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BAE Systems Sr. Solutions Architect in McLean, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems is currently seeking a Solution Architect that will serve as the competency lead for model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and software development and sustainment, and as the lead engineering design authority (DA) for acquisitions conducted by our customers across the Army, Navy, and Federal Civilian markets to develop both enterprise-wide strategies as well as the point solutions for full lifecycle systems engineering and integration, cybersecurity and information assurance, software engineering and sustainment requirements for major captures and proposals. Working closely with business development, customers, and diverse engineering and proposal teams, the SA will understand emerging and evolving customer mission needs and most important requirements and develop discriminating, winning, tailored solutions aligned to the capture strategy for the opportunities. This position will also lead key internal research and development (IRAD) and strategic investment efforts to enable and to improve the business area s ability to deliver state-of-the-art system integration and sustainment solutions to its customers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the lead solutions architect and the lead technical writer for key proposals and captures and develop discriminating and wining technical and business solutions

  • Lead strategic investments and develop next-generation technologies and methodologies in MBSE/MBE, software engineering and sustainment, and information assurance and cyber resilience

  • Develop white papers, RFI responses, and technical presentations to engage customers and to shape business development opportunities

  • Develop technology roadmaps to support business growth strategy

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in these technical area and as a technology advisor to the business area chief engineer and the line leaders

  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert responsible for assessing, recommending and implementing solutions to support business development, captures and proposals

  • Provide technical support to the business area management, programs, and their customers in solving challenging technical issues emerging during contract execution

In these capacities, specifically, the SA will be required to

  • Develop solutions in terms of contextual, conceptual and logical architectures using standards-based, rigorous methodologies and practices

  • Conduct technology and architecture trade studies by applying proven analysis of alternatives (AoA) methodologies

  • Be the lead proposal writers for technical, management, cost, and/or past performance volumes

  • Develop cost estimates and basis of estimates (BOE) based on industry-accepted methodologies

  • Develop lifecycle cost models to support architecture decision trades

  • Develop proof-of-concept models and prototypes, and conduct internal and external demonstrations

  • Develop technical approach and project engineering plans, including tasks, process and critical resources, to turn the solution into a successful proposal

  • Communicate solutions directly with customers, management, and teaming partners, including oral presentations, white papers, and RFI responses

  • Support IDS Chief Engineer with respect to process improvement, technology initiatives, and investment planning in support of annual IBP process

  • Serves as an I&S representative on industry forums and in discussions with industry leading product and technology partners and OEM's

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

*Required Education and Experience

Bachelor Degree in appropriate discipline (e.g. Engineering, Computer Sciences) and a minimum of 15 years of work experience, including 5 years of large-scale system integration, enterprise IT systems, and/or software development experience.

*Required Skills

  • Strong 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

  • Experience leading technical solution development, in particular, system architecture modeling and CONOPS development using leading systems engineering methodologies including architecture frameworks, SysML or UML, for software-intensive system integration, support, maintenance, and sustainment

  • Experience in supporting large-scale proposal efforts comprising a diverse team of technical and operational specialists, and in writing major proposal volumes involving the development of novel or innovative new solutions

  • Strong knowledge of architecture, design, and system engineering of mission critical weapon systems and enterprise systems

  • Hands-on experience in developing software and managing software teams

  • Expertise and hands-on experience with integrated data environments (IDE) and industry-leading MBSE tools, software development tools, processes and best practices

  • Experience with Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

  • In-depth knowledge of systems engineering, 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

  • Experience collaborating across organizations and OEMs, participating in industry forums and conferences, writing and presenting technical papers

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Experience with virtualization technologies from any vendor (Microsoft, Amazon, VMware, Citrix, Xen or KVM)

  • Knowledge and experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) systems

  • Expertise in enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g., DoDAF, Zachman)

  • Agile software development methods Experience and knowledge in cost estimating and analysis methodologies

  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)

  • Experience and knowledge in cost estimating and analysis methodologies

  • ITIL Certification

  • Master s Degree (Preferred in appropriate discipline)

  • TS/SCI clearance eligible

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, 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 dofrom 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. That s BAE Systems. That s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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