Cloud / Infrastructure Architect

in Sterling, VA

Cloud / Infrastructure Architect Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Sterling, VA 20166-9411, US

  • Job Category

    Engineering & Technology

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  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret/SCI

  • Career Level


  • Travel


Job Description BAE Systems provides engineering and technical services to a US federal government agency that in turn provides cyber infrastructure protection for U.S. Civilian Government agencies, State and Local government, and U.S. critical infrastructure. Our effort includes solution planning and engineering, defining requirements, development target architectures, interoperability and integration, system testing, verification and validation, studies and analysis, post-deployment security validation, and project risk management. You are joining a highly technical team of Architects and Solution Engineers to help our customer develop technical expertise and capacity, while also collaborating across the entire enterprise on key engagements. Our Architects will deliver proof-of-concept solution engineering across the program and support engagements that focus on web applications, enterprise applications, HPC, batch processing and big data, archiving and disaster recovery. You will also contribute to the customers’ Enterprise Architecture of current and emerging cybersecurity systems, policies, and processes to enforce standards and identify vulnerabilities and capability gaps, and reduce cybersecurity risk of our nations networks.

PRIMARY DUTIES: In this role, you will report directly to the Chief Architect. You will interface directly with government stakeholders to provide solutions engineering, tradeoff analysis, and feasibility assessments for a wide variety of cloud based projects, providing collective experience from across the customer base. You are accountable for planning and working with the Engineering team to analyze, define and engage a comprehensive cloud platform hosting roadmap, including relevant performance measures, addressing issues and challenges, future plans for change and opportunities for improvements. You will examine enterprise level usage characteristics for potential systems, and propose alternatives that meet requirements. You will assist in creating test systems in cloud infrastructure. You will draw on your experience with commercial cloud providers (e.g, AWS, Azure) to facilitate strategies and roadmaps. You will interview stakeholders, document requirements, and create architectural artifacts and can describe the platform roadmap with IT functions and business units. The role further acts as a liaison and partner within the Solution Management Team, participating in operational meetings, project delivery, and other forums where Cloud Platform representation is required.

Candidates must possess a current/active Top Secret/SCI clearance.
**Position may also sit in Rockville, Maryland**Required Skills and Education

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of IT implementation experience
  • Knowledge of the primary AWS services (EC2, ELB, RDS, Route53 & S3)
  • 3+ years Systems Architecture experience using SysML Architecture tools (e.g., UNICOM Systems Architect, MagicDraw, IBM Rhapsody, etc.)
  • Experienced with The Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Experience driving discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, and risk mitigation
  • Hands-on experience developing the solution management and development of technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization.
  • Experience in government systems engineering lifecycle (SELC).
  • 3+ years integration of cloud services with on premise technologies (e.g. AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, etc.).
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Familiar with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodologies
  • Familiar with IT compliance and risk management requirements (e.g. security, privacy, SOX, HIPAA etc.)
  • Strong written, design, and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Certified Cloud Architect (AWS/Azure) Familiarity with ZeroTrust concepts as well ITIL
  • Certified Systems Architect (EACOE, FEAC, etc.)
  • Large scale migration experience Data Center to Data Center and/or Data Center to Cloud
  • Conversant with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell, Python, Ruby, PowerShell)
  • Configuration management using CloudFormation, Chef & Puppet
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Broad understanding of cyber security technologies and how they fit in large scale enterprises is preferred
  • Past experience working as a consultant with government customers is welcomed EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training/certification, or work/military experience. Armed Services technical personnel are highly welcomed. Amazon and Microsoft Cloud certifications are highly welcomed.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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