Infrastructure Systems Architect




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Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Articulating the architectural vision, conceptualizes and experiments with alternative architectural approaches, creating models and component and interface specification documents, and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions.
  • Ensuring USAID systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures as they apply to the implementation and specification of Information Management (IM) solution of the application platform, across the application program interface (API), and the external environment/software application.
  • Leveraging Agile application development framework, DevOp capability, USAID Cloud Architecture, and Cloud-native capabilities to migrate legacy applications to cost effective Cloud environments.
  • Supporting the integration of SaaS, PaaS, and COTS/GOTS product configuration/APIs/ web services with USAID infrastructure to help meet USAID security and audit requirement.
  • Working with various product developers, product managers, and customer application experts to create software products containing required features and modifications.
  • Providing technical advice to stakeholders and others within the organization and may be responsible for integrating components built by product developers.
  • Assisting in migrating legacy tools to the cloud while delivering new while continuously adding new capabilities for legacy applications and users
  • Updating detailed requirements, system architecture, system/interface design, system configuration, and system/user process documentation.
  • Designing, developing, testing and implementation new products, applications and services based on approved requirements and architectural guidelines.
  • Analyzing and making recommendations for improvements to existing software regarding database performance, stability, usability and scalability.
  • Updating the Agency's ITSM Tool (ServiceNow™) Technical Architecture Document (TAD) for a major release or upgrade.
  • Coordinating with the Agency's ITSM Tool (ServiceNow™) team on architectural changes to core software tables.
  • Participating Engineering Review Board (ERB), Architectural Review Board (ARB), and Software and Hardware Request (SHR) processes and meetings to share information, review documentation, and ensure any impact to operations is coordinated throughout.
  • Expanding the use of existing software or modules to support current and ongoing projects and engagements, and new demands.
  • Collaborating with staff scientists, legacy code decomposition architects, other software architects, development and test leads, infrastructure team, and scrum masters.

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Basic Qualification:

  • U.S. Citizen; must be able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 12 to 15 years, or Master’s degree with 10 to 13 years, or PhD with 7 to 9 years’ experience is required.
  • Minimum, 8 years of progressive experience with software development, with at least 3 years functioning as a Software Architect/IT systems architect, with extensive knowledge or understanding of software and applications design and related architecture(s), including best practices.
  • Highly skilled with extensive proficiency and a firm understanding of the following: Cloud deployments, DevOps, Software Development and Modern UI Frameworks.
  • Excellent knowledge of modeling and engineering methodologies such as UML and DoDAF.
  • Current/valid Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification or similar experience.
  • Expert working experience in Government or industry work areas including systems engineering of large complex Service Oriented Architecture/Cloud environments.
  • Experience with and strong understanding of systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Experience developing high level system design diagrams.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Microsoft Azure or AWS Architecture Certification or similar experience.
  • Recent experience supporting USAID or similar complex software development environment.
  • Ability to decompose and distill complex requirements into workable features to be given to other Software Engineers for Development
  • Experience with Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) and knowledge of software applications running on a cloud infrastructure.
  • Determining and identifying high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture.
  • Establishing system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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