Containerization Principal Architect - Active Top Secret clearance required

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Software Development
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


IIA Standards

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REQ#: RQ141349
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a CONTAINERIZATION PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT with GDIT. A career in application architecture means designing and implementing the systems that matter most. You will design and build automated, containerized application platform solutions, with a focus on application concerns, including on-prem distributed application architectures, migrating workloads to containers, containerized development workflows, and integrating container platforms with automated continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) pipelines. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Containerization Principal Architect, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Containerization Principal Architect joining our team to bring professionalism and initiative to a fast-paced environment that offers extensive options for training, certification, and career advancement. When we succeed, you succeed and together our best becomes better.


  • Responsible for overall Docker & Kubernetes setup, configuration and Architecture.  Architecting, Configuring and maintaining/ supporting a large-scale Docker based environment using Kubernetes.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues within the Docker and Kubernetes environment.
  • Ensure proper operational aspects including monitoring, reporting, backup for both Docker hosts and associated images and containers.
  • Help develop and maintain automated processes, tools, and documentation in support of Docker.
  • Helping instantiate applications and databases within a containerized infrastructure, to include working with and supporting databases such as Postgres.
  • Working with NGinx, HAProxy, or other internal proxying solutions to address networking in a container solution environment.
  • Enabling and mentoring software teams to be successful with building containerized applications on Kubernetes.
  • Defining and enforcing best practices for containerization implementations.
  • Designing and building application modernization solutions for the agency and oversee teams performing migrations and application refactoring.
  • Ensuring that containerization infrastructure is properly secured and compliant with industry standards and regulations.


  • Education: MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technology field (Experience may be substituted for education)
  • Required Experience: 12+ years of relevant experience supporting projects of similar size, scope and complexity; experience standing up and delivering new Kubernetes platform solutions to end customers; applied knowledge of modern software delivery methods and tools like test-driven development (TDD), domain-driven design (DDD), 12 Factor App, DevSecOps, and CI or CD; solid experience with Linux, preferably Ubuntu.  Kubernetes administration experience, including installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  Experience in creating and managing production scale Kubernetes clusters, Deep understanding of Kubernetes networking.
  • Required Technical Skills: DoD 8570 IAT II certification required within six months of assignment
  • Security Clearance Level: Active Top Secret and SCI Eligibility
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Highly motivated, self-starter with great communications skills; effective problem solver; able to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Location: On Customer Site, Washington, District of Columbia


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%

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.