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Cloud Architect

Job ID: 2316701
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
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 provides Information Technology, Engineering, and Mission solutions and services supporting digital modernization programs in areas such as cloud, cyber, data, AI/ML, and software.

We seek Systems Engineers to provide System Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services in conducting acquisition and technical support activities in Fort Meade, Md. Those supporting this new program will create and/or adopt innovative IT solutions and development through the use of both government and industry tools/software. Aggressively work to reduce/eliminate legacy systems by transitioning their key capabilities to modernized tools and technical debt from services. Embrace a future where capabilities and solutions are deployed across a variety of networks and environments, at varying levels of classifications. Staffing for this program will begin in January 2024. 

The Cloud Architect supports PAC hybrid computing efforts by providing recommendations and advice regarding the design and architecture of the agency’s cloud-based hybrid computing environment. Tasks include understanding the customer’s cloud computing objectives and the implementing contractor’s plans and approach, and providing recommendations to support the customer’s adoption of, migration to or governance/management of Cloud computing and other Cloud oriented activities. 


  • Understanding of and experience with commercially available cloud computing services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) and emerging cloud services. 
  • Decompose large monolithic applications into cloud based micro-service architectures.
  • Knowledge of cloud strategy development, adoption of commercial cloud best practices, 
    solutions architecture, and application and data migration
  • Provide recommendations for cloud strategy development, adoption of commercial cloud best practices, solutions architecture, and application and data migration. 
  • Perform and document detailed analyses to support assessing and developing architectural mitigations to maintain overall capability performance requirements.
  • Understanding of NIST/FedRAMP security controls and design, architecture, implementation, migration, testing, and assessing of AWS, Azure, or similar in applying Federal requirements to implement cloud solutions.
  • Understanding of industry standards, guidelines, and regulatory and compliance requirements related to information security and cloud computing, such as ISO 27001, CSA, NIST 800-53, PCI DSS, or SOC2.  


  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from an accredited college or university plus fifteen (15) years of IT experience of which five (5) years must be in the Cloud environment.
    • Additional years of experience can be used to qualify in lieu of a degree
    • Higher level degrees can be used to in lien of experience

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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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