Senior Enterprise Architect


Garud Technology Services, Inc. (GTS) is seeking a seasoned and motivated Senior Enterprise Architect with demonstrated experience as an Enterprise Architect to provide support to a Federal Agency Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). This is a 5-year contract. Candidates are expected to be focused and solution-oriented individuals that work well independently while leading a cross-functional team of experts.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

This position provides Enterprise Architecture (EA) support to a team of IT professionals on the enterprise-wide Department of Education (ED) IT Investment Management (ITIM) Support contract and includes Program Management oversight support for ED’s IT Portfolio (consisting of approximately 132 Major and Non-Major investments across 13 lines of business) in the areas of investment management, capital planning, performance management, Budget formulation and EA process support.

The following are stated and implied requirements of this position:

  • Support the Line of Business Segment Owners (13 in all) in the preparation and maintenance of Major and Non-major IT investment business cases for IT Select, Control and Evaluate phases of the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process for 23 Department Principal Offices
  • Provide architectural views that help communicate the complexity of large systems and facilitate management of extensive, complex environments
  • Focus on the strategic use of emerging technologies to better manage the enterprise’s information and consistently insert those technologies into the enterprise
  • Improve consistency, accuracy, timeliness, integrity, quality, availability, access and sharing of IT data and information across the enterprise
  • Highlight opportunities for building greater quality and flexibility into applications without increasing cost
  • Achieve economies of scale by providing mechanisms for sharing services across the enterprise
  • Expedite integration of legacy, migration, and new systems
  • Align ED’s EA to the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
  • Expand the use of ED’s EA by enhancing and promoting its operational value
  • Act as a liaison with leadership, Program Managers, business owners, segment owners, and Project Managers to obtain information used in developing and maintaining ED EA, transition strategy Plan, and IRM strategic Plan
  • Develop, maintain and update the ED EA Program Management Plan (EA PMP) as directed by the Government. The EA PMP shall define EA projects, milestones and deliverables as determined by the Government
  • Develop and describe the ED Enterprise Architecture in the context of the EA Modernization Roadmap. The ED EA Roadmap complies with the format prescribed by the Federal Chief Enterprise Architect and describes ED’s business, technology, and data, of expectations
  • Provide guidance on the use of the segment architecture which is developed to inform stakeholders with sufficient detail to facilitate budgetary planning and deployment of systems and technologies that are needed to obtain the future state of the segment
  • Analyze and define advanced technologies relevant to the applications and services within the EA and provide guidance to project teams in the implementation and adherence to Governance principles, policies and procedures. Identify and manages exceptions to the Governance standards
  • Assist ED programs in developing data models and establishing and/or improving the data management Program to include providing reference, Conceptual, Logical and Physical Data Models of both the “as-is” and any potential “to-be” data structures
  • Responsible for supporting programs during the pre-investment and pre-acquisition stages to ensure programs get architectural guidance and direction on security and privacy. Help define the security architecture for ED by assisting and guiding programs with capturing enterprise and segment security and privacy requirements for any acquisitions. Security architecture framework shall include policy, implementation guidance, compliance, and process definition
  • Ensure that the “To-Be” performance architecture spans across each layer of the ED EA (Enterprise level, Segment level, and Solution level) and provides enough detail to capture performance measures at the Task and transaction level to provide “Line of Sight” from the Solution to the ED strategic goals
  • Support the Chief Enterprise Architect and Segment Owners in developing plans for improving the performance of their line of business. The modernization plans shall describe the business, technology and service component, data, security and performance architectures for each LOB Segment and will also describe the “As-IS” and “To-Be” vision for the LOB Segments and present the transition steps the segment will take to achieve its “To-Be” vision
  • Provide technical writing development services to the ED EA Program including technical writing, review and analysis of EA artifacts and IT Investment documents, producing EA briefings, brochures, articles and training manuals
  • Maintain and update the EA/CPIC repository and Internet/intranet sites that publish the EA in accordance with required OMB reporting dates and to support the CPIC Select Phase
Education and Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or related field is desired, however, relevant experience in the areas mentioned would be considered. A masters-level education is preferred
  • Certified Enterprise Architect preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience serving as the Enterprise Architect providing support to a Federal Agency Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • 10+ years’ experience as one of the top experts in the industry to provide technical knowledge and analysis of highly specialized applications and operational environment, high-level functional systems analysis, design, integration, documentation and implementation advice on exceptionally complex problems that require graduate level knowledge of the subject matter for effective implementation
  • 10+ years’ experience matching the detailed design of the solution to the higher-level architecture. Ensures that the solution architecture aligns with the roadmaps established by the EA, and that it adheres to EA principles
  • 10+ years’ experience serving as both a consumer and a contributor to EA co-lateral
  • Experience working at highest levels within OCIO, steering committees
  • Experience with DHS policies, methodologies, and frameworks for IT program/project management

Work to be performed at client site in Washington, DC.

Citizenship and Security Clearance Requirements

Applicants must have a US citizenship, and will need to successfully complete a Background Investigation (BI) prior to beginning work.  Nothing in applicants’ history should prevent them from obtaining Department of Education security suitability.

Position Availability

Estimated start date June 2018


Salary will be commensurate with experience. GTS has highly competitive benefits, excellent development opportunities and a great working environment. For more information on benefits follow the link: https://www.garudtechnology.com/work-with-us/careers/



Garud Technology Services, Inc. (GTS), is a Maryland-based, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), and a highly-specialized provider of Technical and Professional services to organizations with demanding requirements. Our portfolio of customers includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Education (ED), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT) and federal, state and local authorities tasked with developing and fielding cutting-edge technologies. Our team includes engineers, scientists and Subject Matter Experts with hard-to-find experience and qualifications, and we apply industry accepted quality processes that include CMMI-DEV (Level II Appraised). ISO-9001 & 14001:2015 and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 & 27001:2013 (Certified). Learn more about GTS at www.garudtechnology.com.