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General Dynamics Information Technology Cloud Architect (SRF 3347 in Falls Church, Virginia

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Job Family: Solutions Architect

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide.

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to define/drive IT transformation for a key government agency? If so, GDIT’s Cloud Architect position is for you. This position will help optimize and transform current managed services leveraging NextGen capabilities in support of a critical government agency. The Cloud Architect will partner with our customers, other IG Solution Architects, and GDIT’s horizontal support groups (e.g. Digital Platforms, Cyber Security) to establish technical strategies and approaches that enable our customer's vision and short and long-term business needs.


The role of a Cloud Architect includes:

  • Meets regularly with government customers, including C-level and SES-level, learning their mission challenges and demonstrating GDIT’s value

  • Identifies, mentors and develops GDIT technical talent, defining training, career path and opportunities for advancement, including how to transform traditional IT workers/roles to support Cloud

  • 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

  • Demonstrates to our customers and applies a deep understanding of governance, compliance, and cyber security (ATO, System Security, Risk Management, Incident Management)

  • Drives market demand for hybrid cloud solutions by providing concise messages tailored for GDIT customers and their desired outcomes

  • Participates in the design of the Program's Technical Architecture

  • Helps develop the Program's Technical Roadmap and transformational approach

  • Assists with the development of the architecture governance process

  • Identifies and enforces required key processes, controls and products

  • Manages changes to technical standards, and coordinates with Program Sr. Chief Architect

  • Conducts business case analyses & maps outcomes to business strategy; Evaluates and recommends solutions and strategies to Program Sr. Chief Architect

  • Assists Program Sr. Chief Architect with development of new business opportunities including current program continuation and expansion

  • 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

  • Understands and remains current with market trends, and works with the GDIT Group CTO and horizontal support groups to define new markets by collaborating with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to understand requirements and shape GDIT capabilities and offerings

Additional duties:

  • Works with industry in tailoring solution and approach strategies specific for our customer's evolving needs

  • Works in collaboration with other solution architects to generate white papers, RFI, and RFP responses

  • Shapes procurement through presentations and through speaking engagements

  • Identifies Small Businesses with cloud skills that GDIT can partner with to improve our solutions.

  • Leads and helps to build Proof of Concept offerings to demo to customers



  • 10+ years of experience in Government contracting

  • 5+ years of experience supporting DoD, Homeland Security, or Intelligence Agencies

  • 12+ years of technology solution development and/or technology application experience. Demonstrated design of cloud architectures is essential. AWS and Azure experience strongly desired.

  • Experience defining technical strategy and winning large-scale opportunities.

  • Strong written communication skills and experience with Federal Contracting and supporting responses to Federal solicitations (RFP, RFI, etc)

  • Experience working with Infrastructure and Cloud solutions, and related company products and services and well versed in IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings

  • Experience working with tools and services in the areas of Cloud orchestration, configuration management, monitoring, log aggregation and other associated service areas

  • Working knowledge of Cloud management technologies such as ServiceNow, CloudCheckr, VM Turbo and others

  • Experience with Cloud system and application migration and generation of related business case

  • Experience developing Cloud charge back solutions

  • Knowledge of PaaS offerings such as Redhat Openshift, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes is preferred

  • Experience in Cloud Management Platform, Solutions, Terraform, and Scalr

  • Knowledge designing CI/CD tool chain, PaaS, and enabling DevOps in a cloud environment

  • Knowledge of security standards such as FedRAMP, FISMA and Security Requirements Guide (SRG)

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Willingness to travel, mostly DC metro; less than 1 week per quarter will be required to travel outside DC metro

  • Must have or be able to obtain required agency clearances

  • Cognizant of and able to converse with Senior Officials in the OCIO or mission technology support areas


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, information technology or related field

  • Deep knowledge of multiple cloud technologies such as AWS, MSFT Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and VCloud Air

  • Architecting expertise with vCloud Air, and other converged infrastructure stacks such as CPS, HCP, and VCE

  • Experience creating technology road maps and evaluating total-cost-of-ownership of solutions is preferred

  • Experience working with appropriate programming languages, operating systems, product-line hardware and software


  • Strong ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Strong writing, communication and collaboration skills including the ability to work across all levels of the organization.

  • Strong creative thinking, problem solving, planning, time-management and organization skills to balance and prioritize work

  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills


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.