Expert Level Research and Development Systems Architect with Security Clearance

Chantilly, Virginia
May 26, 2024
May 31, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist, Research
Full Time
Organization Type
About Peraton Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can't be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we're keeping people around the world safe and secure.
Responsibilities We are seeking an Expert-level Systems Architect to assist in leading the design and development of solutions for complex applications problems. The Research Directorate requires enterprise/systems architecture support to a Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, Dissemination, and Storage (TCPED-S) Enterprise. This individual will focus on understanding the current and future planned airborne and spaceborne architecture for the NSG, and the NSG's chief architect's plan. The candidate should have spectral exploitation knowledge and may work closely with Image Scientists to understand the process to analyze and exploit literal and non-literal data. This individual should be comfortable with communicating and collaborating with members across the NGA KCs, NSG and ASG to include the USAF, USN, OUSDI, ODNI, COCOMs, and all contractors related to the project. Duties include: Assists Government in directing system architects in the design, development, maintenance, and documentation of solution architectures ensuring traceability to the Enterprise architecture and Enterprise requirements.
Assists with the analysis of user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
Advises the Government on proposed changes to the solutions architecture design based on analysis of requirements and new technology.
Oversees and coordinates the work of Senior-, Mid-, and Junior-level System Architect contractors.
Capture critical paths for each primary process at each node and the progress of each critical path solution; track the POCs responsible. Perform a high-level assessment of risk across the TCPED-S plan to inform resource management.Qualifications Skills and Experience: Required: Master's degree in computer science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
18 years working experience as a System Architect may be considered in lieu of a degree.
18 years working experience in government or industry in relevant work areas including Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Data Architecture, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), or IC Program Architecture Guidance (PAG).
18 years working experience, knowledge, and understanding of satellites, GEOINT, Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI), LiDAR, Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) data integration, GCCS-M, Remote Sensing capability, MEDAL, Quellfire, UVDS, FSG SIPR Cloud, USAF DCGS, and USN DCGS.
18 years working experience in creating wiring diagrams illustrating data flow between various Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) entities.
Familiarity with DevOps, IC and NGA cloud computing environments (C2S).
Working understanding of data flow between cloud computing environments, and have knowledge of various security domains (SIPR, JWICS).
Working experience in capturing high-level plan risk, critical paths, and depicting a project using Gantt charts.
TS/SCI clearance adjudication or ability to obtain SCI and pass a poly
Desired: Working knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering, processes, tools and languages.
Federated Enterprise Architect Certifications: Certified Enterprise Architect
National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Enterprise Architecture Certification Target Salary Range $146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors. SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range EEO An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran. Our Values Benefits At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We're fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. Paid Time-Off and Holidays
Life & Disability Insurance
Career Development
Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
Paid Parental Leave
Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, & Vision Care