Systems Architect


Location: Herndon or Springfield

Mid-Level (6 to 12 years experience)

Overview and Deliverables: Mid-Level Systems Architects 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.

  • Assist the Government in directing system architects in the design, development, maintenance, and documentation of solution architectures ensuring traceability to the Enterprise architecture and Enterprise requirements.
  • Assist with the analysis of user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
  • Advise the Government on proposed changes to the solutions architecture design based on analysis of requirements and new technology.

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) degree.
  • Mid-level experience 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).

Desired Skills: 

  • Demonstrated experience with MBSE, processes, tools, and languages.
  • Federated Enterprise Architect Certifications: Certified Enterprise Architect
  • National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Enterprise Architecture Certification

Expert-Level (18+ years experience)

Overview and Deliverables: Expert Systems Engineers assist in leading engineering teams in taking a multi-discipline approach to requirements engineering, solutions engineering, scheduling, reliability, resiliency, services development, integration, test and evaluation, maintainability and analysis across the NSG, ASG, and Federal Agencies to ensure timely and accurate GEOINT. 

  • Assist the Government in directing requirements engineering, solutions engineering, scheduling, reliability, resiliency, services development, integration, test and evaluation, maintainability and analysis across the NSG, ASG and Federal Agencies.  
  • Assist with the planning, analysis/traceability of user requirements, architectures traceability, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review cloud service capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.  
  • Advise the Government on proposed changes to the solution designs based on analysis of requirements and new technology.  
  • Assist the Government in the capture and translation of mission and customer requirements/needs into systems/capability requirements and solutions.  
  • Support the analyses and allocation of requirements to systems architecture components and executing programs.  
  • Assist the Government in performing systems integration activities.  
  • Assist in leading AoAsCoAs, Trade Studies, and Engineering Assessments.  
  • Assist the Government in strategic technical planning, project management, performance engineering, risk management and interface design.  
  • Provide expert advice to the Government in the areas of relating vision, strategy, plans, needs, requirements, process, and capability developments.  
  • Oversee and coordinates the work of Senior-, Mid-, and Junior-level contractor Systems Engineers. 

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Systems Engineering or in related technical or scientific fields such as engineering, physics, mathematics, operations research, engineering management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Expert-level experience in relevant work areas including: DoD/IC Acquisition Process, Requirements Process, Planning Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System (PPBES)  Process, or system engineering of large complex System of Systems or Service Oriented Architecture/Cloud environments.  
  • Expert-level experience with systems engineering lifecycle. 

Desired Skills: 

  • Demonstrated experience with MBSE, processes, tools, and languages.  
  • Software Development Framework certification.  
  • INCOSE Expert System Engineering Professional (ESEP) certification.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).  
  • Membership or leadership participation in any of the following professional organizations:  
    o American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)  
    o Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)  
    o United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)  
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of geospatial intelligence.  
  • Demonstrated experience engineering solutions using structured and unstructured Big Data, AAA, and Cloud-based technologies.  
  • Demonstrated experience with photogrammetry, remote sensing, image science, information sciences, geographic information systems, geomatics, or related fields.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current NSG/ASG and NRO enterprises. 

Clearance: Candidates need to be TS/SCI-cleared with polygraph. 

Incentive: ASG will pay $5000 for referrals to candidates successfully placed into these positions, payable six months after hire. 

ASG is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled