Senior Enterprise Architect

TRIAEM is looking for a Senior Enterprise Architect to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Senior-level Enterprise Architects guide development and planning of the GEOINT Enterprise Architecture (GEA).  They guide the technical work of mid- level and junior architects in the creation and implementation approaches of Enterprise architecture artifacts IAW DoDAF and IC PAG.
Duties Include:

  • Assists Government in guiding architects in the development, maintenance, and documentation of the GEA, ensuring alignment to NGA Strategy and CONOPs
  • Guides architecture analysis to provide the government with data to support trade-offs between competing demands.
  • Guides Mid-level and Junior-level Enterprise architect contractors in the development of proposed changes to architecture design based on analysis of requirements and new technology. 
  • Design and update Enterprise-level digital models/representations architectures that capture Enterprise requirements and provide roadmaps to balance cost, schedule and performance. 
  • Support the continued development, maintenance, and documentation of the GEOINT Enterprise Architecture (GEA).
  • Define, develop, document, and maintain the NGA, NSG, ASG, United Stated Government (USG), commercial and foreign partner As-Is and To-Be Architectures consistent with the NGA GEOINT CONOPs 2022 (and future CONOPS) and inclusive of Business, Data, Network, Security and Solutions-level sub-architectures. NGA will maintain interfaces to Government and Commercial architectures.
  • Define, develop, recommend, and support implementation approaches ensuring optimized cloud architecture(s).
  • Recommend, instantiate and operate architecture tools that support analysis and decision making through architecture data in the form of models, simulations, reports and views so that stakeholders may use architecture data in either the acquisition or development lifecycle to answer investment and divestment questions.  
  • Create appropriate and effective architecture information and artifacts (in accordance with the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Program Architecture Guidance (PAG)) that are relevant and usable across the NGA, NSG, ASG, USG, commercial, and foreign partners.
  • Assess architectural artifacts and components for compliance with NGA, NSG, ASG, USG, commercial and foreign partner standards as appropriate and provide recommendations on resolving deficiencies, gaps, and/or recommended enhancements.  Ensure that the architecture is compliant with NGA’s U. S. Code 50, Section 3023 requirement.
  • Use the Joint Architecture Reference Models (JARM) to describe, analyze, and identify potential architectural service gaps, support AOA, leverage existing resources, and assist with invest and divest decisions for the agency.
  • Use MBSE methods and tools to build and maintain digital systems models of services, components, systems and subsystems across the NGA, NSG, ASG, USG, commercial and foreign partners.  Use MBSE to link requirement and design artifacts to solution and enterprise level architectures.  
  • Utilize the enterprise architecture and artifacts to improve the quality of NGA’s investments and engineering decisions by understanding, describing, and refining the alignment of GEOINT capabilities to people, process and technology. Assist with alignment of IT strategy and planning with the Agency's business and mission goals. 
  • Manage and maintain the necessary processes and tools for automated maintenance and management of architecture artifacts within the repository for the enterprise.
  • Manage enterprise architecture documentation in collaboration with the Configuration Management function executed within NGA Foundational Engineering (NFE).
Required Qualifications:
  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program.
  • Senior-level working experience in Government or industry in relevant work areas including: Enterprise Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Data Architecture, Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), or Intelligence Community’s (IC) Program Architecture Guidance (PAG).
Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related degree program. 
  • Working knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering, processes, tools and languages.
  • Federated Enterprise Architect Certifications: Certified Enterprise Architect
  • National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Enterprise Architecture Certification  

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