Cloud Architect/ Technical Lead (REMOTE)

Clearance Level
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ67000

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is seeking a Cloud Architect to join our team to support to support National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD. As a Cloud Architect supporting NIH, you will be tasked with providing cutting edge solutions and forward-thinking ideas. You will be part of a diverse team of engineers supporting NIH’s mission.  Currently, the NIH team is working 100% remote but when normal operations resume, you must be able to commute to Bethesda, MD as needed with a partial remote work schedule.

What GDIT Can Offer You

  • Opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of new cloud services
  • Opportunity to stay at the forefront of Microsoft Azure Cloud Migration and Data Migration Services
  • Experience the impact of technology to improve science 
  • Ability to expand your cloud and data migration knowledge and adoption of cloud best practices

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Architects and provides subject matter expertise in cloud solutions including lifecycle management for secure cloud-based workloads.
  • Architects cloud migration solutions using proven methodologies and tools
  • Collaborate with engineers, developers, data architects and scientists to identify, research, and recommend cloud and data migration solutions and services
  • Design, plan, and implement Azure cloud computing services, migration tools using emerging cloud methodologies and tools
  • Evaluate scientific workflows, data and applications to provide migration recommendations, planning, and testing
  • Provide analysis and recommendations for new cloud services
  • Demonstrates to our customers and applies a deep understanding of governance, compliance, and cyber security (ATO, System Security, Risk Management, Incident Management)
  • Evangelizes the architecture vision to management, stakeholders, and staff; Drives innovative thinking and processes to capture ideas
  • Responsible for any needed design artifacts (some of those may be customer deliverables; some may just be for internal use based on best practices, the SDLC, and/or GDIT’s methodology).
  • Collaborates 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 back
  • Maintain and monitor cloud development best practices and cloud development environment to ensure services meet the required availability, reliability, security, and compliance standards and controls

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent and 8+ years related experience or a MS and six years IT experience
  • Minimum of three years of experience implementing and operating an enterprise-scale cloud, including service catalog and service enablement automation, DevOps automation frameworks, CI/CD pipelining, automated delivery models, cross-region DR and active-active architecture, tagging frameworks and audit controls  
  • Knowledge of PaaS offerings such as Redhat OpenShift
  • Experience migrating on-premise infrastructure, data or applications to Azure or AWS
  • Experience with commonly used Azure services and the ability to ramp-up quickly 
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Must be able to obtain a NIH Public Trust

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Azure and Azure Data Management/ Migration
  • Strong understanding of cloud technology and its implementation across major Cloud providers (ex. Azure, AWS and Google)AWS or Azure certification
  • Experience designing and implementing technologies following NIST standards, such as SP 800-53, SP 800-190, and SP 500-291 
  • Experience with cloud native architecture and development. Proven expertise with modern architecture techniques including micro services and event driven architectures
  • Strong understanding of enterprise infrastructure and application components (Servers, storage, networks, database, application Servers etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Cloud management technologies such as ServiceNow, CloudCheckr and others
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.