Software Architect (Secret required) - Roy, UT

Clearance Level
Software Development
Roy, the USA
Key Skills For Success


Agile Methodology

Solution Architecture

Solution Engineering

REQ#: RQ146558
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
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

We are GDIT. We stay at the forefront of innovation to solve complex technical challenges.  General Dynamics Information Technology is seeking a Software Architect who holds active secret clearance. Onsite: Roy, Utah

The position will support DoD programs that are playing a major role in strengthening and modernizing America's Strategic Deterrent Force within GDIT’s Digital Engineering and Space Systems Business Unit. GDIT will develop and deliver a digital engineering design solution which enables and integrates the program’s complete set of data, tools, and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) activities, and makes them available to internal and appropriate external engineering and programmatic stakeholders throughout the program’s lifecycle. This effort will culminate in an abstracted, highly transportable environment delivered to the Government, to be instantiated “virtually” on the Government’s network infrastructure.

For this effort, GDIT will use cloud-based concepts including IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaC (Infrastructure as Code), and SaaS (Software as a service).

Job Duties:

The Software Architect need to establish the left and right boundaries for all developers to work within including the physical and logical architecture, design patterns to employ, technologies to be used, priorities of work-items, and clarification of requirements. To be successful, you’ll need to be able to:

  • Collaborate closely with solution architects and scrum masters to effectively manage an Agile SDLC

  • Work with MBSEs to model the problem domain, logical architecture, and software architecture

  • Quickly understand a unique set of end users and their problem domain

  • Collaborate with coworkers to brainstorm new software features.

  • Model and Pitch software design proposals to solution/enterprise architects and customers for approval.

  • Write clear and concise user stories and recognize/remedy bad ones

  • Mentor developers, testers, and other team members

  • Advises and oversees the software testing process to ensure that all NFRs are clearly tested.

  • Deliver demos and briefings to stakeholders and empathically listen to their feedback and criticisms

  • Make rapid decisions with insufficient information and accept responsibility when they’re wrong

  • Provide general day-to-day leadership of multiple agile development teams

  • Negotiate timelines and manage expectations with stakeholders and development teams

Qualifications and Skills: You should have previously worked, with progressively increasing responsibility, on multiple software projects including a range of technologies and problem domains

Hard Skills:

  • Deep knowledge in at least one of the C family of languages.

  • Prior experience with React or similar frameworks for web applications

  • Prior experience with Cloud and DevSecOps technologies

  • SysML or UML modeling experience

  • Experience with NIST or DISA cybersecurity requirements

  • Prior experience with micro-services architectures

Soft Skills:

  • Exceptional leadership skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to track and manage multiple deliverables and timelines across multiple product teams

  • Organized and Detail Oriented

  • Strong problem solving and conflict-resolution skills

  • Ability to work in a SAFe Agile environment

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At least 15+ years of software development and 5 years of leadership experience is required.

Security Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret or greater clearance

Work Location

  • Roy, UT


  • < 20% travel may be required for in-person meetings, or to access classified data


  • Full-flex work week

  • 401K with company match

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

15 + years of related experience

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


CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $160,000 - $240,000, 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.

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 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.