Cloud Administrator

Job Type
Mid, Senior level

Job Description


The National Security Customer Group of SAIC is seeking a Cloud Administrator to support an IT Service Management effort for USTRANSCOM located at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) in Illinois.  The USTC Managed Information Technology Services (MITS) contract is intended to provide strategic, technical, and program management guidance and support services to facilitate the operations and modernization of the combatant command’s infrastructure, systems, and applications. This support will be provided to the USTC Command, Control, Communications Cyber Systems Directorate (TCJ6).


The successful candidate initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define needs or problems, supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.




       Providing hands-on development and implementation of commercial cloud solution architectures that modernize the way our customers architect, deploy, and use cloud technology, focusing on security, scalability, and resiliency

       Planning, designing, and managing the migration, re-platforming, integration, implementation and operation of our client's complex cloud IL5/IL6 environments enabling managed shared services within Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) Environment and/or on premises enclaves.

       Communicating, defining, administering, and implementing various security processes and assist with the transformation of platforms 

       Ensuring commercial cloud service offerings (CSO) adhere to DoD Cloud Computing policy/guidelines

       Providing specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, cloud service provider selection, implementation techniques, application data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements 

       Developing and conducting testing of cloud and virtualization systems 

       Maintaining technical expertise relevant industry standards and in cloud computing and virtualization technologies such as cloud service provider architecture, design, and configuration; cloud deployment models including public, community, private, and hybrid; cloud service delivery models including infrastructure-, platform-, and software-as-a-service; automation; hypervisors; containers; virtual compute, storage, and networks; virtual infrastructure management; self-provisioning; and scaling 

       Evaluating and reporting on new cloud and virtualization technologies to enhance capabilities of cloud-based and virtualized services 

       May also provide systems engineering activities such as: Concept of Operations Formulation, Requirements Definition, Analysis and Engineering, System Architecting, System Analysis and Design, Interface and Data Architectures, Validation and Verification, System Integration, System Op. Performance Analysis, Lifecycle Cost Analysis Estimation, Decision Analysis and Physical Configuration Analysis (PCA)

       Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications

       Participating with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives

       Recommending/making decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives

       Serving as organization spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications


This position is for Monday through Friday, normal business hours.  However, employee may be required to provide after-hours and weekend support during planned or emergency events. 



       Five (5) years or more experience

       Active DoD Secret Clearance

       AWS Cloud Engineer Certification with experience as AWS Cloud Engineer

       Must have at least one of these IAT Level II certifications: Security+, CECCNA-Security, CySA+ **, GICSP, GSEC, CND, SSCP

       Computing Environment (CE) certification or certificate for the technical area of responsibility for Cloud or virtualization (e.g., Azure, AWS, oracle, IBM, etc.) with a preference in AWS.

       Experience with AWS ECS/EC2/ CLI, best practices

       Experience designing, building, and managing cloud-based applications and services using Amazon Web Services (AWS)

       Familiarity and experience with AWS service offerings in AWS GovCloud

       Interacting with clients, providing cloud support, and making recommendations based on client needs

       The AWS Cloud Engineer is responsible for designing, deploying, and maintaining scalable and secure cloud infrastructure on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform

       Familiarity with AWS Networking. Including Transit Gateway, VPNs, and VPC Endpoints

       Experience with deploying DNS in a cloud environment including Route53 and BIND

       Hands-on expertise establishing and maintaining SQL and NoSQL databases



Desired Qualifications


       10 or more years of experience

       DoD TS/SCI clearance

       AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Professional Certification

       ITIL V4 Foundations Certification

  • Experience with Zero trust architectures
  • Experience with AWS Workspaces or experience deploying VDI solutions to AWS Cloud
  • Experience with AWS monitoring and alerting tools, CloudTrail, and CloudWatch
  • Ability to utilize a variety of tools like Git, Jenkins, Groovy, YML, and AWS security capabilities (WAF, GuardDuty, Security Groups, IAM, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of, and experience as a cloud engineer with AWS, Networking, VPNs, IaaS, PaaS, SQL, storage

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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