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System Architect

Caribou Thunder
Boulder, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

System Architect  

Location: Boulder, CO 

Schedule: Full Time  

Salary Range: $115K-$125K 



Caribou Thunder is seeking a System Architect to plan and execute team projects, develop work packages, prototypes and customer demonstrations. This role will analyze algorithm performance, subsystems, and interfaces, and report status to customers and management. 



  • Secret clearance 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Math, or related discipline plus 9 years of related experience 

  • OR Master’s degree plus 7 years of related experience 

  • OR PhD plus 4 years of related experience  



  • Researching and identifying complex, multi-disciplinary problems, breaking into components, and designing and implementing algorithm solutions for a broad range of sensor exploitation activities.  

  • Sensor output shall be used for identification, characterization, interpretation, and change detection of objects and events. 

  • Planning and executing team projects,  

  • developing work packages,  

  • developing prototypes and customer demonstrations. 

  • Analyzing algorithm performance, subsystems, and interfaces.  

  • Report status to colleagues, including customers and management.  

  • Participate in technical peer reviews and work with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) as well as be cognizant of algorithm development and integration issues. 

  • Represent the organization as a technical POC and may have frequent inter-organizational and customer contacts. 



  • Must have a working knowledge of sensors, with respect to focal plane resolution, sensitivity, and line of sight considerations for the purpose of tracking.  

  • Knowledge of visible or IR focal planes and other sensor systems engineering experience is desirable.  

  • Experience in C/C++ in a spiral development framework. 

  • Must communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.  

  • Experience with configuration management software, including ClearCase/ClearQuest.  

  • Experience with C/C++ development tools and integrated development environments (IDEs). 

  • Software algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems. 

  • Knowledge of distributed systems design for scalability and high availability. 

  • Knowledge of scalable shared data solutions. 

  • Experience refactoring legacy monolithic applications into microservices. 

  • Experience with various IPC solutions. 

  • Ability to travel on occasion. 



  • Basic skills in MATLAB or Python and system modeling. 

  • Experience in tracking and prediction algorithms, simulation, validation, and algorithms. 

  • Ground systems experience in mission processing, ground communications, and space operations. 

  • Experience in the numerical implementation of motion filters. 

  • Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR)Sensors and Simulations. 

  • Experience with APL2, PERL, STK, or logging and parsing tools experience. 

  • Strong statistical background and skills. 

  • Experience with model-based engineering. 

  • Experience with in-memory data sharing platforms (Hazelcast IMDG). 

  • Experience with distributed caching. 

  • Experience with distributed stream processing platforms (Hazelcast Jet, Apache Flink/Kafka). 

  • Experience with real-time systems and low latency requirements with cloud, VM and containerization technologies. 

  • Experience characterizing, analyzing, troubleshooting, and tuning performance of distributed systems. 

  • Experience with RPC. 

  • Experience with object-oriented software development (OOD). 



Caribou Thunder, LLC is a Woman Owned, HUBZone Certified, Native American Owned, SBA and SDB Certified global engineering services company, incorporated in 2006. Caribou Thunder is a Global Service Provider supporting a wide variety of DoD, Space, and Intelligence programs with consistent growth since inception to over 100 associates and $10M in annual sales with solid performance in 35 states across the U.S. and 22 countries around the world. 

Caribou Thunder, LLC is an established Defense contractor with nearly 20 years of experience delivering engineering services worldwide.  We offer industry leading salaries, flexible work life balance, full range of benefits (career development and mentoring, PTO, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401k match).  Caribou Thunder, LLC offers meaningful career opportunities within a true team-based environment, where each and every employee matters, contributing to a higher goal supporting National Security programs. Caribou Thunder, LLC is committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. United States citizenship is a requirement for all positions. 




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