Cloud Software Architect

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Software Development
Springfield, Virginia
St. Louis, Missouri

REQ#: RQ138571

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can't turn into opportunity. And our work depends on TS/SCI level cleared Cloud Software Architect joining our team to support our Intelligence customer in D.C Metro area or St. Louis, MO.

Job Summary:

Designs and defines cloud and/or software architecture for new or existing IT systems. Coordinates development to include design, modeling, security, integration and formal testing. Manages and documents system configurations. Oversees the transition into production process. Creates and maintains programmatic and technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.

Job Duties:

Responsible for the architectural design, development, and deployment of the overall systems. Defines solutions based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms. Design, configure, operate and perform maintenance on networking and systems — including hardware, software, web portals, internet and intranet connections, firewalls, servers, and security. Analyzes cloud and software needs. Works with development team to create effective user interfaces, networks, and hardware and software solutions. Customizes architecture to meet specific requirements. Oversees and implements failover solutions for all systems.



  • 7+ years of experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering or any related IT field/major, or 8 additional years of experience without a Bachelor's Degree in architectural system design.
  • In-depth knowledge, principles, and methods of enterprise solution.
  • Five years of experience designing and implementing complex systems in a classified environment. Experience developing strategic system architecture plans.
  • Experience in system and network creation and development.
  • Solid understanding of information processing fundamentals and best practices.    
  • Researches, designs, develops, and/or modifies enterprise-wide cloud solutions and/or applications software
  • Designs, develops, codes, tests and debugs highly complex new software products or makes significant enhancements to existing software.
  • Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems.
  • Resolves highly complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.
  • Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.
  • Factors emerging technologies and product supportability into design and implementation.
  • Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.
  • Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.
  • Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.
  • Serves as a customer interface to resolve problems and ensure requirements are met on a timely basis.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software developers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves as a technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special project


  • AWS Certified Solution Architect certification (Associate or Higher)
  • Certified SAFe Agilist.

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.