Lead System Architect

Posted Date 3 months ago(5/14/2020 3:22 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph
Full Time
Job Category
Information Systems Engineering


Noblis is hiring a Lead System Architect with a TS/SCI clearance in Chantilly, VA. 


Lead System Architect with an emphasis on development and capture of high level architecture and system of systems definitions to achieve the space resiliency mission.  Supports the development of a complete and thorough system architecture product portfolio through which space resiliency design and acquisition strategies can be linked.



  • Oversees system architecture development and capture
  • Generates systems architecture guidance for a team of systems and design engineers
  • Responsible for the system architecture, design, specifying system and subsystem high level and low-level requirement
  • Provides systems engineering technical expertise on major system acquisitions and oversees project and program integration
  • Provides guidance on engineering management for implementation, process and technology management strategic planning, and integration
  • Uses the architecture to make portfolio budget formulation recommendations
  • Generates  architecture-based products to help defend program selection and budget requests
  • Formulate and document technical and acquisition strategies
  • Decomposes high-level, enterprise requirements and capability statements into functional and non-functional requirements
  • Write system level documentation


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have and maintain an ACTIVE TS/SCI Clearance and be able to obtain additional clearance tickets or a polygraph as required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of engineering experience as project manager or engineering lead or engineering manager on major system acquisitions

Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following duties:

  • Architecture Development, documentation, and use for project definition
  • Technology management
  • Systems engineering
  • Systems integration
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Performance benchmarking
  • Risk management
  • Quality assurance


Additional skills needed:

  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of complicated system architectures on large-scale development systems
  • Architecture management practices that support large systems
  • Developing, reviewing, and analyzing system architecture documentation/products coupled with project management and organizational skills
  • Broad knowledge of the systems design, build, and deployment
  • Understanding of technical content and the ability to communicate well with subject matter experts
  • Experience in the Intelligence Community
  • Experience writing system specifications and statements of work
  • Experience conducting architecture analysis and decomposing product requirements
  • Experience in performing system engineering functions, developing schedules, planning for technical reviews, quantifying and mitigating risks/issues, monitoring technical performance measures, and verifying requirements
  • Understanding of the acquisition lifecycle, technical activities and timelines, associated documentation, certifications, and dependencies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with satellite systems




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