System Architect, Geospatial Modeling

Chantilly, Virginia
Sep 12, 2023
Oct 12, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Design modeling environment architectures and model repository architectures for various models used by GEOINT analysts for the production and analytic institutional memory for geospatial-intelligence at customer and the broader National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG)
  • Design and develop architecture for modeling environments, including systems for creating, managing, and deploying models.
  • Design and implement architecture for model repositories, including systems for storing, versioning, and retrieving models.
  • Analyze business requirements and technical constraints to develop scalable and efficient solutions for modeling environments and model repositories.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software developers, data scientists, and business analysts, to understand their needs and incorporate them into the architecture design.
  • Ensure that modeling environment and model repository architectures adhere to industry best practices for security, performance, and reliability.
  • Conduct research and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in modeling environments and model repositories, and recommend relevant technologies for adoption.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members.

  • Years of Experience: 3-5 with PhD, 6-8 with MS, 8-10 with BS
  • Clearance requirement: TS/SCI with eligibility for Polygraph
  • Proven experience as a Systems Architect or a similar role, with a focus on designing modeling environment and model repository architectures.
  • Strong understanding of modeling techniques, algorithms, and best practices.
  • Expertise in system design and architecture principles, including knowledge of service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservices, and containerization.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++, and experience with modeling tools and libraries.
  • Knowledge of data modeling, data warehousing, and data integration concepts.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms (AWS, e.g.) and experience with deploying and managing models in cloud environments.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex systems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Expertise or strong abilities with geospatial data and imagery
  • Knowledge of experience with one or more customer and DoD systems and data sources (Cedalion, OGS, MARS e.g.)
  • Experience guiding and supporting junior level personnel


We are seeking a System Architect to join our team supporting our IC customer in Chantilly, VA.

TekSynap is a fast growing high-tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles - the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Oakton, VA TekSynap offices
  • Type of environment: Office
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%-25%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


U.S. Citizenship

Clearance requirement: TS/SCI, eligible for Poly


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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