Cloud Infrastructure Lead

Job Type
Senior level

Job Description


The Cloud Infrastructure Lead is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of the organization's cloud infrastructure, ensuring scalability, security, and optimal performance of cloud-based services. This role involves expertise in cloud environment design, engineering, quality assurance, troubleshooting, database management, security, compliance, backup, disaster recovery, performance optimization, automation, issue resolution, collaboration, and documentation. 

This opportunity is contingent upon award.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Cloud Environment Design and Engineering: Design, engineer, and ensure the quality assurance and testing of cloud environments to meet organizational needs. 
  • Cloud Standards and Practices: Apply experienced knowledge of standards, practices, and automation for cloud infrastructure. 
  • Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution: Troubleshoot and resolve issues impacting operational systems and services, ensuring minimal downtime. 
  • Database Management: Manage the organization's databases, including design, installation, configuration, backup, recovery, and performance tuning. 
  • Cloud Service Selection: Evaluate cloud service providers and select the most appropriate services based on cost, performance, and security considerations. 
  • Security and Compliance: Implement and maintain robust security measures for both cloud and database environments, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. 
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery: Ensuring information security by recommending and implementing benchmarks best practices, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, logging, and monitoring, keeping up to date on security threats and mitigation strategies. 
  • Performance Optimization: Monitor and analyze system performance, identify bottlenecks, and implement optimizations to improve efficiency. 
  • Automation: Implement automation and orchestration tools to streamline cloud provisioning, database management tasks, and routine maintenance. 
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including developers, network administrators, and security professionals, to ensure seamless integration and operation of cloud-based services and databases. 
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate documentation of cloud configurations, database schemas, policies, and procedures to facilitate knowledge sharing and troubleshooting. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field and nine (9) or more years of total experience ; Masters and seven (7) or PhD and four (4)
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated expertise in cloud infrastructure management. 
  • Proven experience with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and database management systems like MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MongoDB. 
  • Strong understanding and experience of networking, security, and data management best practices. 
  • Experience with automation and scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, or Bash is a plus. 
  • Industry certifications such as AWS Certified SysOps Administrator, Microsoft Certified Azure Database Administrator, or equivalent
  • Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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