Principal IT Solutions Architect - Classified Projects

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810
Principal IT Solutions Architect
Raytheon Missiles & Defense Digital Technology (RMD DT)
Program Execution Systems Solutions & Integration
(Requires Active US Secret Security Clearance from DoD)

Tewksbury, MA (Travel to Andover, MA and other Northeast as needed)



The RMD System Solutions and Integration (SSI) team is seeking a Solutions Architect to support design and development of complex, information systems for our customers. Qualified candidates will have experience working with system architects and design engineers to develop high-level and detailed infrastructure design artifacts. This position may require limited travel for site installations.

The successful solutions architect will possess proven systems architecture and infrastructure design skills, applies industry advanced concepts (such as Cloud, SDWAN, Internet of Things, DevOps, hyper-converged computing and advanced communications technologies) while leveraging excellent interpersonal, and communications skills to develop innovative, robust and affordable information technology solutions.


This position requires an active US Secret Security Clearance as of day one of employment, except in rare cases only US Citizens are eligible to obtain US Security Clearances.

This role will be based in the RMD DT Northeast US Site Tewksbury, MA, with frequent travel to other area sites in the local areas such as but not limited to: Andover, MA (most frequent other location), Pelham, NH, and Marlborough MA, as program business needs dictate. But home base will be Tewksbury, MA. Capped budget relocation will be available to the selected applicant if they are eligible per company policy. Budget amount will be discussed at the appropriate stage of our process.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as an Architectural Design Authority for the information systems, able to communicate risks and impacts of design changes to stakeholders
  • Maintain a strong understanding of infrastructure systems and services including, but not limited to, compute, storage, network, cyber, and virtualization/cloud
  • Promote and share technical decisions and choices made in the system architecture
  • Support the development of DT standards and reference architectures
  • Introduce and integrate current and future technology architectures and components
  • Oversee the architectural strategy of large complex heterogeneous infrastructures
  • Conduct Analysis of Alternatives, Courses of Actions, Trade Studies, and Engineering Assessments on DT products and services
  • Develop and document systems solutions in accordance with approved engineering lifecycle products (Architecture and Preliminary Design packages)
  • Guide the planning, analysis/traceability of business requirements, architectures traceability, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing IT systems
  • Coordination and collaboration with various stakeholders to drive commonality and accountability amongst solutions
  • Facilitate the introduction of emerging, beneficial DT technology to improve execution, efficiency, and capability of new and existing programs
  • Ensure that team is strategically poised for the undergoing digital transformation by adopting automation solutions and DevOps tool chains to drive efficiencies
  • Collaborate across technical disciplines to resolve top priority program issues
  • Capture, monitor, and represents technical risks & issues of both DT and Engineering designs in programs and proposals
  • Provide personal development of key technical leaders through coaching and mentoring
Minimum Required Skills:

  • Bachelors Degree in Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), or related STEM degree 8+ years of relevant work experience or a related Master degree and 6 years of related experience or in lieu of a degree additional 8 years of related experience
  • Experience in system architecture and engaging stakeholders to develop system designs for multi-level classified and unclassified information systems
  • Experience technical skills across multiple disciplines such as: cloud enabling technologies virtualization, automation, scripting, compute, storage, encryption, cybersecurity, etc.
  • Experience with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment
  • Experience with knowledge of best practices in system security as it pertains to IT solutions
  • Must be a US citizen, US Citizenship statues required as this positon needs active US Security Clearance as of day one of employment
Highly Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of US Government security standards
  • Familiarity with architecture frameworks and views
  • Enterprise architect certification (ToGAF, DoDAF, etc.)
  • Experience performing design activities in an agile process environment
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level I compliance (Security+ CE, CISSP, or other acceptable certification)




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