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Cognosante is seeking a Director of Enterprise Architecture to support the ongoing maturity of our EA practice, including major initiatives such as the Supply Chain Management Product Line DevSecOps and Integration program. The ideal candidate is a tenured leader in the practice of enterprise architecture, understands global concepts, learns quickly, thinks visually, and can manage and coach a team of like-focused architects and engineers. Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, this leader at Cognosante will serve as the “go-to” architect for major initiatives in support of critical programs and growth.
The Director of Enterprise Architecture builds a team and contributes as the most senior person who can bridge communication between IT and business operations to ensure everyone is aligned in developing and implementing technical solutions for business problems. The process requires regular feedback, adjustments, and problem-solving in order to properly design and implement potential solutions.
Formalize, mature, grow, mentor, and coach an EA practice within the CTO Technology and Solutions group. Analyze the current architecture and develop target architecture for Health portfolio IT systems. Develop systems roadmap and disposition diagrams Develop enterprise system’s architecture for modernizing the systems using cloud-based technologies and agency guidelines (example: Human Centered Design, Zero Trust Architecture etc.) Develop architecture artifacts such as operational views (OVs) and systems views (SVs) for complex systems integration using DoD Architecture framework (DODAF). Coordinate with partners and technical support teams to develop the interface control documents and to establish systems interface connections Determine systems architecture requirements and priorities with the stakeholders and proposes the alternate solutions. Evaluate the alternate solutions to identify the best /right technical solution to solve the existing business problem effectively Understand advancing cloud capabilities, IT, and business needs, while identifying and proposing cost and functional efficiency options for the customer’s collaborative decisions and actions Architect solutions using application monitoring, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) methodology to enable automation in building, testing, deployment and maintenance of applications. Work in an agile DevSecOps environment, which includes assessment, design, development, re-architecture, enhancement, deployment and operations and maintenance processes and procedures, and which has the goal of continuously improving the cloud program, technical, and operational framework required to deliver and manage cloud migration capabilities effectively and efficiently Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with a diverse group of staff members, stakeholders, and customers
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering, or related field discipline 10+ years’ experience in developing the solution architecture for high visible enterprise IT systems. 7+ years’ experience in developing complex IT systems architecture diagrams with technical, interface details. Certification or expertise in SAFe Solution Architecture or in cloud technologies (AWS or Azure) Cloud experience in a solutions delivery, architecting, designing, developing, leading, and delivering cloud infrastructure and cloud application platform technology solutions over the entire lifecycle of large scale, multi-team, complex enterprise projects Experience in Core Infrastructure, Application Development, Data and Analytics, and Low Code/No Code Must possess strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience working with senior level stakeholders and development teams Must be detail oriented, task driven, and have excellent communication skills Highly productive and able to effectively execute multiple tasks/projects concurrently and still achieve timely and positive mission outcomes even in changing situations or when obstacles occur Competent communication skills, both orally and in writing to convey complex technical concepts to less technical audiences Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly Able to pass a background check to obtain a Public Trust (Tier 2) Position Must be a U.S. citizen
Candidates that do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.
Previous Federal Government or VA experience Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong ability to foster collaborative work in dynamic team environment Ability to communicate clearly with all levels in an organization Possess active Public Trust (Tier 2) clearance
Cognosante will not provide sponsorship for employment-based immigration benefits for this position.
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Cognosante 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.