Lead Engineer/Architect –L4, Senior Principal - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (www.mantech.com)


  full-time   employee

Annapolis Junction
United States

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Primary Location:  Annapolis Junction, MD

Clearance Requirement: Active DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain/maintain DHS suitability.

Responsibilities: ManTech is seeking a motivated, career, and customer-oriented Lead Engineer/Architect to lead a team of engineers and architects for a large DHS agency. The work is high profile and critical to our nations’ security.  The Lead Engineer/Architect provides all the necessary technical expertise and guidance to architect and design agency enterprise solutions. This position ensures effective execution of all architecture tasks with the agency assigned projects. The position is also responsible for providing thought leadership for our clients while providing technical oversight for solution deployment engagements. The position performs a critical role in understanding the clients’ strategic and programmatic needs, proposing effective solutions, and consistently providing high-level customer service. The position will be part of Program leadership and will regularly interface with client leadership and ManTech senior leadership.  Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Leading technical engagements to assess client business and technical objectives, determine deliverables, evaluate risk and execute projects effectively.
  • Architects and designs enterprise-class systems for a production environment
  • Align standards and frameworks with overall business and technology strategy
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging technology concepts
  • Conduct Design Workshops with multiple stakeholders
  • Work to develop strategic plans for architecture, engineering and integration.
  • Provide reporting and feedback to senior management as required
  • Identifies implementation risks and analyses potential impact on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives
  • Participates in the design and implementation of IT service management standards, tools and methodologies
  • Design, implement and maintain procedures relating to service catalog and/or service level management activities
  • Support the development and delivery of proposals and/or Rough Orders Magnitude (ROMs) for initiatives as required
  • Assist in rectifying issues and improving service in faltering/failing projects


The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15 years of enterprise architecture engineering experience with DHS and DoD clients including use of agile methodologies (SAFe, Scrum, Lean Startup, eXtreme Programming, Rapid Prototyping)
  • Experience in establishing and negotiating service level agreements
  • Experience implementing technical solutions in complex and heterogeneous environments, including the following:
    • Experience developing, configuring, and delivering COTS solutions in support of enterprise IT infrastructure design (e.g. network, storage, virtualization, database, 3rd party tools)
    • Experience with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
    • Experience leading multi-organizational and matrixed technical resources and teams in accordance with approved integration plans and TO terms and conditions.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience deploying technical solutions into enterprises
  • Demonstrated expertise in security policy and implementation.
  • Experience understanding organizational needs, proposing solutions, and managing project execution efforts designed to deliver overall program benefits for Government Agencies
  • Strong experience in ensuring customer satisfaction, problem resolution, and risk management on several medium to large projects
  • Technical leadership in Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and IT Service Delivery
  • Experience in conducting assessments at an Enterprise by reviewing technical documentations, conducting interviews and workshops to identify gaps and developing a tailored solution is highly desired

Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an IT, engineering, or science discipline and/or 10+ years of experience in an IT Project or Program Management role.
  • Agile certification such as Certified ScrumMaster, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, SAFe Agilist or SAFe for Government Certification

Relocation authorized: None

Physical Requirements: Must be able to type

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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