• Chief Architect

    Job Locations US-CA-Coronado
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 10:06 AM)
    Job ID
    Clearance Level
    Secret Clearance
  • Overview

    Do you want to join a fast-growing, dynamic company working on the latest technology contracts across the country?


    ISPA Technology is that company. We have been listed 4 years in a row on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. We offer a great company culture, competitive salary & bonus potential, a superior benefits package, and much more!



    Job Description:


    The Chief Architect shall work closely with the technology groups to set direction, vision, and strategic objectives of the effort.


    This position is in support of a program with the mission to provide expertise to the program sponsor in the areas of hardware and software design, development, installation, test and evaluation of various unmanned and autonomous systems. The team will be involved with the development of autonomous unmanned surface vessels (USV’s) to demonstrate an enhanced warfighting capability in a given maritime region.


    Job Duties Include (but not limited to):

    • Responsible for the technical integrity of the enterprise platform and formulation of the technical direction of this effort
    • Create and promote guiding development principles
    • Influence application developers in their ability to create technically sound solutions


    Required Skills & Experience:

    • Experience as a chief systems architect, chief engineer, or an executive systems/enterprise architect
    • At least twelve (12) years of experience in the Command and Control (C2) Net-Centric Operations, Information Management and Decision support systems as a developer/designer, applications architect with appropriate progression to architecture
    • Experience in Systems Engineering & Architecture is a MUST
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a team
    • Experience in the leadership and design of complex systems
    • Highest level of technical knowledge of all phases of application systems and analysis and programming
    • Strong project planning and estimating skills to include tasking, budgeting, scheduling, risk identification, and mitigation
    • Ability to think strategically, balancing of long and short-term priorities
    • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing as well as sound management and leadership skills

    Desired Skills:

    • Minimum (3) years of demonstrated experience in back-end software development in Python & C++ with experience in developing within the Linux and Windows environments to create data-and-message-centric system architectures
    • Experience with autonomous systems/behaviors for unmanned systems
    • Java: Complete knowledge of J2SE, multi-threading/multi-process, J2EE, EJB, JMS, JDBC, JSP/Servlets, Security models
    • Web: HTML, MVC/Struts, JavaScript/DOM/AJAX, Google/Yahoo web toolkits
    • Application Servers: JBoss, BEA, WebSphere
    • Databases: Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL
    • Networks: Understanding of networking principles and impacts to applications
    • Modeling experience
    • UML
    • Experience in high volume transaction processing systems

    Education & Certifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or related field desired; MS in Computer Science preferred; or ten (10) years equivalent training and/or experience
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification required (Security+ or equivalent)

    Security Clearance: 

    • An active Secret security clearance is Required


    • National health, vision, and dental plans
    • 20 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays
    • Life Insurance
    • Short and long term disability plans
    • 401(K) retirement plan
    • Incentive and recognition programs
    • Relocation opportunities


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