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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2102017

Director, Enterprise Architecture

ICF’s IT Modernization division is seeking an experienced Director, Enterprise Architect for opportunities based in our Arlington, VA office in support of initiatives related to digital transformation, modernization and enterprise strategy. This role is a high visibility, technology leadership position requiring an extensive background and operational experience with architectural engagements, familiarity with major industry products and frameworks, a deep comprehension of industry standards and implementation techniques with a proven track record of leading modernization using products and services delivery. Position includes architectural artifact and transitional roadmap development, system design, software prototyping, team mentoring and many other leadership activities in a dynamic client and business partner facing atmosphere.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engages diverse organizations, industry partners and clients during business acquisition phases and for all capture activities

  • Produces technical solutions with detailed narrative for proposal development and supports key personnel requirements during procurement phases such as orals, technical challenges, etc.

  • Collaborates closely with stakeholders to develop a deep and thorough understanding of the client enterprise while leading large, multi-year program initiatives as a Chief Architect

  • Produces vision and strategy collateral, and creates roadmaps to lead modernization efforts

  • Applies a proven track record of portfolio assessments, target technology and IT landscape specifications and technical asset configuration to meet digital transformation objectives

  • Implements and manages the architecture definition and realization activity using formal delivery and lifecycle methods

  • Serves as one of the primary technological points of contact in the organization, responsible for guidance and overarching technical oversight, governance, architecture alignment and construction efforts, including team leadership and mentoring

  • Oversees vendor interactions and the effectuation of products, services, platform(s) and other solutions along the roadmap while ensuring that technical milestones are following the program schedule

  • Develops effective standards, leads technical resources, monitors and mitigates risk, quality, security, tools adoption, etc., and ensures success in the execution of these areas

  • Participates in, and leads formal technology evaluations, proofs of concept and other R&D activity, providing client demonstrations and various solutioning and educational presentations to assert vetting, making recommendations and facilitating client buy-in

  • Coordinates and collaborates in developing mission requirements and business outcomes with executive leadership, business stakeholders, various technical teams, contractors, etc.

  • Serves as the technical strategy and solutions champion, fostering adoption of emerging technologies, resolving issues, responding to questions, and prescribing technical propositions by working directly with leadership, staff, and contractors

  • Authors and presents documentation, briefings, SLAs and technical standards for the architectural runway

  • Works closely, leads and coordinates with other architects and additional members of the technical leadership and all other program teams

  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Practice/COE leader for one or more focus areas in trending technologies such as Blockchain, AI/ML/Data Science, Security, Low-code Platforms, IoT, Cloud, etc.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in information systems, data or computer science

  • 10+ years of technology leadership roles and participation in major COTS/custom integration projects and transformation programs at scale

  • 6+ years of experience in enterprise-scope architectural engagements, technical leadership at the program level, along with a demonstrated, successful track record of delivery

  • Experience and accomplishments with de-facto cloud providers (AWS/Azure/Google), applying serverless products using managed services and platform-based application technologies in solution architecture, design and system development

  • Excellent oral communications, bringing thought, vision and strategy leadership with excellent presentation skills

  • Experience with delivering architecture domains for Business, Data, Application and Technology within formal industry methodologies such as TOGAF, FEAF, etc.

  • Experience with PaaS/SaaS platform architectures and services provisioning using Appian/ServiceNow/PowerApps, etc.

  • Application of one or more enterprise architecture modeling tools such as (Sparx EA, Mega, Visual Paradigm, etc.)

  • Certifications: TOGAF 9.1, PMP, CSM, ServiceNow Certified, Appian Lead Designer Certification, Salesforce Certified, SAFe Agilist, etc.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Arlington, VA (VA31)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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