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Strategic Software Architect - DoD Clearance Desired

The Opportunity

Silverthread’s tools have been used across the Department of Defense to improve codebases and turn legacy code into cloud-native microservices. Customers have reported a tripling of developer productivity after using our tools to drive improvement and increased ROI for their organization. We’ve recognized a need within our customer base for consulting services and have created the Strategic Software Architect position. In this role you will build our consulting services department to drive immediate customer opportunities, research, and development efforts, improve our products by providing guidance to the development team. We are a small and nimble company. This position will evolve based on your interests and abilities.


  • Diagnose challenges in development organizations with software codebases from a technical and business perspective using CodeMRI®  and other techniques

  • Teach development organizations how to improve the architecture of their codebases by making them modular and more efficient

  • Develop and administer a Bounty Program within the Pentagon which pays contractors to reduce technical debt in government codebases according to future benefits predicted by economic models

  • Lead a funded R&D effort to build tools for executives looking to make strategic decisions about the future with critical software systems

  • Work closely with executives to define a strategy for transforming entire portfolios of applications


  • DOD Top Secret Clearance

  • Ability to lead, collaborate, and communicate

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent

  • 7-15 years developing and maintaining large and complex software systems

  • Design patterns, refactoring, modularity, etc.

  • A good understanding of the concept of ‘technical debt’

  • Agile development and DevSecOps experience

  • Experience transforming and improving legacy systems

  • Experience with cloud computing technologies such as Kubernetes desired

  • Travel to or live in Washington DC, Southern California, or Boston

Interest or experience in any of the following areas is a plus: Project Management, Program Management, Data Science, Business Performance Metrics, Software Economics, Agile, DevSecOps, System Engineering, Lean, Six Sigma, CMMI.

Job Location: Remote, EST, Travel Required (50% or more)

Position Type: Full time Employee or contractor

About Us

Silverthread’s unique and systematic approach makes it possible to modernize complex software codebases. Based on 15 years of applied research at MIT and Harvard Business School, our CodeMRI® Suite of tools and services help your organization turn large, legacy, and monolithic software systems into cleaner modular systems that are agile, easy to understand, enhance, build, test, and deploy. Our approach lets organizations continue normal development in parallel with software application modernization activities. With Silverthread CodeMRI®, software code goes through incremental transformative steps. Issues are identified, fixed, and locked down in priority order – providing incremental business benefits. Ultimately, when using CodeMRI® tools, your code will be easier to test, deploy, and customize. If cloud migration is your goal, a modernized codebase ensures an effortless migration to the cloud. Developers will be more productive and fight fewer fires, which means new capabilities will ship faster using our CodeMRI® Suite of tools.

Silverthread is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law

To apply, please email your resume to

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