Cloud Computing Engineer/Architect

Saic Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 2 months ago

Cloud Computing Engineer/Architect (Job Number:440259)


SAIC is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Systems Engineer to support a direct client in the Alexandria, VA area. The selected candidate will demonstrate expertise in leveraging AWS tools and services to design, implement, and administer systems in a hybrid cloud environment.


  • Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques such as DevOps and/or DevSecOps.

  • Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems.

  • Develops automation scripts for efficient deployment and operations of cloud and virtualization systems.

  • Maintains technical expertise relevant to industry standards and best practices in cloud computing.

  • 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.

Other Characteristics:

  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Remains abreast of the newest cloud computing tools and technologies available.


  • Required Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • BA/BS engineering or related IT, System Engineering, or STEM degree (or an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of degree)

  • 3-5 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Administration or related

  • 3+ years of experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Operations, Administration, and/or DevOps

  • 2+ years of experience with cloud automation and scripting

  • 2+ years of experience creating deployment scripts (e.g., Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

  • 1+ years of experience with containers (e.g., Docker)

  • Demonstrated expertise using AWS CLI, CloudFormation, IAM/Roles

  • Demonstrated expertise customizing Splunk, QRadar for log aggregation, ingestion, and reporting

  • Experience drafting and maintaining technical documentation

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Other Requirements:

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust designation as a condition of hire and continued employment


  • Potential for some telecommuting exists, but must be in Northern Virginia area for frequent and ongoing visits to SAIC's Alexandria, VA office and the customer site.

Desired Experience and Certifications:

  • Active DoD Secret (or above) clearance is strongly preferred

  • Experience with other cloud platforms, e.g., MS Azure, GCP strongly preferred

  • Experience with AWS GovCloud desired, C2S strongly preferred

  • AWS Certified SysOps Associate and/or DevOps Associate level (or higher) certification

SAIC Overview:
SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Sep 19, 2018, 9:29:12 AM

Primary Location: United States-VA-ALEXANDRIA

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Other Clearance

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time

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