Technical Director, Cloud Transformation

Pentagon, Virginia
Sep 11, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Technical Director for Cloud Transformation serves as a strategic and technical advisor to the DCIO (IE) on all matters related to enterprise cloud computing, specifically large-scale transition and migration activities to cloud infrastructure.
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The major duties and responsibilities of the Technical Director for Cloud Transformation will include, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as the principal adviser for the development and implementation of a comprehensive digital modernization strategic plan that can guide and align the Artificial Intelligence (AI), enterprise cloud computing, cybersecurity and command, control and communications (C3) efforts of DoD Military Departments and DoD Components, to include guiding the resourcing decisions in these areas.
  • Applies broad knowledge of government and/or commercial industry best practices, policies, procedures, techniques and requirements to develop timely and executable plans of action.
  • Develops and implements a commercial and industry outreach strategy for the DoD CIO, identifying areas of high potential for adoption of information technology government and/or commercial best practices.
  • Develops a comprehensive enterprise cloud computing strategy and develops implementation approaches for DoD adoption.
  • Develops a robust and aggressive approach for the Department's adoption of DevSecOps, agile software development, and provides guiding principles for designing applications to be cloud native.
  • Leads and fosters the development of cloud adoption partnerships with the intelligence community.
  • Identifies and implements strategies that incorporates government and/or commercial "best practices" for DoD's IT environment.
  • Participates in the interagency process to create a comprehensive DoD IT strategy that incorporates emerging technology capabilities in clouding computing adoption.
  • Leads DoD CIO's IT community to adopt and incorporate where appropriate their continuous improvements techniques within DoD. Meets with key vendors, industry leaders, venture capitalists, startups, etc., to maintain market awareness and provide assessment and recommendations of vendors' IT capabilities to DoD CIO affective ideas to the Department.
  • Identifies opportunities to advance digital modernization and IT reform across DoD, furthering efficiencies in enterprise cloud computing by assessing government and/or commercial "best practices" / improvement opportunities for system and application rationalization, commercial cloud hosting, etc.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
  • Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on09/18/2020
  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per technical qualification.

1. An extensive acquisition, business, and technical background and personal experience in leading, directing, and managing large scale cloud migration initiatives within either the Federal government, a state, or local government, or a large corporation. Such initiatives should emphasize information technology (IT) reform across various functional areas - to include DevSecOps (Development Security Operations), agile software development, and design applications to be cloud native.

2. Expert knowledge and demonstrated leadership in large-scale transition and migration activities to cloud infrastructure, from concept to implementation and sustainment.

3. Demonstrated ability and experience in leveraging DevSecOps and agile software development and demonstrated experience utilizing this expertise within the Federal government, a state or local government or a large corporation.


Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

Additional information

Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs.

Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 09/18/2020

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by the Executive Evaluation Panel and a certificate of best qualified candidates will be issued to the selecting official. The selecting official may interview the best qualified candidates before making a selection. Expect the outcome of your application within 90 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications, not to exceed five pages. Applicants typically provide the following information:
  • Vacancy Announcement number ST-10905687-20-VH
  • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. Statement should not exceed two pages per MTQ.

3. College Transcripts - Must provide a copy of appropriate transcripts or degrees in your application package. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

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