VS&R System Architect

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/13/2024 12:39 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Voice Switch and Recorder (VS&R) Program Office manages seven different programs that procure and sustain voice switch and recording systems that enable critical, high availability Air Traffic Control (ATC) voice communications within the National Airspace System (NAS). The VS&R Program Office is responsible for acquisition and full life cycle program management of operational ATC Voice Communications Systems (VCSs), which includes development of requirements, procurement of new systems, verification, validation, testing, logistics, implementation, deployment, and sustainment/tech refresh of existing ATC voice communications systems.


The ATC Voice Systems Architect will support the FAA in modernizing air traffic control voice communications and will provide domain and technical expertise in the following areas: ATC voice communications, voice switch hardware, software, systems, analog/electrical/digital/VoIP interfaces, and networking. The engineer will collaborate with the team through system requirements development, industry/market research, source selection, system verification/validation, system implementation and full system life cycle planning and management. The engineer will facilitate coordination among the team’s functional areas to ensure program success. This position will support FAA VS&R programs and the VCS/VoICE acquisition and series of multiple procurements (APC/GPC/VCSs) by providing systems engineering acquisition & program support and leveraging knowledge of National Airspace System (NAS) Air Traffic Control (ATC) communications, voice switches and ED-137 VoIP for Air Traffic Control. Beyond these specific activities, this resource will also provide technical and program management support to other VS&R programs as needed. The candidate will also apply comprehensive system engineering principles to support the investigation, analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, testing, and evaluation of NAS equipment and procedures, particularly the integration and safety assessment of the ATC system. The candidate will also review and prepare engineering and technical analysis reports, and other technical and safety documentation. May also analyze, design, develop, implement and test software related to engineering or functional requirements of NAS and associated support systems.


The engineer will also support FAA safety management activities involving measures to mitigate hazards or reduce risks to an acceptable level, verification that mitigation measures are incorporated into product design and implementation, and assessment of residual risk and any other safety related activities.


The engineer will apply technical knowledge throughout the phases of the Systems Engineering lifecycle, leverage Project Management experience and collaborate with client stakeholders to ensure successful project/program execution. The Systems Engineer will interact with a team comprised of Noblis, Subcontractor, FAA and Vendor technical staff.


Required Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's degree in related technical field and 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration, including NAS Voice Communications Systems, Switches
  • Domain and technical expertise in ATC voice communications, ATC voice switch hardware, software, systems, analog/electrical/digital/VoIP interfaces
  • Experience working with requirements/design for ATC voice switch air-to-ground (A/G) trunks, voice switch ground-to-ground (G/G) trunks and ATC voice switch networking
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA) experience around ISEF (technique) and CORE (software)
  • Understanding of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model, including the 7 layers that computer systems use to communicate over a network.
  • Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS) (requirements software) experience
  • Understanding of communications systems/networks and voice/data communications designs

Desired Qualifications

  • 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


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD 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


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Explanation

At Noblis we recognize and reward your contributions, provide you with growth opportunities, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, and work-life programs. Our award programs acknowledge employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our service standards. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in our benefit programs. Other offerings may be provided for employees not within this category. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Benefits page on our Careers site.


Salary at Noblis is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, the combination of education, certifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, internal and external equity, location, and clearance level, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements and applicable employment laws. The projected compensation range for this position is provided within the posting and are based on full time status. Part time staff receive a prorated salary based on regularly scheduled hours. The estimated minimum and maximum displayed represents the broadest range for this position (inclusive of high geographic and high clearance requirements), and is just one component of Noblis’ total compensation package for employees.


Posted Salary Range

USD $145,100.00 - USD $253,900.00 /Yr.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org.

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