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Company: United Launch Alliance
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Job Description:

United Launch Alliance is hiring! We are seeking a SOFTWARE ARCHITECT-RS 4 to join our team in Centennial, CO.

RS = Rocket Scientist

At ULA, it really is rocket science!

Come be a part of the world's best rocket launch team! ULA is working on solutions that will change how we think about space flight. Join our highly talented team and tackle the next generation of aerospace software development.

Are you interested in joining America's most experienced team of rocket scientists? Do you have what it takes to be a part of the most reliable rocket launch team - and soon the team to return humans to space from American soil? ULA is America's #1 space launch provider with 100% mission success on over 100 consecutive launches. Our vision is to Save Lives, Explore the Universe and Connect the World.

The SOFTWARE ARCHITECT-RS 4 will work in a fast-paced, collaborative development environment architecting, designing, developing and testing cutting-edge software solutions. To have the broadest impact, you will engage with Product Owners, Technology Architects, QA and DevOps team members on cross-functional activities. You will lead and architect solutions that will continually evolve and grow autonomous capabilities.

The SOFTWARE ARCHITECT-RS 4 will be responsible for designing and helping to implement a state-of-the-art platform to provide a broad set of services to the engineering community within ULA. You will guide and train the team in adopting the technologies and methodologies required to bring critical capabilities to market quickly. You will retire existing tools by developing a more maintainable set of capabilities to meet existing business needs, such as configuration control of engineering data.

As a technical leader, you will inspire over-achievement by acting as a career coach and mentor to empower both innovation and competitive growth. You will help shape our engineering process and ensure every person is surrounded with top-talent by helping to recruit the best and brightest. You will be responsible for successful delivery of Next Generation software products with high quality, and even more importantly, high morale. You will help us identify and incubate the next generation of software engineering leaders at ULA.

Establishes the basic structure of the system, defining the essential core design features and elements that provide the framework for all that follows, and are the hardest to change later. The systems architect provides the architects view of the users' vision for what the system needs to be and do, and the paths along which it must be able to evolve, and strives to maintain the integrity of that vision as it evolves during detailed design and implementation. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

External Additional Requirements

* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline from an accredited university

* 6-10 years of related work experience

* Hands-on experience with functional, scripting and object-oriented programming languages and frameworks

* Experience with implementation on multiple tech stacks

* Working knowledge of relational, SQL, NoSQL and/or graph database and data modeling

* Full understanding of secure software development lifecycle including open source security analysis, static and dynamic application security testing

* Led/Architected Micro-Services solutions

* Experience in REST APIs

External Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with container technologies like Docker/Kubernetes

* Cloud Deployment (AWS)

* 6+ years of hands-on experience with functional, scripting and object-oriented programming languages and frameworks

* 10 years of full stack software development experience

* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Demonstrated ability to work with a team

* Embraces shared design philosophy

* Embraces rapid delivery and deployment

Functional Job Description
Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

E-Verify Participation poster (English - Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English - Spanish ).

Keywords: United Launch Alliance, Denver , SOFTWARE ARCHITECT-RS 4, IT / Software / Systems , Denver, Colorado

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