General Dynamics Information Technology is seeking a Solutions Architect to join our team at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Must hold DoD TS/SCI eligibility required to start.
You will serve as a consultant/advisor supporting the Headquarters U.S. Air Force’s Deputy Directorate for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Cyber Effects (AF/A2/6) oversight of the USAF’s High Altitude ISR (HAISR) beyond line-of-sight architecture program. You will be responsible for developing recommendations, coordinating and maintaining the strategic vision and relationships for the program with Air Force, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Intelligence Community (IC) stakeholders; provide Air Staff decision makers advice on program governance activities and develop policy recommendations for the program.
Envisions and implements enterprise technologies and architectural solutions supporting increasingly aggressive roadmaps for the National Intelligence Strategy (NIS) and National Defense Strategy (NDS) governing concepts.
Supports the Department of the Air Force (USAF), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Intelligence Community (IC) with information technologies (IT) to build the next generation of warfighting-enabling Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) ground infrastructure.
Coordinates and integrates advanced high-performance computing, processing, applications, infrastructure, and data to support analyst workflow process improvements and ensure quality assurance.
Develops and maintains processes for the government to make informed-based decisions based on architectural experiences.
Provides Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) subject matter expertise, programmatic insights, and operational knowledge regarding the Air Force’s HAISR architecture, airborne platforms, sensors, data links, and other related issues.
Provides enterprise architectural expertise and supports the integration of current and new technologies, sensors, processing, and other capabilities into the established program of record.
Develops and maintains strategic relationships with DoD, IC, U.S. Government and commercial organizations for support services. Supports negotiations, provides oversight, recommendations, and develops support agreements for the client.
Coordinates and facilitates programmatic and technical discussions with stakeholders from ISR platform communities, tasking authorities and service provider organizations to develop and refine policy, guidance, interagency agreements, budget recommendations and capability requirements documentation.
Serves as continuity and mentor for government action officers on ISR program policy and oversight; partnerships; program strategic vision; capabilities-based requirements planning; DoD and Services’ Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) processes.
Drafts executive level correspondence, presentations and provides briefings to senior AF and DoD officials. Analyzes technical solution approaches and proposed concepts of operations (CONOPS), develops recommendations and articulates into executive level information to enable effective decision making.
8+ years of Airborne or National ISR policy, governance, operations, and architecture experience with at least 8 years of supervisory experience over ISR mission or architecture operations.
Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance.
Master's Degree; Bachelor’s with 10 years of ISR / intelligence operations or policy experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Extensive, in-depth working experience with AF DCGS; AF ISR operations; U-2 / RQ-4 / other ISR platforms; tasking authorities; Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) processing; and associated data link / ground architectures.
Extensive, in-depth working knowledge of USAF, DoD, DNI and IC organizational structures, relationships, and coordination processes.
Extensive knowledge of Congressional, DoD/IC and Service policies and processes (including Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution; capability requirements development; and security classification guidance) regarding ISR platforms and supporting infrastructure programs.
Proven ability to work / mentor / train others demonstrated in an ISR environment.
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