Enterprise Architecture Engineer @ Centauri - El Segundo, CA

Enterprise Architecture Engineer

El Segundo, CA
20 days ago

Centauri is seeking an Enterprise Architecture Engineer in El Segundo, CA.


Centauri is seeking a highly motivated space acquisition professional to join our team. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Developing architecture views in collaboration with external research organizations for various threat scenarios
  • Updating, validating and maintaining an Enterprise architecture (Functional, Physical, Reference, Enterprise) in accordance with DoD Architecture Framework to meet Enterprise requirements in accordance with the systems engineering processes described in program’s System Engineering Plan
  • Developing an Architecture Management Plan and creating Architecture Gap Analysis Reports
  • Utilizing Enterprise cost as an independent variable (CAIV) and schedule as an independent variable (SAIV) activities with elements and Prime Developmental Contractors (PDCs) to identify candidate trade studies and analyses for these activities
  • Analyzing and assessing selected lower-level architecture products from PDCs and other stakeholders to identify disconnects and verify interoperability between program system and subsystems with external agencies
  • Performing system architecture and system analysis using commercial tools (e.g., Satellite Tool Kit (STK) Matlab, Sparx EA, etc.) to optimize constellations, evaluate space-to-ground space-space communication links and perform design trades studies directly from the SysML model data source
  • Mining MBSE data models with cybersecurity analysis tools (network node-link-interface analysis) to evaluate potential vulnerabilities or assess effectiveness of architecture changes on resilience to cybersecurity threats


  • This individual must possess a BA/BS degree (graduate degree preferred) in Business, Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other related technical discipline
  • Must have commercial SW development / architecting experience
  • The candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in relevant DoD space systems
  • Must be a strong, proactive individual who takes the initiative to identify, own, and solve customer problems
  • Must have the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment
  • Must have superior interpersonal, written, and communications skills with the ability to interface with different personalities in a range of positions, including many at very senior levels
  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to independently execute work tasks in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
  • SQL programming competency


  • Advanced Degree in Science, Engineering, Math, or Business
  • AF Space Overhead Persistent Radar (OPIR) and Space-Based Environmental Monitoring (SBEM) level experience
  • Solid understanding of DoD acquisition life-cycle policies, processes and milestones
  • Experience with USAF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) processes, procedures & compliance documents
  • Experience with Visual Basic or other programming languages

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Active Top Secret (Top Secret/SCI preferred) Clearance Required.


  • Immediate vesting in the 401k with a 10% company contribution
  • Up to $7,500, per year for education reimbursement
  • 10 holidays which you can float
  • Competitive salary, generous sick and vacation time
  • Flex-time and vacation sellback – Ask me about our Flexible Monthly Schedule. It’s a life changer!
  • Stability; Job security – long term employment

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