Lead SME Cloud Architect

Cloud and Infrastructure Services
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is seeking a Lead SME Cloud Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.


Day to Day Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, and implements cloud-based solutions, including creating architecture plans and specifications.
  • Collaborates with product managers and engineers to develop specifications for new cloud-based products, services, and applications.
  • Drives the deployment and enhancement of cloud management platforms, evaluating performance and implementing improvements.
  • Expands the product portfolio of cloud services and value-added services.
  • Creates solution recommendations and estimates for cloud services, evaluating cost/benefit compared to other hosting solutions.
  • Performs operations and maintenance of secure managed cloud platform solutions.
  • Implements and maintains automation for operational enhancements, alerting, and event auto-remediation.
  • Develops, maintains, and deploys infrastructure as code using CI/CD pipelines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience or a High School Diploma and 9 years of experience. 
  • Experience architecting IT solutions using DevOps methodologies in multi-cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure.
  • Certification as an Amazon Solutions Architect Professional.
  • Advanced experience with both the Google Cloud Platform and the Azure Cloud Platform.
  • Experience as an enterprise solution architect.
  • Expertise in remote and office-based user integration, as well as hybrid cloud architecture, including cross-cloud connectivity.
  • Experience evaluating and analyzing workloads in public and private cloud environments.
  • Extensive experience in cloud security engineering and cloud network engineering.
  • Significant experience using the Agile Methodology to manage IT project teams.
  • Significant experience with managing projects using DevOps concepts.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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