Mission Solutions Architect

Harris   •  

Fort Wayne, IN

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


15+ years

Posted 55 days ago

Job Description:

The Mission Solutions Architect (MSA) delivers full life-cycle systems integration and engineering services to meet the missions of its customers. Responsible for the architectural design, development oversight, and deployment of the enterprise's overall systems. Responsible for definition of system solutions based on customer current and future needs. Ability to develop system architectures across multiple platforms, mission domains and applications. Accountable for end-to-end systems engineering and integration, engineering documentation, customer engagement, and enterprise coordination. Requires maintaining currency with industry trends and new technologies applicable to Harris products and mission solutions. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Provides technical direction for the development, engineering, interfacing, integration, and testing of all components of complex hardware/software systems to include requirements elicitation, analysis and functional allocation, conducting systems requirements reviews, developing concepts of operation and interface standards, developing system architectures, and performing technical/non-technical assessment and management as well as end-to-end flow analysis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to plan, design, develop and verify a lifecycle balanced system of systems and system solutions.
  • Understands the complete mission that customers want to achieve.
  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.
  • Drives Harris Enterprise Solution Offering(s) to customers and Future Technology Relevance.
  • Leads and coordinates various analysis to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.
  • Executes technical responsibilities within project cost and schedule constraints.
  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues.
  • Assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers.
  • Determines whether requirements can be met with existing capabilities/designs or if new design requirements must be developed.
  • Provides technical coordination between external customer’s engineers, industry engineers and internal engineering groups to articulate technical issues.
  • Prepares and presents technical information internally and externally that addresses specific subjects of interest.
  • Leads a multi-disciplined engineering group to ensure customer contractual requirements are met.
  • Advocates the customer’s critical needs to internal stakeholders.
  • Analyzes and develops recommendations to resolve contractual technical issues at system delivery.
  • Establishes, implements, and documents the technology integration or migration strategies.
  • Work across a variety of mission domains.
  • Ensure sufficient product definition and coordinate closely with execution teams to ensure proper implementation and adherence to functional and performance specifications.
  • Provide technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software systems in space, air, maritime, and ground domains.
  • Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs.
  • Lead or participate in technical interchange meetings (TIMs) to manage project execution and resolve enterprise issues.
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to novice engineers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited university in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.
  • 15 + years of relevant experience creating and implementing system architectures and complex mission solutions.
  • Experience with functional and physical architecture development.
  • Experience architecting, analyzing, developing, and integrating end-to-end systems in areas such as spacecraft buses, EO/IR space payloads, algorithms for on-board and ground data processing, mission planning & command & control of complex systems and space/ground communications.
  • Experience in operating as a prime provider for both exquisite space and small-sat opportunities.
  • Intimate knowledge of SBIRS/OPIR mission and customer base.
  • Top Secret/SCI security clearance required.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

    • Ability to partner with stake holders and team leaders to identify needs and develop marketable Tactical Communication System solutions which provide customer value.
    • Proven and effective communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience collaborating in a team environment.
    • Ability to partner with stake holders and team leaders to identify mission gaps and develop system solutions which provide customer value.
    • Experience applying technologies and capabilities in ways not previously anticipated to solve our customers’ ultimate objectives.
    • Previous experience developing end to end mission solutions for DoD/government customers a plus.
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