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Ground Systems Software Architect

  • Location: Aurora, Colorado, 80011
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Job Ref: 188067

Our client is seeking a Ground Systems Software Architect for a direct-hire opportunity in Aurora, CO. The candidate will work across multiple programs and proposals to oversee the architecture. The candidate must have strong communication and technical skills.


  • A leader in establishing, communicating and following SW processes and procedures for development, architectural compliance, documentation, external and internal interfaces, and other software engineering work products/artifacts
  • Providing leadership for the software architecture team in proposals, preliminary design and detailed design
  • Presentations to customers and users effectively and professionally
  • Works closely with the systems design team to implement all aspects of the system
  • Skilled at translating Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and DoDAF artifacts into software designs
  • Defining and implementing software prototypes to demonstrate capabilities and burn down risk
  • Defining SW cost estimates, tasks & schedules
  • Mentoring of developers on development lifecycle
  • Skilled and understanding and designing software interfaces
  • Object-oriented Java design, coding and application of architectural design patterns
  • Multi-disciplinary team player
  • Proven ability to complete assigned tasks to achieve program milestones
  • Ability to communicate complex and diverse engineering topics to achieve team consensus
Required Skills
  • 12+ years working experience in object-oriented software design and development
  • Experience with the entire software lifecycle (preliminary design through maintenance phases) using Agile / DevOPS development approaches
  • 5+ years prior experience serving as a software architect with on a medium or large program
  • Experience with Mission Management, Planning and Scheduling, or Command and Control
  • Strong experience with JAVA on LINUX/UNIX
  • Experience with COTS/FOSS Integration
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, including mentoring of teammates
  • Demonstrated decision making, including the ability to provide justification of decisions
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including experience with customer interaction and end-user engagement including preparing and presenting status information and technical material
  • Bachelor degree in STEM discipline from an accredited University.
Desired Skills
  • Experience with integrating custom software onto harden platforms using Docker container strategies
  • Experience with REST web services
  • Experience with automated build systems (GIT) or Automated testing tools (Cucumber, Gherkin)
  • Experience with DevOPS continuous delivery and delivery pipeline
  • Experience with Enterprise Architect, and Atlassian management tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.)
  • Familiarity with providing Basis of Estimates and software bids