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Software System Architect

Category: Architecture

City: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, United States

Position ID: J0819-0283

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI Federal has a career opportunity in the area of Abingdon, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command. Responsible for developing, implementing software and tests. Duties may include defining and specifying the implementation of standards, methods, and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, accuracy, and reliability of client and/or company products.

The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander’s guidance in the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander’s guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.

This effort is to meet the government’s objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate common services made available through the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Derive and maintain a cohesive program software architecture based on customer requirements, customer interactions, subject matter expert inputs, system architecture artifacts, and business objectives; Assess software architecture based on CMU SEI software architecture principles – including the application of quality attribute analysis and architecture tactics analysis; Document program software architecture using standard UML artifacts in No Magic Cameo and MagicDraw tools; Communicate architecture concepts to software developers, program management, and customer representatives in written form, during meetings, and as part of program milestone events; Create software architecture inputs to service oriented component design activities, including inter-component service definitions and inter-component interaction sequences; Work with subject matter experts to assess requirements, and to ensure consistency between system architecture and software architecture; Work independently as a contributing member to multiple software sprint teams, and as a guide/mentor for a small team of software architect personnel; Use Jira, Confluence, Git/Bitbucket collaboration and source control tools to communicate information; Support creation and updating of program milestone briefings and documents; Participate in design reviews, release planning, and product demonstrations; Identify potential roadblocks and provide solutions; Plan and estimate design tasks and work to improve performance metrics; Other duties as required

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below

  • BS degree and 8 to 12 years of prior relevant experience. May substitute BS degree for 4 additional years of related experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET security clearance

  • Experience / understanding of relational db models and JPA

  • Proficiency with Linux, bash

  • Experience with Atlassian tools, including Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket

  • Experience with Jenkins Pipelines

  • Experience in Java/J2EE technologies

  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) and specifically, OSGi; Experience with Objected Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming

  • Experience designing and building web services, including REST-based services

  • Experience designing and building network communication software using TCP/IP

  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Good verbal, written, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

  • US Citizenship is required


  • Experience with network architecture and communications

  • Web Client end user devices, Smart Clients and Android applications

  • Familiar with VMF and USMTF message sets

  • Familiar with Combat Net Radio (CNR) and or SATCOM communications

  • Basic understanding of Army and Marine fire mission processing

  • Experience with AFATDS, Army Common Operating Environment (COE) or other PM MC systems

  • Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance

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