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Mission Systems Architect

Company: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:

Joining Arena Technologies, an SPA Company, puts you in the driver's seat of your career. We provide critical technical and engineering advisory services across the spectrum mission, business, and enterprise Information Technology (IT). We pride ourselves in providing critical and focused business and technology consulting support to the agencies and industry partners of the defense and intelligence communities. Your experience and expertise will provide critical time-sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to an Intelligence Community agency directly impacting national security. If you're interested in working in a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive environment, Arena Technologies is the place for you!

About the Perks

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent full benefits package, along with a positive and collaborative work environment. 401k, Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, competitive leave plans, as well as a commitment work life balance, are just a few of the benefits to joining our team! #CJ #IN123

Responsibilities:

About the Position

The successful candidate will work as a member of the program as a Mission Systems Architect to provide task support across the program's enterprise planning and management scope for the customer. As a member of the Architecting team, the Mission Systems Architect will perform mission gap analysis and assessment of alternatives activities in relation to the customer's enterprise architecting initiatives. The successful candidate will:

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.

The candidate may be requested to surge in order to support tasks and projects across the broader contract scope according to their specific, personal expertise and capabilities.
Qualifications:

About the Must Haves

Active TS/SCI clearance, with 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 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

About the Desired

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
Knowledge and understanding of Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (IC ITE) service offerings, architectures, and service adoption

Keywords: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., Chantilly , Mission Systems Architect, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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