Seeking an Enterprise Architect supporting DHS Network Security Deployment (NSD), Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) program. DHS is tasked with providing “risk-based and cost effective” cyber security to federal agencies. The SE&I program is responsible for implementation of DHS Cyber Strategies and Objectives. The SE&I program oversees the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for new and emerging capabilities designed to protect the nations Federal civilian networks from emerging cyber threats. Enterprise Architecture is responsible for adherence to policies, governance, and risk management best practices designed to strengthen the strategic and operational posture of the Federal civilian networks. The successful candidate will have experience supporting a government organization in compliance with sound EA standards, as well as advance the organization’s EA maturity. This position requires that the candidate have a current Top Secret security clearance, with SCI eligibility.
Support Enterprise Architecture development, maintenance, and performance.
Maintain alignment of NPPD’s Architecture with the DHS’s Enterprise Architecture.
Determine the gaps between the current and the target architecture and develop plans for transitioning to target architecture
Identifying opportunities to improve enterprise-level systems to support business processes and utilize emerging technologies
Assess new applications and technologies for alignment with organization-wide priorities and strategies.
Review projects for EA compliance.
Provide expertise in Enterprise Architecture, including Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and other Enterprise Architecture frameworks.
Facilitate cross-organizational analyses to identify duplicative investments, gaps, or opportunities for collaboration within the organization and across Federal agencies
Develop process improvements for the Enterprise Architecture Governance and Policies.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field.
Minimum five (12) years of work experience as an Enterprise Architect supporting a government organization
Possess current Enterprise Architecture certification, and have participated in Enterprise Architecture training (i.e. Zachman, FEAC Institute, TOGAF, Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence, etc.)
Experience developing recommendations for optimizing the EA and strategic documents, eliminating duplicative capabilities, and realizing cost savings, avoidance, and efficiencies.
Experience developing plans and strategies to modify the IT infrastructure to support short and long range goals, objectives, and plans of the organization
Experience drafting, coordinating, maintaining and supporting development of enterprise strategic direction
Demonstrated ability to work with senior government leaders to identify, document, and prioritize candidate business and enterprise services architectures and strategies.
Experience drafting and establishing the standard processes that will drive decision-making related to achieving the Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Direction
Must be able to work well under pressure, and possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent organizational skills.