Software Architect at SAIC (Huntsville, AL)

| Huntsville, AL
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SAIC has an immediate need for a Software Architect to support the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) located in Huntsville, Alabama.


The candidate will be a member of the architecture team that is responsible for the system architecture, program reference architecture, technical governance of the software development teams, and perform software development tasks as subject matter experts of embedded software for weapons systems. The candidate will also participate in software team meetings, architecture planning and implementation meetings, hardware and software design reviews, and technical interchange meetings.

Key goals of the software architecture team align with job duties and include:
  • Oversee execution strategy across all program efforts
  • Cross program, portfolio level considerations for new project design, communication, implementation, documentation, and process
  • Provide input to functional areas from SME architectural position as related to systems, cyber, and software, and safety engineering
  • High-level software architecture decisions and designs, including querying of SMEs as needed, in key SW areas (i.e. OS, BSP, messaging, Intra/Inter CSCI)
  • Define software best practices and work with process team and DevOps to implement
  • Provide definition and input to branching strategies, including integration of branches
  • Enable entire organization to make best practices become habit - Coding standards, Reviews, Design Process, and Estimation
  • Preview incoming projects and capabilities to ensure team is implementing current programs that match future expectations


Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and nine (9) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and seven (7) years or more experience.

CLEARANCE: Must be eligible to obtain a Secret Security Clearance; Interim Secret required to start; US Citizenship required

  • Software Architecture experience (design and implementation)
  • Strong C++ experience and other Object Oriented Languages
  • Object Oriented Design methods and practices
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to foster communications across teams, cross functional groups, and customers.
  • Ability to mentor software engineers on correct architecture, design, and implementation processes
  • Working with cross-functional teams with many engineering disciplines
  • Designing for maximum code re-use across programs
  • Architecture Frameworks such as DoDAF
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Creating Architecture Views and decomposing to specific Implementation and Design Views
  • Software Development and Experience with Distributed Embedded Systems
  • MS Visual Studio (VS2017), VxWorks, Linux, SCM tools
  • Enterprise Architect or similar
  • Software Product Lines
  • Agile Development Lifecycle Experience
  • Software Safety in a MIL-STD-882E context

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
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SAIC operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Reston, VA. SAIC was founded in 2013. It has 34621 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 579 open jobs at SAIC, click here.
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