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System Architect - NISSC II

Company: Jacobs
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Your Impact:
Mission Statement
Jacobs is seeking a Systems Architect to support the newly awarded NISSC II contract. Your career at Jacobs enables NISSC to fulfill its mission to "provide classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at NISSC sites." As a member of our team, you will support corporate and customer mission to provide world-class IT services and support that connects systems and users across NORAD in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, cyber security, systems administration, and other mission-critical areas.
Job Description:
As a Systems Architect , you will support the creation of new, and updates to existing DoDAF viewpoints and models for systems associated with the NISSC II contract. Using technical baseline documentation and system Subject Matter Expert (SME) system knowledge as references, you will ensure system modifications captured in technical baseline documentation are reflected in DoDAF viewpoints. In addition to ensuring the physical interconnectivity between components within viewpoints, you will support efforts to upgrade and modernize DoDAF models using IBM Rhapsody. You will also be expected to work periodically with the Chief Engineer/Architect to develop "to-be" DoDAF viewpoints to present technical solutions.
Typical Duties Include:

  • Develop and/or update DoDAF viewpoints to align with technical baseline documentation

  • Augment existing DoDAF models by incorporating

  • Provide technical leadership for systems engineering teams including MBSE mentorship

  • Participate in collaborative engineering/development processes

  • Support efforts to augment existing, independent DoDAF viewpoints into a comprehensive model

  • Work with enterprise architect and technical teams to develop "To-Be" DoDAF viewpoints

    Here's What You'll Need:
    Clearance Requirements: Ability to acquire a TS/SCI
    Educational Requirements: BS in computer or system science discipline
    Certification Requirements: DoD 8570 IASAE Certification, or ability to obtain IASAE certification within 6 months of hire .
    Experience Requirements:

    • 1+ year(s) MBSE experience

    • Demonstrated solid understanding of system architecture frameworks and methodologies

    • Strong working knowledge of Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), including developing and modifying "As-Is" and "To-Be" DoDAF Models

    • Experience using SysML and/or UML

    • Familiarity with complex system technical baseline documentation including system requirements and specifications, Interface Control Documents (ICDs), drawings, and technical manuals

      Desired Requirements:

      • Experience using IBM Rational Rhapsody

      • 2+ years of MBSE experience

      • Ability to support Engineering Investigations and conduct Analyses of Alternatives to recommend plans of actions

        Essential Functions
        Work Environment

        • Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).

        • Work assignments vary based on client requirements.

        • Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions

        • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.

          Physical Requirements

          • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

          • May require climbing, working at heights and in small confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets and server racks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch for long periods of time. Work in noisy areas with hotter and colder temperature than standard office environmental conditions. Lift and transport equipment up to 50 pounds.

            Equipment and Machines

            • General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

            • Servers, switches, routers and other computer equipment that supports the network environment.

            • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders and test equipment.

            • May require operating motor vehicles.


              • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory.

              • Shift Work is required to support operations. The candidate chosen for this position will work varying shifts

              • It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required.

              • You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise

              • You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work

              • Position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions


                • Continental and Oversees travel may be required. It is important to maintain a current passport.

                  Other Essential Functions

                  • Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.

                  • Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels.

                  • Candidate must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

                  • Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client's standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

                  • The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

                    This position is expected to pay $100,000-$120,000 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.
                    Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include education reimbursement, retirement benefits (401K match), employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, tax saving options, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.
                    Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws ( and supplemental language ( .

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