Unisys Federal Systems

Cloud Data Architect

Req ID
Federal Systems
Public Trust
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

Position Summary/Responsibilities:


We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Microservice and Cloud Data Architect

 to join our team in Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


Senior architecture resource who has experience with cloud data management, datastore design, data aggregation services and creating strategic data management architectures in a microservice environment. This resource must have real-world experience migrating from traditional enterprise relational database architecture towards cloud base microservices with “eventual consistency” architecture.

The candidate will (1) work with project teams to gain full understanding of current RDBMS and software application architecture, (2) design new data architecture and plan for teams to follow to migrate to a new design and (3) evaluate and propose appropriate data services which will support a suite of web applications already in production.


  • Establishes data management practices, processes and governance for a critical Homeland Security customer.
  • Evolves the current relational database management-centric approach to data management, persistence and analytics to encompass polyglot data management and persistence (specifically to include No SQL solutions include document-centric, GIS, graph databases).
  • Defines practices and standards for management of data based on transactional needs, particularly around patterns for consistency, availability and partition management (CAP theorem).
  • Defines approach for establishing a data services layer to scalably, securely and resiliently support the establishment of a set of application microservices.
  • Establishes a strategy for migrating and transforming from legacy data management to polyglot persistence data management approach.
  • Creates the strategy for leveraging public cloud data management solutions vs self-managed data management solutions.
  • Investigates and understands current software application design in order to recommend appropriate courses of action towards modernization.
  • Produces detailed analysis that clearly define cost benefit of current architecture and any proposed new architectures.
  • Presents research and analysis findings to executive management with clear recommendations.



Required Skills:  

  • Minimum 15 years of IT experience and a Master’s degree or equivalent blend of education and experience.
  • Proven experience modernizing legacy RDBMS
  • Experience with relational database (RDBMS) design and architecture; preferably Oracle
  • Experience implementing data aggregation services
  • Experience delivering and designing microservice architecture
  • Strong understanding of software and web application technologies
  • Experience working with AWS cloud technologies
  • Experience support web application software.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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