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Filter by Date: Jan 10, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44496 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


Summary of Responsibilities
We are looking for a highly motivated Cloud Architect/Senior Cloud Architect to assist in the development of a next-generation mission processing framework. Drawing on expertise in fielding cloud-based software systems, you will serve as a technical advisor to the National Reconnaissance Office in designing and acquiring a state-of-the-art software framework for GEOINT mission processing applications and services for deployment into a commercial cloud environment. You will also coordinate reach-back to The Aerospace Engineering Matrix staff to bring industry-leading subject matter expertise to bear on critical customer needs.

Key Functions

  • Serves as a senior advisor to the US Government in the design and development of a state-of-the-art software framework for hosting GEOINT mission processing applications 
  • Ensures that the program office and developer team fully exploit the capabilities of commercial cloud environments in designing and fielding software solutions
  • Assists the US Government in developing requirements for availability, resiliency, and extensibility of services as new missions and applications are integrated
  • Proactively identifies new technologies and commercially available capabilities for integration into the framework

Duties for The Senior Cloud Architect May Also Include

  • Coordinates with enterprise stakeholders to ensure that user needs are properly understood and satisfied
  • Assists the US Government in formulating acquisition strategies for achieving its architectural vision
  • Participates in pre-solicitation efforts and source selections to help the government achieve best-value solutions from industry


For the Cloud Architect position the following are required:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, scientific, or related field from a recognized institution
  • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Experience in the development, acquisition, or deployment of cloud-based software applications/services
  • Familiarity with the systems engineering and software development lifecycles
  • Current TS/SCI clearance with SSBI
  • Exceptionally high level of innovation, creativity, and personal initiative
  • Willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to accomplish the mission
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Travel as necessary to support job requirements
  • Ability to occasionally flex work schedule to accommodate deadlines
  • This position requires the ability to have and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US Government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

In addition to the above, the Senior Cloud Architect position requires the following:

  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Strong experience with the systems engineering and software development lifecycles
  • Experience with US Government acquisition and systems engineering processes, including supporting readiness reviews and verification and validation activities
  • Experience working with software developers in a technical oversight role, such as supporting software release planning, quality assurance, deployment, or sustainment


  • Advanced degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering, or a related engineering or scientific field
  • Expertise in agile-based software development and software architecture
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to solve complex problems and deliver impartial assessments to customers

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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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