Senior Principal Digital Technology Architect

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:

The Senior Principal IT Architect Work Environment (Architect) will work as a key member of the Work Environment Architecture team, under the Digital Technology (DT) Strategy & Architecture directorate, to define and apply reference architectures and reference designs to transform business activities across Mission Areas and Functional Teams. This team is made up of senior architects with expertise in digital infrastructure, storage systems, cloud platforms, and collaboration platforms.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Works closely with project teams to architect program and factory work environment solutions that are aligned with and enable business strategies and objectives.
  • Owns and drives consistent common architectures across multiple teams.
  • Applies expertise to direct technical architecture roadmaps, evolutions, and transitionary phases of work at varying levels of detail.
  • Guides both new solutions and evolutions of existing implementations.
  • Contributes key guidance on how program and factory work environment solutions are architected, developed and deployed.
  • Creates and publishes reusable, repeatable architecture pattern definitions using industry-leading standards for digitally transformative solutions.
  • Focuses on the identification and development of reusable components, patterns, frameworks and reference architectures to reduce overall system maintenance and deployment costs, while simultaneously maximizing the reliability, expandability and security of solutions
  • Acts as the principal and senior technical leader on cross-organizational and enterprise activities, working with agile teams, business and subject matter experts to enable the development of detailed and implementable system architectures.
  • Leads technical and design discussions with business teams and stakeholders.
  • Identifies gaps and works to develop architectural vision, strategy, and deliverables to address gaps, and documents architectural artifacts.

A successful Architect possesses proven strategy, technical and presentation skills to apply industry leading concepts (such as shop floor automation, networking, cybersecurity, storage, collaboration, cloud platforms) while leveraging professional interpersonal communications skills to collaborate with stakeholders and convey effective information to business and DT leadership.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Bachelors in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) i.e. but not limited to Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Math. OR minimum of 16 years of relevant professional experience in IT industry
  • Minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience in system architecture, design, and integration (full life cycle).
  • Experience in information system technologies and system integration experience in various work environments.
  • Experience architecting, designing, developing, and deploying information systems to meet organization objectives
  • Experience creating architecture roadmaps spanning business and technology domains. Ability to anticipate industry technical trends in digital infrastructure.
  • Experience assessing the risks, opportunities and business value of solutions and quantifying them in a way that is measurable and meaningful to the business.
  • Experience in applying architecture frameworks and analytical thinking in decision-making.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with individuals with varied technical and business backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with virtual and geographically diverse teams.
  • Ability to speak with business partners in their language and to understand their business opportunities and to translate those needs into architectural requirements.
  • Ability to inspire confidence in technical approaches with in-depth domain expertise and clear, persuasive communications.
  • Ability to mentor others to elevate their technical abilities and prepare them to step into the role of an architect.
  • Experience working with agile frameworks and methodologies, such as Scrum, SAFe, XP, etc.
  • Experience architecting, designing, and building solutions in commercial cloud environments
  • Experience with platform integration architectures
  • Expertise in DevSecOps solutions that support product development
  • Experience designing large-scale platform solutions in a highly-regulated and secure industry environment
  • Experience with architecting solutions in a variety of business domains
  • Certification in TOGAF, DoDAF or other architecture frameworks
  • Certification in Cloud platform, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
  • Experience developing solution architecture models and views using formal modeling languages, such as ArchiMate, UML, BPMN, SysML, etc.
  • Proficiency with Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Lean / Six Sigma qualification/certification

What We Offer:

Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:


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Tucson, AZ 85701

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