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DevOps System Architect
Raytheon Company | Aurora, Colorado
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Would you like to work in a collaborative environment at a state of the art facility in Colorado? Then join our Raytheon team of smart people solving problems that make the world a safer place and help to secure our great nation! Come support those who provide us with all the freedoms we enjoy. Our facility in Aurora, CO offers amenities that create work and life balance. On site we have a 24/7 fitness facility, health center, cafeteria, collaboration rooms and dynamic break areas for easy conversation and socialization. Additionally, employee appreciation lunches, bonus opportunities, and great benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401K match, flexible work schedules, are just a few of the reasons people come to work at Raytheon!

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If you have the technical knowledge in software engineering and system development (DevOps, Cloud, or Cybersecurity) and the desire to learn and grow in a company with over 60,000 global employees, then Raytheon is worth the time to explore.

This position is eligible for a Sign on Bonus of 20k for a candidate with a current TS/SCI that can be verified and hired at Raytheon.


Raytheon is seeking a talented and passionate System Architect to join our DevOps Transformation Team. As a System Architect, you will be responsible for supporting our team and programs in their journey to adopt DevOps and Agile methodologies as a new way of working.
The System Architect (SA) is involved across the entire life cycle of the development process. The SA is responsible for specifying top-level logical and physical enterprise and system architectures, and supporting the definition of lower level (environment, test, and software) architectures. The SA must be able to adjust to constant business change, including new requirements, evolving goals and strategies, and emerging technologies.

The SA must provide knowledge of standards-based architectures, possess architecture certifications, demonstrated leadership and communication skills, experience providing architecture leadership on key initiatives / pursuits / programs, and have system lifecycle experience.

The System Architect provides leadership and mentoring to the DevOps team and Dojo personnel on all SA related items. The SA works closely with Programs, Customers and Dojo members to understand the requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business /program strategies, and architectural standards.

Must be US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance

  • Analyze user requirements, CONOPS and high-level technical requirements and constraints to derive, develop and decompose system-level specifications
  • Develop and deliver training on architectural best practices
    • Moving from monoliths to (micro) services
    • Architecture and design patterns for DevOps
    • Re-architecting for test automation
    • Cloud migration
  • Lead the specification of resilient and secure cloud-based development, integration and operations architectures
  • Support the definition of system and derived requirements to ensure the developed system is compatible with the defined architecture, and meets customer needs
  • Perform technical cost benefit analysis in support of architecture tradeoff decision making
  • Support the definition of the system security architecture, including specification of the logical and physical controls necessary to meet the overall system requirements and architecture
  • Ensure that the system architecture can support DevOps principles, including extensibility, loose coupling, and service-based applications
  • Engagement and interaction with Customers and Program leadership.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance (US Citizenship required)
  • Hands-on experience with cloud infrastructure environments, preferably AWS
  • Experience with containerization technology, preferably Docker
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile development methodologies
  • Release automation (Jenkins, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild), system administration, system configuration, and system debugging experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong organizational and teaming skills
  • 8 years of related work experience
  • One or more architecture certifications (e.g., TOGAF, Open Group, SEI)
  • MS Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent with 12+ years defining and delivering enterprise level architectural standards and solutions for systems and networks
  • Hands-on experience of providing technical direction for development, engineering, interfacing, integration and testing of components of system
  • Strong knowledge of one or more system architecture tools such as Rational System Architect, Magic Draw/Magic Grid, etc.
  • Demonstrated Cloud experience preferably in Azure or AWS
  • Currently hold at least one (1) industry-standard information security management certification from a vendor or product neutral certification entity (e.g. ISC2, ISACA, GIAC)
  • Familiarity with SharePoint SolarWinds or similar monitoring tools backup tools like TSM/NetBackup or cloud based backup preferred.

B.S. / B.A. Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information systems, Cybersecurity, or a related field with 8+ years of experience


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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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