• Senior Solution Architect

    Job Location USA-MD-Lanham
    Posted Date 5 months ago(12/20/2018 1:39 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.




    • Experience deploying solutions that meet NIST 800-53 security requirements
    • Wide comprehension of how various IT infrastructure components work together, including Servers/Workstations, network equipment, Big Data infrastructure, data storage management, enterprise software application, and on premise cloud solutions
    • Expert in Microsoft Enterprise Infrastructure components such as Active Directory, Domains and Trusts, DNS, DHCP, SQL, Exchange, Clusters
    • Experience with IT workstation environments and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Comfortable working on site in a secure classified environment
    • Experience designing and implementing on premise cloud architecture using VMware vSphere
    • Experience designing and implementing Hadoop (HDFS, Kafka, Impala/Hive)
    • Experience with UNIX/Linux environments
    • Experience designing and integrating firewall solutions
    • Experience integrating hardware solutions into Enterprise Data Centers
    • Understanding of RESTful service and APIs
    • Working experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux


    Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics is seeking a Senior Solution Architect that is passionate about identify the right technical solutions to meet the customer needs in support of the Insider Threat mission. A technologist that understands the wide enterprise IT landscape and can effectively identify and communicate risks and solution enhancements. As Senior Solution Architect you will become an expert in all aspects of the productions infrastructure and work closely with onsite engineers, administrators, database admins, and software developers. You will work in a secure, fast pace environment with continuous integrations and leading edge technologies. You will actively engage with General Dynamics and Government customer leadership members to communicate your strategies through verbal and written presentations.



    • Analyze current IT architecture and propose, design and implement future enhancements
    • Effectively communicate solutions and issues to wide audience of technical and non-technical members
    • Conceptualize, develop and implement IT architecture solutions in a secure customer mission space
    • Form key relationships with all members of the technical service team and act as the bond that integrates the various technical duties together
    • Identify customer needs and requirement, plan and present future product road maps
    • Identify all required components for solutions integration including hardware/software procurements, data center power sizing, network design, and deployment strategies
    • Work closely with System Engineers and Administrators to define and align tasks for solution implementations
    • Work closely with technology vendors to evaluate products through technical exchange meetings and product evaluations
    • Develop solutions that are highly available and fault tolerant
    • Develop project plans and identify risks
    • Identify legacy solutions and design recap


    Preferred Skills

    • Experience with developing disaster recovery and COOP plans is a plus
    • Experience with Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) is a plus
    • 10+ years’ experience in related IT field
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or IT related field

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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