Principal Cloud Architect - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has an opening for a Principal Cloud Architect to join our talented, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position include:


  • Provide Service Line Technical Leadership, focusing on development of processes and software necessary to maintain services throughout the service lifecycle using data collection and monitoring ensuring overall health of the services provided
  • Create data flow diagrams, cloud security diagrams, transition architecture diagrams, and high-level architecture diagrams on Cloud Infrastructure, applications, and systems
  • Develop, maintain, and support execution of an Implementation Plan that defines the implementation approach, processes, and activities (prior to, during, and after), test strategy, setup and configuration procedure, inventory of IT assets, risk assessment, key dependencies, and schedule
  • Develop and support execution of the Transition Plan that defines the approach and action plans to prepare stakeholders to receive and operate the solution. This includes improving stakeholder engagement, outreach, and communications
  • Identify and understand constraints and requirements for existing projects ensuring that they meet customer standards, processes, and policies
  • Hands on experience with Infrastructure as Code provisioning and management tools
  • Hands on experience with implementing Continuous Integration and Delivery tools
  • Drive capacity planning, performance analysis, instrumentation, and other nonfunctional systems requirements
  • Implement metrics driven processes to ensure service quality target are met
  • Promotes continual improvement of service line systems
  • Leverages reuse and automation throughout the system lifecycle
  • Hands on experience with multiple cloud service models within Amazon Web Services GovCloud and Microsoft Azure Government


Required Skills

  • AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Service Model Experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with evolving programs
  • Excellent writing, oral communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated, ability to take initiative, and excellent attention to detail
  • Very organized and ability to lead a team; Consistent and willing to learn and continues to excel in any position held
  • Ability to provide customer-focused service with the ability to manage multiple tasks within a project while focusing on the customer experience


Required Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in Computer Science, or other related discipline
    • Additional 4 years systems/solution engineering or related experience will be considered in lieu of a Computer Science degree
  • 10 years’ experience in systems or solution engineering


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.
Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.