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Veterans Affairs - IT Architect

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Job ID: 2017385
Location: FALLS CHURCH, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 16, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Enterprise Architect
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC and its Veterans Affairs (VA) Practice is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of consulting services to the Federal market.  SAIC is creating professional opportunities for those seeking a growth oriented business environment. Our professionals work with Government agencies and organizations to create efficiencies, increase organizational and human performance, reduce costs, improve operating results, and achieve mission success.

 This is a 100% remote / Work from Home role

SAIC is deploying a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals to provide technical management and support services that will assist in delivering effective, consistent and timely project management execution throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  SAIC is seeking an Architect to support the Memorials Benefits project.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop IT architecture for integrated Memorial Benefits and Services and benefits delivery of IT products 
  • Create diagrams and documentation with all components that comprise IT systems including network topology
  • Establish system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems
  • Design architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces
  • Leads the team and develops the architectural runway providing design direction and the solution framework for MBS applications.
  • Understand and is responsible for maintaining the technical stack and technology used to build the MBS applications
  • Collaborate with customers, end-users, developers, and project managers to analyze, design, implement, and support IT applications and systems
  • Evaluate the as-is architecture against agreed upon architecture guidelines provided by  VA and broader industry best practices.
  • Document potential modernization and improvement opportunities in the portfolio backlog.
  • Assist VA project managers with the development of high-quality responses to internal and external information requests and provide technical consultation and support on all platform initiatives.
  • Translate technical information from disparate sources into executive-level communications
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures for program activities and identify process improvements
  • Facilitate meetings with VA employees and capture meeting minutes
  • Work independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Function as part of an integrated team sharing products, best practices, and information across the portfolio
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor


 Required Skills


  • 5 years of IT-related experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent OR an additional 8 years of relevant IT experience (13 years total)
  • Experience in design and development of IT architecture with a deep understanding of AWS architecture and services such as RDS and Salesforce
  • Proficiency with Visio, working knowledge of System Architect (Unicom Systems) and other enterprise architecture tools.
  • Familiarity with  the following: S3, DMS, Redshift, Glue, Spectrum, Athena, QuickSight, toolsets and data modeling
  • Experience in managing and developing in the AWS environment, as well as knowledge of Data Warehouse development or DataMart and Business Intelligence
  • Proven Experience with data movement and building data pipelines
  • Experience in a wide range of work in creating diagrams and documentation with all components that comprise IT systems including network topology.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.
  • Experience with Agile methodology and providing program/project management support to a government client.
  • Microsoft Office suite of tools and Microsoft SharePoint.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience supporting the VA.
  • Agile and DevSecOps experience.
  • Experience with Jira, Github, Confluence.
  • Familiarity with VA OIT EPMO Veteran-Focused Integration Process (VIP) or VA PARS.
  • Knowledge of and success performing in a role within a Project Management Office for large programs in the federal government environmen


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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