Enterprise Architect

Mclean, VA
Aug 04, 2022
Aug 15, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Overview: Design. Disrupt. Repeat. Be an agent of change on a team committed to achieving client-focused, mission-driven excellence. Steampunk is looking for an experienced Enterprise Architect with an appetite for taking on new challenges. Who We AreSteampunk is the explosive collision of human-centered design and traditional government contracting. An employee-owned company with a startup mindset and time-tested approaches tailored for the federal government, we're passionate about creating solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable, and most importantly, that meet our clients' ever-changing needs.At Steampunk, we believe in disrupting the status quo and setting the pace in the ecosystem of government contractors, while repurposing tried-and-true methodologies. We believe in empowering our people to find creative solutions to intractable problems. We believe the best environment in which to grow and thrive is outside our comfort zone.While good design makes for a good product, we believe human-centered design makes for an excellent one. We also believe effective teams are powered by diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. To that end, Steampunk is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status, amongst our ranks. Additionally, we participate in the E-Verify program. Why Steampunk?Our people are the very core of what we do; their expertise and hunger for new and exciting challenges fuel our relentless pursuit of mission success. As part of our team of "Punks," you'll test the status quo, explore new boundaries, and set the bar high for how government clients expect to engage with contractors.Because we value our employees' work/life balance (and believe those who work hard deserve to play hard), we offer a very competitive benefits package, including telework/flex scheduling, health/dental with orthodontics/vision insurance upon hire, paid time off with a sell-back benefit and carryover option, 11 Federal Holidays, 100% paid military leave, 100% 401(k) plan match upon hire, professional development/education reimbursement, all flexible spending accounts, and more Contributions: Primary Responsibilities:As an Enterprise Architect, you will work on highly visible and disruptive programs that solve real challenges directly impacting mission critical efforts. The Enterprise Architect will need to be hands on and have the ability to come up to speed very quickly on efforts in the DevSecOps, Data Analytics, and Cyber Security domains. The Enterprise Architect is not expected to be an expert in all things; instead, broad technical understanding of the enterprise stack and delegation and a relationship of trust with technical domain leads is essential. The Enterprise Architect will possess the ability to communicate and brief at all levels, including government leads, key stakeholders, and executive sponsors. Align standards, frameworks, and security with overall business and technology strategyReview existing architecture and develop approaches to modernize legacy appsIdentify design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancementsProvide technical guidance and overall strategic direction at the program levelNot only drive specific delivery efforts, but understand the "bigger picture" and, greater context, and impact and value to the organizationWork as one of the key integration points between business and technical domains. It is imperative that the Enterprise Architect be able to quickly understand the mission challenges and how to apply technology in solving them. The Enterprise Architect should understand and communicate how everything fits together upstream and downstream.Work closely with all technical domain leads to ensure innovation and consistency are at the forefront of all efforts and to foster collaboration to help identify cross cutting solutions that will benefit multiple work streams. Qualifications: Qualifications:U.S. CitizenAbility to obtain a US government Security ClearanceBachelor's degree in a technical field Minimum of 12 years of technical leadership experience in an Agile environment.Experience and/or expertise in at least Software or Application Development and three of the following areas: Networking, System Development, Hardware Engineering, Operations, System Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Information Assurance or Cyber Security, ITIL Framework, Agile DevelopmentExperience with providing technical assessment and strategy recommendationsUnderstanding of traditional enterprise environmentsSelf-motivated and focused on delivering outcomes; ability to work independentlyExcellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate strategic information security topics, policies, and standards as well as risk-related concepts to technical and non-technical audiences at various hierarchical levelsAbility to articulate solutions and rationale for design decisionsBroad experience developing solutions involving IT infrastructure, systems, applications, data sciences, artificial intelligence, or robotic processingUnderstanding of DevSecOps, especially with building security into infrastructure and application pipelines. Steampunk is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042 and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.223-99 implementing the order. Therefore, this position requires full vaccination for COVID-19, except in jurisdictions where the mandate is barred by a court ordered injunction. About steampunk: Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers - and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit We are 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, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.