Operations Architect

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Mission Essential Work! Trace is hiring immediately!


Job Title: Operations Architect

Job Location: Fairfax, VA (Waples Mill)

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI eligibility

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:


Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Operations Architect to join our team in Fairfax, VA.

Daily Responsibilities to include:

  • Understand broad client requirements and translate them into documented engineering requirements.
  • Execute high client initiatives and guide deployment of innovative solutions using the latest technologies to support the warfighter
  • Develop new strategic initiatives and customer relationships while continuing to enhance preexisting initiatives and relationships
  • Consolidate, project, and grow pre-existing efforts
  • Proactively arrange technology engagements with clients and align trace technology solutions to integrate
  • Analyze requirements, design, develop and deliver documentation deliverables of solutions lifecycle such as design, process, policy, techniques, tactics, and procedures in a timely manner.
  • Interface with potential and pre-existing customers, systems architects and engineers from several disciplines to help drive customer deliverables and systems design.
  • Participate in full life cycle development and sustainment modeling, ensuring all requisite support agreements, training, organizational integration, processes/procedures and transition to operations to ensure enterprise level performance and operational support are fully established
  • Interact cross functionally on solutioning & lifecycle sustainment issues that require coordination across organization lines.
  • Travel to customer sites for site assessments in preparation of installation and gather customer feedback. This will require autonomy with the clients’ network and enterprise services to analyze and evaluate the components and postures of the existing networks.
  • Identify risks affecting sustainability and performance of enterprise systems, ensure these risks are tracked and managed.
  • Coordinate technology integration within new or existing program portfolio to ensure Trace products and services meet minimum standards and requirements.
  • Organize and lead teams as needed to achieve project goals.
  • Improve team efficiency through improving internal training and documentation, identifying knowledge gaps and resolving them.
  • Thrive in an energetic, fast-paced environment - learn and become productive quickly and meet team goals, can-do attitude, able to do what it takes to deliver.
  • Working in integration patterns, SOP/TTP governance, and information modeling that pertains to integration
  • Working with various data governance and system architecture methodologies;
  • Continuous problem solving and integration/system troubleshooting
  • Integrating data security and demonstrated professionalism when handling sensitive data
  • Working with consultants, vendors, engineering team and keeping them on track
  • Capable of working through and bridging the sometimes-competing visions of key stakeholders from a technical perspective
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fifteen years direct experience in the last 20 years
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI eligibility
  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • PMP


  •  Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math), experience may be used in lieu of a degree.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: www.tracesystems.com.      #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, disability or veteran status. 


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