This position is Archtecture, Data, and Standards Directorate, Architecture Division. The Architect serve as focal point, recognized expert advisor. The incumbent is capable of provide enterprise, technical and/or functional (solution) expertise, and guidance to groups or teams. The incumbent interfaces with senior Command/Service/Agency (C/S/A) leaders and their staffs. Attendance at steering/working groups and other activities is required in daily activities.
The incumbent utilizes a highly developed knowledge of information management principles, architecture integration, concepts, methodology, and policies. Manages all Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Enterprise Architecture Integration (AEI) in relations to the clients Data Strategy which consists of: Compliance and Validation of the DoD Client, Community of Interest support and infrastructure, Army Enterprise Data Harmonization, Data Service Layer development for SOA, Federated Data Models, Data Maturity, and Data Migration Strategy.
The incumbent is the technical leader for guiding development activities and reviewing product deliverables for high-level design, operational (line-of-business) and architectural conformance. Works on project plan development, framework development for enterprise integration, review/documentation of major IT governance initiatives, capture of "as is" architecture, development of "to be" enterprise architecture and implementation plan, gap analysis, development of decision support framework, and architecture analysis and recommendation. Leads the research of enterprise architecture best practices used in federal agencies providing position papers outlining appropriate approaches, evaluate specific enterprise architecture frameworks to guide an analysis of the extent to which HQDA’s architecture products are concordant with specific frameworks and propose processes or methodologies for the use of enterprise architecture products in strategic and budget planning and acquisition/investment management.
Conducts or leads enterprise architecture efforts for broad and complex clients enterprise systems that support a wide range of functions, organizations and processes. Work involves a wide range of IT management activities that typically extend and apply to an entire organization or major components of an organization. This includes strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, knowledge management, auditing, and information security management.
1. As a team leader or principal analyst, leads and coordinates the efforts of other IT Specialists and contractors in solving complex and far reaching enterprise architecture issues and problems for a wide range of systems, applications and customers. Develops, implements, and ensures compliance with plans, policies, standards, infrastructures, and architectures that establish the framework for the management of all IT programs. Analyzes, plans, designs, documents, assesses and manages the IT enterprise structural framework to align enterprise systems with the mission, goals and processes of the user organizations. Issues include assessing the need to develop new systems, building systems to comply with DoD guidance and ensuring systems meet user needs. Consults with customers and applies analytical processes to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations. Designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ensures the safe and reliable integration of different elements of a system, including schedules, configurations and resources. Develops contingency and long-range plans, and responses to unexpected/unplanned, externally-driven requirements. Develops new insight into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements.
2. Formulates, plans, implements, manages, tracks and evaluates large scale and extremely complex IT enterprise architecture projects and their associated requirements and risks. Defines customer and stakeholder needs and constraints, clarifies objectives, develops resource requirements and applies enterprise architecture principles to develop and manage technical requirements and achieve the appropriate balance among resources, schedule and technical requirements. Develops and manages an efficient project organizational structure and applies system architecture principles to projects. Defines high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the current and future state. Leads the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement. In addition, leads the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise. Assist with designing the governance activities associated with ensuring compliance. Understands and advocates for EA principles and be prepared to "sell" the EA process, its outcome and ongoing results. Coordinates with other enterprise architects.
3. Serves as technical expert and representative in the area of enterprise architecture enterprise systems on matters related to new IT/software concepts and other plans of significant impact and importance. Furnishes expert technical advice and recommendations on major problem areas in assigned fields of specialization. Represents the Architecture Division Chief at configuration control boards and other resource management planning meetings. Develops, coordinates, and promotes interagency cooperative efforts in the management, utilization, and operation of data processing and data communication resources. Participates on HQDA and DoD committees relative to architecture and data management issues; serves as the OCIO and Architecture Data Standards Directorate representative on working groups.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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