Chief Architect (TS/SCI, CDET3, Colorado Springs, CO.)

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Cyber Engineering
Colorado Springs, Colorado

REQ#: RQ90716

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Join GDIT, an experienced leader in Cyber Defense Operations.  We are pursuing a new opportunity and in need of a Cyber Architect in Colorado Springs, CO. supporting the United States Space Force (USSF) to provide engineering and technical support for space mission assurance activities.


The Chief Architect will provide support to evaluate cyber defense systems and current ground segment architecture for the assigned Government IT systems being defensed against cyber risks and provide recommendations to fulfill cyber defense guidance and methodologies.

  • Develop system design and architecture requirements with supported SPOs.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate and validate new requirements.
  • Develop and support implementation of cyber defense systems. Provide recommendations to the sustainment, acquisition, and operational organizations associated with the system.
  • Analyze Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) tools/services.
  • Analyze and support engineering and architecture considerations affecting DoD IT assets.
  • Re-architect systems to improve cyber resilience.
  • Evaluate current and emerging technologies, COTS software, or GOTS software for integration.
  • Implement, configure, and tune cyber capabilities.
  • Integrate, install/deploy, and optimize the technical solutions.
  • Perform architectural analysis and modeling that provides input for architectural artifacts.
  • Design, develop, and implement improvements to enhance space mission assurance.
  • Provide Enterprise Architecture products focused on cyber defense data flows/usage and transactions including netflow reporting, network performance metrics, and space mission assurance metrics.


  • Master’s degree in cyber-related discipline, 15+ years of experience
  • DOD 8570.01 Manual Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level III--i.e. CISSP or equivalent
  • TS/SCI Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of/experience with space mission systems
  • Ability to interface and integrate with United States Space Force (USSF) Space Operations Command (SpOC) leadership, USSF operational and acquisition communities

The likely salary range for this position is $137,600 - $206,400, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.