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Parsons Corporation Chief Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Chief Architect to join our team! In this role you will provide key architectural leadership in the development of the MEO Track Custody ground segment.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • You'll be the primary interface with the Government on the MTC Ground mission objectives, architecture, and enterprise relationships

  • You'll be responsible for developing, owning, and maintaining the MTC ground segment systems architecture that successfully integrates space vehicle provider components, ground entry point access, and mission partner interfaces with O&I common ground services into the ground segment

  • Ensure the architecture is resilient and extensible to support a multi-vendor constellation of satellites and achieves MTC mission objectives within the context of the MW/MD/MT enterprise

  • You'll work across the program, Parsons, Government, and Industry to solicit, evaluate, and select technology/solutions and develops strategic plans and roadmaps to meet the MTC mission

  • You'll work with contractors and the customer Program Office (PO) to architect and design MTC Ground capabilities (constellation mission management tool, data center resources, network and communications, cybersecurity, and infrastructure services) into the Tools, Application, and Processing (TAP) Lab located in Boulder, CO

  • You'll work with system engineers on the MTC team to model the system architecture using MBSE tools such as Cameo

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Science/Engineering/Physics or Computer-related field of study and 10+ years of experience

  • A minimum of five years of experience as a key contributor in the development of High-Level System Architectures (e.g. as a Chief, Lead, or Principal Systems Architect/Engineer)

  • A minimum of ten years of experience combined across command & control, remote sensing, space systems, and missile defense domains or programs

  • A minimum of ten years of experience in research, design, development, integration, and implementation of prototype capabilities, subsystems, systems, and platforms based on system-level requirements

  • Minimum of three years of experience on programs using a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) or Digital Engineering (DE) methodology

  • Ability to lead teams comprised of members from multiple companies

  • Ability to lead Technical Interchange Meetings and Working Groups effectively

  • Experience briefing and developing content for government program milestone events and demonstration events

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Ability to lead special studies relevant to ground systems for spaceborne assets

  • Ability to develop CONOPS and use-cases

  • Experience in Space to Ground and Ground to Ground architecture development

  • Working knowledge of Overhead Persistent InfraRed systems and architecture

  • Certifications or significant experience with DoDAF and/or UAF

  • Experience supporting of SSC, SDA, or Intelligence Community Customers

  • Knowledge of the Satellite Control Network (SCN), other antenna networks, or ground entry point systems

  • Experience developing systems architectures that include local and wide area networks; on-premises compute; cloud/hybrid compute; Kubernetes; network application; user interface applications; pub/sub or message bus interfaces; custom network protocols and message formats; and cryptographic devices

  • Accomplished mentor to inspire and develop the next generation of System Architects

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$113,100.00 - $203,600.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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