Chief Systems Engineer - Architect

Location: Laurel, MD
ApplyLogic is a fast-growing Veteran-Owned consulting firm, headquartered in Dunn Loring, VA. Our people are our greatest asset and our company culture is grounded on that belief. We offer challenging and interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment. We deliver best-in-class technical expertise to the Federal Government market through IT professional service contracts. 

We offer a competitive salary with a robust Fortune 500 type benefits package: employee assistance, employee adoption, 401K with match, medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, 15 paid time days off, 10 holidays, unlimited web-based training and up to $5K towards continuing education and/or professional development and more!
Founded in 2004, ApplyLogic is a Veteran Owned Small Business, ISO9001:2015 certified with over $7M annual revenues and 35 employees. Our growth has been recognized in the Washington Technology Fast 50 and the INC. 5000. We have an immediate Chief Systems Engineer - Architect position available in Laurel, MD.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
Provide engineering leadership and subject matter expertise in the evaluation of system requirements, architectures, models, designs, and release/deployment plans.  Assess the operational and functional baselines of an organization and its supporting systems.  Lead the definition of the direction and strategy for systems to ensure the operational needs are being addressed against aggressive schedules. Oversee end to end SDLC of systems through to system deployment and operations.  Provide organizational and strategic planning for systems as they traverse the SDLC.  Provide expertise in, but not limited to, System Architecture, System Modeling, Software Development, Systems Integration, Requirements Engineering, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Business Analysis and Technical Analysis.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of several current systems for various components to include requirements, architecture, design, modeling, planning, release/deployment artifacts among several others. 
  • Lead the development of action plans to remedy findings from assessments and drive remediation of findings with system development teams and when required acts as an individual contributor to remedy findings.
  • Identify application modernization (explicit & implicit), and establish technology opportunities into detailed technical offerings, solutions and proposals to address those needs.
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new and migrating existing applications to the target environment
  • Analyze existing technology, define business aligned IT solutions & participate in risk analysis
  • Collaborate with technical team on development of modernization solution design, architecture.
  • Interact with various teams from Dev/Ops, Infrastructure, Security supporting overall architecture framework.
  • Designs and documents system architecture and associated designs by analyzing requirements; constructing workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.
  • Provide enhancements or improvements to systems by studying current workflows and designs and determining inefficiencies.
  • Develop process/control changes by identifying gaps/issues/areas for improvement; writing improved processes.
  • Defines project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements; forming project team; establishing project budget.
  • Provides project management expertise throughout each phase of the project, from planning to closeout.
  • Monitors project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Maintains system protocols, architecture, requirements, and associated design documents by enforcing traceability, updating procedures, analyzing system and program changes.
  • Prepares technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Required Skills:
  • Experience developing and integrating complex systems through the full system development life cycle
  • Knowledge of SOA, API management, and both async & sync communication methods
  • Have relevant experience in assessing the application landscape, architecting solutions, and leading modernization & migration of applications to target environments like Mainframe modernization, cloud etc.
  • Applications cloud migration experience
  • Experience in responding & managing the large RFP's from standalone application landscape modernization perspective, and from integrated fashion with ASM / AD RFP.
  • Experience in a fast paced, external facing Customer Support department required
  • Experience with functional and/or technical aspects of enterprise commercial off the shelf software packages and custom development
  • Ability to determine process measures and track to determine process effectiveness and efficiency.
Education and Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Certification from reputed cloud service providers like AWS, Azure, IBM etc.
  • 10 years of experience as a Systems Engineer
  • 5 specifically performing in a Systems Engineer role on a large scale mission critical program. 
  • Public Trust, or must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance
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ApplyLogic is an equal opportunity employer. The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of ApplyLogic is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. ApplyLogic hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. ApplyLogic believes that associates should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.