Enterprise Architect (TOGAF/DODAF)

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Enterprise Architect (TOGAF/DODAF)

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen 
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Software Systems Engineer III

Job Description:
The Software Systems Engineer for will be responsible for defining, upholding, and promoting the vision of the IT architecture and solutions across JPL IT information systems. The position will be responsible for ensuring best practice of the overall and strategic design, development, testing and implementation of JPL information solutions. The position will work closely with the other Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Business Analysts, IT System Engineers, and Project Managers. They will guide and support the delivery of new IT solutions making sure the new technology platforms are appropriately used. The architect will leverage their technical skills and experience to develop cost effective, timely solutions to meet functional and performance requirements while focusing on reuse.

This individual will plan for the future state of the information systems portfolio and the business capabilities it provides. The person will be responsible for helping drive application, infrastructure, communications and security industry standards and best practices; perform industry bench-marking; keeping current with industry trends and emerging technologies, including AWS and Azure; provide guidance and direction to the various development, customer, and business groups on infrastructure and security technology standards that drive quality and performance and support the OCIO strategic plan; and ensure that applications, infrastructure and security needs are architected for total scalability and performance.

• Develops and maintains current and planned state architectural documents such as Domain roadmaps, Standards, Patterns, reference architecture/implementation documents for Enterprise Applications. Develop strategies, roadmaps, standards and reference architecture/implementation for Enterprise tools.
• Understands and transforms business requirements into scalable/manageable solution architecture and design specifications for reliability, scalability, security and integration.
• Solves complex problems with many variables using various security, network, storage, and compute platforms.
• Develops full-stack and reference architecture designs for infrastructure across hybrid environments inclusive of cloud platforms.
• Participates in the development of governance processes to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately, and the organization's resources are used responsibly for the infrastructure landscape.
• Documents existing systems architecture and technology portfolio to ensure accuracy is maintained.
• In partnership with the IT leadership team, identifies opportunities and risks for architecting the company's applications or infrastructure solutions, including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, total cost of ownership, benefits and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles.
• Leverages industry standards to guide solution decisions in relation to reliability, scalability, security and integration for the enterprise.
• Defines solutions using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), micro services patterns, automating business process models and cloud based services.
• Designs message- and event-driven architectures. Creates prototypes and authoring detailed interaction specifications.
• Interacts with business units in response to service requests; researches and gathers all necessary details to determine functional requirements to meet project user's needs.
• Works closely with other Solution Architects/IT System Engineers/Developers to ensure consistency, compliance with IT standards, policies and architectural plans, quality of solutions and knowledge sharing.
• Assists in evaluating CoTS and SaaS offerings
 •Develops standards for the evaluation of CoTS and SaaS offerings
• Participates in highly complex or impactful operational incidents to ensure proper response and resolution to issues and errors. Stays abreast of how information technologies are currently impacting and driving competitors and provide recommendations and subject matter expertise regarding industry trends, technology and tools / services.
• Provides mentoring on advanced technology concepts and technical capabilities Information Systems staff.
• Provides leadership in creating, maintaining and marketing the architectural vision and direction of information technology under guidance from the CIO.

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Typically, 5 or more years of experience with Enterprise Architecture
• Experience with standards such as TOGAF and DODAF
• Excellent consultative skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation. Advanced interpersonal skills, communications skills, and presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to present and discuss complex technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding and approval
• Undergraduate Degree is a must. 

Desired Skills:
• Graduate degree in Information Systems, System Engineering, Cloud Engineering or related discipline.
• Experience with Enterprise Architecture tools like Visio, Abacus. 

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