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Systems Architect for Foundation GEOINT

Company: ACS
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Location: St. Louis, MO (telework allowed during COVID)Clearance Required: Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a current and active TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.Background:Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Expert Systems Architect to assist in leading the design and development of solutions for complex applications problems, API design, data services, platform services, cloud services and infrastructure services to meet user requirements and align to strategic goals and the Enterprise Architecture. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan the system design, system administration, and oversee development of Foundation GEOINT systems which are largely enterprise Geographic Information Systems.
  • Advise in the management and direction of services to develop, install, configure, integrate, and maintain a common GIS platform for Foundation GEOINT production.
  • Provide guidance on architecture design to ensure enterprise implementation.
  • Administer all present engineering processes and provide architectural support to software development efforts.
  • Ensure scalable solutions for cloud implementation.
  • Provide high level architecture design documentation.
  • Prepare efficient designs/DoDAF views with options to management.
  • Identify industry and NGA standards and create IPF unique standards for open architecture, service centric architecture, service oriented architecture, and cloud architecture for inclusion in IPF RFPs, existing contracts, and government development efforts.
  • Provide engineering evaluations of development utilities and components.
  • Convert project specifications and procedures to detailed logical flow charts.
  • Interface with customers to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
  • Perform the full lifecycle of engineering support including but not limited to requirements engineering, solutions engineering, scheduling, reliability analysis, resiliency analysis, development, integration, test and evaluation, maintainability analysis, and decommissioning.
  • Provide engineering support for requirements across the NSG and ASG.
  • Lead the planning, documenting, analysis, and traceability of user requirements and architectures.
  • Assist the Government in strategic technical planning, project management, performance engineering, risk management, and interface design.
  • Support RFP development and generate engineering documentation for RFPs.
  • Provide proposal evaluation support as requested by the government.
  • Provide architectural support.
  • Identify industry and NGA standards and create IPF unique standards for open architecture, service centric architecture, service oriented architecture, and cloud architecture for inclusion in IPF RFPs, existing contracts, and government development efforts.
  • Brief assigned activities as required.
  • Work cross project with projects to facilitate transition from concept to development to sustainment to decommissioning.
  • Work across NGA, NSG, and ASG partners to include but not limited to NGA/IPF, NGA/SF, NGA/R, NGA/TD, NGA/TA, DoD, FAA, and foreign partners, to provide engineering support to advance the Foundation GEOINT mission.Required Qualifications:
    • Expert-level (18 years of) demonstrated experience with the systems engineering lifecycle.
    • Expert-level (18 years of) demonstrated experience in government or industry in relevant work areas including: Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Data Architecture, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), or Intelligence Community's (IC) Program Architecture Guidance (PAG).
    • Expert-level (18 years of) demonstrated experience with GIS implementations to illustrate competency in this area. Examples may include implementations for other national security customers, state and/or local municipalities, or other industry applications in which GIS is a critical component.
    • One or more Professional GIS certifications including, but not limited to:
    • Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI)
    • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)Desired Qualifications:
      • Doctorate degree in Systems Engineering or in a related hard science STEM field such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Management Information Systems.
      • Expert-level demonstrated experience with NGA Foundation GEOINT production.
      • Ten years of demonstrated experience with MBSE processes, tools and languages.
      • Expert-level demonstrated experience with the NSG/ASG and NRO enterprises.
      • Certified in Software Development Framework, Enterprise Architecture, or INCOSE Expert System Engineering Professional (ESEP).
      • Ten years of demonstrated experience with Cloud-based technologies, structured and unstructured Big Data, as well as AAA technologies.Education Qualifications:Master's degree or higher in Computer Engineering or in a related hard science STEM field such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, or Geodetic Sciences. A degree in Systems Engineering, Project Management, or similar non-technical field does not satisfy this requirement.Years of Experience:
        • 18 years w/ Master's DegreePosition Type: Full-TimeShift: DayCOVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT. All ACS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment or January 18, 2022, whichever is later. Exceptions to the vaccine mandate will be considered only where legally required. To discuss an exemption for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.Assured Consulting Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062

Keywords: ACS, St. Louis , Systems Architect for Foundation GEOINT, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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