Principal Cloud Architect/Systems Engineer

Dulles, VA, 1099, W2

Principal Cloud Architect (AWS) to assess, design, and develop automated cloud-based requirements and architectures and develop derived requirements and systems engineering artifacts into advanced cloud infrastructure, management, and operations.


  • Partner with the Chief Engineer to develop advanced, leading-edge, automated, cloud-oriented architectures that provide new cybersecurity capabilities to a major U.S. Government customer
  • Define and communicate a shared technical and architectural vision
  • Become a member of an Agile Feature team to design and implement an automated cloud infrastructure supporting advanced, cloud-oriented cybersecurity capabilities
  • Interface directly with customers, stakeholders, and end-users regarding priorities, capability architectures, requirements, use cases, and stories to derive, develop and decompose next-cycle updates and specifications
  • Full lifecycle oversight of requirements driven automation architecture


  • Secret Clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field
  • 10+ years of applicable experience
  • 5+ years of cloud architecting experience
  • In-depth cloud technology automation knowledge and implementation experience
  • Proven leadership skills and meaningful experience successfully leading technical teams and projects
  • Able to work effectively as a leader, in a group, or as an individual contributor
  • Strong working knowledge of Cloud centric IT products and services
  • Knowledge of Networking
  • In Depth Knowledge of Automation techniques, including microservices, pipeline driven delivery, full scope automation orchestration, and configuration driven deployments
  • Experience in landing zones, guard rails, and Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Direct experience with scripting in JSON, YAML, HCL, Python, bash/PSH and/or CloudFormation
  • Innovative, technical mindset
  • Independently driven
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to analyze information and identify relevant facts
  • Ability to shape opinions of key stakeholders and influence outcomes
  • Proven track record of achieving desired results
  • Strong and diverse business and technical acumen
  • Experience working with senior leadership including VP and Director levels

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