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Principal Systems Engineer - Architect

Job ID: 2402842
Location: NOVI, MI, United States
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has an opening for a motivated, career, and customer-oriented MagicDraw SME/Principal Systems Engineer Architect to provide Systems and Operational Architecture support onsite with the Army Futures Command (AFC) Cross-Functional Teams (CFTs) located in Warren, MI. We are supporting the architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions at the Enterprise level for multiple signature modernization efforts. This work establishes the modernization of future systems supporting the Contested Logistics (CL), Future Vertical Lift (FVL), Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV), or Synthetic Training Environment (STE) CFTs.

SAIC offers relocation assistance for candidates willing to relocate to Warren, MI.

Job Duties

  • Identify and align requirements, derive system architecture and functional design, and identify associated risks to ensure products meet Army requirements
  • Apply AFC strategy and architecture needed to support decision making
  • Consolidate current and planned system architectures
  • Develop architecture models to capture the holistic view of the enterprise
  • Identify and define future capability and interoperability needs while working across multiple Offices and Organizations
  • Identify critical architecture and system level trades
  • Maintain data dictionary and data lineage across architecture components


Required Education:

  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and zero (0) years related experience; four (4) years of experience considered in lieu of degree. 


  • Has hands-on experience with Cameo MagicDraw.
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of architecture products of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) or the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Familiar with and able to develop architecture artifacts using common modelling standards and languages (e.g. DoDAF (UPDM) Unified Modeling Language (UML), Systems Modelling Language (SysML), and Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN)
  • Experience in the development and use of modeling for architecture solutions

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline
  • Certified Architect (e.g. DoDAF, UAF, CSEP)
  • Experience in Cameo EA or similar Enterprise Architecture Tool set
  • Experience with tactical and technical fundamentals of relevant CFT, such as
    • CL: Combat logistics, supply chain distribution, total asset visibility, predictive maintenance and logistics
    • FVL:  Army aviation operations, autonomous unmanned aircraft, and Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA)
    • NGCV: Mounted combat operation, autonomous robots, and manned/unmanned teaming
    • STE: Live, virtual, and constructive training simulations and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) systems.
  • Familiar with the Joint Capability Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and/or Army Capabilities Integration and Development System (ACIDS)
  • Familiarization with the US Army’s staff operating procedures and the Military Decision-Making Process

Required Clearance

  • Must have an Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

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.


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