Chief Systems Architect

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Aberdeen, MD, USA
  • Jun 01, 2021

Job Description


Join a winning team! SAIC’s Defense System Group is seeking engineers to support the modernization of the US Army. SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities. This Army Futures Command (AFC) position is at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD.

This opportunity is contingent upon contract award in the Summer of 2021.

Job Summary: SAIC has an opening for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) systems engineer, with experience in enterprise level systems architecture, to provide Systems Engineering technical services. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that will determine the future integrated systems.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Developing architectural framework using Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) for a large enterprise
  • Leading a systems engineering team in collaboration and approval of engineering products through engineering reviews and engineering milestone events
  • Working across multiple Offices and Organizations to identify and define needs
  • Identifying and defining future capability and interoperability needs
  • Identifying key architecture and system level trades
  • Developing strategies in support of Department of Defense (DoD) architectures
  • Assessing the performance of current and future architecture concepts
  • Providing technical and programmatic guidance to the architecture and system level requirements process
  • Develop architecture models to capture the holistic view of the enterprise
  • Preparing briefings for senior decision makers


Required Qualifications:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) Degree, Bachelors and eigtheen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD or JD and fifteen (15) years or more experience
  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Proven experience with technical fundamentals in existing Army program (e.g. ground vehicles, air, missile defense, soldier systems)
  • Expert-level proficiency with use of architecting to support senior level enterprise decision making
  • Expert-level proficiency with architecture tools
  • Architecture domain understanding from a holistic enterprise perspective
  • Ability to recommend enterprise architecture tradeoffs, impacts, and advancement
  • Proven experience in development and use of modeling for architecture solutions
  • Expert-level understanding of core systems engineering and analysis disciplines and processes
  • Experience with lifecycle readiness from System Requirements Review through system decommissioning
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forums

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline
  • Working knowledge of the Request for Change (RFC) process and the Engineering Review Board process
  • Certified Architect (e.g. DoDAF, TOGAF, UAF, MODAF, Zachman)
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Knowledge of Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Experience in Cameo / No Magic product
  • Prior experience in support of the US Army