Technical Director Architecture Integration Group

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

Provide expert consultation on complex integration projects or programs that may have ill-defined requirements, ambiguity, parallel tasks, multiple dependencies, high risks, and multiple interfaces.

Provide technical oversight and initiate, plan, implement, and coordinate activities throughout the life of the project.

Exercise independent judgment on engineering integration solutions and alternative design options to meet customer requirements and provide engineering guidance focused on improving IT integration and interoperability across the Intelligence Community (IC).

Develop analysis of program alternatives.

Provide expert advice to de-conflict complex functional requirements into underlying technical requirements and recommend "best fit" allocation of those requirements. Direct and oversee the development of technical and systems requirements.

Conduct technical research on such topics as operational guidelines, best practices, standards, integration issues, and consults on design patterns and insertion of new IT services or solution to enhance intelligence mission effectiveness and integration.

Manage the expectations of senior-level customers and ensure the delivery of quality products and services; leads the examination of project/program outcomes.

Leads and guides the team in the identification and mitigation of project risks.
Direct and lead IC Chief Information Officer technical engagement that enhances and improves integration and interoperability of IT services developed by independent service providers.

Provide significant thought leadership and influence the development of reference architectures (strategic elements, functional elements, and design patterns, implementation patterns) to ensure integrated and interoperable solution development and enhancement over their lifecycle.

Guide the development of interoperability test plans, building upon the component test plans developed by the service providers; coordinate the testing of new capabilities with other elements to ensure all equities are covered in the test process.

Oversee the progress of technical requirements and constraints for the IC Information Environment (IE) to provide input to foundational technical documents, including but not limited to, program architectural or technical artifacts, business cases, analysis of alternatives, and concept of operations.

Review and analyze design and implementation plans from IC IE service providers, with a focus on common service adoption and compliance with IC standards to improve integration and interoperability across the IC.

Oversee the development of materials and information needed to promote standard methodologies related to architecture development and systems integration across the IC and lead outreach efforts to promote awareness and process consistency.


Conditions of Employment

Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees.


Proven leadership ability and business acumen, capable of developing effective integration strategies, building coalitions, and driving change to improve operations within large, complex organizations.

Extensive knowledge of the IC mission, objectives, policies, and authorities.
Substantial experience in applying budget and program management principles and methods to large complex programs in support of the IC mission.

Demonstrated leadership and management skills in planning, recruiting, developing, managing, and directing multidisciplinary teams.

Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external leaders and the ability to network and coordinate across the IC.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage resources, evaluate existing needs, and anticipate changing requirements to balance competing priorities and evaluate budget estimates.

Expert program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills including the ability to conduct program and management assessments, identify needs and requirements, and develop process improvement recommendations for implementation across the IC.

Expert ability to communicate complex information, both written and verbal, in a clear, concise manner that meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.

Superior ability to assess, clarify, and convey understanding of others' ideas, comments, and questions as well as integrate and build upon diverse opinions in a manner that encourages the formation of integrated solutions and positions.

Desired Requirements

Four years program management, architecture, or systems engineering experience on a major, cross-organizational IT service development program.

Lean Six Sigma certification or four years' experience leading organizational process optimization, continuous improvement programs, and key performance indicator development to measure effectiveness. Degree that provided a minimum 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks.


Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management, or a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense. A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.

A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary.

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