Senior Software System Architect

Zel Technologies • Charlottesville, VA 22901

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

ZelTech is a veteran and minority owned professional services and information technology solutions business dedicated to bolstering US national security. We deliver expert advice, critical technologies and cost-effective solutions to help customers gather essential knowledge, collaborate efficiently, decide quickly and act decisively. Our staff includes experienced operational specialists, analysts, engineers, scientists, and program managers. ZelTech Team members and employees have the opportunity to connect with each other in a work environment of cutting-edge technology that is characterized by a strong sense of caring, community and mutual respect. We are committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive variety of elective benefits to include, but not limited to: Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Holidays and Paid Time Off, 401(K) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Referral and Merit Bonuses, Computer Purchase Program, and Education Reimbursement.

Must have an active clearance to be considered for this position

Job Summary:

Our client organization plans, develops, performs, and enables worldwide data collection and exploitation activities to provide customers decision advantage and enable military strategy, planning and operations. This organization is sponsoring efforts to modernize and expand the technologies used for data collection, data management, and analysis. The aggregate set of applications will constitute an ecosystem of modernized technology systems that take advantage of cutting edge scientific developments; improve efficiency of data collection and analysis tasks; and are deployed on cloud-based systems using consistent architectural frameworks that minimize time to accreditation and the levels of effort required to update software and release upgrades. We are looking for expert support to develop an architectural roadmap to achieve the vision of the future ecosystem. Desired capabilities should include experience with IC systems, especially C2S and other cloud-based technologies; working with multiple stakeholders to gather input and document workflows that represent current and desired mission and technical processes; and experience in developing technical architecture needed to establish a consistent IT framework that promotes access to multiple systems through a single interface, including standardized communications between systems as part of a modular ecosystem.

Essential Job Functions:

* Ability to work in multiple programming languages including but not limited to HTML, CSS, Node.JS, JavaScript, .NET, Java, SQL Client and server programming along with Graphical User Interface development.

* Manage Redmine project onsite to track requirements, issues, and milestones along with progress updates. Experience with code versioning control systems (GIT, SUN, Mercurial (, and manage Gitlab repository onsite for source control. Manage a continuous integration environment onsite using Jenkins to test code releases.

* Must possess, or be able to obtain, CompTIA Security+ certification or CISSP. Candidate will need system administration experience in Linux/Windows server environments with proficiency in TCP/IP.

* Experience with cross-domain tools is a big plus.

* Experience with System design, requirements management, Agile.

* Support and/or lead technical architecture development tasks. Research cloud based deployment options and requirements, such as AWS or C2S. Gather stakeholder feedback and communicate system architecture details for use in design documentation and development.

* Coordinate VTCs, team meetings, and demos when needed, and establish environment onsite to share project artifacts with stakeholders.

* Applicant must be able to communicate clearly with senior level clients in order to explain the progress and results of work.


* Experience deploying and managing cloud-based systems on AWS/C2S

* Ability to research technical issues

* Ability to identify problems, communicate them to supervisor, and propose solutions

* Ability to manage time & resources

* Ability to write reports to present to management

* Ability to delegate implementation plans to subordinate members of project team

* Cross domain solutions experience

* Big Data experience desired


* BA/BS plus 10+ years of database programming experience OR 15 - 20 years' experience in lieu of degree.

Special Requirements:

* Active TS/SCI Clearance required.

* Member must pass a Polygraph within 90-days of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer "This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities."


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