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BAE Systems

Cloud Solution Architect



Full Time

On Site


Washington, Washington DC, United States

Job Description Join BAE Systems Intelligence and Security sector and be a part of a team who solves some of the world’s most complex challenges. We are looking for an experienced Cloud Enterprise Architect (EA) to join our team. We are seeking an EA responsible for leading the development of large-scale Cloud enablement and Infrastructure modernization opportunities for our Federal Civilian customers. This individual will have a passion for building and managing infrastructure and applications at scale and will work directly with programs and customer front office staff to shape their technical direction.

The (EA) will serve as the technical subject matter expert (SME) and the engineering design authority (DA) for the technical direction of the customer’s organization. This position will lead technical strategy and drive solution development for large-scale cloud enablement and infrastructure (compute, storage and network) modernization and sustainment opportunities.

This position will also develop technology road maps for future capabilities, fully document the associated solutions including CONOPS, system architecture, models and prototypes, as well as business and user requirements. The role is responsible for ensuring the quality of the solutions delivered meets all internal and external customer expectations and is sufficiently mature to be successfully transitioned into operation.

In this role, you will:

  • Think strategically and communicate effectively at the most senior levels of government (customer) or corporate management (company) to articulate the understanding of their mission needs and requirements, and to communicate the value and benefit of BAE Systems solutions
  • Develop technology and capability road maps and tailorable reference architecture for different service models including system integration, sustainment, and operational support
  • Communicate solutions with customers, management, and teaming partners, including presentations and white papers, and develop proposal technical volumes
  • Lead, architect and develop cloud and infrastructure solutions to include cloud enablement, hybrid cloud design and implementation, and infrastructure modernization
  • Apply expertise in AWS, Azure, and VMware cloud services and architecting solutions on these platforms
  • Review existing deployed systems and to-be plans for deployments for realism, efficiency, and cost
  • Assist cloud operations teams by analyzing configurations to ensure operating systems meet design goals
  • Develop analytic models for the purposes of making decisions and analyzing cost

*Required Skills :
  • Subject matter expert on AWS and/or Azure services, with relevant certifications (e.g., Solutions Architect)
  • Bachelor Degree in appropriate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Computer Sciences) and a minimum of 10 years of experience, including 3+ years of Cloud experience.
  • Experience rehosting, re-platforming, rearchitecting, or migrating multiple systems to the Cloud, or experience with Cloud Native solutions
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code, DevOps, or CI/CD
  • Experience developing and presenting to-be solution architectures to customers
  • Experience supporting technical proposals, including architecture drawings, supporting text, and selection of staffing and process to support the bid.
  • Experience collaborating across organizations and OEMs, participating in industry forums and conferences, writing and presenting technical papers
  • Experience with cost estimation and decision support
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

FED CIVRequired Education, Experience, & Skills
*Required Skills :
  • Technical degree in computer science or related field.
  • 10+ years design/implementation experience with distributed applications
  • Technical experience in some of these areas: networking, security, storage, databases, software development.
  • Subject matter expert on AWS and/or Azure services
  • Cloud Certified Solutions Architect- Professional
  • Extensive Experience with infrastructure/application architecture and cloud migration
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code technologies and solutions
  • Experience with DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills across a range of audiences
  • Bachelor Degree in appropriate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Computer Sciences) and a minimum of 10 years of experience, including 3+ years of IT experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and win complex cloud and infrastructure opportunities with the Federal Government.
  • Experience supporting large-scale proposal efforts, comprising a diverse team of technical and operational specialists, and involving the development of novel or innovative new solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose complex Cloud and Infrastructure requirements into easy to understand solutions with clear value propositions.
  • Knowledge of system development methodologies including requirement engineering, configuration management, technical baseline management, cost estimating and analysis, and decision support methodologies
  • Experience collaborating across organizations and OEMs, participating in industry forums and conferences, writing and presenting technical papers
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • AWS/Azure certification
  • Expertise in enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Federal Civilian
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.