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Lead Cloud Architect

Job ID: 2402077
Location: REMOTE WORK, AL, 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
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Lead Cloud Architect in support of the Space Development Agency (SDA) Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) Futures Program (PFP), Ground Segment (GS) Integration (PGI).  The goal of the PGI is to provide a common, enduring, ground infrastructure and resources to minimize cost and complexity for PFP space vehicle demonstration and experimentation programs.

 This position is Remote with occasional travel to customer sites.

This position will be responsible for leading the development of a cloud-based Ground Resource Manager to schedule, manage, and control terrestrial communications. Responsible for the cloud-based infrastructure that supports the ground and interfacing systems, segments, and components in their development, test, and operational needs. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing complex and diverse software systems (e.g., processing-intensive analytics, novel algorithm development, manipulation of extremely large data sets, real-time systems, and business management information systems) based upon documented requirements. The Lead Cloud Architect will work to develop a cloud based cross-domain solution that supports data at the CUI, Secret, and Top Secret/SCI, or higher levels with multi-security cloud environments. The successful candidate will collaborate with the lead network engineer and software engineer to define and identify standards and interfaces needed to ensure interoperability with SVVs and other ground systems. This position will also be responsible for ensuring cloud resources are being used effectively and efficiently while assisting in moving as many functions as possible from an on-premises environment into a cloud environment.


The Lead Cloud Architect will:

·       Lead the design, development, and modification of software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design

·       Design or implement complex algorithms requiring adherence to strict timing, system resource, or interface constraints and perform quality control on team products

·       Design or implement complex database or data repository interfaces/queries

·       Develop or implement algorithms to meet or exceed system performance and functional requirements

·       Lead the transition of data from on-premises storage to a cloud-based infrastructure and lead software development in the cloud environment

·       Develop software solutions by analyzing system performance standards, confer with users or system engineers; analyze system flow, data usage and work processes; and investigate problem areas

·       Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance

·       Implement recommendations for improving documentation and software development process standards

·       Confer with Lead System Engineer, Lead Cybersecurity Engineer,  and Lead Network Engineer to derive software requirements and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces

·       Coordinate software installation and monitor equipment functioning to ensure operational specifications are met

·       Perform technical planning, high level and detailed requirements definition, test planning and execution (to include use cases, test procedures, and test data), software systems integration, and technical support for software systems and subsystems


·       Active Top Secret SCI clearance

·       Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems Management, or a related discipline and eighteen (18) years or more related experience. Note that additional years of experience can be substituted in lieu of degree; Master’s degree and sixteen (16) years or more related experience; PhD or JD and thirteen (13) years or more experience

·       More than 5 years cloud architecting experience with more than 4 years’ experience leading cloud architecture integration and application modernization

·       Strong knowledge of enterprise computing and operating systems and cloud computing platforms such as Linux, Windows, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

·       Experience in some or all the following: Container and container orchestration; high speed networking and network protocol experience; DevSecOps using Gitlab; High-speed, distributed processing application development; Cross-Domain Solution desirable

Desired Experience

·       Experience with CloudOne, PlatformOne or other similar cloud computing implementations

Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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