Senior Systems Architect


Position Title:

Senior Systems Architect



Reports to:

STRATA SE Shareholders

Employment Status:


FLSA Status:


Effective Date:

Jan, 1 2024


We are seeking a Senior Systems Architect (SSA) with extensive experience in systems engineering across the lifecycle with an emphasis on requirements engineering and management of complex systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in the oil and gas (O&G) industry with domain knowledge in a particular sector Upstream, Downstream, Midstream. While specific O&G experience is not required the candidate will be expected to quickly learn the industry and related systems, interfaces, and dynamic interactions.

The SSA will work alongside other STRATA Architects, Engineers, and Project Manager as well as customer subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure systems engineering deliverables are completed within the project schedule. The SSA will be expected to take a key leadership role helping to guide and mentor internal and STRATA employees as well as customer SMEs in systems engineering best practices. The SSA will be expected to take a predictive and proactive approach in identifying and mitigating risks and conflicts. The SSA will be among the key leaders in the organization driving strategic growth, setting direction, and ensuring the overall success of the organization.


  • Lead team in systems engineering and digital transformation initiatives within the oil and gas industry
  • Take on and lead various adjacent initiatives, for example industry standards overlay approach, verification approach, end-to-end life cycle approach, etc.
  • Develop and implement RM tool architecture configurations to accomplish various use cases
  • Analyze complex sets of technical requirements documents of varying levels of quality to recommend architecture improvements
  • Lead team to analyze and restructure existing requirements to be compliant with INCOSE standards and EARS guidelines
  • Lead teams of Systems Engineers to collaboratively work with customer SMEs to revolutionize customer technical documents, SW tools and processes.
  • Support the team to assess and improve requirements quality leveraging the Requirements Management Tool
  • Provide strategic insight and big picture thinking to STRATA leadership
  • Ability to adhere to tight project deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize continuous customer requests


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering field
  • Master’s degree in systems engineering
  • INCOSE CSEP Certification
  • 10 to 15 years’ engineering experience
  • 10 years’ experience in working on complex systems development
  • 10 years’ experience with project and product life cycle in development of complex systems
  • 10 years’ experience with system architectures and associated metadata
  • 10 years’ experience in requirements engineering and management
  • 10 years’ experience with systems or sub systems decomposition and specifications
  • 5 years’ experience with systems architectures
  • 5 years’ experience with requirements management tools and traceability
  • 5 years’ experience leading teams (both system engineers as well as non-system engineers)


  • Doctoral degree in engineering field or MBA
  • INCOSE ESEP Certification
  • PMI PMP or Agile Certification
  • Experience with model based systems engineering (MBSE)
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience as Administrator of Requirements Management Tools (e.g., DNG, Jama, Codebeamer, Polarian)
  • Experience with Requirements Quality tools (QVScribe, Reuse Co, Requirements Advisor)
  • Developing scripts to automate workflows (e.g., python or VBA)
  • Developing data visualizations (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Working with a Project Management to inform project schedules, critical path, resources allocation
  • Experience in consulting role with various stakeholders and conflicting priorities
  • Applying INCOSE standards (NRM, GtWR, SE Handbook)
  • Applying requirements templates (e.g., EARS, GtWR)
  • Interpreting and conforming to industry standards (e.g., API, ISO, ASME, SAE)


  • Leadership and situational awareness
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Proficient in Technical writing
  • Self-motivated to predict a problem and take action
  • Excell in a dynamic team environment
  • Must be capable of working with limited direct supervision
  • Flexible to work on assignments based on the needs of the customer


  • This position is located in Spring, TX
  • Candidate will be able to work a hybrid schedule (remote and in office 3-4 days a week)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


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