Systems Architect - Multiple Levels (TS/SCI with Poly required)

Systems Engineering Various, Virginia


A day in the life:        

As Systems Architect, you will support a mission critical program leveraging open-source technologies, AWS cloud compute, services and infrastructure and machine-learning to automate tasks and provide insight for the Department of Defense.        

In this particular position, you will be placed in a challenging role to design and implement a suite of tools and capabilities which spans across multiple organizations and programs while being continuously aligned to the corporate mission objectives of knowledge management and collaboration. Some examples of these types of solutions include the proactive pushing of correlated and enriched data to the necessary parties as actionable insights so that preventive, predictive and reactive measures can be taken:   

  • Enterprise service endpoints for knowledge management and collaboration
  • Drop-in web components as “common” components that will be standardized across the enterprise
  • Curated collection of properly tagged datasets as a common vocabulary across the entire enterprise, etc.

These services and capabilities will build atop of existing enterprise architecture as both enhancements and augmentations to deliver greater mission value to all of the stakeholders through innovation and systems integration.    

In addition to performing systems architecture design and implementation, you will have the opportunity to work closely with end users and stakeholders from a UX, Interaction Design, UI Development perspective to thereby promote thoughtful, intentional and intuitive interfaces.  You will be an integral part of a high-performance team within a fast-paced environment in which one must quickly adapt to tactical and operational shifts.  As such, the implemented solutions must be well-planned and thoroughly designed from the ground up to ensure scalability and support seamless integration to existing and future systems.   


What you bring to the table:        

  • Experience in a similar work environment as described above using the technologies below.  Any combination of the following acceptable criteria will be considered for work experience equivalence:  Professional work experience history; Relevant technical certifications; Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a related field in technical/scientific discipline; Graduate degree in a related field or discipline; Doctorate in a related field or discipline
  • Programming experience with scripting and/or OOPs programming languages: Python, Java, GoLang, etc.
  • Web programming experience with JavaScript/Typescript and related frameworks and technologies - Angular/React/Vue, HTML/CSS
  • Experience working with “drop-in” web components - e.g. leveraging CORS (Cross-origin resource sharing)
  • Programming experience with RDBMS technologies for structure/unstructured datasets
  • Experience with API design for Service Oriented design patterns - i.e. REST
  • Expertise in user experience design for user interfaces/visualizations
  • Programming experience in designing applications to support Deep Linking
  • Experience with containerization of runtimes using Docker/Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with industry best practices for Agile software development, automated testing, and continuous integration
  • An active US Government TS/SCI security clearance with a Polygraph

Bonus Skills:        

  • AWS Cloud development and infrastructure management
  • ElasticSearch
  • GraphQL
  • gRPC


Why Red Alpha?        

Every day, our elite customers are pushing through "the grind" to defeat the enemy, even putting their lives on the line for our freedom. Rise to the occasion with us to deliver engineering excellence, to match their dedication to this nation. Join us as we bring digital transformation to the fight.        
Some of our perks and benefits:        
  • You can retire sooner rather than planned: Get closer to retirement with up to 12% in 401k contributions.
  • You can have a career AND a life: Enjoy up to 5 weeks of leave (25 days of personal time off) and 11 paid floating holidays.
  • You can stay at your best: As a member, we'll pay 100% of your premiums for comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. We'll also pay the majority of the premiums for your family.
  • Free access to a fully equipped state of the art gym!
  • $300 per year in company branded merchandise (Under Armour, Nike, Carhartt, YETI, etc.)
  • Fun events throughout the year including a holiday gala, whisky tastings, fall festivals, happy hours, and more.