Lead Cloud Solutions Architect

Clearance Level
North Bethesda, Maryland
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cloud Based Services

Cloud Computing

Cloud Development

Cloud Technology

Data Analytics

REQ#: RQ167322
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges. 

GDIT is your place. Make it your own by discovering new ways to securely and expertly apply the latest technology. Own your opportunity at GDIT and you’ll be a meaningful part of improving how agencies operate. Our work depends on a Lead Cloud Solutions Architect joining our team to support a federal healthcare customer activity in Rockville/Bethesda, MD.

The scope of responsibilities includes data center and cloud modernization strategy, managed services, process streamlining for data center operations, application team deployments, and cloud service provisioning. Serves as the lead cloud Subject Matter Expert (SME) for implementing and overseeing cloud computing strategy. This includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring. Oversee application architecture requirements and deployment in cloud environments.

The functional responsibilities will be to serve as the Lead Cloud Solution Architect on an enterprise data center and cloud operations and modernization contract responsible for organizing, directing, and managing multiple complex and inter-related transitional projects that often require managing teams of contractor personnel at multiple locations.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Leading a team of DevOps/SecOps Engineers to architect cloud-based solutions with the responsibility to ensure the customer maintains an overall cohesive integration with itself, partner systems, and solutions 
  • Supporting and advising on application assessment, migration, and modernization 
  • Providing machine-learning capabilities to monitor spikes, drops in usage, as well as lead discussions similar to well architected reviews 
  • Providing recommendations to optimize Cloud usage costs by analyzing usage patterns and trends while providing recommendations for consolidating instance types based on demand across all billing accounts 
  • Creating assessments that include cloud deployment type (public/hybrid), cloud tier (AWS, Azure, and Google), OS, COTS, codebase, database, cloud services, application dependencies, disaster resilience requirements 
  • Designing cloud infrastructure, virtual private cloud, virtual private network, relational database services, auto scaling, and computing resources to meet customers’ requirements 
  • Maintaining 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 
  • Creating and maintain a roadmap of customer enhancements according to the customer’s decisions and directions 
  • Delivering end-to-end cloud architecture solutions 
  • Providing expertise in high availability, contingency planning, and automated provisioning. 
  • Collaborating with enterprise architecture team and other stakeholders to determine enterprise tools, technologies, and processes. 
  • Supporting the development of open architectures and applications, infrastructure, and cloud platforms to ensure they are best suited for Cloud deployment and consumption. 
  • Driving the organization towards Cloud best practices and supporting technologies to enable such capabilities as DevSecOps, Big Data/Analytics, AI, Cloud scalability, and Micro-Services. 
  • Architect, design, develop, troubleshoot, and implement cloud solutions across a hybrid cloud platform 
  • Strong understanding of the CI/CD pipeline including implementation of Infrastructure as Code. 
  • Working closely with the Information Technology Security team to ensure the applications and solutions designed and deployed are secure and compliant. 
  • Effectively interfacing with customer personnel at varying organizational levels 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related discipline
  • This position requires a minimum of 15 years progressive experience in working within a DevSecOps/DevOps environment, utilizing cloud services, solutions, and provisioning/automating infrastructure, services and tools 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience working with senior level stakeholders and development teams
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing to convey cloud technologies and solutions to all levels of customer personnel
  • Expertise in developing, maintaining, and contributing to technical and process documentation.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a security clearance 
  • Experience managing/implementing server/clients with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Platforms and Federation Services 
  • Experience using a source code repository such as BitBucket, Mercurial, GIT, or Subversion
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification from one of the major Cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Must hold one or more of the following: Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), CompTIA Cloud+, MS Azure, AWS, GCP, Oracle Cloud certifications
  • VCP, CCNA, CISSP preferred


  • Full-flex work week 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams  
Work Requirements
Years of Experience

15 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required


About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.