System Architect

Job Description

The engineer will serve as a software engineer for the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Advanced Technology (SVAT) Contract. The engineer will be an integral member of a joint Government and contractor team that operates in a very dynamic environment. The engineer’s duties will span requirements definition and flow-down, net-centric architecture development, software design, and business development. Secondarily, the engineer may be required to assist on other tasks as needed.

The Software Engineer should possess both an engineering/scientific education and strong software development skills. Strong consideration will be given to computer scientists and computer engineers with strong technical backgrounds. ATA engineers, scientists, and researchers are primarily self-directed and self-starters who have the ability to develop new technologies and ideas in the areas of modeling and simulation, algorithm development, and systems engineering. ATA software engineers routinely work in collaborative teams consisting of people with diverse backgrounds to quickly develop solutions. ATA employs an Agile Scrum development process when possible.

Essential Functions: 

1. Virtualized Computing Environments: Goal to architect and deploy stable, flexible, and configurable virtualized computing environments 

a. Cloud environments such as AWS and Azure

b. Virtualization technologies such as Docker containers and Kubernetes container orchestration

c. Server configuration and automation software such as Ansible and Jenkins

2. Advanced Development Environments: Goal to architect and deploy efficient, flexible and secure CI/CD software development, test, and deployment environments 

a. Remote server configuration and monitoring software (as mentioned above)

b. Binary repositories such as Nexus and Artifactory

c. Software security and scanning software such as Fortify

c. CI/CD pipeline configuration and visualization software such as Concourse


  • - Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in relevant Engineering (Computer Science, Computer
      Engineering, or Software Engineering preferred) from an accredited four-year university

  • - Must be a U.S. Citizen, and able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • - Experience with a variety of programming languages including C++, Java, C#, and JavaScript

  • - Demonstrable problem solving and debugging skills

  • - Solid oral and written communication skills


  • - Master’s degree in Computer Engineering or Software Engineering

  • - Interest or experience in functional programming is a plus

  • - Computer Science Systems Engineer

  • - Experience with optical and radar mission operations experience with advanced Machine
      Learning/Artificial Intelligence as applied to Space Situational Awareness domain

  • - Experience with both DoD and Commercial Space Surveillance Architectures; including Optical,
      Radar, Passive RF

  • - Familiar with AGILE software processing

  • - Experience managing software development teams

  • - U.S. citizen with a current U.S. DoD Top Secret-level security clearance

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Primary Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, though some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Relocation Available: Yes

ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20190501.

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