Job Openings Senior Principal Architect

About the job Senior Principal Architect

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Principal Architect candidate selected requires DOD avionics hardware systems architecture experience.  Successful candidates will have hardware systems architecture experience as well as an electronic module design and/or FPGA design background. The selected candidate may also be asked to document security on both new and fielded information systems or provide accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features are considered and functioning properly. 

  • Collaborate with integrated product team (SW, HW, Mechanical, Cyber, Manufacturing, Information Assurance)
  • Develop hardware architecture for ruggedized avionics computers
  • Perform trade studies comparing a variety of technologies
  • Serve as lead technical contributor on multiple acquisition proposal teams
  • Perform cost estimations
  • Provide mentoring to other (less senior) architects
  • Serve as the technical lead for a team of 6-20 engineers
  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the company culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure company services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Candidates must have in-depth demonstrated technical knowledge in three or more of the following areas:

  • Interface Technology:
    • 10GigE
    • PCIe
    • Fibre Channel
    • 1553/ARINC429/Avionics IO
    • Display IO (DVI/Display Port/HDMI/ARICN 818/etc.)
    • Fiber Optic Interface Designs
  • Processor Technology:
    • X86 (Xeon, i7)
    • PPC
    • ARM
  • FPGA:
    • Altera
    • Xilinx
    • Microsemi
  • Avionics Design
    • System design for a rugged environment
    • Requirements creation/allocation experience 
  • Open Standards
    • VITA 46
    • VITA 65
    • HOST
    • FACE
    • OMS
    • COARPS


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Technical team leadership
  • Business development support including proposal writing and customer presentations
  • DOD avionics hardware systems architecture experience 
  • Active Department of Defense Secret security clearance