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AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to the Federal Government .  We are dedicated to recruiting, developing and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

Our Defense Team supports our Nation’s warfighters by providing, operating, and assuring critical voice, video, and data collaboration services for the full spectrum of military operations.

The JBSA Program Office has initiated the JBSA shared 5G Infrastructure (Test Bed), 5G Core security Experiments, and JBSA 5G System Integration Laboratory (SIL), which is a 5G critical strategic technology strategy, with expectations as an integrated extension of the Internet to mobile spaces, for the Department of Defense (DoD).  This 5G effort will provide advanced communications technologies, flexible bandwidth allocation (ultra-narrow to extremely broad), in-network core applications, ultra-low-latency and ubiquitous connectivity for DoD, military service components, and the Intelligence Community (IC) enabling long-term economic and military advantage. AT&T SCO will execute task orders awarded and integrate with other industry partners to rapidly develop state-of-the-art 5G solutions for DoD.

AT&T is also building out its own 5G experimental test bed to develop and explore new capabilities and provide prototype solutions for DoD business.

AT&T has an opening for a Chief Integration Architect to support customer integration requirements by providing in depth architectural guidance to key 5G Testbed projects at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The Chief Integration Architect will apply thought leadership and provide advice on multiple technologies along with shaping the long-term direction of AT&T Integration Strategies in order to deliver on complex, enterprise-level initiatives that are a part of the company's overall Integration Strategy.  The JBSA 5G Core Network (5GC) Test Bed is the heart and brains for the 5G Systems (5GS), and also serves as the anchor point for multi-access technologies, which enable Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC).  This is the least developed critical capability in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) defined 5G ecosystem, and therefore the least understood portion of the 5G architecture.  Moreover, 5G Core security experiments provide new flexible scalable capabilities for military 5G networks by demonstrating Network Slicing NFV, end-to-end (E2E) encryption, security assurance platform, blockchain and physical layer security. These capabilities are intended to provide secure 5G enabled communication services that are fast, reliable, secure, flexible, and capable of securely operating in zero-trust network environment. The senior JBSA Chief Integration Architect position will be required to support the JBSA program in conjunction with the JBSA 5G System Integration Laboratory (SIL) leadership to accomplish assigned JBSA shared 5G Infrastructure (Test Bed) and 5G Core security Experiments and task orders.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The Chief Integration Architect will analyze overall application, RAN, MANO, Network Slicing systems. Testbed architectures, to provide technical expertise to teams unfamiliar with Integration technologies, and drive/support/deliver towards an effective JBSA Integration strategy
  • The Chief Integration Architect will enhance, optimize, and implement Integration solutions between the Prime and Vendors as well as between systems
  • The Chief Integration Architect will support teams across diverse business and technical groups in transforming their integration patterns for system-to-system interactions
  • The Chief Integration Architect is responsible in providing technical leadership in connectivity design, redesigning application workloads to effectively leverage target state Integration of vendors and systems
  • The Chief Integration Architect will perform joint assessments to clearly understand current application stack, RAN, network, Testbed and infrastructure design and recommend future state JBSA solutions using sophisticated analytical thought and judgment to solve complex or unique system problems  
  • Supports JBSA program leadership and is the single point of contact to manage all engineering, architecture and stakeholder integration matters
  • Designs, develops, and implements system applications and infrastructure services including hardware integration and configuration and software development integration
  • Oversees modification and maintenance of existing systems applications and infrastructure integration implementations
  • Defines hardware and software integration requirements upgrades on testbed platform system components
  • Work cross-functionally to create and document integration requirements, develop, and deliver solutions
  • Identify deficiencies in current system designs and recommend solutions to JBSA staff
  • Identify system scaling limitations and recommend and implement integration improvements
  • Chief Integration Architect will engage across cross-functional boundaries to influence a sense of urgency and problem resolution
  • Provides systems integration expertise across the organization for addressing operational engineering issues

Required Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and be Secret Eligible   (#clearable)     

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering or other engineering discipline
  • Twenty (20) years of relevant experience and skills commensurate with the JBSA integration duties
  • Candidate will be self-motivated and possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to share operational integration knowledge with customers when queried
  • Candidate will be required to brief high profile customers and senior government officials
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity in planning, developing, and executing major research, engineering, and development efforts for defense organizations
  • Experience in establishing strong working relationships with R&D programs as well as organization leadership
  • Experience integrating AT&T commercial solutions into unique JBSA operational environments
  • Experience working with multiple government security agencies
  • Experience interfacing with DOD staff, Services, to coordinate engineering and analysis analytic results
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience leading the integration design of systems, logical and physical architecture in collaboration with business partners and SCRUM teams
  • Must have demonstrated deliverables in application design and deployment topology for complex, multi-tier distributed applications
  • Must have integrated solutions that meet availability needs based on application functional and non-functional requirements
  • Must have full-stack development experience integrating application software, test automation, and infrastructure as code, relational and database technologies
  • Experience with Scrum, Agile practices and strong aptitude to work in a DevOps culture and environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Applied experience with Orchestration, ONAP, ORAN Open Source, RAN, and Vendor related technologies
  • Hands-on experience with Integration automation frameworks and Integration provided automation tools
  • Applied experience with container-based platforms including Kubernetes, Docker, Container Instances, and related technologies
  • Experience in network integration connectivity patterns and implementation
  • Understanding of AT&T processes, ITIL/ITSM, CMMi and associated IT functions
  • Ability to work independently to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results or JBSA project deliverables
  • Record of leading teams to develop technical solutions requiring collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solution
  • Previous experience with Department Of Defense innovation initiatives and organizations (eg., DARPA/AFRL/AFWERX/KESSEL RUN)

Ready to join our team?  Apply today!

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Job ID 2168244 Date posted 11/19/2021
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