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ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT

Mission Support Alliance LLC   RICHLAND, WA   Full-time     Management
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Posted on November 15, 2020

MSA is seeking an Enterprise Architect in the support of the Department of Energy Hanford Site. As the Enterprise Architect, this position will help lead digital transformation efforts and strengthen our architecture discipline by bringing together employees across the site who perform Architecture, Analysis, Development, and Project Management activities. This position will maximize business value by strengthening our business and IT design practices through partnership, community, structure, and guidance. This position will serve as a liaison between the leadership, Other Hanford Contractor CIOs, IT Directors, IT Architects, IT applications, and IT infrastructure teams to ensure solutions are implemented within Architectural Principles, Policies, and Guidelines which this position will also help to develop.

The Enterprise Architect is responsible for the creation and management of technology architecture models and standards. They are required to interpret and apply Enterprise Architecture standards to inform a broad range of business improvement activities, including those relating to the design, development, and maintenance of IT Systems. It is expected that the Enterprise Architect maintains the architecture in an organized manner and security/quality is considered as important as content.

The Enterprise Architect should ensure that the business process and technology perspectives are in line with the governance strategies, policies, and standards. They should use their influence to steer projects and technology teams towards the common goals and standards of the organization, adjusting when necessary to meet business objectives and to optimize value creation. Additional duties include:

* Lead the creation and evolution of the Enterprise Architecture program and promote the value of this program throughout IT and with Port business leaders

* Lead the analysis of business and operating models, as well as market and technology industry trends to determine their potential impact on the Hanford Site's business strategy, direction and technical architecture

* Develop and implement an Enterprise Architecture Plan based on business requirements which results in a roadmap of IT strategies

* Seek opportunities to highlight how digital business initiatives will potentially impact enterprises' economic architecture and metrics

* Be an enabler of strategy formulation, and act as support for technology innovation

* Construct technology-enabled operating models and provide viable options and visibility into execution issues

* Understand the Hanford Site's economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation to effectively support and guide technology investment decisions

* Construct future and current-state business models to apply emerging technologies

* Scan the market for major disruptive technology and technology trends that affect our business

* Provide practical advice and best practices to overcome challenges

* Track and apply innovative and existing technologies, anchoring them in the business model use with rapid prototyping approaches to evolve innovations

* Lead technology experiments, helping to create new services and integrating the best of these into steady-state operations

* Work with business peers to develop and present business capability models and road maps to facilitate discussion and decision making with key stakeholders

* Lead analysis of the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for continual improvement

* Consult with IT infrastructure, business analysis, security, application and project teams to ensure consistency with the Enterprise Architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the Enterprise Architecture

Basic Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience will be considered
* 10+ years of technology, analysis, and design experience
* 4+ years in an Enterprise Architect role specifically
* Strong familiarity with at least one common Enterprise Architecture framework (e.g. TOGAF, ISO 19439, NIST, FEAF, etc.)

Desired Qualifications
* Familiar with Business ecosystems, Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), APIs, open data, microservices, machine learning, data lakes, framework development, business analytics, IoT, event-driven IT and predictive analytics
* Knowledge of IT compliance processes and standards
* Relevant Enterprise Architecture certification is desirable
* Delivering initiatives successfully inside heavily regulated environments (e.g. FISMA, HIPAA, FDA, Sarbanes-Oxley, NIST)
* Experience in a DevOps environment with a focus on automation
* Knowledge of security architectures and their impact on Enterprise Architecture
* Understanding of Agile development principles and their applicability within the Enterprise Architecture discipline

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