Cloud Architect SME

Full Time W/Benefits Ret Match
Location : Location
Secondary Location
Security Clearance

Overview/ Job Responsibilities

Platform One is a DoD-wide enterprise service capability with the goal to make the DoD Enterprise Development Security and Operations Platform (DSOP) initiative a reality by leveraging industry best practices, open-source software such as Kubernetes and containers, and commercial solutions to instantiate DevSecOps continuous integration (CI)/continuous delivery (CD) pipelines at various classification levels.


Big Bang provides a baseline declarative, continuous delivery tool for deploying DoD hardened and approved packages into a Kubernetes cluster. The tool is a non- vendor locked, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Kubernetes-based platform tailorable to user needs and requirements. It is deployable on user’s cloud, air-gapped, or edge systems. We stand out by providing a solution to the DoD DevSecOps Reference Architecture with a proven Continuous Authority to Operate (cATO).


A Cloud Architect SME has expertise in design, deployment and management of cloud resources. Cloud architects understand at a deep level the structure and distribution of computing resources in AWS, Azure, etc. Also, will prioritize usage to most efficiently allocate funds and resources for the platform.

  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments

  • Plans and leads major technology assignments

  • Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success

  • Functions as a technical expert across the team and tasks

  • Acts as a lead for others

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate an advanced understanding in agile and DevSecOps methodologies
  • Deep understanding of the design, deployment and management of cloud resources in numerous environments (Gov - Preferred/Commercial - e.g. AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize usage to most efficiently allocate resources to maximize developer experience and stay within budget
  • Knowledge of networking, security groups and policy management in relation to cloud resources
  • Respond to product team needs in a timely fashion
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for implementations Strong "security first" mindset
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the following: Cloud Native Architectures and Zero Trust, Kubernetes, AWS and other Clouds (Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining AWS cloud architecture using Terraform

  • Communicating these solutions in a professional way to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Collaborating with other engineers and members of the team using tools like git, in a secure, effective and scalable way

  • Highly experienced with AWS

  • Advanced networking, VPC, peering, and subnet experience

  • Gitlab CI experience

  • Terraform experience, including writing custom modules and collaboration

  • Ansible experience

  • Proficient in Linux

  • SRE experience for a small to mid enterprise system

  • Experience with microservices architectures

Ability to obtain a US Secret level clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Security framework experience (RMF, DISA STIG, CIS Benchmarks, etc.)

  • Software Engineering background

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA) (exp. 2026)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF) (exp. 2026)
  • CompTIA Security+ ce Certification
  • Recent experience completing high-visibility DevSecOps projects for DoD
  • General cloud architecture experience with Azure or GCP
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker

  • General DevOps experience

  • Basic coding skills in Java, Python, Go, C++ or a similar language

About Sev1Tech LLC

Founded in 2010, Sev1Tech provides IT, engineering, and program management solutions delivery. Sev1Tech focuses on providing program and IT support services to critical missions across Federal and Commercial Clients. Our Mission is to Build better companies. Enable better government. Protect our nation. Build better humans across the country.

Join the Sev1Tech family where you can achieve great accomplishments while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:    #joinSev1tech

For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact:

Sev1Tech is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.