• Enterprise Architect*

    Job Locations US-VA-Springfield, VA
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview



    Springfield, VA



    Expert Enterprise Architects provide strategic oversight and planning of the GEOINT Enterprise Architecture (GEA). They develop technical, strategic guidance for senior/mid- level architects in
    the creation and implementation approach of Enterprise architecture artifacts IAW DoDAF and IC PAG.


    • Assists Government in directing architects in the development, maintenance, and documentation of the GEA, ensuring alignment to NGA Strategy and CONOPs.
    • Provides technical leadership enabling NGA to make informed, data-driven decisions and tradeoffs between competing demands.
    • Oversees and coordinates the work of Senior-, Mid-, and Junior-level Enterprise Architect contractors.
    • Support the continued development, maintenance, and documentation of the GEOINT Enterprise Architecture (GEA).
    • Define, develop, document, and maintain the NGA, NSG, ASG, United Stated Government (USG), commercial and foreign partner As-Is and To-Be Architectures consistent with the NGA GEOINT CONOPs 2022 and inclusive of Business, Data, Network, Security and Solutions-level sub-architectures. NGA will maintain interfaces to Government and Commercial architectures.
    • Define, develop, recommend, and support implementation approaches ensuring optimized cloud architecture(s).
    • Conduct Modeling, Simulation and Analysis to forecast and assess proposed activities/initiatives on emerging trends and disruptive forces that will impact and set the direction for the GEOINT To-Be Architecture.
    • Create appropriate and effective architecture information and artifacts (in accordance with the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Program Architecture Guidance (PAG)) that are relevant and usable across the NGA, NSG, ASG, USG, commercial, and foreign partners.
    • Assess architectural artifacts and components for compliance with NGA, NSG, ASG, USG, commercial and foreign partner standards as appropriate and provide recommendations on resolving deficiencies, gaps, and/or recommended enhancements. Ensure that the architecture is compliant with NGA’s U. S. Code 50, Section 3023 requirement.
    • Use the Joint Architecture Reference Models (JARM) to describe, analyze, and identify potential architectural service gaps, support AOA, leverage existing resources, and assist with invest and divest decisions for the agency.
    • Use Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and tools to build and maintain digital systems models of services, components, systems and subsystems across the NGA,
      NSG, ASG, USG, commercial and foreign partners. Use MBSE to link requirement and design artifacts to solution and enterprise level architectures.
    • Manage and maintain the necessary processes and tools for automated maintenance and management of architecture artifacts within the repository for the enterprise.
    • Manage enterprise architecture documentation in collaboration with the Configuration Management function executed within Foundational Systems Engineering.


    Skills and Experience


    • 18+ years of experience
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
    • Expert working experience in government or industry, such as Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Data Architecture, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), and Intelligence Community’s (IC) Program Architecture Guidance (PAG).


    • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering, processes, tools and languages.
    • Federated Enterprise Architect Certifications: Certified Enterprise Architect
    • National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Enterprise Architecture Certification


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