KL: Herndon, VA

Systems Architect (Required Active TS/SCI with Polygraph)

Security Clearance
TS/SCI with Polygraph
Regular Full-Time

A Day in the Life

Senior Software Developer / Systems Architect responsible for the automated provisioning of both physical and AWS servers, utilizing existing COTs products (ServiceNow).  Additionally, this position will require heavy scripting knowledge, Java EE, and a working knowledge of Cisco VDC.

This position requires a person with intimate knowledge of Service Now and its use as an automated provisioning mechanism to provision both Physical servers and AWS Windows and Linux AMIs.  Additionally, a successful candidate should have extensive scripting knowledge and capabilities specifically related to Powershell, Power-CLI, JavaScript, Python Perl Scripts, and Bash Shell scripting.  A working knowledge of Cisco Nexus Switches as they relate to Virtual Device Context (VDC) is also desirable.


  • Identify system integrity issues and solutions for the full system life cycle from concept to disposal.
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for the total system.
  • Ensure designs are compatible with the architecture and allocates requirements to segments.
  • Analyze science, engineering, business and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems.
  • Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflows, and scheduling limitations.
  • May analyze or recommend commercially available software. May supervise computer programmers.


  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client/server applications, development processes, and multimedia and internet technology.
  • Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
  • Manage software development and support using formal specifications, dataflow diagrams, other accepted design techniques and computer aided software engineering tools.
  • Apply the concept of operations set of disciplines for the planning, analysis, design and in making refinements, reducing operating time, and improve current techniques.
  • Test, debug, and refine the computer software to produce the required product.
  • Apply business process improvement practices to re-engineer methodologies and principles and business process modernization projects.
  • Apply, as needed, activity and data modeling transaction flow analysis, internal control and risk analysis and modem business methods and performance measurement techniques.
  • Assist in establishing standards for information system procedures.

Qualified Candidate

Candidate must have one of the following:

  • 12 Years of job related experience and High School/GED diploma
  • 10 Years of job related experience and Associate degree
  • 8 Years of job related experience and Bachelor’s degree
  • 6 Years of job related experience and Master’s degree
  • 4 Years of job related experience and Doctorate
  • Develop Web-based UIs
  • Implement Web apps and support services
  • Linux Experience
  • System automation- Experience developing Service Now applications
  • Extensive Javascript experience
  • Python
  • PowerShell
  • Database queries (CRUD)
  • Very Strong troubleshooting skills



Windows Administration

Exceptional Candidate

Hands-on experience with Linux & Solaris and the following services/technologies:

  • Knowledge of NAMED & DHCPD configuration
  • Knowledge of PXE/TFTP configuration for server provisioning
  • Knowledge of Kickstart configuration to build systems
  • Experience with BMC Server Automation
  • Workflow tool Experience (Atrium Orchestrator)
  • Network Automation Experience with the BMC Network Automation tool
  • Implementation/Hands on experience with the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management tool
  • Knowledge of Oracle & Grid Control
  • Experience in scripting technologies (shell, PERL, NSH, python) and XML


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