Cloud Security Architect

Clearance Level
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ95280

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Cloud Security Architect joining our team to support our Federal Health Sector at GDIT.  

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cloud Security Architect, you will be trusted to work to work on commercial clouds to secure the configuration management, data hosted in the cloud and cloud services. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Developing and deploying infrastructure as code scripts to implement and optimize security controls and mechanisms of a cloud infrastructure
  • Acting as the subject matter expert for cloud security and tools such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), access control mechanisms, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS).
  • Monitoring Cloud infrastructure and pro-actively mitigate potential incidents before service degradation occurs
  • Providing guidance to our DevOps teams developing on public cloud platforms, advising on security standards for cloud deployment, and working to identify common patterns for template provisioning
  • Conducting assessments of security controls for new and existing cloud systems; creating and maintaining as-built system documentation, architecture diagrams, and online collaborative documentation
  • Determining security modes of operation and recommending new or revised security measures and countermeasures for current security challenges
  • Collaborating with other team members and the customer, to continue to evolve and implement a state-of-the-art secure cloud infrastructure.


  • Bachelor of Science in IT field or relevant experience
  • BS/BA (or equivalent) and 8 years of cloud security experience or a MS and 6 years of cloud security experience
  • Experience in designing and implementing an enterprise-wide Cloud security architecture
  • Proficiency with SIEM and vulnerability management solutions
  • Identity Management and Authentication/Authorization integration experience; e.g., Active Directory, CA APM Cloud Monitor, CyberArk Privilege Cloud, SailPoint IdentityIQ Cloud Identity Platform, SAML, LDAP, MFA, ATO, etc. a plus
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) preferred
  • Must have CISSP or ability to obtain within first six months of employment
  • Must have CCSP or similar cloud security certification for at least one Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust clearance


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, 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.

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.