Principal Cloud Architect

Job Locations US-MD-Columbia | US-CA-San Diego
Software Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level
Able to obtain

Overview is seeking a Principal Cloud Architect to lead the shaping of requirements for the largest and most challenging cloud environments including their automated development / security / operations (DevSecOps), guide and significantly contribute to solving the hard problems of those solutions, support customer and capture engagements to demonstrate our differentiation, and mentor technologists across the company.  The successful candidate will have multiple successes with cloud-native deployments where they provided leadership and support to operationalize software systems.

The Principal Cloud Architect will have broad exposure to multiple programs and projects across coupled with the ability to directly influence design and implementation. They will discern and champion the best practices for cloud and DevSecOps, ensuring that “the BigBear way” is consistent, pushes the envelope of what is possible, and differentiated. You will educate our clients and staff to help them understand what we can achieve, then take a leading hands-on role solving the hardest problems and shepherding the process of getting projects started following your designs. Our Principals will stay connected to emerging methods and technologies and support related experimentation and adoption, driving the future evolution of

This is an ideal opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing AI/ML companies in the industry. At, we're in this business together. We own it, we make it thrive, and we enjoy the challenges of our work. We know that our employees play the largest role in our continual success. That is why we foster an environment of growth and development, with an emphasis on opportunity, recognition, and work-life balance. We give the same high level of commitment to our employees that we give to our clients. If sounds like the place where you want to be, we'd enjoy speaking with you. 

What you will do

  • Perform the most senior design and development tasks for cloud engineering and DevSecOps on projects
  • Support solution development and writing of technical proposals
  • Successfully select, provision, and integrate cloud and automation services to meet end-to-end solution requirements.
  • Ensure cloud architecture and DevSecOps documentation is robust
  • Act as a visionary trusted customer liaison and “product manager” in our most complicated accounts
  • Provide ongoing advice to projects around technical solutions, best practices, and efficiencies
  • Maintain awareness and expertise of the latest cloud and infrastructure, orchestration, and automation visualization technologies in order to proactively support the adoption of truly beneficial new capabilities
  • Mentor staff as assigned
  • Work with product development teams to ensure customer functional requirements are fully considered, best practices and differentiated learnings are shared, and a single identity is supported.

What you need to have

  • Minimum of 15 years of proven successful design, development, and deployment of multiple complex or large-scale distributed processing applications
  • Hands-on technical expertise with implementing and managing cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, etc) per Federal government compliance guidelines (FedRamp) 
  • Involvement in multiple implementations of continuous integration tools, such as Bamboo, Jenkins, or Microsoft TFS
  • Multiple examples of personally creating infrastructure provisioning and configuration scripts using Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, AWS Cloud Formation, or other frameworks
  • Experience configuring event/log forwarders and aggregators to monitor and debug operations, for example with Elastic, Logstash, Kibana, Grafana, Splunk, or AWS CloudWatch
  • Successful management of an elastically scalable and multi-region application, especially one using load balancing, an API gateway or management service (especially Mulesoft), distributed processing platforms (like AWS EMR, Kafka, Spark, or Hadoop) and Kubernetes or serverless container fabrics (like AWS Fargate)
  • Experience creating, orchestrating, and debugging containers and container fabrics (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Programming in at least two of the following: Bash, Perl, Python, Ruby, Go, Swift, Java, .Net, or C++
  • Cloud Migration methodologies and best practices
  • AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure certification
  • Able to match customer requirements to appropriate technologies and approaches, describe the pros and cons of each option, and provide optimal recommendations
  • Able to communicate complex technical concepts to external business and technical audiences, and write at a level appropriate for a senior executive
  • Experience working for a federal defense contractor
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

What we'd like you to have

  • Degree in a technical field
  • Active TS clearance with SCI
  • Familiarity with Military Intel, Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, and other Federal Standards

About is a new leader in decision dominance serving the national defense and intelligence communities. The Company delivers high-end capabilities across the data and digital spectrum to deliver information superiority and decision support. provides a comprehensive suite of solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, offensive and defensive cyber, data management, cloud solutions, digital engineering, and systems integration.’s customers, including the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and U.S. Federal Government, rely on its advanced technology solutions to analyze information, manage risk, and solve complex problems, leading to better decision making. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, has additional locations in Virginia, Massachusetts, and California. is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled Employer. 


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