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We are staffing a full-time position as a Systems Architect (TS/SCI, Poly) for a growing organization in Chantilly, VA.   This person will work as a member of the Architecting team and perform cross-discipline activities required to support enterprise decision-making and assessment of alternatives in relation to the customer’s enterprise alignment initiatives.

Duties include:

• conduct assessments of new and revised external stakeholder mission/user needs, guiding policies and directives and other stakeholder guidance to include identification of latent and emerging needs in advance of change;

• conduct capabilities and gap assessments of architecture needs and current-funded capabilities using the most current architecture information;

• conduct technology gaps assessments (i.e. technology gaps are the difference between capability gap and available or forecasted technology solutions);

• lead and contribute to working sessions with government or stakeholders to determine whether the needs and gaps assessments are complete and accurate and whether planned activities meet architectural intent;

• review and comment on program acquisition documents within the customer’s organization to assess implementation of architectural intent;

• document user capability needs, available and planned capabilities, and capability gaps and technology gaps;

• identify, document, and recommend potential options for eliminating or mitigating the identified capability gaps;

• assess options identified by the customer for eliminating or mitigating the identified capability gaps to include coordination with stakeholders;

• assess results to build and provide a business case analysis that includes independent performance, cost, schedule, and risks assessments in context with the architecture, plans, and other opportunities to include coordination with stakeholders;

• Participate in the preparation of the Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB) and technical planning guidance (TPG) processes by assessing the overall strategic direction, architecture, and investment strategies holistically;

• identify, document and recommend potential architectural and business-related portfolio options through Analysis of Alternatives (AoA);

• as part of the AoA process, be prepared to provide risk analysis, cost analysis, capability and technology gap assessments, and vendor assessments.

Requirements include:

• Active Top Secret/SCI clearance, with CI Poly (or willing to take a CI Polygraph)

• NRO or IC experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

• MS with 10+ years or BS with 12+ years of demonstrated performance related to the tasks above

• Experience in NRO mission system architectures or ground systems design and development

• Ability to excel as a member of a collaborative team through open communication, transparency, and flexibility

• Ability to relate professionally with senior Government customers and colleagues

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired skills include:

• Knowledge of NRO mission and communications systems, IT and/or IA

• Experience consulting and developing business cases for customer’s use in determining way forward in addressing capability planning and investment

• Certifications related to functional responsibilities such as but not limited to Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

• Information Technology (IT) Architecture domain experience in Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), or Federal Agency, with previous exposure to DoD

Architecture Framework (DODAF), and/or Joint Architecture Reference Model (JARM) artifacts

• Knowledge and understanding of Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (IC ITE) service offerings, architectures, and service adoption

• Knowledge and understanding of the CBJB and TPG processes

• Knowledge and understanding of Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)

• Knowledge and understanding of Portfolio Management


Compensation includes: Excellent salary, Signing bonus, performance bonus, 401K (10% of salary), healthcare