182430 - Systems Architect
6 Months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Systems Architect for an opening in Huntsville, AL.

This position is for a Systems Architect for EMS programs who makes high-level design choices, dictates technical standards, including coding standards, tools or platforms, and acts as a liaison to hardware designers. This individual will choose a standard way to pursue application development, create, define and choose application frameworks, promote reuse in the organization. Observing and understanding the broader system environment, creating component design and subdividing complex applications into manageable pieces. Responsible for grasping the function of each component within an application, understanding the interactions and dependencies among components and communicating these concepts to the software developers.

" Provides leadership and acts as an advisor for determining technical objectives for user requirements and specifications.
" Plan software development within the broader organizational scope.
" Defines system solutions based on the user/client needs, cost and required integration with existing applications, systems or platforms.
" Documents and communicates the architecture ensuring that the team is using the architecture and using it correctly. Stages architecture development in a timely fashion so progress can be made before it is complete and makes sure that the system and software architectures are in synchronization.
" Acts as the emissary of the architecture, ensures that management understands the architecture to the detail necessary, as well as interacts with all stakeholders to ensure their needs are being met, resolves technical problems and disputes and makes tradeoffs.
" Formulates detailed long-range plans for the implementation of systems and software solutions including language, coding, platform, resource requirements, testing, and documentation, while considering evolutionary paths and new technology insertions.
" Plans and coordinates the maintenance of solutions including debugging, maintenance, and updating to ensure viability in an evolving environment.
" Plan for future applications based on new developments in engineering and computer technology, manage risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the architecture.
" Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Must have a detailed and extensive expertise of systems and software development concepts, principles, and theory and have applied that knowledge in the development of new principles and concepts.
Prefer candidates to have Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems degrees along with progressive architecture development.
Familiarity with SysML modeling tools such as MagicDraw is a plus.
Demonstrated project and/or program leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established project deadlines or milestones.
Must possess the ability to contribute to the development of new concepts and principles; resolve unusually complex problems; serve as spokesperson on projects and/or programs; and be an expert in one or more areas of software development.
Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective leadership interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives.
Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced software development problems.
Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
Able to work extended hours as required.

A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium, and invited and/or participated on an engineering review panel are desirable.

Accredited Bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; twelve or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, ten or more years of experience with a masters degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Lucas Medina
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x250 or (800) 927-9318 x250

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.