Enterprise Architect

Location: Washington, D.C
Date Posted: 12-20-2017
Overview:
The Enterprise Architect provides guidance, road maps, principles, standards and best practices. They must be focused on enabling business and IT leaders to make investment decisions that balance and prioritize current operational demands, disruptions, and opportunities with the longer-term strategic vision of the organization.
Experience:
  • 5+ years’ experience defining and implementing strategies under a CIO or equivalent within the Federal Government
  • Extensive experience with enterprise architecture best practices and goals
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills
Duties:
Provide subject matter expertise to for Enterprise Technology Architecture Development. Specific task include the following:
  1. Capture Key Business Drivers and EA Guidelines (Task 1)
In order to provide the foundation for Enterprise Technology Architecture decisions, the following deliverables will be developed:
  • Key Business Drivers
  • EA Guidelines
For the capture of the key business drivers, the EA will utilize existing Business-Technology Strategy documentation, as well as Technology stakeholder knowledge. The EA will extract the key business drivers that are relevant for Enterprise Technology Architecture decision making and Enterprise Technology Architecture guidance.
For the capture of EA Guidelines, the EA will leverage the Technology documentation in order to capture and consolidate overall EA guidance that would apply to the Enterprise and assist with Enterprise Technology Architecture development.
  1. Define/Refine Enterprise Technology Architecture Taxonomy (Task 2)
In order to provide the framework for organizing and developing the Enterprise Technology Architecture patterns, pattern descriptions, and other architecture guidance, the following deliverables will be developed by the EA:
  • Enterprise Technology Architecture Taxonomy with Definitions
  • Enterprise Technology Architecture Taxonomy Graphical Representation
The Taxonomy will provide one-to-one mappings (for each technology architecture service) to corresponding Enterprise Technology Architecture guidance with pattern descriptions.
  1. Develop Enterprise Technology Architecture Guidance Artifacts (Task 3)
This task represents the full development of the Enterprise Technology Architecture guidance artifacts.  The full guidance will be represented by a series of architecture patterns, pattern descriptions, and tables/templates of information that represented the 3-5 year target architecture guidance for the full Enterprise Technology Architecture taxonomy defined in Task 2.  In addition to this full guidance, consolidated summary-level guidance will also be developed.  The following deliverables will be developed by the EA:
  • Enterprise Technology Architecture Guidebook
For the Enterprise Technology Architecture Guidebook deliverable, the EA will be responsible for developing the technology architecture patterns, pattern descriptions, and tables/templates of architecture guidance within the Guidebook that depict clearly how each technology architecture service within the taxonomy should be provided.  This included representing all the key elements of the service, how they interact, protocols/standards utilized, configuration/implementation guidance, and specific vendors/product decisions.
  1. Gap Analysis (Task 4)
To better understand the gaps that exist between the current state and the three-to-five-year target architecture developed in Task 3, and to begin planning to close those gaps, the EA will provide the following deliverable:
  • Enterprise Technology Architecture Gap Analysis
For the Enterprise Technology Architecture Gap Analysis deliverable, the EA will identify, for each service within the Enterprise Technology Architecture taxonomy, the following additional categories of information:
  • Summary of the current state for that technology service;
  • Key gaps between the 3-5 year target architecture developed in Task 3 and the current state; and
  • Qualitative assessment of the level of effort, cost, duration, and risk for closing the gap.
This information will be integrated within the Enterprise Technology Architecture Guidance deliverable from Task 3.  Together this information will provide a comprehensive summary of the enterprise technology architecture taxonomy, target architecture guidance, current state, and gap analysis.
 
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