Enterprise Architect - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

Washington Dc
District of Columbia
United States


SAIC is seeking an Enterprise Architect for a Civilian Customer. The Enterprise Architect supports our Data Center Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance (O&M) team to provide high quality, always on IT environments and solutions that support our customer’s data center hosting technology, application support, cyber security, data management, and other services.  Operating within an industry best-practice IT Service Management framework, the Enterprise Architect provides enterprise architecture expertise to translate an enterprise’s strategy into a future enterprise architecture and a transition plan (i.e. roadmap) to achieve that future state. 

The Enterprise Architect is not a software development role, rather the candidate must have a broad range of skills and a breadth of knowledge in several data center related IT disciplines and applies these using multi-disciplinary techniques (e.g., business process decomposition and redesign, information engineering, organizational redesign, change management, IT strategy and architecture, and performance measurement) to assist in enterprise business transformation and implementation in accordance with the customer’s Enterprise Architecture.  The Architect interacts at a variety of points within the enterprise’s governance process to assist in implementation of the transition plan, to include organizational strategy development, capital planning and investment control, Portfolio and Project Management, systems development, and operations.  Designs, develops, and maintains current and future views and data describing the enterprise architecture related to data center infrastructure. 

This position researches and advises on the selection of data center hardware (e.g., mainframes, servers, cloud services, network, SAN storage, security vulnerability management, backup/restore, messaging, database engineering and administration) and/or software (e.g., virtualization, operating systems, middleware, applications support, IT management tools) technologies to include within the enterprise architecture,  conducts reviews and analyses of architectures to ensure compliance with customer’s EA policy, and provides analyses of potential changes to the EA.  The Enterprise Architect provides oversight for the development and maintenance of quality programs, systems, processes and procedures to ensure EA policy compliance or to improve the EA. Coordinates and collaborates with subject matter experts and other architects to reflect reengineered business processes into the EA.




  • Bachelor’s degree and fourteen (14) years of experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more of experience in other technical professional roles. 

  • Minimum 2 years in an Enterprise Architecture role.

  • ITIL Intermediate certification.

  • Two or more high level data center technology certifications (examples include MCSE, LPIC-3, CCNP, VCAP, or equivalent).

  • Extensive experience in IT architecture design, engineering, and implementation of data center hardware, software, and services supporting and optimization to maximize data processing, systems, building cloud compatible services and architecture and in operating and delivering in an Enterprise IT lifecycle.

  • Significant experience designing and building cloud compatible, service oriented, highly scalable and web-enabled enterprise architecture.

  • Experience in Federal IT lifecycle management to include system security and auditing, data process and analytics, software development supporting methodologies and technology transitions.

  • Experience building and managing IT solutions that include integrating multiple public/private cloud technologies and experience designing, modernizing and building data warehouse using commercial, cloud and open-source technologies that meet compliance, availability and recovery requirements.

  • Experience supporting transition of legacy IT solutions, including mainframe applications, in part or whole to public/private cloud architecture and environments

  • US Citizen


  • Experience, expertise, and certifications in the architectural principles and services of the top cloud platforms, to oversee an organization’s cloud computing strategy, including cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring to design and deploy highly scalable, fault-tolerant applications in cloud environments.