Chief Systems Architect (AFC) - Secret - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC’s Defense System Group is currently hiring engineering positions in Austin, TX supporting 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.


SAIC has an opening for a Chief Systems Architect 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


Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) Degree, BS with 20 years of experience; or MS and 18 years; or PhD and 15 years
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 Quals:

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 

Desired Qualifications