Chief Architect (Government)

AT&T is seeking a candidate to fill a Chief Architect (CA) Key position for a forthcoming Intelligence Community (IC) contract to support the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) network/transport services environment. This Key role is a working leader, overseeing a team of technology professionals (network, IT, SW engineers) to provide network professional services for a global Network program.

The Chief Architect collaborates with critical stakeholders to understand business needs, priority, and the quality of services to be created or enhanced within the network. The CA leads and/or participate in efforts to develop new network services; upgrade/update existing services; or introduce new tactics, techniques or procedures to improve or correct deficiencies in the Network environment throughout the entire project lifecycle, including teaming with leading Network HW/SW vendors to provide the most efficient, cost effective, and scalable solution. The CA will drive solutions to be compliant with Target State Architecture as well as ensuring security, scalability, resiliency, and performance are within stated Service Level Agreements (SLA). They will make network design choices, perform Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)/trade studies using Modeling & Simulation SW; dictate technical standards, tools and platforms; develop technical roadmaps for future implementations; and perform Network requirements/ interface definition, requirements validation and verification. The CA provides prioritization, technical direction, and clarification to development teams and engineering personnel; works closely with internal program and external organizations to develop a strategic roadmap to recommend and implement new services; and is responsible for preparing for and gaining approval of all required program architecture reviews. The CA is responsible for discovering and identifying bottleneck gaps such as manual flows that can hinder the services or impact cycle time or cost and resolve them early during the solution, design, and construction phase. The CA drives research and standardization of platform components that make up the building blocks from which applications and services are constructed.

 Position is in Northern Virginia and may require travel to both CONUS and OCONUS customer and AT&T locations.

Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field (STEM). At least 15 year of IT/Engineering experience with Telecommunications/Networking. A minimum of 10 years of experience must be within the IC designing, engineering and implementing enterprise network solutions for DoD, IC and international partners at CONUS and OCONUS field sites. In addition, a minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience designing and implementing cloud network solutions, as well as a familiarity with DoDAF. Must be able to establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements. Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress; follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends; skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives.. Strong working knowledge of system and software architecture principles, as well as Agile and Scrum methodologies. Ability to perform in a multi-customer setting with both Government and Industry Engineers/Leadership personnel. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to candidates with experience working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Required Clearance: An active, current Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI access (TS/SCI). A Polygraph is preferred and potentially required for this position. Applicants selected will be subjected to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US citizenship is required.

Desired: Advanced STEM degree and familiarity with Open Standards architecture. One or more of the following certifications desired: 1) Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect; 2) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP); 3) Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP); 4) Juniper Networks Certified Network Professional (JNCIP).

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