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Sr. Mission System Architect 2022-COL-208

Chantilly, VA · Government/Military
Join ICES, Inc. on a contract impacting national security as a Sr. Mission System Architect.  This position is located in Chantilly, VA. The candidate must have a US Citizenship and an active/current TS/SCI security clearance and be willing and able to pass an additional polygraph as needed.

As a Sr. Mission System Architect, specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct assessments of new and revised external stakeholder mission/user needs, guiding policies and directives and other stakeholder guidance to include identification of latent and emerging needs in advance of change.
  • Conduct capabilities and gap assessments of architecture needs and current-funded capabilities using the most current architecture information.
  • Conduct technology gaps assessments (i.e. technology gaps are the difference between capability gap and available or forecasted technology solutions).
  • Lead and contribute to working sessions with government or stakeholders to determine whether the needs and gaps assessments are complete and accurate and whether planned activities meet architectural intent.
  • Review and comment on program acquisition documents within the customer’s organization to assess implementation of architectural intent.
  • Document user capability needs, available and planned capabilities, and capability gaps and technology gaps.
  • Identify, document, and recommend potential options for eliminating or mitigating the identified capability gaps.
  • Assess options identified by the customer for eliminating or mitigating the identified capability gaps to include coordination with stakeholders.
  • Assess results to build and provide a business case analysis that includes independent performance, cost, schedule, and risks assessments in context with the architecture, plans, and other opportunities to include coordination with stakeholders.
  • As a team member, you may be requested to surge in order to support tasks and projects across the broader scope according to your specific, personal expertise and capabilities.
Required Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI clearance, with CI Poly or willing to take a CI Poly.
  • NRO or IC experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • MS with 10+ years or BS with 12+ years of demonstrated performance related to the tasks above.
  • Experience in NRO SIGINT mission system architectures or ground systems design and development.
  • Ability to excel as a member of a collaborative team through open communication, transparency, and flexibility.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact / communicate professionally with senior Government customers and colleagues.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience utilizing Model-Based Systems Engineering principals and approaches to assess impacts to enterprise capabilities and services.
  • Working knowledge/understanding of NRO network architectures.
  • Experience consulting and developing business cases for customer’s use in determining way forward in addressing capability planning and investment.
  • Certifications related to functional responsibilities such as but not limited to Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
  • Information Technology (IT) Architecture domain experience in Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), or Federal Agency, with previous exposure to DoD Architecture Framework (DODAF), and/or Joint Architecture Reference Model (JARM) artifacts.

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