Systems Architect

SAIC | San Diego, CA

Posted Date 2/01/2024

SAIC is the premier Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) integrator with expertise in transforming legacy command and control systems into a modern hybrid cloud environment to accelerate decision making and increase mission success. This new program is part of a broader effort to provide a tactical operational picture aligned with the JADC2 and Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) to adapt to new and emerging threats.

SAIC is seeking an experienced Systems Architect in support of our United States Air Force customer. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in the development and implementation of complex systems by ensuring that all project requirements are thoroughly understood, documented, and effectively communicated throughout the project lifecycle. Collaborate with stakeholders to gather and analyze system requirements. Translate system requirements into technical specifications and system design; make recommendations for technology adoption or upgrades. Apply model-based system engineering (MBSE) to define system functions and develop functional and performance requirements. Translates the clients business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs for very large complex solutions and integrating architecture. May include analysis of transition planning, intelligence information requirements, and may develop architecture baselines. Assists with and leads development of integration, migration plans/schedules. Acts as an advocate for the client as the ultimate authority on the architecture designed to address client business problems. May support ISR and C4ISR programs/clients/systems. Supports business process improvements or systems analysis for missions, systems, and fiscal requirements.


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

Key Responsibilities:

· Support Systems Engineering team by provide engineering and capability expertise to determine overall feasibility of target technologies and coordinate all development and integration efforts with Vendor support.

· Support Integration team by providing modernization approaches to decouple tightly coupled software/systems architecture.

· Support technical design and implementation of the overall TOC-L baseline to mature integration of both HW and Software Government Furnished Equipment (GFX)

· Provide system of system (SoS) engineering and support which will include participation in all technical reviews, design reviews, technical exchange meetings (TEMs), and technical working groups.

· Develop, review and evaluate engineering change proposals, white papers, interface change requests, design options, design specification changes, interface specifications, and system engineering documents.

· Perform requirements analysis, maintain traceability requirements to design


· Experience in architecting a complex command and control system

· Experience with Software Communications Architectures (SCA)

· Experience with Open Mission Systems/Universal Command and Control Interface (OMS UCI) 2.0+ compliance

· Experience with implementing Micro-Service Plugin based architectures (Service Mesh, API Gateway, ISTIO, Consul)

· Experience with developing Interface Control Documents (ICDs)

· Experience with Relational and Non-Relational Database (MySQL, NoSQL DB, EDB, Accumulo)

· Experience with Data Ingest tools, Kafka (Queues, Topics, Steams), RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ

· Experience working in an Agile framework and/or DevOps methodologies.

· Must be able to align mission requirements to system design

· Proven experience in system architecture design and implementation.

· Experience in DoDAF, SysML and UML modeling, simulation, and analysis

· Proficiency using DOORS or other requirements management tool

· Excellent written and oral (briefing) communication skills

· Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience using Cameo Enterprise Architect, Rational Rhapsody, Sparx Enterprise Architect, or other comparable tools

· Familiarity with relevant industry standards and frameworks (e.g., ISO/IEC 15288, INCOSE).

Target salary range: $165,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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Salary165,001.00 - 175,000.00 Annual

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