Senior Data Architect


Job Description

This BAE Systems program supports our federal customer who plays a key role in providing direct cybersecurity engineering support. This program provides systems and security engineering and integration support to specific Government-sponsored projects, pilots and prototypes. This includes solution planning and engineering, defining security requirements, target architecture, interoperability and integration, system testing, Verification and Validation, Modeling and Simulation, studies and analysis, post-deployment security validation (PDSV), and project risk management. As part of this team, you will contribute to the engineering of current and emerging cybersecurity systems, policies, and processes to enforce standards and identify vulnerabilities and capability gaps, and reduce cybersecurity risk of our customer networks.

The Senior Data Architect will report directly to the Data Management Lead. You will be part of a team who will:
  • Design, create, deploy, and manage the organizational data structure, t ranslating business needs into mission appropriate long-term data architecture solutions including data access analysis and warehousing design and implementation.
  • Review and develop data reference architecture, data models, and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management focusing on secure and rapid access.
  • Develop strategies for data acquisitions, archive and recovery, and implementation planning. Develop data warehousing blueprints, evaluating hardware and software platforms, and systems integration.

Other Duties:
You will also:
  • Participate in the data management team assessment, review, and refinement of data and metadata standards in alignment with customer data and data technology standards that include attribute based access control.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop data plans and proposed solutions that will interface and enhance current Government-sponsored programs architectures.
  • Participate in data design reviews and data integration in support of project transition into production.
  • Contribute to operational plans including data technology, data storage management, and architectural criteria that promote continual data assessment and audit capabilities for security and quality control. Create documentation and contribute to architectural and migration efforts for data in a Cloud environment, specifically AWS GovCloud.
  • Support engineering and development efforts working in a SAFE Systems Engineering LifeCycle (SELC) environment.
**This position is eligible for maximum telework (>50%) for applicants residing in the National Capital Region (DC, MD, VA).**

**This position's office location can be either Sterling, VA, or Rockville, MD.**


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
You must have experience in the following areas:
  • Proven work experience as a Data Architect or similar role
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles
  • Experience gathering and analyzing system requirements
  • Expertise in SQL, NoSQL, or Cypher query language solutions
  • Familiarity with data visualization and modeling tools
  • Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance and be eligible for TS/SCI
  • Must be able to obtain DHS EOD.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years or equivalent experience.
  • Proven work experience as a Data Architect or similar role in the Federal Government
  • In-depth understanding of database documentation, data integration and data migration (on-premise to Cloud)
  • Expertise in AWS GovCloud data tools, specifically, S3, Redshift, Zeppelin, Kibana
  • Expertise in verbal and written skills to lead discussions and documentation efforts
  • Familiarity with Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.