Chief Cloud Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Arlington, Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ137803

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Chief Cloud Engineer to join its Intelligence and Homeland Security (IHS) Group. In this role you will work with a team of diverse architects and engineers with backgrounds in PaaS, DevOps, Security, and IaaS operations to spread knowledge and practices. You will be responsible for the engineering and life-cycle management of, mostly cloud-based, platforms to attain a high degree of reliability and security.  The qualified candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Participate in system design consulting, platform management, and capacity planning
  • Builds end-to-end user service-oriented products, testing and integrating them with a mixture of distributed, COTs and custom applications
  • Designs, develops, builds and deploys highly scalable, fault-tolerant, elastic and secure cloud based and distributed services
  • Works with a variety of cloud-based architectures (public, private and hybrid)
  • Integrates external and internal cloud systems with non-cloud on-premise networks, to allow for secure communication between the systems.
  • Experience driving discussions with senior government personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
  • Provides oversight of the cloud production environment by monitoring availability and taking a holistic view of system health
  • Develops architecture and solutions focusing on scalability and extensibility
  • Interfaces with DHS engineers/architects regarding architecture standards/guidelines/policies based on needs and anticipated technology advances
  • Improve reliability, quality, performance for cloud-hosted applications
  • Measure and optimize system performance, with an eye toward pushing our capabilities forward, getting ahead of customer needs, and innovating to continually improve services
  • Gather and analyze metrics from both operating systems and applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding
  • Partner with development teams to improve services through rigorous testing and release procedures
  • Coordinates with Cloud providers for issues and support requests
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills to interact regularly with high-level customers and other industry representatives to ensure conformance to customer requirements 
  • Experience driving discussions with senior government personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders and business owners to provide guidance and recommendations on improving IT infrastructure  

Required Qualifications:

Minimum 20+ years IT experience

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 4 certification 

Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering, or a related field

Completion of one or more of the following certifications is a +:

  • SAFe/Agile 5.0 or 5.1
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 4 certification 
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect
  • Comptia Security+, Cloud+

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.