Senior Architect/Engineering Lead

Job Locations US-HI-Pearl Harbor
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/1/2022 6:50 PM)
Location : Location
US-HI-Pearl Harbor
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
Top Secret
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


SOS International, LLC (SOSi) is currently seeking an experienced Senior Architect/Engineering Lead to join our team in Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Mission Partner Environment – Engineering Services (MPE-ES) team based out of Honolulu, Hawaii creates, manages, and supports IT solutions for USINDOPACOM, its mission and its 5,000+ customers throughout the Pacific theater. Our team solves challenging technical problems that enable USINDOPACOM to realize critical and time sensitive C2 strategies.


Represents the MPE-ES IT Engineering Section. Provides planning and oversight to IT (Systems and Networks) Architecture and Engineering within the MPE-ES Area-of-Responsibility (AOR). Directs a team of MPE-ES systems and network engineers. Ensure IT projects/initiatives are properly planned (defined, prioritized, resourced), executed, documented, and supported. Coordinates and oversees MPE-ES IT architecture/engineering efforts with Systems Operations, Network Operations, and the Enterprise Service Desk (ESD). Functions as the Operations Person-In-Charge when both the MPE-ES Operations Chief and the Operations Deputy are unavailable or away. 

  • Conducts MPE-ES IT engineering: assessment, analysis, and solution development to include List of Materials (LOM), proposals and related supporting documents (e.g., solution diagrams, implementation timelines, etc.)
  • Coordinates internal and external resources relevant to IT engineering initiatives. Manages tasks and responsibilities to Engineering team, including engagements with internal and external parties (e.g., OEM, Vendors) where applicable.
  • Acts as a point of incident escalation and coverage. Manages proper communication, correction, and response.
  • Evaluates new services, technologies, software, tools, and devices that may improve MPE-ES abilities to proactively monitor performance and remediate concerns.
  • Performs supervisory and administrative oversight of managed personnel. Provides recruiting, on boarding, direction/guidance, training, and assessment of MPE-ES engineers, administrators, and technicians.
  • Assess current work processes and propose recommendations that would improve MPE-ES work efficiencies.
  • Assists with and validates SOPs and TTPs associated with current knowledge of relevant technologies. Regularly collects and summarizes pertinent MPE-ES IT engineering accomplishments, issues, and concerns.
  • Acknowledges, categorizes, and validates Request for Information (RFI’s) for MPE-ES management and Government customer(s) as they pertain to MPE-ES IT engineering responsibilities.
  • Participates in and provides feedback to IT-relevant special projects.
  • Ensures compliance of custody and ownership of Government equipment and related components.


  • Active in-scope SECRET clearance.
  • Prior supervisory experience. Able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • DoD 8570 IAT-II compliant (CCNA-Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, or SSCP)
  • 10+ years of experience in enterprise IT service center operations including 5+ years in analysis, design, and delivery of complex multi-classification IT infrastructures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in IT solutions implementation, administration, troubleshooting and support.
  • Extended knowledge of modern operating systems (e.g., MS Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and associated secure-access configurations.
  • Expert in delivery and support to classified VDI/virtual environment platforms (e.g., Citrix, VMware, Azure Cloud/Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV) including thin-clients and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).
  • Expert in IT security mechanics (e.g., Zero-trust, authentication protocols: MFA/hardware tokens, AD/ADFS, certificates and encryption, auditing, and logging) including cross-domain solutions (e.g., Forcepoint HSG).
  • Advanced understanding and delivery on storage components (e.g., NAS/SAN storage), data availability (e.g., high availability/clustering, MS DFS-R) and archiving.
  • Familiarity with installation and support to Microsoft back-end services (e.g., SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint)
  • Familiar with NSA CSfC and TTC/TTC-R.
  • Extended knowledge of networking (switching and routing protocols, installation, and configuration)
  • Prior experience using Cisco, Brocade, HPE/Aruba and Palo Alto network solutions.
  • Experienced with implementing/supporting network-related services including DNS, DHCP and Unified Communications (UC) (e.g., Cisco VoIP, Call Manager, dVTC).
  • Able to support 24/7 operations (including support to exercises), when necessary.
  • Able to follow instructions and work both independently and in a (distributed) team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD 8570 IAT-III compliant (CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP, GSLC)
  • Relevant IT Certification (e.g., Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, ITIL, Microsoft, Nutanix, Palo Alto, VMware)
  • Well-versed in Department of Defense (DoD) protocols, procedures, and regulations.
  • Familiarity with C2 applications and program support.
  • Prior Help Desk/software experience (e.g., Jira, Remedy, ServiceNow).
  • Awareness or experience in ITIL framework and ITIL best practices.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • May require periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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