Cloud Computing Engineer/Architect - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


 SAIC is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Systems Engineer to support a direct client in the Alexandria, VA area. The selected candidate will demonstrate expertise in leveraging AWS tools and services to design, implement, and administer systems in a hybrid cloud environment. 

  • Designs, plans, and integrates cloud computing and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques such as DevOps and/or DevSecOps.
  • Develops and conducts testing of cloud and virtualization systems. 
  • Develops automation scripts for efficient deployment and operations of cloud and virtualization systems. 
  • Maintains technical expertise relevant to industry standards and best practices in cloud computing. 
  • Evaluates and reports on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud- based and virtualized services. 
  • May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of Operations Formulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System & Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Estimation, Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA). 
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.  
Other Characteristics: 
  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. 
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. 
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results 
  • Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. 
  • Remains abreast of the newest cloud computing tools and technologies available. 


  • Required Experience, Education, and Certifications: 
  • BA/BS engineering or related IT, System Engineering, or STEM degree (or an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of degree)
  • 3-5 years of experience in Systems Engineering, Administration or related 
  • 3+ years of experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Operations, Administration, and/or DevOps 
  • 2+ years of experience with cloud automation and scripting 
  • 2+ years of experience creating deployment scripts (e.g., Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
  • 1+ years of experience with containers (e.g., Docker)
  • Demonstrated expertise using AWS CLI, CloudFormation, IAM/Roles 
  • Demonstrated expertise customizing Splunk, QRadar for log aggregation, ingestion, and reporting 
  • Experience drafting and maintaining technical documentation 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) 
Other Requirements: 
  • US Citizenship is required 
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust designation as a condition of hire and continued employment 
  • Potential for some telecommuting exists, but must be in Northern Virginia area for frequent and ongoing visits to SAIC’s Alexandria, VA office and the customer site. 
Desired Experience and Certifications:
  • Active DoD Secret (or above) clearance is strongly preferred 
  • Experience with other cloud platforms, e.g., MS Azure, GCP strongly preferred 
  • Experience with AWS GovCloud desired, C2S strongly preferred 
  • AWS Certified SysOps Associate and/or DevOps Associate level (or higher) certification