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Chief Architect

Job Description



GDIT has a future opportunity for a Chief Architect, self-motivated, innovative, with great hands-on Chief Architect and Enterprise Architect experience, who will be the Chief Architect – Systems/ Enterprise Architecture Team Lead, on an Engineering program for JSP. JSP EDE will execute modernization efforts for a large enterprise, multi-tenant environment covering various technologies and initiatives including Applications, VDI, Wireless, Network, Computer, Systems, Software, and more.


The Chief Architect – Systems / Enterprise Architecture Lead will:

  • The Chief Architect – Systems / Enterprise Architecture Team Lead shall serve as the knowledge expert to ensure availability, performance and security of all architecture/ enterprise systems within the JSP portfolio
  • Lead a team supporting various engineering project efforts that are on-going in the Gov't Agency Engineering Branch
  • Regularly interface with senior government officials that are SES 1 and 2, 2 star General, GS-14 and GS-15, and be prepared to support senior leadership meetings as needed weekly, bi-weekly, monthly 
  • Enterprise environment is large, multi-classification and complex, supporting a large DoD customer base and supporting critical MISSION
  • May support special engineering projects as assigned


Required, Broad knowledge of:

  • History and background of enterprise architecture
  • Research evolution and potential future of enterprise architecture.
  • Theory and concepts of enterprise architecture - both technology and management
  • Frameworks
  • Related Activities like governance and maturity management
  • Understands the current architectural tools, industry standards and development techniques and have demonstrated experience in producing architectural models in these tools
  • SysML
  • DoDAF standards

Required, Deep knowledge of at least one of the following, and a working knowledge of the remaining areas:

  • Business (operational) architecture, especially business process modeling
  • Data architecture
  • Application architecture (at lower levels of detail this is software architecture)
  • Infrastructure & technology architecture
  • Security architecture
  • Service taxonomies
  • Web Ontology Language (OWL)
  • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2.0, DoD Primitives conformance class
  • Ontology development


This is a unique opportunity to join an Engineering program supporting a large complex IT Enterprise within DoD.



  • Master's Degree in enterprise architecture, or multiple certificates in enterprise architecture. An MBA with a separate technical degree can substitute for this requirement.





The principal level enterprise architect acts as the trusted advisor to top management in regard to aligning the portfolio to strategic goals, vision and mission.

  • Produces and maintains an enterprise architecture vision.
  • Produces and maintains enterprise architecture principles and organizational standards.
  • Tracks Inventories of major organizational assets and features, both current and target (aka "operating model").
  • Tracks relationships between major organizational assets (aka "operating model").
  • Produces and maintains the "transition plan" aka roadmap or modernization roadmap or transformation plan.
  • Directs, supervises or mentors others in performing enterprise architecture activities.
  • Maintain a repository of these items.
  • Support portfolio management of transformation programs and strategic planning, tying these together.
  • Participates in or leads related governance activities.
  • Participates in or leads related architecture maturity management activities, and maintains the enterprise architecture framework(s).
  • Participates in segment (line of business) and solutions architecture where needed.
  • Analyzes current strategy, plans, transformational investments, business plans, portfolio and architectural information to determine if activities comprehensively support strategy and/or mission (alignment), and propose improvements.
  • Must have a thorough high-level understanding of complex Enterprise Infrastructure/Environments, including Network, Compute, Applications, etc.
  • Experience in DoD environment high desired.
  • Relevant Technical Certifications required.
  • DoD 8570/8140 IAM/IAT Level II required – Security+ CE or alternate.
  • Minimum Secret clearance required – Top Secret desired, TS/SCI may be needed in future.



  • Experience in Pentagon environment highly desired
  • Top Secret Clearance desired




For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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Arlington, Virginia
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