Chief Enterprise Architect

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 22, 2019
Full Time


Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal candidate to fill a SNIS Professional Tier 1 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Deliver architectural initiatives informed by mission needs and improve efficiency in line with IC mission and business strategy.
  • Advise executive leadership on critical aspects of the IC's architecture (strategic, security, mission/business, data/information, applications and/or infrastructure), standards, and IT policies.
  • Communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals, and strategies and gain organizational commitment for enterprise level architecture and infrastructure initiatives.
  • Understand how policy is made at the national, IC, and agency levels and how internal and external policies can influence the enterprise architectural plans and artifacts.
  • Develop, communicate, and deploy enterprise architecture governance processes ensuring they are fair, consistent, and transparent to guide enterprise architecture decision making, taking into account other Government equities (i.e. DOD) architecture Governance policies and procedures.
  • Review new and existing intelligence enterprise program/project architecture for compliance with IT standards policies and architectural plans and mitigate the gaps between the current and future intelligence enterprise state.
  • Provide strategic direction and technical oversight pertaining to the implementation of new tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies.
  • Interpret, and adhere to agency and federal level technology standards, policies, and directives.
  • Understand how the IC budget process aligns with the annual budgeting timelines for the White House and the Congress.
  • Track and apply innovative and existing technologies, anchoring them in the IC business model to assess their potential, and use rapid prototyping approaches to evolve innovations.
  • Collaborate with agencies, federal partners, industry, FFRDCs, etc. to run technology experiments, helping to create new products and services and integrating the best of these into steady-state operation for the IC.
  • Manage, engage and influence key stakeholders to support the ODNI's key objectives.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

*** OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Certification as an IT architect or enterprise architect from the Open Group, FEAC, or other industry recognized IT architecture certification program preferred.
  • Knowledge of IT related disciplines: Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including a basic understanding of various SDLC methodologies such as agile and waterfall and their appropriate usage.
  • Knowledge of modeling approaches: Unified Modeling Language (UML), Business Process Modeling, and Data Modeling.
  • Deep understanding of data architecture approaches (e.g., TOGAF), industry standards and best practices (e.g., DMBOK).
  • Strong technical skills with data technologies (e.g., Master Data Management, Enterprise Data Warehouses, Operational Data Stores, Database Management Systems, Business Intelligence).
  • Practical experience with, and a strong understanding of design approaches for Enterprise Data Warehouses.
  • Expert data modeling skills (i.e. conceptual, logical and physical model design, experience with Operation Data Stores, Enterprise Data Warehouses and Data Marts).
  • Must have an enterprise perspective to data and how the data drives business value.
  • Experience with ETL concepts, Cognos and OBIEE tools.
  • Experience with Master Data Management tools.
  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience; 5 or more years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysis; 10 or more years in enterprise applications.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external leaders and ability to network and coordinate across the IC.



Additional information

Component Mission

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC). The DNI also acts as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for Intelligence matters related to the national security; and oversees and directs the implementation of the National Intelligence Program. The DNI leads intelligence integration and forges an intelligence community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. The Intelligence Community (IC) Chief Information Office is responsible for advancing the Intelligence Community's mission by driving secure collaboration, integration, and information sharing; identifying and addressing information enterprise risks; and providing strategic leadership and oversight of the Intelligence Community's enterprise architecture and enterprise information technology.

Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
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.

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at , by unclassified email at , by telephone at 301-243-0704 or by FAX at 301-243-1200. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and requirements, and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required

Required Documents

Who May Apply

Only Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISEL) candidates may apply. GS employees may not apply.

Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.

For a cadre assignment:
  • Current ODNI permanent cadre.

For a detailee assignment:
  • Current Federal Government employees. Only Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISEL) candidates may apply. GS employees may not apply.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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