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Chief Systems Architect (AFC)

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Job ID: 204388
Location: AUSTIN, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Chief Systems Architect in Austin, TX to support Army Futures Command (AFC). 


We are seeking an energetic individual with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities in the modernization of the US Army. The customer organization we support provides the enterprise architecting, analysis, and systems engineering solutions that will determine the future integrated systems in the US Army.


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 Education and Experience

  • 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 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 


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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