Cloud Solution Architect

Clearance Level
Remote, Based in Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ93286

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

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is seeking a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect.

The key position will support GDIT’s established enterprise cloud common shared services offering in a multi-cloud environment.  GDIT will serve as an Enterprise Cloud Common Shared Services Provider to takeover, expand, and continuously improve upon cARMY cloud common shared services in order to reduce complexity, increase security, eliminate duplication of effort, and increase Army-wide adoption of cloud computing technologies.

Cloud common shared services are those services that support application operations in the cloud, such as domain name services (DNS), network time protocol (NTP), remote access, file transfer, directory services, authentication and access, etc. The services can be provided by the Government or by contractors but must be approved for operation by a Government Authorizing Official (AO) using the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF). These services are provided by cARMY for all tenant projects, applications, and services of the cARMY hosting environment or any other approved cloud hosted project and are not managed by the application owner; however, the application owner can inherit controls from the environment Authorization to Operate (ATO).

GDIT is seeking a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect with experience deploying and operating in both AWS and Azure within DoD cloud frameworks. The Cloud Architect is responsible for designing, engineering, building, testing, and deploying cloud service offerings for new and existing cloud infrastructures. Supports members of the architecture team to complete integration with required core services, system security plan, and existing infrastructure. Participates in high-level enterprise architecture analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and development. Applies high-level business and technical principles and methods to difficult technical problems to arrive at creative engineering solutions. Substantial experience architecting, designing, engineering, integrating, deploying, and maintaining cloud solutions and implementing security controls. Works with cloud implementation and operations teams to resolve cloud architecture issues.

For this effort, GDIT will maintain and continually refine and enhance existing enterprise common shared services; develop and maintain new enterprise common shared services; identify, test, document, and inculcate common processes, tools and procedures to minimize burden on application owners working through the RMF process. Implied in this effort is the need for the continuous integration, testing, deployment, and updating of the environment’s ATO. GDIT will utilize agile-aligned service delivery models and Open Source and/or universally accessible Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) licensable software, based on Open Standards to build, deploy, operate and maintain enterprise common shared services for impact level (IL) 2/4/5/6.

Required Skills

  • Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical ability and data-driven mindset
  • Ability to rapidly acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Familiarity with service design and pricing in the context of cloud-based solutions
  • Working knowledge of cloud management platforms
  • At least one certification in AWS or Azure
  • Certifications in accordance with DoD 8570 IAM Level III
  • Experience with cloud deployment, technical and security architecture, database architecture, virtualization, software design, software development, IP networking, Linux, Agile development, SCRUM, application lifecycle management, .NET, programming languages, technical solution architecture, SOA, Windows Azure, Amazon AWS

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in Agile teams
  • Certifications in both AWS and Azure

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of relevant technical experience
  • 10+ years of management experience


  • Secret


  • May be required to attend planning events or to work from a secured location

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8+ years of experience

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.

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.