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Principal Applications Architect

Job ID: 2016671
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 23, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an Applications Architects to serve as the lead technical resource providing strategic oversight and planning for applications architecture and design. This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate the development of new software system applications

  • Provide technical expertise in software architecture

  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers, and others to design  systems and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.

  • Document and design software specifications for software engineers

  • Produce software prototypes to demonstrate application of design.

  • Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information, and that the instructions are correct.

  • Analyze, define, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment, and network connectivity, other systems interfaces, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs.

  • Lead development of system prototypes to demonstrate application of design principles.

  • This position will also assign technical experts for all major project reviews; monitor trends in system architecture and software development and engineering; and recommend training in software development technologies.

  • Participates with senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives. 

  • Develops metadata structures including dictionaries, taxonomies and ontologies.

  • Provide the operation and maintenance of operations systems

  • Develop unit and functional test plans

  • Provide database architectural and design capabilities

  • Design and develop tools for the MS windows and relevant operating system platforms


  • Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.
  • Must have current/active TS/SCI clearance with CI polygraph
  • Possess knowledge on software installation of programs, coding, and/or scripting skills:
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Batch command-line
  • MSI and MSIX (Windows Installer)
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Desired Qualifications:
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Experience within the IC community


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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