Frontier Technology Inc.

Senior Cloud Architect

Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-CO-Colorado Springs
Clearance Requirements


FTI is seeking a Senior Cloud Architect to provide the United States Space Force (USSF) Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) for the Digital Bloodhound program. A successful candidate should be a proven leader and problem solver with the ability to deliver superior results as part of a high performing team in a high-profile, fast-paced environment.  The position will provide direct cloud architect and engineering support to the USSF/SSC’s SZYO/Defense Cyber Operations-Space (DCO-S) organization to drive data-informed decisions at speed, maximizing the Service’s flexibility and efficiency in delivering cybersecurity capabilities to protect the USSF’s Operational Enterprise.  The successful candidate will possess a strategic mindset, excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. 


  • Study, analyze, recommend, and ultimately design and build new hybrid cloud-based environment(s) for DCO-S cloud initiatives, ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Integrate capabilities and models into the new cloud-based environment.
  • Define requirements for the DCO-S throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to include integrating, upgrading, and sustaining the hybrid cloud-based environment.
  • Back decisions with research and the “why/so what”, and articulate options, pros and cons for each recommendation.
  • Develop solutions architectures and evaluate architectural alternatives for hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services.
  • Guide the migration of legacy systems to a modern cloud platform solution and assist with the adoption into the DCO-S solution.
  • Design enterprise and systems security throughout the cloud development life cycle; translate technology and environmental conditions into security designs and processes.
  • Design and develop security requirements that mitigates risk while maintaining a cyber security operational capability across the USSF enterprise.
  • Maintain overall knowledge of, stay up to date with, and research industry best practices, trends, and emerging technologies, evaluating their potential impact on the DCO-S software development strategies and possible implementation.
  • Verify architecture against DCO-S program requirements and goals. This includes participating in technical discussions, trade studies and working groups.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, UX/UI designers, and quality assurance, to define and deliver software solutions that meet DCO-S requirements and customer needs.
  • Interface with USSF Test Enterprise leadership, and training and program managers to explain security goals and mitigations relative to their priorities of cost, schedule and performance.
  • Provide regular updates, reports, and presentations on DCO-S software development progress, achievements, and challenges to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Establish and enforce quality assurance protocols to guarantee the provision of dependable, secure, and regulation-compliant software solutions.
  • Champion process automation to reduce manual steps and improve reusability of solutions.
  • Utilize cloud services and technologies to architect and develop scalable and reliable software solutions.


Required Skills:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and have an active Top Secret clearance with SCI and SAP eligibility.
  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information.
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph.
  • Required - Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related STEM or engineering discipline required. Master's preferred.
  • Minimum of 14 years of relevant technical architect and team leadership experience in designing large and complex IT operations in large organizations or a research environment for government and/or private industry.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability).
  • Experience developing briefings and presenting analysis results to high-level stakeholders to help them in their decision-making processes.
  • Capability to assume a leadership role during system requirements reviews, design reviews and other types of technical meetings.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes.
  • Experience with Big Data (e.g., Hadoop, NiFi, Spark, PySpark, Dask, etc.).
  • Experience in application migration.
  • Agile development experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working on-site in a government client environment.
  • Familiarity with security procedures while working in a SCIF/SAPF environment.
  • Cloud Security Implementation experience.
  • Experience with DoD Acquisition Lifecycle and/or Rapid Acquisition / Rapid Delivery.
  • Familiarity with security procedures while working in a SCIF/SAPF environment.
  • Azure Solutions, Google Professional Cloud, AWS Certified Solutions, and/or Red Hat Certified Architect.

For this role, the compensation range for candidates in Colorado is ($140K- $190K) .  Note: Starting pay will be based on a number of factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience. FTI has a location based compensation structure; there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.



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