Sr Enterprise Architect

Arlington USA-VA-Alexandria, VA
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
The Sr Enterprise Architect will design, test, implement, and operationalize the a SDN solution in a controlled and measurable fashion in order to reduce the risk to customer and mission performance. Sr Enterprise Architect will be responsible for successful execution and implementation of all phases of the effort, with defined governance “gates” between phases requiring government review at the completion of the phase. All phases below shall be tracked as major milestones in the Contractor’s IMS. Sr Enterprise Architect will update IMS shall account for government review, required updates, and acceptance after each phase. The Sr Enterprise Architect may propose approaches such as overlapping activity across multiple phases in order to streamline execution of the overall program.



Responsible for the establishment of the enterprise architecture framework including architecture principles and standards across IT at GDIT.

  1. Define and validate architecture principles and standards with regard to Application and Infrastructure architecture standards

 2. Define and validate business/information /data architecture by working with key business stakeholders and creating governing bodies for data and process owners as needed

 3. Communicate architecture and IT standards to all stakeholders and ensure standards are published, updated and adhered to.

 4. Assess and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions

 5. Control and maintain IT standards across GDIT

 6. Interact with Project and Change managers to assess that projects meet the IT standards; update as appropriate if a change is required.

 7. Liaise with Technology Infrastructure and Operations as part of architecture and standards approval process.

 8. Promote a culture of innovation; continuously seek opportunities for improvement within role, processes, team and the IT organization as a whole.

 9. Provide solution and alternative recommendations for business cases for new solutions

 10. Validate a systems architectural blueprint and design for quality, performance, security, user experience, maintenance, operations, redundancy, compliance, data flows, life cycling, dependencies and integration

 11. Provide IT input into technical requirements for RFP/RFI/RFQ

 12. Participates in special projects as required.


Education Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent; Master’s degree preferred

Qualifications Requires 20+ years of experience.


Work Experience, min 12 years:

5+ years primary role operating, troubleshooting, installing network routers and switches

5+ years primary role designing, architecting routed and switched networks

2+ years as senior or lead network architect in multi-tenant network

2+ years as senior or lead network architect in planning, designing, and building software defined networks

3+ years DoD environment


At least two nationally recognized certifications for senior network administrators/engineers/architects, and one of these certifications must be tied to the proposed solution’s routers and switches.

IAT Level III in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M: a CASP CE or CISA or CISSP or GCED or GCIH.


Demonstrated Skills:

Ability to analyze requirements; plan and develop technical solutions and frameworks; develop test and implementation plans, analyze and evaluate networks,

Use of current and emergent network design principles and protocols

Experience with network virtualization technologies and vendors

Experience with multi-tenant network architectures

Experience with specific designing and modernize a complex network to separate control from data planes.

Familiarity with a width variety network routing and switching equipment devices from multiple vendors

Scripting languages such as Pearl, Python.

Awareness of DoD JIE-JRSS architecture, and design experience for a DoD network within the last 3 years.


Active or current Top Secret clearance, SCI eligible, adjudicated through DoD Central Adjudicative Facility (CAF)


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.