Solutions Architect- Cloud

Clearance Level
Solutions Architect
Falls Church, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cloud Solutions

Information Technology Operations

Solution Architecture

REQ#: RQ173442
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
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

Solutions Architect

Deliver simple solutions to complex problems as a Solutions Architect at GDIT. Here, you’ll tailor cutting-edge solutions to the unique requirements of our clients. With a career in application development, you’ll make the end user’s experience your priority and we’ll make your career growth ours.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Solutions Architect you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Solutions Architect joining our team to help current and future Government agencies implement and realize the benefits of large-scale cloud computing.  This is one of the most senior technical leadership positions within our Federal Civilian Division. In support of our Federal Civilian $3.5B annual portfolio, you will partner with our customers, other Solution Architects, and GDIT's horizontal support groups (e.g. Digital Consulting and Solutions, Cyber Security) to refine strategies and approaches, as well as current and future capabilities needed to meet long-term needs. 

In a sea of businesses striving to deliver solutions for government, defense, and intelligence agencies, what differentiates GDIT is our team.  Who you work with is just as important as what you do, and we strive to promote a positive and collaborative culture.  We have a clear, exciting idea of where our organization is going and what we are trying to accomplish.  We provide a strong entrepreneurial feel with the freedom to maneuver and the ability to interact with a staff that will drive a winning solution.


  • Support the Federal Civilian CTO, Section Directors, Service Area senior technical leaders, and other Solution Architects by providing deep domain expertise in cloud technologies for public, private, community and hybrid clouds. Serve as a key member of GDIT technical direction leadership, defining GDIT's cloud strategy and indirect offering investment
  • Serve as a cloud subject matter expert across the pursuit lifecycle and within an integrated growth team, including capture and business development, to win top Health and Civilian opportunities
  • Meet regularly with government customers for civilian and health related agencies, including C-level and SES-level, learning their mission challenges and demonstrating our company's value
  • Identify, mentor and develop GDIT"s technical talent, defining training, career path and opportunities for advancement.
  • Architect solutions and provide subject matter expertise in cloud solutions including architecting and providing life cycle management for secure cloud based workloads.
  • Architect cloud migration solutions using proven methodologies and tools, with expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Demonstrate to our customers a deep understanding of governance, compliance, and cyber security (ATO, System Security, Risk Management, Incident Management)
  • Drive market demand for hybrid cloud solutions by providing concise messages tailored for GDIT customers and their desired outcomes.
  • Provide domain expertise in the area of cloud for proposal responses. Readily engages with existing account teams to perform gap analysis, apply cloud migration expertise, and introduce next generation cloud technologies
  • Collaborate closely with our leveraged service center to incubate, design, and deliver leveraged hybrid cloud offerings.
  • Engage and participate in the cloud community of practitioners to build a strong sense of community and provide meaningful corporate reach bac
  • Understand and remain current with market trends, and works with the Federal Civilian CTO and horizontal support groups to define new markets by collaborating with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to understand requirements and shape GDIT capabilities and offerings
  • Work with industry in tailoring solution and approach strategies specific for our customer’s evolving needs
  • Work in collaboration with other solution architects to generate white papers, RFI, and RFP response
  • Shape procurement through presentations to clients and through speaking engagements
  • Identify and determines events for GDIT to participate
  • Identify Small Businesses with cloud skills that GDIT can partner with to improve our solutions
  • Lead and help to build Proof of Concept offerings to demo to customers



  • Education: Bachelors degree. In lieu of degree, 24 years of related IT experience required.
  • Required Experience: 20+ years of related IT experience. 10+ years of business solutions experience
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Experience defining technical strategy and winning large-scale opportunities. Strong written communication skills and experience with Federal Contracting and supporting responses to Federal solicitations (RFP, RFI, etc). Experience working with Infrastructure and Cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, GCP etc.), and related company products and services and well versed in IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings. Experience working with tools and services in the areas of Cloud orchestration, configuration management, monitoring, log aggregation and other associated service areas. Working knowledge of Cloud management technologies such as ServiceNow, CloudCheckr and others. Experience with Cloud system and application migration and generation of related business case. Experience developing Cloud charge back solutions. Knowledge of PaaS offerings such as Redhat Openshift, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes is preferred. Knowledge designing CI/CD tool chain, PaaS, and enabling DevOps in a cloud environment. Knowledge of security standards such as FedRAMP, FISMA and Security Requirements Guide (SRG)
  • Required Technical Skills: Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Preferred Skills and Abilities: Architecting expertise with multiple cloud technologies such as AWS, MSFT Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and VCloud Air. Deep knowledge of vCloud Air, and other converged infrastructure stacks such as CPS, HCP, and VCE. Experience creating technology road maps and evaluating total-cost-of-ownership of solutions is preferre. Experience working with appropriate programming languages, operating systems, product-line hardware and software. Strong ability to lead and work in a team environment. Strong writing, communication and collaboration skills including the ability to work across all levels of the organization – experience advising C-level colleagues and customers. Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Location: This position requires working hybrid onsite in our GDIT facility in Falls Church, VA. Willingness to return to onsite 5 days a week if needed. Travel will be required within DC metro and outside DC metro areas as needed.
  • Security Clearance Level: None required
  • U.S. Citizenship required


  • 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

20 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $176,446 - $230,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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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.