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AI Autonomy Solution Architect, Lead

The Opportunity:

At a certain point, experience-based system design can start to look like clairvoyance. When you’ve developed so many systems that you can not only orchestrate the best solution for any technology-based challenge, but you can also anticipate and preempt future issues, you’re a solutions architect. You’ve evolved your skills into strategy through a long path of software development accomplishments and the curiosity to understand how all the pieces of an IT ecosystem fit together. Are you ready to use your combination of knowledge, skill, and experience to take on the toughest challenges in the rapidly emerging areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems for national security applications? 

As an AI Solution Architect on our team, you'll translate your customer’s technology needs and future goals into a plan by crafting requirements, architecture products, design specifications, statements of work, presentations, proposals, and white papers. This role will serve as a key technical expert, advisor, and leader with a wide range of responsibilities. These include customer engagement and business development, where you’ll act as a technical liaison with customers, understanding their needs and translating them into actionable technical requirements. You’ll also cultivate and manage relationships with key technology partners, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic goals. In the area of technical strategy and solutioning, you’ll lead the development of technical solutions and architectures to address customer requirements, market trends, and business objectives. In addition, you’ll contribute to proposals and white papers, showcasing the company's capabilities and value proposition, and provide guidance to engineering teams, ensuring the successful implementation of solutions. Support to market analysis and strategy will inform innovation efforts and aid opportunity capture efforts, while facilitating effective communication of technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences, including leadership and clients rounds out the role.

And what do you do next in a career where you’ve reached this level? You mentor the next set of developers to help them grow into tomorrow’s solutions architects. As a technical leader, you’ll shape digital solutions and identify opportunities for growth. 

Through your leadership, we’ll help transform the way defense and intelligence organizations use technology, including extending human reach, operating persistently in hazardous environments, and reacting with speed and precision that exceeds human capacity. Our technology solutions will reduce the cognitive load on operators, allowing them to focus on complex decision-making while ensuring reliability, predictability, and ethical response. Challenges we’ll meet include mitigating opacity in AI decision-making, ensuring cybersecurity, and establishing clear guidelines crucial for building trust and ensuring responsible development and deployment.

Work with us and build the future of technology in AI-enabled autonomous systems with national security applications for the better. 

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 9+ years of experience designing, modifying, developing, writing, and implementing software or data applications in the defense industry
  • 4+ years of experience defining system architecture or requirements for AI or autonomous systems development in support of defense acquisition
  • 3+ years of experience designing, modifying, developing, writing, and implementing software for Machine Learning, Computer Vision, or Autonomy
  • Experience with DevSecOps or developing and deploying CI/CD pipelines for AI, ML or Autonomy
  • Experience in a technical leadership role and translating customer requirements into technical solutions using an Agile or iterative and incremental development process
  • Experience in business development, proposal writing, and technical marketing
  • Knowledge of software and systems architecture principles and best practices
  • Ability to work with automated build and test tools to support rapid software prototyping and experimentation
  • Top Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Systems Engineering, or 8+ years of experience with engineering in lieu of a degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with modular open systems approach (MOSA) standards
  • Experience with object-oriented and service-oriented software development
  • Experience with publish-subscribe connectivity middleware such as DDS
  • Experience creating cloud strategies, evaluating cloud applications and hardware, and developing and organizing cloud systems
  • Experience with methods, tools, and metrics for the test and evaluation (T&E) of AI-enabled autonomous systems
  • Experience with modeling and simulation (M&S) for use in requirements discovery and evaluation of system performance and mission effectiveness
  • Knowledge of best practices in responsible AI
  • Knowledge of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and SysML
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or other technical field, or 10+ years of experience with engineering in lieu of a degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms. 

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home. 

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $110,100.00 to $250,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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