Senior Portfolio Architect in Colorado Springs, CO

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Linquest Corporation   •  

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 36 days ago

  • Brief Description
  • LinQuest is seeking a Senior Portfolio Architect in Colorado Springs, CO. This position may also sit in El Segundo potentially as well.
  • The Senior Portfolio Architect will provide direct support and coordinate the development of an overarching Analysis Roadmap and Execution Plan addressing how AFSPC will manage, oversee and coordinate all analysis efforts supporting AF space architectures, including associated ground, on-orbit and command & control developmental, production and budgetary decisions.
  • This position will focus on developing roadmaps and architectures that are clearly aligned with future science and technology capabilities as they pertain to space systems.
  • Additionally, the Senior Portfolio Architect will assess Analyses of Alternatives (AoAs), provide systems of systems (SoS) and family of systems (FoS) recommendations to meet space enterprise requirements and capabilities for the customer. Specifically, they will identify and assess alternatives for achieving space enterprise capacities, technical and architecture alternatives as they pertain to the levels of solutions from full requirements compliance to the minimum acceptable capability. They will identify and report capabilities that could have an important impact on national security needs.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Provide liaison support between AFSPC/ESAO, SMC Portfolio Architect, SSDP and other entities to help align, inform and collaborate on NSS strategy, architectures and investment opportunities.
  • Provide technical analysis support on-site and via reach back to synchronize analysis effort across multiple entities, both internal and external to AFSPC. This technical support will leverage developed operational and "strategy-to-task" guidance to evaluate available tools, both internal and external to AFSPC, and develop analysis plans that utilize the best available tools and recommend development of new analysis capabilities where existing capabilities do not meet AFSPC space enterprise analysis needs.
  • Support AFSPC/ESAO, AFSPC/A9 and SMC PA meetings, as needed by the Government, to discuss any issues, questions or other topics related to the development of the architecture and analysis plans. These meetings will prioritize critical issues and enhancements, determine required collaboration, assignment and delegation of work between Contractor and Government personnel.
  • Provide staff work as assigned by AFSPC/ESAO, AFSPC/A9 and SMC PA, to include developing strategy documents, briefings, white papers, etc., for internal and external AFSPC and SMC needs at varying classification levels.
  • Support strategy, architecture and analysis development efforts, to include requirements, PRB, IPL, POM and other staff processes to inform risk-based investment decisions, as directed by the Government lead at various classification levels.
  • Requirements
  • Required Skills:
  • Ability to facilitate and develop trends analysis of the space ecosystems to assist SMC in determining investment priorities.
  • Ability to facilitate and develop roadmaps and space architectures that are clearly aligned with future science and technology capabilities.
  • Ability to facilitate and assess Analyses of Alternatives and provide SoS and FoS recommendations to meet space enterprise requirements and capabilities.
  • Ability to facilitate and discuss orbital requirements within the DoD operational orbits, including the life cycle of hosting and system integration thru on-orbit management and contingency operations.
  • Ability to facilitate and assist in the development of candidate architectures which are more resilient to emerging threats and/or are more affordable than existing architectures and systems.
  • Provide detailed analysis to bolster/support government investment decisions, orbit characterization, performance, resilience, costing, trade-space characterization, and requirements mapping.
  • Ability to sort through complex issues and develop clear solutions.
  • Effective interpersonal and team-building skills, to engage at both the team and management levels to build confidence and collaboration.
  • Ability to facilitate and develop and validate a credible and repeatable process for measuring and evaluating the resiliency of architecture and identify and utilize DoD and industry best practices to develop the AFSPC position(s).
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills – the ability to convey concept of operations in white papers, MS PowerPoint presentations and participate in open forum discussions.
  • Excellent organization skills – develop position statements and brief them.
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Ability to identify and report capabilities that could have an important impact on national security needs
  • Ability to facilitate and support cross-mission area architecture development through the identification of potential synergies and efficiencies across multiple mission areas based off of existing roadmaps and System Program Directorate developed to-be architecture
  • Required Experience:
  • Experience and knowledge within the military space command operations
  • Master's Degree (or Bachelor's degree plus additional 6 years of work experience)
  • Experience working with senior leaders within the DoD space community
  • Experience briefing senior leaders
  • Able to lead and manage a team of experts in developing space architecture for and within the space community
  • Experience working strategic planning within the AF, Joint and coalition communities
  • Worked defining AoAs for DoD systems
  • Technical experience and understanding of space systems (SoS and FoS)
  • US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered for this position
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Technical degree (BS and/or MS, both desired)
  • 8 years' experience within Space and Missile Systems Center – active duty time preferable. Experience within Space Command in the last 3 years
  • Experience at HAF level within the space construct
  • 2 plus years in an acquisition job/support position
  • Work associated with technical solution development and testing
  • Project management, project control and master integrated schedule management
  • Cost analysis
  • Experience working in a TS/SCI environment

Valid Through: 2019-11-4