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Chief Cloud Engineer

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Job ID: 202289
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2020
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: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC, in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) – Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) - Office of Transforming All-Source Analysis with Location-Based Object Services (TALOS), will deliver enterprise ITSM/ITIL processes; Server & Storage Management; Desk Side support; Asset Management; Configuration Management; Event Monitoring (EOC) for TALOS.  These services will include design, engineering, and implementations for the entire DIA TALOS global enterprise. SAIC is looking for a DIA TALOS team experienced and proven in terms of technology and IT modernization in the US Government Enterprise space.

The Cloud Computing Engineer requires excellent technical abilities.This is the most vital asset for transitioning our customer to a cloud-based information technology (IT) infrastructure. Relevant technical skills and knowledge include but are not limited to: cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google Cloud; databases like MySQL; Java; open source technologies like Openshift, Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform, and Fuse. Must have strong interpersonal skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and assist customers. Effective project management skills in order to implement and monitor multiple cloud systems. Need strong analytical abilities to evaluate an organization's technical needs and select the right applications to meet them. 


Must possess variety of computing services, such as storage, servers, software, and all asaS (as a Service technologies). Specializing in developing and implementing an organization's cloud services, including cost optimization and security policies. A primary focus is ensuring that content on the cloud is always available and secure for users.  Assists with strategic or tactical planning to justify, market, or manage the technology needed for successful business operations. Support user training, as required. Contributes to or develops technical documentation. Contribute to technical presentations. Use applicable methodologies, modeling/estimating techniques, tools, applications, systems, software, or databases to perform assigned tasks. Candidate must compile with the standard and organization requirements relative to specific assignments.  


Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems.  Provides 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.  Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems.  Maintains 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.  Evaluates and reports 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).  Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.  



  • Masters or fifteen (15) years or more of related experience. Bachelors, or eighteen (18) years, or more of related experience may be considered in lieu of a Masters. 
  • Ability to interface with clients and gather requirements and facilitate meetings 
  • Experience with COTS integration as it relates to cloud based IT  
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work closely with customer in analyzing requirements  
  • At least 10 years of experience leading and managing IT Infrastructure Architecture programs and/or projects, including mission critical programs, IT systems design and development.
  • At least 10 years of proven experience in federal government IT Infrastructure program/project management 
  • Knowledge and expertise in Network and virtualization technology (such as AWS, Azure, VMware, etc.) 
  • Experience with security, especially knowledge of the RMF process 
  • Demonstrable experience providing engineered IT solutions to large programs in support of the customer's mission. 
  • Demonstrated ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management. 
  • Ability to organize architecture teams in a collaborative environment that support proactive identification and delivery of architectural solutions that address the current and 'to be' state.


Knowledge and experience with several or all of the following technologies:

  • Openshift 
  • Openshift Container Platform (OCP) 
  • Chef 
  • Ansible 
  • Apigee 
  • Kafka 
  • Git Enterprise 
  • Jenkins 
  • SonarQube 
  • SonarLint 
  • Fortify 
  • Docker 
  • Kubernetes 
  • CloudFormation 
  • Nessus 
  • Slack 
  • Python 
  • Twistlock 
  • New Relic 
  • Terraform 
  • Fuse 
  • Checkmarx 
  • Splunk  


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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