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Lead Systems Architect - Pega Platform

Job ID: 2401446
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Lead Systems Architect with solid experience on the Pega Platform. If you are looking for a rewarding career supporting multiple customers in a variety of engagements while also mentoring others and growing along the way, we'd love to have you join our growing team! You must be self-motivated and hard-working with a passion for people and software.  This job is Full Time and may be remote anywhere in the U.S. for the right candidate.

Job Duties:

  • Performs technical planning, high level and detailed requirements definition, test planning and execution (to include use cases, test procedures and test data), business process automation software systems integration, and technical support for business process automation (Pega) software systems and subsystems.
  • Total software system product may include concept design, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • This position will support intelligent business process automation engagements with a variety of customers using Pega's software development platform. 
  • Applies extensive technical expertise with the Pega Platform, Pega Express Delivery model and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.


Required Education: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 

Required Experience:

  • Pega Certified Lead System Architect (PCLSA) with 5+ years of solid experience developing on the Pega Platform
  • Knowledge of and experience with one or more programming languages

Must have experience with:

  • Implementing user stories according to design and best practice guidelines
  • Knowledge of software design and implementation
  • Knowledge of relational database principles and/or experience with database design
  • Familiarity and/or experience with the Agile Software Development Lifecycle
  • Unit testing all configurations within the Pega Platform
  • Fixing defects
  • Providing direction/mentoring to other team members
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance on the job.


  • Ability to explain complex technical terms and systems to customers and junior team members
  • Ability to participate in the indentification and implementation of continuous improvement processes/standards
  • Excellent analytical/reasoning skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly collaborative
  • Ability to give and receive critical feedback
  • Solid ability to take ownership/initiative

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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