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Senior Data Architect

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Job ID: 2206217
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 20, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Big Data Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
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Job Description



SAIC, a leading provider of systems development & deployment, targeting & intelligence analysis, systems engineering & integration for the Intelligence Community (IC), is seeking creative and dedicated professionals to fulfill their career goals and objectives while delivering mission excellence on programs of national importance. Join our team today!

SAIC is seeking a Data Architect to support our customer. This position will work directly with the Chief Data Officer to develop guidance for data standards, metadata guidelines, and the data architecture principles, standards, guidelines and concepts.  This position will also look at developing architectural strategies for data modeling, design, and implementation to meet enterprise requirements.

The ideal candidate will provide leadership for complex projects throughout the development of project work plans, milestone tracking, and coordination of efforts. This role requires excellent organizational and analytical abilities, and the ability to compile and organize statistical information retrieved and present findings to management. Strong math and analytical skills are essential to complete job requirements successfully.


  • Helps develop and deliver long-term strategic goals for data architecture, in conjunction with data owners, mission managers and stakeholders.

  • Design and implement effective data solutions to ingest, curate, store and retrieve agency mission, business and IC data.

  • Participate in data standards committees and drive/manage operational data standards to include investigating, implementing, improving, and converting legacy data standards

  • Manage master data management operations and data migration processes

  • Creates and implements data business rules and data lifecycle management

  • Create data mapping documents and assist customer in mapping of legacy data models to target data models

  • Develop best practices, processes and standards for data migration

  • Conduct, lead and participate in data validation and application trouble shooting

  • Collaborate with Chief Data Architect, system architects and security architect



  • Current TS/SCI with Poly
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or relevant STEM field
  • 14+ years of total professional experience in a technical setting; with at least 5 of those years as a Data Architect, Data Engineer or related role.
  • Experience with:
    • Programming languages like Python, Java, SQL and Cloud technologies
    • Applying new data technologies, data management processes, system analysis principles and techniques, process engineering concepts and assessing data solutions for compliance and conformance with guidelines and policies
    • Implementing enterprise data management processes, procedures and decision support.
  • Understanding of the use and maintenance of data dictionaries, data models, and data maps in an enterprise business software environment
  • Experience with Agile and Modern Delivery methodologies

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 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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