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Lead Systems Analyst - Enterprise Architect - 26750 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/24/2018

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    Arlington, VA
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Job Description


Summary:  The Information Technology Enterprise Architect (Architect) will assist an agency portfolio management (PfM) team in implementing an IT governance and investment management structure that enables transparent decision-making. The architect will assist in establishing an Agency-wide Enterprise Architecture (EA) program and developing views that present a coherent model of the enterprise.   

The architect will be important part of the IT Portfolio Management Team and will assist in aligning business capabilities with IT strategy. Through the development of technical architecture, viewpoints / models, and artifacts, s/he will enable analysis and decision-making for in-use system assets.  The architect will enable sound portfolio analysis through the visual demonstration of interrelationships.

Main Responsibilities:

  • As part of an integrated team, the Architect will play a key role in establishing:
    • A transition plan to the future state of the agency 
    • A roadmap of EA implementation activities
    • Metrics to monitor the progress and effectiveness of EA
    • EA Governance
    • Cloud EA as the agency tool
  • The Architect will play a key role in developing artifacts:
    • Project views that display dependencies among potential system capabilities
    • Capability viewpoints that describe deployed capabilities
    • System views articulating the systems, interconnectivity, and context 
  • Establish EA
    • Establish an EA Framework that integrates business with IT. 
    • Write policy and IM&T directives which will provide DSCA commitment and direction as to how EA will be used within DSCA.
    • Establish relationship between EA and portfolio management and help embed EA intelligence into IT decision-making.
    • Establish relationship between EA and the system development lifecycle (SDLC).
    • Establish the vision through high level policy documents and charter the direction of EA within DSCA. 
    • Establish EA value proposition for promoting standardization and interoperability.
    • Develop EA stakeholder matrix with roles and responsibilities
    • Establish the linkages of the reference models - PRM, BRM, SCRM, DRM, ARM, IRM, SRMs.  Enable the agency to categorize investments in a federally standardized way.
    • Participate in establishing a governance working group - Enterprise Architecture Working Group (EAWG) - which will make decisions on organizational fit and adherence to EA at the solution level. 
      • The working group will review documentation at each SDLC gate to determine organization fit and that projects are following the EA.
  • Develop viewpoints, models and artifacts
    • Create an as-is and to-be depiction of the enterprise for effective overall portfolio selection.
    • Develop All Viewpoints, Capability Viewpoints, Data Viewpoints, Project Viewpoints, Services Viewpoints, Systems Viewpoints.They will serve as input into SDLC phases and CPIC pre-select, select, control and evaluate phases. 
    • Create technical architecture illustrating interfaces, protocols, networks, legacy system interrelationships, data relationships and dictionaries.
    • Enable governance decision-making and advisement on whether a project is using technology that fits within the solution level Enterprise Architecture. 
    • Review proposed initiatives for organizational fit; review design for system boundaries and interfaces; review data relationships; review developed products for demonstrated interoperability; assess adherence to EA; determine EA configurable items. 
    • Determine implementation rollout for EA tool set (EA Cloud)

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in specialty focus plus:
    • 3 - 7 years of experience in developing technical architecture, viewpoints / models, and artifacts
    • Understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks and methodology including DODAF, TOGAF, Zachman, or others
    • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
    • EA Certification preferred
    • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
    • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Preferred skills:
    • Understanding of how portfolio management, EA, Budget Formulation, IT Project Lifecycle Management and IT Governance integrate.
    • Experience with EA tools and MS Visio
    • Experience with process improvement, strategic planning, change management, and organizational redesign.
  • Other requirements:
    • Knowledge of DSCA organization, and business objectives as well as problem solving capability.
    • Utilizes knowledge of process improvement, strategic planning, change management, and organizational redesign in determining solutions.
    • US Citizenship and a Secret security clearance is required.
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Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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