Current Opportunities

Enterprise Architect


Exostrategies is a small, agile professional services company that principally serves the federal government and provides affordable enterprise transformation services in anticipation of evolving threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure and operations.

General description:
The Enterprise Architect position represents a unique opportunity to join an expanding effort to support an Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence-sponsored program to improve Combatant Command Intelligence (CCI). The Enterprise Architect works as a member of a strong technical team in conjunction with the program office, the Enterprise Management Support Office (EMSO), and the services to develop and manage the global enterprise architecture (EA) to improve US intelligence community capabilities in support of our warfighters and coalition partners. The Enterprise Architect has three primary responsibilities:
1. Command Engagement Representative: Act as the resident embed at US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) to foster and enhance relations with the goal of collecting strategic, operational, and tactical information, requirements, and activities.
2. EA Decision Support: Integration into a larger Enterprise of Enterprises architecture supporting OUSD(I), Combatant Commanders, CCMD J2s, and other intelligence community partners to improve intelligence capabilities; and support enterprise management of intelligence IT.
3. Architecture Analyst: Use architectural data to support decision makers, strategic roadmaps, programs and projects, and others to maximize intelligence capabilities, reduce risk, and manage transitional activities.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work with functional subject matter experts to collect and describe operational and system processes, nodes, activities, associated inputs, controls, outputs, and mechanisms to fully understand the architecture’s business process workflows and identify enablers
  • Work with CCI EA personnel to provide input on OUSD(I) recommended revisions or updates to architectures, functional and non-functional requirements development for operational capabilities, and non-material solution implementation efforts
  • Identify, develop, document, and recommend enterprise-level risks having potential impact on the enterprise and on the implementation and achievement of capabilities
  • Research, develop, document, and analyze architecture views and data to identify capability
    gaps, overlaps, and shortfall
  • Prepare, staff, and publish formal USNORTHCOM architecture views and data; when applicable, views and data should be compliant with the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Recommend and participate in the analysis, evaluation, and development of strategic and operating plans to support the CCMD’s EA objectives
  • Conduct strategic architecture branch staff actions (tasks, papers, briefings, etc.)
  • Determine and recommend architectural, information technology, or process solutions; research and develop other architecture-related documents and plans
  • Participate in DoD enterprise architecture conferences; generate minutes and capture key action items

Minimum qualifications:

  • Five years of related experience
  • Background in DoD intelligence and capabilities, and familiarity with US CCMDs, Joint Staff (desired), and NATO (desired)
  • A strong and detailed understanding of CCMD assets, tools, and practices; prefer experience at a CCMD
  • Experience with enterprise architecture frameworks, best practices, and goals (DoDAF 2.0, Zachman Framework, FEAC Institute, TOGAF, UPDM, or UAF)
  • Solid work ethic including ability to work and represent Exostrategies with limited local supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with modeling standards and languages appropriate to software softwareintensive systems, such as BPMN, BPML, UML, SysML, and derivatives
  • Experience with enterprise architecture diagramming tools such as Architex, HOPEX, and Sparx-EA

Education requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in engineering, information technology, science, business or other related area of study
  • Master’s degree is desired, but not required

Security clearance requirement:

  • Applicants must have an ACTIVE US Government Top Secret security clearance and have been granted access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) within the last two years, based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

Available work location:

  • US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Some travel required

Please send your resume in PDF or Word compatible format.

Exostrategies considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Posted February 11, 2020