Sr Enterprise Data Architect - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Fort Collins
United States


SAIC is seeking a Senior Enterprise Data Architect located in either Kansas City, MO or Fort Collins, CO.  This individual will work closely with a large team of architects to improve the ways data are defined, developed, managed and used.  This position will support a Federal Civilian government agency in delivering its mission.  The role requires deep data architecture subject matter expertise and a close partnership with federal employees.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data architectures, data governance, data modeling and design, data security, metadata management, data integration, data standards, data quality and data warehousing.  Candidate should have experience in evaluating and applying new data technologies and standards.  Candidate must be comfortable managing client relationships and expectations within a within a complex organization where multiple stakeholder needs must be balanced.  Specific experience in cloud-based data architectures and migrating data from traditional to cloud-based solutions is desirable. The candidate must be flexible, patient, disciplined, and positive.  Excellent written and oral presentation skills are needed to guide and influence others.





  • Work effectively and influence a large organization with diverse functional and technical disciplines including business representatives, enterprise architects, systems engineers, business analysts, developers, testers, and systems operations staff.

  • Work and communicate with senior business and IT leaders to present ideas and gain alignment on data capabilities and implementation plans. 

  • Coordinate resolution of highly complex problems and tasks, selling new ideas and concepts in support of operational goals and objectives

  • Provide data-related technical and analytic guidance to key stakeholders

  • Integrate and translate complex concepts into tactical action plans

  • Guide high-level enterprise data analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and development activities

  • Define means of automating the full lifecycle of data management across the enterprise

















  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (4 years experience in lieu of degree) in related field coupled with 10+ years of related experience

  • Data-related technical expertise, including expertise with large enterprise data development practices, large scale data governance and process improvement

  • Executive communication/presentation, relationship management, project management, strong analytical skills

  • Experience with multiple data development and management methods

  • Experience with business transformation and processes, including business process improvement methods and tools

  • Ability to obtain a government National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) public trust background investigation


Desired Qualifications

  • Data Management Association (DAMA) International Certified Data Management Professional (CMDP)

  • Other data-related certification for analytics, big data, cloud, or specific technologies

  • Experience in migrating data solutions from traditional data centers to cloud hosting

  • Experience in driving the introduction and adoption of new enterprise-level data platforms and tooling

  • Experience with enterprise-level metadata definition management

  • Experience in large-scale, automate test data management

  • Government consulting experience