Senior Software/Systems Architect - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2024 12:57 PM)
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LMI is seeking a skilled Senior Software/Systems Architect in Colorado Springs, CO to support an intelligence community client. 


At LMI, we’re reimagining the path from insight to outcome at The New Speed of Possible™. Combining a legacy of over 60 years of federal expertise with our innovation ecosystem, we minimize time to value and accelerate mission success. We energize the brightest minds with emerging technologies to inspire creative solutioning and push the boundaries of capability. LMI advances the pace of progress, enabling our customers to thrive while adapting to evolving mission needs. 


  • Substantially contribute to a multi-disciplinary team which is conceptualizing, architecting, developing, and integrating software and hardware solutions.
  • Collaborate with data architects, operations research analysts, subject matter experts, and systems engineers as a technical leader, establish technical standards, and drive engineering practices to develop comprehensive project-based solutions.
  • Defines, establishes, and evolves overall product technical architecture solution for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) System Program Office (SPO).
  • Engages stakeholders and team members to solve various complex technology challenges across the enterprise.
  • Recognize and overcome performance bottlenecks and implement modern tools and practices to a large complex system and software design.
  • Works across a variety of projects to compose technical plans to support successful project endeavors, decomposing large scale projects into manageable technical components.
  • Produces documents that rationalize technical plans with overall agreed upon roadmaps, capturing technical considerations and design decisions.
  • Conveys the technical architecture for evaluation and consumption by both management and technical teams.
  • Enables smooth transitions into fully operational projects/programs.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related discipline with 10+ years of professional development experience or master’s degree with 8+ years of professional software development experience.
  • Hands-on experience with software development, system administration, data architectures, containerization and cloud-based deployments.
  • Experience working with large data sets through databases, JSON, and XML, and developing software to process data.
  • Deep understanding of software design and architectural patterns.
  • Solid understanding of and work experience employing multiple programming languages.
  • Agile software development experience, with the ability to develop features both collaboratively and on your own with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with the latest technical frameworks and architectures, adept at working with subject matter experts across the organization.
  • Ability to see both the big picture and details of software architectures and anticipate and facilitate architectural changes over the full software lifecycle.
  • Growth mindset and willingness to continually learn and apply new technologies.
  • Strong communication skills to document and communicate plans and strategies.
  • Active TS/SCI with CI Polygraph required. US Citizenship required.


  • Space domain experience
  • Understanding of different integration patterns and best practices such as events, synchronous vs asynchronous messaging, peer-to-peer, publish-to-subscribe, distributed logs and RESTful APIs
  • Special focus on Agile methodologies, including Agile modeling, domain-driven design, refactoring, test-driven development
  • Demonstrated web-development experience (Java/JSON, HTML, CSS, XML)
  • Experience with enterprise data management solutions and platforms in the areas of master data management (MDM) data quality management, data governance, metadata management, Extract-Transform-Load (ETL), data warehousing, and data lakes
  • Senior level EA certification (e.g., Enterprise Architecture Certification (CEA), Certified Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) architect, Certified IT Architect)
  • Experience with AWS & Azure cloud services

Target salary range: $102,000 - $180,000. Final compensation will be determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to your skills, experience, education, and/or certifications.


Final compensation will be determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to your skills, experience, education, and/or certifications.


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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