• Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

    Posted Date 1 week ago(9/10/2019 8:05 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Top Secret
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



    Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    The Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect works directly with business representatives to understand the specific requirements that are driving the need for a solution to be designed. Plans the technical requirements to transition a design into a working solution. After leading the design phase of the project, participates in all remaining phases to verify that the design is installed, configured and documented correctly. Throughout the course of implementation, helps the project team recognize and mitigate any risks to existing business processes or to the solution's overall success. The Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect is also involved in training to make sure the solution will be supported and maintained appropriately after implementation is complete.  Designing and implementing automated build and deployment pipelines and supporting platform


    • 10 years of experience with programming and software development
    • 5 years of experience componentizing large-scale production applications
    • 5 years of experience architecting software solutions based on customer requirements
    • 5 years of experience leading technical teams
    • 3 years of experience designing and implementing automated build and deployment pipelines and supporting platform
    • 4 years experience in design, development, deployment and operations in AWS GovCloud
    • 1 year experience in design, development, deployment and operations in AWS Top Secret
    • Working knowledge of multiple interoperability standards
    • Proficient in CI/CD frameworks with hands on experience deploying to AWS
    • Working knowledge of database, both SQL and NoSQL
    • Working knowledge of multiple operating systems
    • Advanced knowledge of the following Cloud technologies (or similar):
      • CloudFormation (YAML, JSON)
      • Ansible (AWS modules) (YAML)
      • RDS
      • S3
      • CloudWatch
      • VPC Flow Logs
      • EC2
      • IAM
      • AWS CLI
    • Networking (NACL, Security Groups,Internet Gateway,VPN Gateway,Route Tables,VPC Peering,DNS,Linux OS,VPC Peering,Subnet,CIDR)
    • High Availability Resource utilization/cost optimization in Cloud Environment
    • Experience troubleshooting and supporting enterprise applications with 10s of thousands of users while maintaining 24/7 availability


    BS+10 years experience

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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