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Cloud Architect Super SME

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Job ID: 2012562
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Cloud Architect/SME for a Civilian Agency. 

Enhance, innovate, and automate with an objective of increasing the operational effectiveness of an existing production system based on Amazon Public Cloud (AWS) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). This application is used for searching, viewing, retrieving, and managed bulk downloading of bibliographic patent metadata and documents. The approach will utilize Agile, DevSecOps, and Lean best practices to efficiently and modularly develop, deploy, and operate the target solution. The solution will address the pay as you go storefront user interface, data ingesting, new functionality, security, compliance, auto-scalability, monitoring, and performance concerns.


Job Description:

Analyze and design all aspects of AWS environments and topologies. Assess automation opportunity from architectural perspective and prioritize proposed solutions.

Migrate and deploy various customer datasets to AWS including large volume data ingestion, organization, synchronization, and search retrieval optimization.

Architect AWS security, privacy, performance, governance, and monitoring solutions, including automation.

Identify, architect, estimate, and lead the development of cloud, hybrid, and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques including DevSecOps.

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).

Anticipate, identify, track, and resolve technical issues and risks affecting delivery.

Configure and troubleshoot cloud, hybrid, virtual, and physical hardware and software systems.

Proactively identify and resolve operational, tooling and process inefficiencies.

Leverage Cloud, DevSecOps, Agile, and containerization expertise to design, build, and deliver modernized infrastructure via scripting, workflows, and automation (i.e., Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)).

Develop project and design technical documentation and customer presentations.

Maintain regular contact with customers. Respond to customer requests promptly. Participate in process reviews to ensure the highest level of process design and process understanding prior to automation.

Provide mentoring, technical assistance, and training to project team and customer.




Required Job Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in IT related field (4 years’ experience in lieu of degree)

Minimum of 14 years’ of IT experience.

5 years’ experience with development tools, applications, and infrastructure in an AWS cloud-based environment.

5 years’ experience with Agile SDLC and DevSecOps environment.

Experience in the architecture and design of RPA development

Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance with minimum 2 years US residency

Expert level knowledge and hands on experience with Cloud Scripting and Automation.

Ability to mentor and oversee other technical team members in the analysis, design, development, and deployment of automations in a cloud/DevSecOps environment.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills and organizational skills

Technical writing skills including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of documentation tools.

Experience analyzing and implementing large volume data ingestion, organization, synchronization, and search retrieval optimization capabilities.

Experience with Pay as you go storefronts and digital download order management.

Experience with system integration, synchronization, auto-scaling, and interfaces.


Desired Job Qualifications:

AWS Professional certification

SAFe DevOps certifications

IAT II Certification (or equivalent)

CISSP (or IAT III equivalent) Certification

Experience with section 508 compliance



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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