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Principal Enterprise Architect

Job ID: 2215219
Location: RICHMOND, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Enterprise Architect
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an Enterprise Architect to join our team supporting a major state & local government customer. This position reports to the Architecture team Lead as part of the Architecture Team responsible for infrastructure IT strategy, enterprise and solution design, technology roadmap, SSP and Baselines, capabilities mapping, service continuity, and quality assurance services to a variety of geographically dispersed customers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Essential duties of this position include:

  • Architecting new or changed IT services, Service Management Systems, technologies, processes, information and metrics
  • Create, manage and maintain IT enterprise architecture models and their sub-components
  • Developing annual technology roadmaps, refresh plans, and supporting technical designs for Enterprise Infrastructure Services
  • Develop solution designs based on collaboration with a diverse groups including customers, engineers, and other enterprise architects
  • Ability to resolve complex issues related to enterprise wide concerns
  • Ability to design and develop cost effective solutions that meet functional, non-functional, technical, and performance requirements

The Enterprise Architect performs a critical role ensuring designed solutions are appropriately documented, meet business requirements, and are aligned with technology strategies, industry standards, and best practices. You will have the opportunity to impact implemented design solutions for systems and services ensuring scalability, performance, and design in line with industry best practices. 


The ideal candidate will have extensive infrastructure experience including solution design; experience translating business requirements and objectives into IT strategy; and experience with one or more frameworks for best practice delivery including ITIL v4 and TOGAF. Experience must include familiarity with application, platforms and infrastructure layers

Education / Certifications / Other:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience 
  • ITIL v4 certification preferred (Foundation or above)
  • Extensive experience with one or more Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF, etc.)
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Enterprise network architecture and design
    • Server and storage Design
    • IT Infrastructure Capacity/Availability management
    • Enterprise wide virtualization
    • Public/private cloud infrastructure and design
    • Design and implementation of enterprise wide collaboration tools

Other preferred key skills include:

  • Experience in supporting a large, complex IT environment for a Federal or State Government
  • Real world experience and working knowledge of Commonwealth of Virginia (COV) SEC standards, NIST RMF, performing assessments for compliance with NIST 800-53 controls, and CIS benchmarks for SSP and Baseline support.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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