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Principal Information Architect

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Job ID: 2200426
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Database 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: Yes
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Job Description


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.
We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation.

We are seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Principal Data Architect interested in joining our team in Alexandria, VA to help an important customer providing Data Architecture and Data Management support..



Services provided for this role include Data standardization, enterprise data architecture, requirement analysis, data analysis, data modeling and database design creation and review, data integration; along with support to maintain the data modeling tool and its repository. Support areas under these services include:

  • Providing advice and coaching service to development teams on data architecture and database  design
  • Conducting research and report new database technologies and provide proof of concept for any proposed new technology.
  • Data standardization, as a means to manage the agency-wide data administration policies, standards, and procedures for strategic data management and to increase the understanding and reuse of data.
  • Identification of authoritative sources of data
  • Data integrity, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Normalized data structures
  • System interface diagrams that include documentation of interfaces, frequencies, payload, and associated data sources and business rules.
  • Artifacts that support systems as well as the overall enterprise data architecture, in  alignment with the Federal Enterprise Architecture
  • Provide expertise in application architecture to enable improvement of the methods, practices, and technologies that influence the architecture and design of applications and their impact on Data Architecture Patterns and Practices.
  • Other data architecture support as required to ensure seamless day-to-day operations

Clearance required:

Must be able to attain Public Trust



Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. (Additional years of experience may be substituted for degree)

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and experiences of new database technologies, such as NoSQL and cloud database services, to conduct proof-of-concepts.
  • Communication skills to coach and deliver expert knowledge and best practice to development on data architecture and database design
  • Oracle and MySQL, Amazon cloud database services
  • Data modeling including reverse and forward engineering.
  • Database Design: Relational DB Management System (RDBMS) and NoSQL
  • Data Modeling Tools: Extensive experience with a data modeling tool
  • Ability to analyze data sources.
  • SQL and PL/SQL.
  • Application Architect specific skillsets
  • Data Architecture Patterns and Practices
  • Agile Database Architecture
  • Microservices Architecture
  • In-Memory Data Store
  • Mediated APIs
  • Modernizing Application Architecture
  • Mesh App and Service Architecture
  • Cloud Native Application Architecture
  • Agile/DevSecOps experience and tools such as Rally
  • Solution Architecture
  • Microservices architecture
  • UI - JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (knowledge and experience)
  • Data and Database management, knowledge and experience with:
  • Oracle databases
  • MySQL databases
  • Data replication/synchronization
  • ETL (Extract Transform & Load)
  • Cloud technologies (e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Message Queueing/Broker (e.g. Amazon SNS, SQS, Kafka, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ)


  • ER Studio
  • Altova XMLSpy
  • DeltaXML
  • Rally
  • Tableau

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.
Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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