space vehicle ecosystem in support of Space Development Agency’s Battle Management Command, Control and Communication (BMC3) Program. The system that you and your team will help orchestrate will establish the capability to securely and rapidly field mission applications developed by BMC3 ecosystem participants for space vehicle platforms in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) objectives. This position will provide you with exposure to space domain customers and partners as well as the opportunity to work with highly skilled engineers and architects. Additionally, you will have the chance to mentor junior developers and leverage your leadership abilities. 

SAIC is seeking a Cloud Architect to support a key technical role on a fast paced highly innovative SDA project with the development of a cloud-based software factory for the BMC3 program. This position is primarily remote. 


Primary responsibilities include:  

  • Coordinate the architecting and design secure AWS Cloud products and services within a Cloud-based environment to enable ecosystem partner development teams to deliver features in the most efficient way possible. 

  • Lead the standardization and automation of development, build, and deployment processes and environments 

  • Design Source Control Management/Documentation system with a fully automated CI build processes for multiple environments; write, build, and deploy scripts. 

  • Develop and provide guidance for the setup, configuration, deployment of AWS infrastructure to support both production deployment targets AND development tools that build + test applications before live production (Infrastructure As Code) 

  • Support best architecture practices such as supporting BMC3 partners in developing and deploying containers and microservices between each other and the network: 

  • Encryption of data between apps and services and multiple levels of security  

  • Introduce API gateways  

  • Specify event store and streams 

  • Integrate security scanners for CI/CD process and containers  

  • Automate testing in the CI process  

  • System and service configuration management 

  • Support policies, standards, guidelines, and governance and related guidance for both CI/CD operations and for work of developers.  

  • Work closely with software developers, production support, and information security to automate and support infrastructure and tooling in cloud-based platforms.  

  • Provide guidance and apply agile and DevOps/DevSecOps practices to streamline product delivery and reliable operations of product.  

  • Continuously identify opportunities to automate and save time. 


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and eigtheen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and fifteen years or more experience.



 Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret clearance 


  • 3 Years of experience writing infrastructure as code (aka writing code that performs setup of services to host, deploy, and connect applications in the cloud), and architect (how to best orchestrate applications together)  

  • Experience with cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)  

  • A background working with DevOps tool chains and processes  

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud end-to-end architecture, across providers, networking, provisioning, and management  

  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications  

  • Working knowledge of Multi-Level Security (MLS) environments 

  • Agile software development with Scrum or Kanban  

  • Agile collaboration tools such as Atlassian Jira, Confluence  

  • CI/CD with Jenkins, GitLab, Bitbucket, or MS Azure DevOps

    Desired experience

    • Languages: Python, C/C++, Rust, Javascript, Bash  

    • Programming web-based applications, knowledge of how web services work and how to use them (Ex: REST APIs, JSON, etc.). 

    • API Development with REST, SOAP, OpenAPI (swagger)  

    • Hands on experience configuration as code tools Ansible/Chef & PowerShell and Python scripting 

    • Hands on experience with IaC, ARM Templates, Terraform 

    • Cloud - Platform One  

    • Cross Domain Solutions  

    • C-ATO  

    • Containerization with Docker or Red Hat Podman  

    • Container management with Kubernetes and Helm  

    • Security automation with tools such as Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) 

    • Experience working on or with USAF Cloud One, USAF Cloud-Based Command and Control (CBC2), Remote Sensing Systems Engineering and Integration (RS SE&I), or Thermal Monitoring and Surveillance System (TMSS). 


Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. 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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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