Abacus Technology is seeking a Systems Architect to support the basic structure of the computer system, defining the essential core design features and elements that provide the framework for all computer systems. This is a full-time position at NASA Headquarters and local offsite facilities.
Design and develop enterprise architectures, and define key capabilities and performance requirements using various frameworks and planning for change. Build diagrammatic and textual models. Describe total systems design and technology maturity constraints in accordance with customer requirements. Develop systems and system element architecture and design and interface definitions. Define system implementation methodology, approach, and operational concept. Develop models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development. Ensure requirements are met and evaluate performance with customer.
Positions available at multiple experience levels including entry (0-2 years), intermediate (2-5 years), senior (5-11 years), specialist (11-16 years), and senior specialist (16+ years). Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s or graduate degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience. Must have or be willing to attend training in the following areas: CMMI; cybersecurity and sensitive unclassified information awareness; IT security awareness; and NASA elevate privileges. Understanding of computer architecture development principles, theories, and concepts. Able to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems. At the specialist and senior specialist levels, must be able to develop and manage complex solutions with minimal supervision or guidance and handle a wide degree of latitude. At the specialist level, capable of representing the organization as prime technical contact on contracts and projects. At the senior specialist level, able to serve as the organization spokesperson on projects and/or programs and act as an advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies. Solid communication skills are critical. Must be a US citizen and hold an active Secret clearance.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.