Enterprise Architect - Lead

MITRE Corporation   •  

Annapolis Junction, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 41 days ago

Join MITRE’s growing Enterprise Strategy and Transformation Center, where we will provide you with challenging opportunities to apply and expand your business strategy, process improvement, innovation and transformation, and analytics skills, while contributing your abilities to address complex issues of critical national and global significance. MITRE provides innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation's most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare, and cyber security.

We are looking for an Enterprise Architect with experience in the intelligence community (IC) and an active Top Secret clearance. The ideal candidate will bring a consistent track record of success in delivery of high-impact technical solutions, the integration and application of knowledge and skills in enterprise transformation and related disciplines, proven ability to provide technical and/or project team leadership within challenging customer environments, and passion for contributing to growing technical capabilities in enterprise architecture, innovation, analytics and optimization. The successful candidate will be expected to continue to develop and expand their individual expertise, to lead and/or contribute to fast-paced projects as a member of high-performing multi-disciplinary teams, to provide subject matter expertise, technical mentoring and coaching for less experienced staff, and to lead/contribute to the development, evolution, and application of emerging technical capabilities.

Key Functions

As an Enterprise Architect, you will provide thought leadership and problem solving for government customers in the IC. As an individual contributor and senior advisor, you will provide senior leaders with advice and an understanding of techniques and effective approaches to enterprise level architecture and design, governance, and supporting technologies.

Specific responsibilities may include some/many of the following activities:

• Assist government leaders in defining the vision and determining the direction of change through a period of major government transformation;
• Assist in analysis, transition, and improvement at multiple levels of enterprise architecture design and execution at the department and agency level, identifying core competencies, defining measures, and identifying capabilities;
• Help government leaders to translate their mission, vision, goals and strategies into actionable programs within a coherent concept of operations;
• Analyze the current state and support the design of objective future business and technology operations for federal departments and agencies in order to aid Government decision making and transformation/transition;
• Partner with government personnel and working groups to develop an enterprise architecture, plan and roadmap that supports a “target state” of technologies or desired capabilities;
• Assist in assessing and aligning services and technology with desired business/mission or mission support strategies and objectives, concepts of operation, business processes, roles, organizational structures and technology standards;
• Facilitate changes to policy and integration challenges, adapting legacy systems to new technology, identifying and accelerating the adoption of innovations, and creating reference architectures which can be leveraged across a sponsor’s business;
• Provide support in planning, evaluating, and overseeing Custom/Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution implementations such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) activities and modules, or transitioning from an internal capability to an external service provider (e.g. shared service);
• Assist federal agencies in overseeing their enterprise business architecture, transition implementations, and architectural components for their organization;
• Provide support in designing or guiding the agency to design target architectures and organization capabilities that streamline and modernize federal agency mission or mission-support activities;
• Assist others in the development of the necessary transition plans, programs and projects for implementing change and executing agency transformation;
• Promote collaboration and integration with other capability areas across the technical centers and portfolios in MITRE;
• Contribute to MITRE's reputation as a thought leader in the advancement of Enterprise Architecture and Transition Implementation within MITRE and across Academia, Gov/Industry Standards and Professional Societies;
• Develop trusted strategic partnerships with key customers and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:
Must be a US citizen with a current Top Secret/SCI Clearance

Bachelors or Masters degree in Enterprise Architecture, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, or related field; or alternatively equivalent experience and an Enterprise Architecture certification (e.g. TOGAF, FEAC, etc.)

8 + years of related experience

Demonstrated expertise and application of several of the following:

• Enterprise transformation and transition planning and execution, including roadmaps
• EA methodologies and frameworks, e.g., FEAF, TOGAF, DODAF, etc.
• Architecture development and maintenance methodology
• EA assessments
• EA modeling methods and tools
• Defining and guiding the implementation of reference architectures and technology standards
• Segment architecture development
• EA performance metrics definition
• Enterprise planning
• Requirements definition, analysis, conducting customer interviews and facilitation

Experience in creating deliverables and executing on projects according to demanding time frame requirements
Ability to establish productive relationships with sponsors, MITRE leadership, and department peers
Ability to convey how individual activities fit into the strategic goals and objectives
Excellent written and oral communications skills including presentation and facilitation

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in one or more of the IC Elements
Experience working across organizations to achieve integration and governance for improved enterprise-wide technical investments, change management, governance and information-sharing
Understanding of how architecture supports policy analysis and development across and within IC elements
Prior experience working as an advisor for senior executives and decision-makers
Experience interfacing with Agile delivery teams
Experience creating visualizations such as customer journey maps and dashboards