Cloud Architect

Fairfax, VA
Featured Hatch Accounts – JDSAT /
Full Time /
Thank you for your interest in joining the JDSAT team. hatch I.T. is facilitating the recruitment process, so please continue your application here for the Cloud Architect! All openings are full-time with JDSAT.

Who is JDSAT? We’re not a data solutions firm. We’re a boutique technology company that excels in developing solutions, identifying risks, and creating opportunities for our customers.
We’re an advanced analytics services company that is currently engaged with both federal and private sector clients. We build our products the same way we built our company—with people in mind. All our employees are committed to maintaining and continuing to build a culture of inclusivity, positivity, and growth.

About the Role:
As a Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure using infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform. A significant aspect of your role will involve collaborating with internal teams and external clients to develop long-term plans that align with organizational goals. You will work closely with cybersecurity to ensure the necessary documentation and architecture diagrams for government approvals, including DoDAF requirements, are provided.. This position requires a SECRET clearance or demonstrated ability to obtain such clearance.

About the Company
JDSAT is a solutions company before anything else, and they believe that data, mathematics, and software are the most effective paths to finding a solution tailored to the organization’s needs.

Candidates must be able to obtain a secret-level clearance and be able to be on-site 2-3 times per week


    • Design, build, and maintain cloud infrastructure using infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform.
    • Develop and communicate future plans for the Cloud Infrastructure team, ensuring they align with organizational goals and JDSAT client needs.
    • Collaborate with the Cybersecurity and Accreditation team to provide necessary information for government approvals to operate (e.g., DoDAF Architecture Framework), including architecture diagrams, build plans, and security controls.
    • Coordinate with Application Development teams to ensure infrastructure meets developer requirements and enhances the end-user experience.
    • Ensure cloud infrastructure complies with DoD Enterprise requirements, including adherence to security guidelines and frameworks.

Required Skills and Abilities:

    • Proficiency in cloud platforms (AWS preferred; GCP or Azure also acceptable).Extensive experience with Terraform or similar infrastructure-as-code tools.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Hands-on experience deploying applications with Kubernetes.
    • Familiarity with cloud observability and monitoring tools, ensuring infrastructure health and performance.
    • Experience working within a DoD Enterprise environment, with a deep understanding of DoD-specific protocols and requirements.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience working with Agile or Waterfall methodologies, with the ability to articulate and implement development plans accordingly.
    • Knowledge of DoD Risk Management Framework activities and a proven track record of supporting compliance efforts.
    • Familiarity with DoD Enterprise security policies and procedures, including the ability to work within secure environments and manage classified information appropriately.
$200,000 - $210,000 a year
Don't think you're 100% qualified for this position? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At hatch I.T., we're dedicated to helping companies build diverse, inclusive and authentic workplaces, so if your experience doesn't perfectly align with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.