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General Dynamics Information Technology Chief Cloud Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Cloud

GDIT is seeking a Chief Cloud Engineer.

The Chief Cloud Engineer shall assign engineering and design tasking requirements to personnel and supervise on-going cloud technical efforts.

This person shall be readily available to respond to Government questions, concerns, and comments, as well as be proactive in alerting the Government to potential contractual or programmatic issues.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Cloud Roadmap and operations to achieve the strategic objectives. Works with program leadership to ensure this cloud roadmap is aligned with and supports the enterprise architecture/mission and business needs.

Collaborates with all Technical work streams to ensure projects comply with directives, roadmap, and that services running in production cloud environments are delivering on the intended objectives.

The Chief Cloud Engineer provides business and technical strategy, solution development and technical guidance to develop, maintain, and market missions set solutions based on cloud service offerings.

Minimum/General Experience: This position requires a minimum of fifteen years IT experience of which 5 years must be in the cloud environment. Experience should include:

  • 7+ years technical experience in architecture/design

  • Experience and understanding of Infrastructure as Code, Automation, and Orchestration

  • Solution development and application, software architecture and cloud solutions

  • Experience in AWS implementation to include core AWS resources (VPC, EC2, S3 etc.)

  • Advanced AWS resources (lambda, cloud front)

  • Experience in setting up AWS Cognito Identity and Access management tool and ADFS

  • Providing access to integrate applications via API Gateway

  • Experience with Docker, Chef/Puppet, Selenium and Atlassian tool suite a plus

  • Knowledge and experience in building APIs within AWS and API Transit Gateway

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and tools. Continuous Integration & Continuous planning, directing, and managing complex IT engineering projects/operations of a nature similar in size and scope

  • Knowledge and experience in infrastructure design and engineering; up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging network and infrastructure technologies

  • Demonstrated experience with the management and supervision of a significant number of Tier 2 and Tier 3 engineers of various labor categories and skills in projects similar in size and scope

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials

Minimum Education and Certifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science/systems, information systems/technology, engineering/engineering technology, software

  • AWS Solution Architect Certification preferred

  • ITIL Certified preferred


Active Secret clearance is required

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience


This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.