System Architect

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/24/2022 10:19 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Public Trust
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Voice Switch and Recording Program Office is made up of seven different programs related to the voice communication activities of Air Traffic Control. These programs range from the maintainence of Legacy equipment currently fielded across the United States to design of new systems and procurement of future equipment.


The Systems Architect will be focused on supporting the FAA in modernizing existing air traffic control voice communications capabilities of the National Airspace System (NAS). The Systems Architect will provide domain and technical expertise in the area of voice communications, hardware, software, systems and networking, and apply this expertise to guide the team through requirements development, system design, vendor evaluation, testing, and implementation. The Systems Architect will facilitate coordination among the team’s functional areas to ensure program success. The individual will apply their technical knowledge throughout the phases of the Systems Engineering lifecycle and leverage Project Management experience to ensure successful execution of the projects themselves. The Systems Architect will interact with a team comprised of Noblis, Subcontractor, and FAA staff. 


Required Skills


At a minimum, the candidate should possess a Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field and 16+ years of experience that is relevant, with a demonstrated record of excellent performance.


The candidate must possess experience taking a program or project through most or all of its lifecycle, from systems or software engineering perspective, including:

  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Deriving Requirements, to include developing or interpreting vendor specifications & developing detailed and comprehensive interface requirements
  • Designing Systems or Software
  • Implementing and Integrating Systems or Software
  • Testing
  • System Deployment
  • Support
  • Risk Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Functional Analysis

Desired Skills


The candidate should possess several of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Aviation Administration experience
  • Detailed knowledge of National Airspace System Voice Communications Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) experience around ISEF (technique) and CORE (software) preferred
  • Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) (software) experience preferred
  • Requirements Management
  • Understanding of communications systems and technical communications designs
  • Hardware design and testing
  • Software development, software processes, and software defect resolution
  • Implementation engineering (e.g., rack layouts, connecting to facility infrastructure, site surveys)
  • Security engineering (e.g., security hardening, integration of security with functional software design)
  • Network Architecture
  • Ability to collect/analyze data and communicate technical information
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently to complete assigned tasks within expected schedule to complete
  • Flexible/easily adaptable within a dynamic work environment
  • Customer-service and goal oriented


*Any U.s. location/remote is acceptable for this role.



Client Engagement

· Learn about and support Noblis’ client engagement, corporate values, and corporate strategic priorities, including providing input to proposal writers.
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals.
· Participate in the proposal process by providing input to proposal writers.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


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Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


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