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BAE Systems

Software Solution Architect

Sterling, VA

Job Description
Are you passionate about shaping the future of defense and intelligence technology? Join our dynamic team as a Solution Architect (SA) where you'll play a pivotal role in driving innovation and security in the ever-evolving landscape of national defense. As a forward-thinking professional, you'll bring your expertise in DevSecOps, Cloud, and Data Analytics to the forefront.

In this position, you'll have the unique opportunity to design cutting-edge solutions that leverage the latest advancements in technology ensuring the highest standards of security and efficiency. Your role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams, developing strategic architectures, and implementing solutions that harness the power of secure software development, cloud computing and data analytics. You will also have frequent opportunities to exchange ideas with customers and technology partners and will be encouraged to build and maintain your expertise through attendance at conferences, webinars, and similar events. Join us in making a meaningful impact on national security while enjoying a collaborative and forward-looking work environment tailored to professionals like you who are eager to contribute their skills and drive transformative change in the defense and intelligence sector.

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This position is an individual contributor with no direct reports and hybrid supporting remote work on a routine basis but with as-needed on-site work (10-20%) in McLean, Sterling, and customer sites throughout the greater DC area. Occasional travel (< 10%) outside the DC metro area is anticipated. The SA participates in early phase marketing, such as concept development, white paper generation, and directed research, and may direct research or intern teams to develop or enhance key capabilities enabling expansion into new lines of business. The SA is a member of a team of technical experts reporting to the Office of the Chief Technology Officer for the Sector and is given opportunities to lead and grow.

Primary Responsibilities include leading and developing:
  • I&S sector strategy and templates for software development and support
  • Mature and coherent approach for software driven solutions
  • Tailoring DevSecOps pipelines for programs and bids
  • Supporting immediate pursuits and future-focused customer engagements
  • Introducing innovation to current programs
  • Advising rapid software development teams developing prototypes

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • 12+ years of experience (with a Bachelor Degree) or 10+ years of experience (with a Master's Degree) supporting large-scale development efforts, leading a diverse team of technical and operational specialists, and involving the development of novel or innovative new solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience with Government proposals including technical solution development.
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose complex system and software requirements into easy to understand solutions with clear value propositions.
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively at the most senior levels of government (customer) or corporate management (company) to articulate the understanding of their mission needs and requirements and to communicate the value and benefit of BAE Systems solutions.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the state of the art in commercial tools and services for software development, cloud, and data analytics.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and win complex opportunities with the Federal Government and experience leading winning proposals with total contract value on individual deals over $75M
  • Knowledge of software development, containerization, automated DevSecOps pipeline tools and cloud native design principles
  • Knowledge of system development methodologies including requirement engineering, configuration management, technical baseline management, cost estimating and analysis, and decision support methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies including scope, cost and schedule, and resource management to include Earned Value Management
  • Experience collaborating across organizations and OEMs, participating in industry forums and conferences, writing and presenting technical papers
  • AWS Certified Associate Architect, Developer or SysOps Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator in Cloud Platform or related certification
  • Agile Certification

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $139506 - $237203

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Client-provided location(s): Sterling, VA, USA
Job ID: BAE-1144066734
Employment Type: Full Time