Command & Control Software Engineering & Support (C2SES) 4 Lead Software Architect

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Software Development
Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Agile Methodology

Agile Scrum Development

Software Development

REQ#: RQ141864
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Discover a career that is challenging, impactful, and mission critical. Join our team as a Command & Control Software Engineering & Support (C2SES) 4 Lead Software Architect and make an impact for Air Force Life Cycle Management Centers Combatant Command C2 Division’s (AFLCMC/HBC) acquisition program portfolio on the C2SES 4 contract supporting United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). While you help us advance the mission, we’ll help advance your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can't turn into opportunity. As a C2SES 4 Lead Software Architect, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter by enabling Commander USSTRATCOM with C2SES capabilities.  C2SES provides Commander USSTRATCOM, supported Combatant Commands, Component Commands, and other authorized users with modernized mission critical communications and computer systems utilizing common integrated information and decision toolsets, applications, and capabilities in a fully synchronized, net-centric information environment, necessary to maintain deterrence and, if required, dominate in conflict. Simply put, you are supporting our Nation’s number one mission of Nuclear Deterrence. Our work depends on C2SES 4 Lead Software Architect, who is TS/SCI level cleared, joining our team to serves as a technical liaison between the Contractor and Government. You must possess the ability to work independently with little supervision, embrace autonomy, seize opportunity, and be trusted to deliver your best every day. 


You will focus on all aspects of design, analysis, implementation and support of systems, software or other solutions pertaining to deploying C2SES capabilities. You will manage development resources and architecture to construct, implement, and support technology products and other efforts that create new capabilities and impact operations with relevant technologies that meet both functional and non-functional requirements. The ideal candidate projects high energy possesses a passion for state-of-the-art technology, and speaks comfortably from a technical perspective with clients, partners, and across the team. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Understand the system’s constraints, interactions, unstated requirements, exception conditions, and likely direction of change.
  • Lead Agile development team(s) to deliver solutions with architectures that provide capability improvements, reduced sustainment costs and flexibility to adapt quickly to customer needs. Understand high-level features and desired outcomes (both now and future). Assist Agile Team(s) in building, understanding, and analyzing desired outcomes.
  • Responsible for the application-level outcomes, prioritization of those outcomes and maintaining a roadmap of capability improvements (in conjunction with the Government) related to the software’s architecture and the end-to-end design.
  • Formulate software designs that create solutions meeting various desired outcomes (both now and future) while balancing the goals and constraints on the solutions (i.e. customer environment, cybersecurity, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), containerization, services, etc.).
  • Clearly communicate the software architecture to Government and Agile teams with varying levels of technical understanding.
  • Verify implementation to validate that the delivered software is consistent with the agreed architecture and will meet the desired outcomes.
  • See the “big picture” and view the software as part of the C2SES system. See the software not only as a set of components that comprise an application but also as a part of a larger C2SES system of interacting applications.
  • Manage change to the software architecture and control the software complexity. Make software architecture and solutions as flexible as possible. Defend against, when appropriate, suggested changes to the software architecture that introduce undue complexity or future supportability issues. Assist with trade off analyses of increased complexity.
  • Facilitate technical discussion; incorporate feedback and emergent patterns from the Agile Team(s) back into the overall design
  • As appropriate, produce alternate design concepts and detailed approach
  • Ensure the design goals – Performance, Modularity, Reliability, Maintainability, Reusability and Accessibility – are met
  • Design, test, and evaluate technologies and vendor solutions for inclusion into existing architecture to solve technical or customer problems
  • Lead design review & provides feedback
  • Ensure backlog includes any quality issues and technical debt relating to architecture
  • Clarify quality software requirements
  • Identify software risks early in the development cycle
  • Provide documented basis for architectural decisions



  • BS degree in a technical discipline

Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of recent experience with Agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) from conception through end of life.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven experience in leading teams in developing architectures.
  • Experience designing enterprise architecture with modern, enabling technologies and processes e.g., cloud computing, CI/CD, resilient services, containerization, virtualization, agile design and development, JavaScript frameworks, REST services, standards-based authentication and authorization protocols.
  • Experience collaborating with cybersecurity, product owners, users, and developers to design and communicate an innovative and secure architecture that enables continuous delivery of software.
  • Experience with decomposing monolithic software into manageable pieces, especially in related software domains.
  • Experience designing shared services like caching, eventing, and messaging in distributed environment.

Security Clearance Level:

  • Must possess a Top-Secret clearance based on a Special Background Investigation and be eligible for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Nuclear Command and Control (NC2) and Special Access Program (SAP) access.


On Customer Site


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.