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Portfolio Architect

Job ID: 2216588
Location: REMOTE WORK, TX, United States
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Cloud Comp Engr
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: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a talented Portfolio Architect with extensive experience in Federal software architecture and engineering, Federal cybersecurity compliance requirements, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) business objectives. This person will support the new Technical Office of the Benefits and Memorials (BAM) Portfolio and lead accomplishment of its goals to direct the architecture/engineering of BAM products, implement concepts of DevSecOps, and accomplish faster delivery while maintaining security and safety of government systems and Veteran data. The Portfolio Architect will serve as a senior advisor to their VA customer counterparts and directly lead efforts to: establish and document architect/design standards; review product architecture/engineering; bring products in compliance with Federal standards, regulations, and laws; and evaluate/assess software products! This role is 100% remote!


  • Review product security posture to identify risks and compliance gaps

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop ideas on how products can better comply with standards, regulations, and laws governing Federal systems

  • Participate in ongoing discussions, documentation changes, and guideline updates as part of a working group comprised of representation from each product line in the Portfolio

  • Participate in a larger working group – the Architecture Review Board – to review technical, architectural, and engineering solutions created by the product lines to deliver business requirements

  • Collaborate with application developers on designing solutions and configurations that align with system architecture best practices.

  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to identify and mitigate risks, issues, dependencies, and constraints

  • Conduct research on problem areas and specific topics

  • Maintain knowledge of applicable VA rules and regulations.

  • Facilitate executive-level virtual meetings; prepare meeting agenda, capture meeting minutes, and track outcomes and action items

  • Work proactively and independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

  • Plan, monitor, and control relevant tasks outlined in the contract and statement of work

  • Function as part of an integrated team sharing products, best practices, and information across the portfolio

  • Ability to build relationships, influence, and support product lines.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 15+ years of experience is heavily preferred, 9 years’ of related experience required.  

  • 10 additional years of experience can be substituted in lieu of education.

  • 5 years leadership of Federal Architecture design and governance standards.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with NIST/ISO/RMF DoD Model Based Systems Engineering and associated overlays in military of federal government 

  • Experience working with Jira and Architecture Software

  • Technical experience related to design oversite to NIST/FIPS/FISMA, and the requirements related to RMF package submission.

  • Collaborative approach across agile teams to manage dependencies and ensure risks are proactively managed

  • Creation of visuals (overlays, mock-ups, etc.) to help drive discussions with Product Manager stakeholders and product managers

  • Demonstrated effective communication of architectural requirements based on various architecture models DoDAFI/II with NIST Overlays to cross-functional team members and management.

  • Experience at the installation level as it relates to actually doing the design, installation, certification, and accreditation of Federal system.

  • Experience assessing an over-arching set of environments including hardware/system configurations in order to:

    • Develop security engineering solutions for VA hardware and software

    • Ensure risks are mitigated and communicated effectively to the product managers

    • Be responsive to information technology guidelines, policies and directives

    • Educate non-cybersecurity personnel about the cybersecurity engineering process and importance of cybersecurity

  • Excellent analytical and evaluative skills in tasks.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Excellent decision-making and problem -solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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