Cloud Performance Architect

Clearance Level
Alexandria, Virginia

REQ#: RQ87931

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Looking for an experienced AWS Cloud Performance Architect to join our Cloud Engineering and Migration team to support current cloud requirements, cloud migration and deployment of new requirements to the AWS Cloud environment for our federal customers. As a Senior AWS Cloud Architecture and Standards Engineer, you will work as a solutions architect with a team Subject Matter Experts to engineer/develop, migrate and implement secure cloud solutions using AWS. In this role, the candidate should have a strong experience using AWS well-architected framework, AWS services and technologies, infrastructure, application, server, network security, compliance, and hands-on automation experience. We are looking for a highly motivated professional who embraces the DevOps culture, and a self-starter who can architect AWS services with minimal guidance. If you are passionate about teaching, learning, automating, and working in a highly collaborative environment, we want to hear from you.

Job Description:

  • Work with a team of DevOps/SecOps Engineers to architect AWS solutions with the responsibility to ensure the customer maintains an overall cohesive integration with itself, partner systems, and solutions.
  • Serve as the gatekeeper for workloads and data transitioning into the customer’s environment to ensure they are consistent with the agreed upon standards and architecture.
  • Participate on agile DevOps and agile SecOps cross-functional teams using AWS Cloud technologies and tools to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to the customer.
  • Architect solutions using Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) methodology to enable automation in building, testing, and deployment of applications.
  • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with a diverse group of staff members, stakeholders, and customers

Key Requirements:

  • U. S. Citizen
  • Public Trust clearance or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or a related discipline
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification
  • 3+ years’ AWS experience in a solutions delivery role.
  • 3+ years’ experience with CI/CD for solutions delivery using AWS well-architected framework, AWS services, and technologies
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience working with senior level stakeholders and development teams
  • Competent communication skills, both orally and in writing to convey complex technical concepts to less technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Must be able to work in a matrixed organization
  • Must be able to articulate cloud technologies and solutions to all levels of customer and contractor personnel


The Senior AWS Cloud Performance Architectr is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Ensure that the customer’s standard are coordinated to provide business value
  • Maintain standards that have overarching implications for the customer.
  • Maintain an understanding of advancing cloud capabilities, IT and business needs, while identifying and proposing cost and functional efficiency options for the customer’s collaborative decisions and actions.
  • Create and maintain a roadmap of customer enhancements according to the customer’s decisions and directions. Track achievement in collaboration with the Cloud Leader.
  • Track and adjust the customer’s use of AWS Cloud resource limits and quotas.


  • 5+ years’ AWS experience in a solutions delivery role
  • 5+ years’ experience working within a DevSecOps/DevOps environment, utilizing AWS services, solutions, and provisioning/automating AWS infrastructure, services and tools.
  • Experience developing, testing, debugging and integrating applications using Tomcat, Apache, Nginx, Java, Java Script, Python, and JSON etc.
  • Experience developing, testing and integrating APIs / Interfaces using Java, Java Script, JSON, XML, YAML etc.
  • Experience developing, testing, debugging and integrating Web Services using REST APIs, XML, SOAP and other protocols.
  • Experience developing, testing, debugging and integrating REST APIs / Web Services using Configuration languages (JSON, YAML) and others.
  • Experience using traditional SQL databases including experience developing SQL (DDL, DML) queries.
  • Experience with containers/Docker/Kubernetes (and/or EKS).
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.