Senior Solutions Architect

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Chantilly, VA
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Basic Qualifications : Requires a Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 10+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 8 years of job-related experience. Agile experience preferred. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: [Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire.] Applicants selected will be subject to a US Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, US citizenship is required. Responsibilities for this Position: General Dynamics is seeking a Senior Solution Architect that is passionate about identifying and implementing technical solutions to meet the customer needs in support of the Insider Threat mission. A technologist that understands the wide enterprise IT landscape and can effectively identify and communicate risks and solution enhancements. As Senior Solution Architect you will become an expert in all aspects of the production infrastructure and work closely with onsite engineers, administrators, database admins, and software developers. You will work in a secure, fast paced environment with continuous integrations and leading edge technologies. You will actively engage with General Dynamics and Government customer leadership members to communicate your strategies through verbal and written presentations. The majority of work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia, which is located approximately 25 miles west of Washington DC, near the Dulles International Airport. This is in support of a new 6+ year contract that General Dynamics recently secured. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: Analyze current IT architecture and propose, design and implement future enhancements Effectively communicate solutions and issues to wide audience of technical and non-technical members Conceptualize, develop and implement IT architecture solutions in a secure customer mission space Form key relationships with all members of the technical service team and act as the bond that integrates the various technical duties together Identify customer needs and requirement, plan and present future product road maps Identify all required components for solutions integration including hardware/software procurements, data center power sizing, network design, and deployment strategies Work closely with System Engineers and Administrators to define and align tasks for solution implementations Work closely with technology vendors to evaluate products through technical exchange meetings and product evaluations Develop solutions that are highly available and fault tolerant Develop project plans and identify risks Identify legacy solutions and design recap PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or IT related field DoD 8570 Compliant KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Minimum three (3) years' experience in designing, developing, building, and implementing Big Data solutions or developing automated solutions to solve complex problems, a thoughtful ability to solve problems could outweigh years of experience. Experience creating Solution Briefings for customers that provide a solution description, cost/benefit analysis and implementation schedules. Experience deploying solutions that meet NIST 800-53, ICD503 security requirements Wide comprehension of how various IT infrastructure components work together, including Servers/Workstations, network equipment, Big Data infrastructure, data storage management, enterprise software application, and on-premise cloud solutions Expert in Microsoft Enterprise Infrastructure components such as Active Directory, Domains and Trusts, DNS, DHCP, SQL, Exchange, Clusters Experience with IT workstation environments and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Comfortable working on site in a secure classified environment Experience implementing storage technologies to include Fiber Channel SAN and Network Attached Storage Experience configuring Local Area and Wide Area Networks. Experience configuring Firewall policies and NAT polies Experience engaging with vendors to allocate budgets for IT purchases and plan procurements Experience designing and implementing on premise cloud architecture using VMware vSphere Experience with developing disaster recovery and COOP plans is a plus Experience designing and implementing Hadoop (HDFS, Kafka, Impala/Hive) Experience with UNIX/Linux environments Experience designing and integrating firewall solutions Experience with Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) is a plus Experience integrating hardware solutions into Enterprise Data Centers Understanding of RESTful service and APIs Working experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Minimum Salary: USD $190,000.00/Yr. Maximum Salary: USD $210,000.00/Yr. Salary Note: This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. Company Overview: General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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