Enterprise Data Architect

Fairfax, VA
May 26, 2017
Aug 10, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Experienced, detailed oriented, technology focused Enterprise Data Architect responsible for supporting mission-critical Human Capital IT programs. This individual will work actively with the GDIT business community to solve business problems with systematic and process solutions that fit with company/customer system architecture standards.


• Define and validate data architecture principles and standards with regard to Application and Infrastructure architecture standards
• Document and reengineer information /data architecture by working with key business stakeholders and creating governing bodies for data and process owners as needed.
• Communicate data architecture and IT standards to all stakeholders and ensure standards are published, updated and adhered to.
• Asses the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions
• Interacts with program and project managers to assess that projects meet the IT standards; update as appropriate if a change is required.
• Liaise with Technology Infrastructure and Operations as part of architecture and standards approval process.
• Develop and validate systems architectural blueprint and design for quality, performance, security, user experience, maintenance, operations, redundancy, compliance, data flows, life cycling, dependencies and integration.
• Perform complex systems data design work that may include logic design, data model formulation, development of cost projections, data architecture analysis and design, and data systems engineering tasks.
• Serve as subject-matter expert who can easily liaise between IT and other departments.
• Provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced architects, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
• Provide IT input into technical requirements for RFP/RFI/RFQ
• Perform other duties as required or assigned.


Education 1. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

 2. Masters Degree preferred.

Qualifications 10-15 years of related systems engineering experience.  A thorough background in enterprise HCM implementation Consulting. This includes deep understanding of the applications and the relevant industry practices. Application experience should include Core HR, Compensation and Benefits, Payroll, Time and Labor, Recruiting, Talent Management, Learning Management, Performance Management, and Succession Planning.

• Advanced knowledge of data architecture principles, methods, and techniques.
• Demonstrated awareness of new systems technologies and how they could be leveraged to benefit the company, customers and providers, new business strategies and corporate initiatives.
• Must possess the qualities, skills, business acumen, experience, and discipline to ensure business and systems architecture alignment.
• Experience with data design and modeling including: conducting workshops and interviews, dimensional modeling, and logical and physical modeling.
• Experience with BI concepts (i.e metadata and master data management, data standardization, data pipeline, and integration of data silos) and data warehousing methodologies (i.e dimension models, data marts, and normalized repositories)
• Must be able to work independently on complex tasks which require analysis and action.
• Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
• Possess strong interpersonal skills, relationship management and negotiation skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be able to work well with staff members and user community, especially with senior business management staff. Person must be able to interact with employees at all levels of the company
• Work hours may include meetings schedule outside of normal working hours. Demands during peak times may require work hours outside of normal working hours.
• Ability to travel, and conduct multi-time zone meetings outside of local business hours (as appropriate).
• Must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.