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Filter by Date: Mar 13, 2019

Filter by Location: Hill AFB, UT, US, 84056

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44545 

All Locations: Hill AFB, UT (Utah) 

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 seeking a Software Architect/Sr. Software Architect to serve as a technical advisor to the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program in designing and acquiring next-generation software systems in support of critical mission functions. By leveraging modern technologies and techniques, the Software Architect will support key software transformation initiatives. The Software Architect/Sr. Software Architect will lead and coordinate technical analyses using Aerospace’s industry-leading subject matter expertise, in support of the design, acquisition, and maintenance of missile mission planning and associated processing systems. 

Key Functions:

  • Serving as a technical expert defining and maintaining the architectural frameworks, processes, and standards related to systems and data architecture
  • Evaluating software architectures and designs to ensure functional and performance requirements are satisfied and external impacts are understood
  • Leading and managing major technical studies assessing the impacts of proposed architectural changes on requirements, design, and cost
  • Working with government and contractor system architects to integrate the software architecture into a model based systems engineering solution
  • Resolving architectural issues across a government reference architecture and contractor architectures

In addition to the above, the duties for the Sr. Software Architect may also include: 

  • Analyzing application portfolios, identifying dependencies and common architectural components, and assessing feasibility of transformation initiatives
  • Defining future mission planning and processing capabilities
  • Formulating acquisition strategies and supporting contract solicitation and negotiations
  • Identifying risks and watch items and recommending mitigation strategies
  • Recommending strategies to migrate functions to common infrastructure and services

This position can be filled as a L2 (Project Engineer) or L3 (Sr. Project Engineer). 



For the Software Architect: 

  • 8 or more years (L2) or 12 or more year (L3) of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Experience with software systems engineering and agile software development lifecycles
  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution
  • Current TS/SCI clearance with SSBI
  • Exceptionally high level of innovation, creativity, and personal initiative
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience authoring technical reports and briefings for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated personal initiative with respect to being self-tasking and raising issues and concerns to customers and management
  • 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 requirements, the Sr. Software Architect will have: 

  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Strong experience with software systems engineering and software development lifecycles 
  • Experience with the design, development, or acquisition of software-intensive systems
  • Strong experience with US Government acquisition and systems engineering processes, including supporting readiness reviews and verification and validation activities
  • Experience working in a program office environment, including interfacing with customer counterparts and serving as a key technical advisor for a system or segment
  • Experience working 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
  • Demonstrated expertise in system-level design, and experience with web services and service oriented architectures
  • Knowledge of systems engineering, acquisition, and integration processes
  • Knowledge and experience working with mission planning and processing systems
  • Experience with advanced data architectures
  • Knowledge of cloud computing and virtualization technologies
  • Experience with agile-based software development
  • Experience directing matrixed personnel to solve technical problems
  • Experience working in fast-paced environments and completing tasks on short deadlines
  • Experience delivering impartial assessments despite incomplete or imperfect information



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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

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

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