Enterprise Architect

FYI-For Your Information, Inc.
Washington, DC
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
FYI - For Your Information, Inc. is one of the fastest growing and most successful woman-owned Federal contractors in the country. We have won awards for being a Great Place to Work and continue to make ground-breaking advancements. We focus on career development and promotion - people are the core of everything we do. If you are looking for a career and not just a job, you're in the right place!FYI - For Your Information, Inc. , is a Woman-Owned Small Business GSA schedule vendor that is a premier provider of Human Capital, Training, and Information Technology services.FYI attributes this capacity to deliver quality services to many factors, including FYI's in-house recruiters, senior HR professionals, corporate administrative staff, and agile, committed management resources. FYI's focus on the national, regional and local requirements of its customers, and a corporate organizational structure with sufficient depth of skills and authority to deploy and manage scalable teams, allows FYI to be responsive to the real-time needs of our Federal clients.FYI's Benefits/Incentives: What is in it for you?Opportunity to work remotely (per contract requirements).A knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced, and fun team.A diverse work atmosphere.The chance to be part of a rapidly growing company and the next success story.Team building and innovation.A competitive base salary with a loaded benefits package plus 401K.Tuition/Education AssistancePersonal computer device allowance.Pet Insurance.SummaryThe Enterprise Architect has direct responsibility for the development of technology architecture, governance, and standards. Develops the Enterprise Architecture that integrates project and program strategies and ensure technical organizational alignment. Working with business and technology leaders, the Enterprise Architecture will define the future state architecture by developing capabilities-based technology roadmap to achieve strategic objectives and deliver target business outcomes. Strategically and creatively looks at opportunities to enable desired technology capabilities while driving the correct implementation and use of the enterprise technology and architectural framework. Collaborates with both business and technical partners to transition to target future state while staying aligned with business and technology goals.Essential Duties:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.Maintain and mature the architecture principles, standards, and governance strategyServe as a technical advisor on key technology initiatives to include the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Financial Management SystemArchitect solutions at scale, perform technical assessments understand the benefits of various technologies and platforms, including cost, integrations, and technical capabilitiesEvaluate new technologies for innovation (Cloud, On-premises, Hybrid) and improvement of infrastructure (efficiency, cost effectiveness or adding capabilities)Provide enterprise architecture recommendations based on a thorough understanding of business drivers, business capabilities, and current/future technology solutionsLead the architecture governance processes to include the Enterprise Architecture Review Board (EARB), Architecture Working Groups and desk-side architecture reviewsGuide evaluation and selection of business solutions to ensure technical standards and requirements are met against business and technical value/riskOwn and maintain the LeanIX Enterprise Architecture repository and publishes architecture standards and inventory componentsMonitor and evaluate current-state IT systems portfolio to identify gaps, rationalization opportunities and make recommendations to improve the architecture and/or address misalignment with business and technology objectivesDevelop, enhance, and enforce technical standards, specifications, and best practices via reference architectures and reference modelsSupport information security, infrastructure, and data teams to ensure solution architectures meet FISMA Moderate standards and achieves Authorize to Operate (ATO)Lead and participate in technical discussions to aid solution architecture discussions, system designs and analysisAdditional Responsibilities:Maintain relevant and current professional knowledge via in-house training, online resources, attendance at professional events, and personal investment in continued education and certificationsMonitor and analyze industry emerging trends and developments to identify potential risks and opportunitiesAnalyze and review existing IT processes and procedures to identify opportunities that lead to gains in efficiencyMinimum Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed and meet the amount of education, training and/or work experience required.EducationB.S. / BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent required business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experienceExperience:15+ years of experience in at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment5+ years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysisAWS Professional Certification - Solutions Architect strongly desiredExperience with implementing, integrating, and optimizing cloud solutions using Mulesoft Anypoint platform, or equivalent is highly desiredExperience with Appian's low-code platform desired, but not requiredDemonstrated experience with enterprise architecture governance is a must, including ability to translate business needs into enterprise architect requirements, ability to estimate the financial impact of enterprise architect alternatives, ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems and ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologiesDemonstrated experience with implementing, integrating, and optimizing cloud solutionsDemonstrated experience with business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analyticsDemonstrated experience with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, integration methodologies, end-user computing and enterprise architect and ITIL frameworksDemonstrated experience with designing, architecting, and building end-to-end solutions, frameworks, processes, and automationDemonstrated experience reviewing technical design and system architecture documentsDemonstrated experience collaborating with cross functional teams to achieve shared project goals using agileDemonstrated experience working in a matrixed environment and leading teamsEnterprise Architect Certification strongly desired:Must be eligible to obtain or currently possess a US Government clearance at the Public Trust Moderate (NACI) level or higher.Must be a United States citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) with at least three (3) years consecutive residence in the United States as indicated on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) LPR issued card.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levelsExcellent organizational, time-management, and prioritization skillsAbility to successfully articulate short- and long-term plans and influence decisions.Ability to apply a broad array of technical solutions to address current problems and/or to meet business requirementsKnowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architectureKnowledge of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architectureAbility to translate business needs into EA requirementsAbility to estimate the financial impact of EA alternativesAbility to apply multiple solutions to business problemsAbility to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologiesPractical in approach to decision making and problem solvingAbility to work in fast paced environment managing multiple projects driven by multiple deadlinesValues Instilled Behaviors for Excellence (VIBEs)Member/ Customer Service:Capability to build and value relationshipsAbility to prioritize workAdvocate and advance member's goalsTeamwork:Ability to give credit to othersHave a "pitch in"A' attitudeLearns from successes and setbacksRespect/TrustListens and learns from othersSpeaks the truth even when uncomfortableAbility to honor the expertise of othersCollaboration:Recognizes the contributions of othersAbility to consult and communication effectivelyDesires to make others successfulOwnership/Engagement:Ability to preserve through adversityWillingness to experiment and take risksPlans ahead and is a forward-thinking individualCore Leadership Competencies:Achievement Oriented ThinkingIs a solutions-oriented thinkerHas good time management skillsManages expectations of what is achievableChange ManagementActively engage and participate during changeAsks questions and takes ownership for understanding why the change is happening and the risk of not changing activelyAdopts the new habits, monitors own performance and checks self against the objectives and seeks help when they don't matchIdentifies and communicates obstacles and resistanceEmotional Intelligence (Self-Awareness):Manages own emotions productively to stay in roleHandles emotionally charged situations productively and with empathyAsks for and openly accepts feedback; looks for opportunities to growConducts conversations courageously - hitting difficult issues head-on with an eye on maintaining relationshipsWorking Conditions:Office work environment with remote supportOccasional travel outside Washington DC area (1-3 days per quarter)We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.