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Chief Architect (ITEMS) Government

Oakton, Virginia


AT&T is seeking a candidate to fill a Chief Architect (CA) Key position
for a forthcoming Intelligence Community (IC) contract to support
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (
network/transport services environment. This Key role is a working leader,
overseeing a team of technology professionals (network, IT, SW engineers) to
provide network professional services for a global Network program.

The Chief Architect collaborates with critical stakeholders to understand
business needs, priority, and the quality of services to be created or
enhanced within the network.  The CA
leads and/or participate in efforts to develop new network services;
upgrade/update existing services; or introduce new tactics, techniques or
procedures to improve or correct deficiencies in the Network environment
throughout the entire project lifecycle, including teaming with leading
Network HW/SW vendors to provide the most efficient, cost effective, and
scalable solution. The CA will drive solutions to be compliant with Target
State Architecture as well as ensuring security, scalability, resiliency, and
performance are within stated Service Level Agreements (SLA). They will make
network design choices, perform Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)/trade studies
using Modeling & Simulation SW; dictate technical standards, tools and
platforms; develop technical roadmaps for future implementations; and perform
Network requirements/ interface definition, requirements validation and
verification. The CA provides prioritization, technical direction, and
clarification to development teams and engineering personnel; works closely
with internal program and external organizations to develop a strategic
roadmap to recommend and implement new services; and is responsible for
preparing for and gaining approval of all required program architecture
reviews. The CA is responsible for discovering and identifying bottleneck
gaps such as manual flows that can hinder the services or impact cycle time
or cost and resolve them early during the solution, design, and construction
phase. The CA drives research and standardization of platform components that
make up the building blocks from which applications and services are

Position is in Northern Virginia and may require travel to both
CONUS and OCONUS customer and AT&T locations.

Required Skills, Experience, and Education: Bachelor's
Degree in a related technical field (STEM). At least 15 year of
IT/Engineering experience with Telecommunications/Networking. A minimum of
10 years of experience must be within the IC designing, engineering and
implementing enterprise network solutions for DoD, IC and international
partners at CONUS and OCONUS field sites. In addition, a minimum of 5 years
demonstrated experience designing and implementing cloud network solutions,
as well as a familiarity with DoDAF. Must be able to establish and assure
adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements. Ability
to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track
progress; follow through on effective corrective actions based on data
analysis and trends; skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and
corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives.  Strong working knowledge of system and
software architecture principles, as well as Agile and Scrum methodologies.
Ability to perform in a multi-customer setting with both Government and
Industry Engineers/Leadership personnel. 
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and communicate with
all levels of management and individual contributors on the program team. Demonstrated
verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to candidates with
experience working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Required Clearance:  An active,
current TSSCI with Polygraph is preferred and will
be required for this position. Applicants selected will be subjected to a
government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for
access to classified information. US citizenship is required.

Desired:  Advanced STEM degree and familiarity with
Open Standards architecture. One or more of the following certifications
desired: 1) Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect; 2) Cisco Certified
Network Professional (CCNP); 3) Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP); 4)
Juniper Networks Certified Network Professional (JNCIP).

Job ID 1918550 Date posted 04/09/2019

AT&T a good place to be


I believe in AT&T and know they are at the edge of technology. The company believes in their people and offers all kinds of training to enable us to take on new jobs and to stay at the front of technology. The software defined network which we are building is the newest technology and AT&T has been involved since early 2000s. You have a great deal of autonomy at AT&T as long as you get the job done. You have the ability to do different jobs and to be challenged at all times.


I really have little negative to say about AT&T I have worked here for 35 years on March 23rd of 2016.

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