Chief Architect

Reston, VA, United States of America
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Chief Architect

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: None

Type of Travel: None

CACI is hiring a Chief Architect in Northern Virginia! Join this passionate team of industry-leading individuals supporting Best Practices in Agile Software Development for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)!

This team will support all NCTC directorates and offices in one of the most dynamic technology missions in the federal government. Our team will help NCTC achieve superior technology integration, automation, innovation, cost savings, and efficiency through the application of Agile-based methodologies and modern DevSecOps practices - including integrated testing and transformative processes to support current and future mission requirements. CACI's Agile Solution Factory (ASF) is a purpose-built software factory delivering the promise of agile-at-scale for some of the government's largest enterprise challenges.

ASF programs thrive in a culture of innovation and modernization and are constantly seeking individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems (both technical and procedural) at the team and portfolio levels. The ability to be adaptable and work constructively in a fast-paced mission environment with technically diverse and geographically separated teams is crucial.

More About the Role

The Chief Architect, working closely across the organization with Application Developers, Operations Teams, and Security is responsible for setting the technical direction for all teams; building and promoting product roadmaps; leading the continuous evolution of mission software including functional and non-functional upgrades; and analyzing and improving software quality.

What You'll Get to Do
  • As the Chief Architect, you will have the opportunity to develop comprehensive IT strategies, roadmaps, architectural products, systems, and deliverables for 30+ mission critical applications across the enterprise.
  • Advise on the feasibility of large-scale transformation and migration initiatives for all phases of projects from inception to completion.
  • Plan transformations across and within application portfolios and advocate technological application programs to achieve long-range objectives.
  • Help evolve NCTC's technology vision by delivering a rigorous approach to IT modernization and transformations across the enterprise.
  • Oversee key deployments and upgrades including cloud computing migration; software requirements development; the design of software architectures including cloud and hybrid cloud architectures that are scalable, highly available, and supportable; and technical service/capability delivery.
  • Stay current on new and emerging software technologies, cloud computing, software development, and deployment methodologies and lead the research, prototype, and production of new concepts to support mission needs.
  • Perform technology liaison leadership to facilitate, collaborate, and integrate impactful and advanced technical solutions for large-scale mission impacts across the agency.
  • Collaborate with end user facing teams to define technology migration strategies and approaches.
  • Performs Architecture reviews as required, ensuring initiatives are aligned with future state(s).
  • Drive continuous process improvement through the introduction of new technology and approaches across the enterprise

You'll Bring These Qualifications
  • ODNI ISSA/TS with Poly security clearance, or equivalent clearance capable of cross-over.
  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management systems or related technical discipline. Additional experience may be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • 10-15 years of experience in IT or IT management related to this role
  • Working knowledge common, multi-tiered application architectures and legacy modernization approaches.
  • Experience with business, software, data, security, and/or infrastructure engineering.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience applying software engineering, software architecture, or other related discipline on a large and complex software project.
  • A minimum of five years of experience utilizing agile principles, frameworks, and tools.
  • Experience leading cross-functional technology teams.

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have
  • Experience working with various database technologies including relational database, real-time database and NoSQL database.
  • Experience working in various coding languages (e.g., C++, Java, .Net, Javascript, Python, etc.) to build and support complex software development projects from the developer or architect role.
  • Experience working with Big Data, Machine Learning, and Software-defined Network (SDN) including the design and automation of IaaS and PaaS capabilities.
  • Experience working with virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, websites, data services, etc.
  • Experience hosting applications, data, and infrastructure in Government regions of AWS or Azure.
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining applications spanning multiple security enclaves.
  • Experience designing and developing of cloud-native scaled out and distributed applications that leverage micro-service architecture.
  • Experience supporting Representation State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), relational and NoSQL stores, networks, systems, tooling, monitoring, and cloud management.

What We Can Offer You:
  • We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.
  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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