Job Description

San Diego,CA,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
System Center Solutions Architect

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 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 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 national defense? 

As a solution architect for Microsoft System Center solutions, including a System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), System Center Orchestrator (SCORCH), and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), you'll translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan by crafting architecture diagrams, design specifications, statements of work, and requirements. With your guidance, we’ll help transform the way the Navy uses Microsoft Systems Center technology, including cloud migration, integrating advanced technology, and modernizing legacy systems. 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. 

Your role will involve hands-on developing and implementing architectural designs and creating engineering artifacts for a global enterprise System Center infrastructure system supporting the Navy. Your experience with proactively evaluating and remediating vulnerabilities, and modernizing and increasing fault tolerance will improve end-user experience and reduce operational costs. You will work closely with the application and infrastructure leads to plan automation and performance monitoring for applications, databases, and network devices to ensure applications deployed will properly scale and meet expected SLAs for Performance, Availability, Scalability, and Stability. 

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in an IT system architecture role, including developing architecture and design of complex distributed IT systems environments
  • 3+ years of experience with the design, installation, and configuration of Microsoft System Center products
  • Experience collaborating with enterprise technologists, both internally and externally, to resolve complex technical issues
  • Experience developing enterprise automation and enterprise integrations
  • Ability to communicate with senior management and customers, and mentor junior team members
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II Certification, including Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP Certifications

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience applying systems engineering fundamental concepts, processes, practices, and procedures on technical assignments
  • Experience with enterprise server, storage, networking, software, application services, or a single solution platform
  • Experience with cloud-based technology
  • Experience with Python or PowerShell scripting
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, IT, or Engineering
  • CASP or CISSP Certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

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 $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (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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