Principal Systems Architect Job Description

Principal Systems Architect Job Description

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Principal systems architect provides thought leadership to adopt new technologies (Machine Learning, AI, IOT, 5G, and Virtual disaggregation of Network devices – SDN/NFV etc.) in our Wireline and Wireless Networks.

Principal Systems Architect Duties & Responsibilities

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Conduct analyses of departmental or campus wide business issues
Serve as technical interface to applicable suppliers
Support internal organizations
Performs proof of concept studies for hardware, software, and acousticsOversee the development of software and hardware libraries, the development of integrated tuning tools (internal and external)
Subject matter expertise with MS Windows based server and client/workstation services and software
Manager must demonstrate the aptitude and expertise to support existing legacy services while preparing efficient migration strategies to current or more efficient versions of services Expert level knowledge and support for virtual and cloud based technologies
Leads the overall technical design and end-to-end solution design
Compile, develop, and deliver architectural guardrails
Conduct certification testing and reporting in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST 800-53
Willingness and passion to learn new hardware/software systems that are consistent with duties

Principal Systems Architect Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Principal Systems Architect

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Education for Principal Systems Architect

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Employers hiring for the principal systems architect job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Education, Technical, Information Systems, Architecture, Electrical Engineering

Skills for Principal Systems Architect

Desired skills for principal systems architect include:

Automotive Interfaces
Automotive SOC Systems Architectures
Cable operators
Industry trends used in wireline
Signal processing and waveform design and analysis
Telecom technologies
Backend and embedded car system technologies
Enterprise services portfolio

Desired experience for principal systems architect includes:

Previous MQ insourcing experience
Experience with commercial and Open source ESB’s JBoss Fuse, Mule, SAP, Active Matrix, Camel, Open ESB
Bachelors of Science in Information Systems Technology (minimum) or equivalent years of experience
8+ years of IT experience with M.A
Experience with interface definition/documentation (Space to Ground ICD experience preferred)
Minimum of 10 years’ experience with systems verification, validation, integration and test or related experience

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Principal Systems Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a principal systems architect. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for principal systems architect
  • Proficient in automation technologies and historian technology (Rockwell automation, OSISoft PI)
  • Defensive Cyber
  • LANDWARNET strategy
  • Business Architecture Development – Demonstrate strong subject matter expertise in the mission and mission support domains of FEMA
  • Formulate and present solutions for internal and external customer review
  • Enable effective program and portfolio management
  • Prepare progress reports and update steering committee/executive management as to current status, anticipated issues and risks, and problems as they develop
  • Prescribe test methods, ensures quality of test execution, and ensure that configuration management processes are implemented appropriately and efficiently
  • Understands, advocates and augments the principles of information technology strategies
  • Documents best practices and creates development resources that can be used by other developers
Qualifications for principal systems architect
  • Minimum 8+ years as software or systems architect
  • Typically requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and ten to twelve years of related (large-scale information system architecture) experience
  • Technical or Engineering Degree required
  • Previous experience in classified environments is a plus
  • Familiarity with software development practices and various methodologies (Scaled Agile Framework preferred (SAFe)
  • Candidate must qualify for a US Government Security Clearance (TS/SCI level required)

Principal Systems Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a principal systems architect. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal systems architect
  • Setting architectural vision and customer-driven objectives in an entrepreneurial, product/solutions business
  • Winning customer confidence through integrity, thought leadership, technical communication, problem solving and capability demonstrations
  • Subject matter expertise in RF monitoring, interference detection and mitigation, geolocation related to a wide variety of use cases involving SATCOM systems
  • Systems engineering leadership responsibilities for government and commercial programs
  • Technical advisor/coach/mentor to product/project engineering teams for RF and digital signal processing
  • Facilitating collaboration between engineering groups through working relationships, design reviews, peer reviews
  • Authoring strategic technical proposals from an understanding of real time embedded systems
  • Performing systems requirements analysis, decomposition, and implementation on complex signal processing systems
  • Partnering with customers to drive innovation of our commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products based on their needs
  • Guiding, coaching and mentoring junior engineers
Qualifications for principal systems architect
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Analysis, a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Negotiation – The ability to resolve disputes and produce an agreement, that is perceived as a collective advantage to all parties involved
  • Working experience with IoT security standards and principles
  • Development experience using languages such as C#/.NET, Java, Python, Golang, JavaScript
  • Document the to-be business and technology state, identify the gaps between the current and future state and map the activities in order to bridge this gap
  • Define and conduct escalations and task assignments and maintain a strategic relationship with 3rd party vendors (Microsoft, Proofpoint, Rightfax, ..)

Principal Systems Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a principal systems architect. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal systems architect
  • Lead the customer needs assessment through product/technology evaluation, architecture development, and product design
  • Develop models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development
  • Identify, define, and recommend solutions to significant technical problems based on input from many functions and engineering disciplines
  • Comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in the technical field as it pertains to the scope of responsibility
  • Coach and mentor more junior technology associates
  • Develop strong relationships with business and platform development team members by being proactive, displaying a thorough understanding of the product development process and by recommending innovative solutions
  • Use disciplined work methodologies utilizing scientific and statistical methods in resolving problems, devising tests and setting specifications
  • Participates in feasibility studies and develop cost estimates for systems, testing, development labor
  • Designs architecture to include the software, hardware and communications to support the total requirements provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure
Qualifications for principal systems architect
  • Builds relationship with business and IT executive leadership, technical teams (applications, infrastructure and others), vendors to understand and solve problems
  • Must have lead engineering team for 3-4 years providing technical leadership
  • Hands on knowledge on Linux kernel, boot loader and board bring-up
  • Relevant infrastructure architecture experience
  • Experience with infrastructure architecture for large global enterprise environments
  • Experience across all domains in infrastructure including network, network security, compute, storage and infrastructure automation

Principal Systems Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of principal systems architect. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal systems architect
  • Participate in academic conferences
  • Develop, integrate, unit and component Test Digital Cluster Applications for both Stand-alone, fully Digital Clusters and Integrated Cockpits (integrated with Infotainment, ADAS, HUDs and Intelligent Personal Assistant, etc)
  • Ensuring the creation of manufacturing system architectures and taking the whole E2E chain into consideration and covering all stakeholder demands
  • Drive the creation/renewal of system architectures for manufacturing systems and/or Industry 4.0 solutions
  • Setting design specifications for new complex manufacturing equipment/lines based on own insights or from other relevant specialists
  • Defining industrialization concepts for new products and defining the architecture of new complex manufacturing lines or Industry 4.0 data systems
  • Shaping the product design into ‘design for manufacturing’ and ‘design for assembly’, participates in Design Reviews
  • The whole concept of a manufacturing line on system level and the integration of sub-concepts
  • The choice between make/buy decisions of parts or solutions
  • Continuously expanding the technical expertise of dedicated core competence by maintaining a broad network of specialists intern and outside the company
Qualifications for principal systems architect
  • Recognized knowledge/expertise in field – in industry and/or within United
  • Proven expertise in leading and influencing technical staff or coordinating work across multiple technology teams
  • Airline/Transportation
  • Expertise and experience in technical leadership roles implementing and integrating COTS/ERP solutions within the public sector
  • Acquisition/procurement
  • The candidate should have strong leadership and communication skills and possess a team spirit

Principal Systems Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of principal systems architect. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for principal systems architect
  • Experience with Object Storage technologies such as ECS or Minio
  • Familiarity with Pivotal Cloud Foundry PaaS a plus
  • Architect and design the best enterprise solutions with the company, department and customer in mind
  • Primary subject matter expert on the company’s application landscape, platform integrations, and strategy
  • Aligns corporate needs and technology requirements
  • Identifying opportunities and for creation of enterprise-level shared applications
  • Able to balance competing interests of various business customers, cost, complexity
  • Participates in business case development, project sizing, designing solutions and implementations
  • Sets and implements enterprise application standards and architectural guidelines in collaboration with the infrastructure architects
  • Collaborate to ensure designs and solutions are planned with other groups
Qualifications for principal systems architect
  • Requires 15+ years of experience with at least 5 years in a Staff Engineer role
  • A university degree is required and a PhD or other advanced degree is strongly preferred, or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skills
  • A physics background and advanced knowledge on a broad area of technology, preferred in the imaging, X-ray and detection domain with strong conceptual thinking skills
  • Being recognized as the expert in his/her field, both within the company and outside
  • Proven understanding of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, ADA, Section 508 and evolving accessibility standards
  • Ability to analyze code for accessibility issues (HTML, CSS, WAI-ARIA, and JavaScript)

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