• Chief Architect

    Job ID 2018-1304
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.

     

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Chief Architect to join our growing team.

     

    The Chief Architect provides architectural support, resources, methodology, and strategic planning necessary to align government initiatives into a cohesive road-map to meet the agency’s short and long term strategic goals. S/he will work to understand customer needs, validate solutions, and define and build the architectural depictions and documents to ensure precise integration and address all customer priorities, including performance, functionality, ease of use, and security considerations. This person will also provide technical expertise, direction, and leadership to develop and communicate the program vision.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Enterprise Architecture (EA) Integration in the program level and facilitating the independent designed applications, data, services and other IT resources to work together in portfolios, programs, and projects
    • Build design simulations, conceptual diagrams and working reference models each year
    • The design simulations shall be in a format that can successfully demonstrate product owner defined functionality, assist development teams, and achieve customer acceptance
    • Craft executable prototypes to includes Service bus mediation flows; Business Process Management orchestration flows; Business rules and decision services; Use of mock test data and services
    • Documents and executables to be checked into Rational RTC
    • Design a detailed system, application, and data architecture, based on the analysis of product backlog requirements, project work prepared for Health Portfolio and VA EA documentation
    • The design shall include: system schematics, including system and subsystem performance-based descriptions and key interfaces between them, and interfaces to the existing software and Health Portfolio interfaces
    • Lead the Enterprise integration that includes the integration of current state architecture as well as standards used when integrating creative solutions into a road-map toward a future architecture
    • Integrate the use of shared solution capabilities and designs, re-used designs and patterns, and forecasted capabilities
    • Identify, track, and assess integration issues and work with appropriate partners and sustainment and development contractors to ensure integration issues between projects are being addressed adequately
    • Perform an initial and ongoing Enterprise Integration Assessment of programs and their dependencies, including assessment of functional and non-functional requirement dependencies, system interoperability/standards, and current/planned resource utilization of operational architecture
    • Provide logical and technical situational awareness of current operational architecture and resource consumption (dashboard content) for deployed VA assets
    • Update the current state operational architecture in Portfolio/Segment Architecture, Platform Reference Architecture and Portfolio Reference Architecture document
    • Develop a technical architecture overlay and provide the concepts of operations for the Health, Benefits, Memorial, and Corporate domain areas and encompass the functions, relationships, and dependencies of external as well as internal systems.
    • Develop the Portfolio/Segment Architecture for the Health Portfolio and participate in architecture review sessions
    • Include patterns, vocabulary, segment ontology, technical architecture standards and constraints, definition of compliance criteria and compliance checklists, gap analysis and recommendations (segment overlaps and solution overlaps), functional capability decomposition, and mentorship
    • Shall include providing feedback to OI&T design patterns and provide recommendations into Exhibit 300 architecture and information sections
    • Providing Strategic, Business, Data, Application and System, Infrastructure, Security, and/or To-Be Architecture support
    • Experience include a wide range of work in crafting EA Models and documentation with all components that comprise IT systems including network topology and or software development
    • 10+ years of experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Department of Veterans Affairs / Health-IT agencies preferred
    • Extensive experience in design and development of Solution architecture is an added advantage along with EA certification
    • Knowledge of VA EA tools include Unicom System Architect (SA), InQuisient (Enterprise Elements), Oracle Application Express (APEX) and other tools like Rational CALM, Informatica ProCenter will be an added advantage

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years of experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Department of Veterans Affairs / Health-IT agencies preferred
    • Knowledge of VA EA tools include Unicom System Architect (SA), InQuisient (Enterprise Elements), Oracle Application Express (APEX) and other tools like Rational CALM, Informatica ProCenter will be an added advantage
    • Extensive experience in design and development of Solution architecture is an added advantage along with EA certification

    Education:

    • BA/BS Degree or 10+ years of relevant experience may be substituted for education
    • Master’s degree preferred in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent 

    Clearance:

    • Ability to obtain a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) clearance 

     Location:

    • Rockville, Maryland

    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!

     


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

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