Data Architect

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Lorton, VA
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Overview:Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established and progressive defense contracting company in the DC Metro area. We are a professional services firm established in 1972 that has a long-standing reputation for unrivaled technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector. We do state of the art work and have a cadre of outstanding professionals on our team.This position provides Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Technologies Department, developing a state-of-the-art data architecture to support integrated, cloud-deployable, cross-cutting platforms, applications, and data analysis AI-enhanced capabilities to support the full spectrum of nuclear modeling and simulation tools, war gaming, and assessments.#CJ #IN123Responsibilities:The successful candidate will assist our customer in providing a data architecture capable of supporting scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage cloud native services; supporting the transformation of monolithic, legacy applications to a more modular, micro-services architecture; providing data architecture design, development and test knowledge and expertise with respect to cloud architecture, design patterns, and data analysis requirements; and defining data architectures that support both the enterprise and application level capabilities with systems and network security, scalability, fault tolerance and optimal performance.Responsibilities include supporting analysis and development of customer-driven technical data architectures and solutions; providing technical guidance to software development teams designing, developing and integrating a data-intensive application framework using modern data-centric enabling technologies, cloud computing and virtualization architecture; providing recommendations for technology implementations, application & data migration techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet mission needs, including present and future capacity requirements; supporting the transformation of monolithic, legacy applications to a more modular, micro-services architecture; analyzing and recommending approaches for making heterogeneous data sources broadly available for discoverability and access to support a wide consumer-base, analytic needs, and use by diverse applications, services, and systems; and optimize the management of data across nodes and the performance of distribution, search and retrieval. This will include evaluating new technology, reviewing existing technology and architecture patterns and practices, helping guide and estimate new feature development, architectural and development guardrails, and identifying ways to measure architecture maturity objectively, to include identifying performance bottle-necks and evaluating scaling benchmarks.10% travel is expected.Qualifications:Required QualificationsBachelor's degree in engineering, science, or related discipline and 5 years total experience (or a MS degree + 3 years)Experience directly supporting data architecture and solution efforts and a demonstrated understanding of Systems Engineering and Acquisition processesKnowledge and experience with DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)Experience with data compliance and data securityExperience with modern data management approachesExperience transitioning legacy systems to cloud environment optimized applicationsCertification in agile software development methods (Scrum, SAFe)Familiarity developing applications that use containers, micro-services programming, and cloud servicesTS Clearance or ability to receive and maintain a TS clearance; SCI eligiblePreferred QualificationsTS/SCIExperience in Dev/Sec/Ops delivery of software capabilitiesExperience with DoD Command & Control (C2) networks (JADC2, IEW, etc.)