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Principal Systems Architect

Job Details

Full Time
Combination of education and experience



Since 1997, ICS has provided support to no-fail missions in the Federal DoD, Civilian, Military and Intelligence communities. Many of our programs are in direct support of the United State Military and the individual warfighter. We consider this both a duty and an honor. Our employees exemplify our Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Grit, Selfless Service and Getting Stuff Done to ensure we do our part to support those on the frontlines defending the freedoms we hold dear.



This expert technical role with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is responsible for develop, monitor and support. This is professional systems architecture work. Employees in this class are responsible for performing moderately to highly complex work on projects with integrated systems that impact multiple applications to support end-user needs.



We offer a premium base salary with compensation commensurate with experience. We provide a robust benefits package including Tuition Reimbursement, 401K Match, BCBS Health Coverage, and Paid Time Off EVEN YOUR BIRTHDAY!



  • Develop technical strategy, architecture, design, and system application standards for the overall systems, data, and other technologies.
  • Evaluate project requirements and produces solution blueprints that enable project teams to develop systems that are robust, flexible, scalable, secure, and that support enterprise strategic initiatives.
  • Support System Administrators, Project Managers, Cyber Security, and Government partners to provide IT solutions that are consistent with Enterprise Standards, Architectures and Strategies.
  • Responsible for providing senior level expertise on decisions and priorities regarding the enterprise's overall application system architecture.
  • Provide technical guidance to project and operational teams as appropriate.
  • Responsible for researching and providing guidance on emerging technologies and industry trends to better serve the customer systems and business organizations.
  • May lead complex projects or tasks that require coordination across various IT and business disciplines.
  • Extensive understanding of system integration and infrastructure processes and procedures.
  • Create, recommend, implement, and promote continuous improvement.
  • Prepare presentations and other documents to deliver to senior leadership.
  • Work with internal and external organizations to support various customer user level requirements, including resolving elevated end user support requests, and researching and deploying advanced technologies.
  • Perform business process analysis and system requirements development.
  • Implement approved system security policies to include the configuration of user access and permission across a variety of systems.
  • Monitor application status; support application event triage, monitoring, tracking, and correlation and event characterization and escalation, work with vendors as needed for event resolution.
  • Provides technical assistance, training and system documentation for users to promote efficient operation of applications.



  • Position is 100% onsite in Warrenton, VA or San Antonio, TX
  • Video interviews will be conducted


  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Requires Bachelors Degree in a related field and applicable industry experience, AND;
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge working with cross-functional teams, both in IT and business
  • Demonstrated understanding of Web, Cloud, Salesforce and data-related technologies
  • Direct experience with technology planning, road-mapping and architecture tools
  • Experience providing directions mentoring junior team members
  • Familiarity with Windows Server operating systems and concepts
  • Windows Server troubleshooting, including command line, networking, packet captures, SQL, routing, iptables, disk partitioning and patch deployment
  • Working knowledge of various hardware platforms and software applications
  • Experience with troubleshooting, proactively identifying solutions and driving them to resolution
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, various levels of management, and internal clients with assorted levels of computer experience
  • A fast learner with a demonstrated ability to quickly learn technology and understand unique system requirements
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • DoD Architecture Framework certification
  • Microsoft Office Skills including Excel, Office, etc.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Experience with domain technologies and techniques.
  • Quality Assurance.
  • Security vulnerability remediation and system migrations.
  • Security Hardening procedures and best practices.
  • Prior experience training, coaching and working directly with end users.


Equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.