Company Overview

For 29 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


6-181108-8019: Enterprise Network Architect (Principle Consultant)
LocationU.S. - Washington D.C. (Northern VA Area)
Open Date11/9/2018
  
JOB DESCRIPTION

STG, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of SOS International LLC (SOSi), is seeking an Enterprise Architect in Washington DC. The ideal candidate will possess experience in taking architectural designs and segmenting physical and logical requirements to meet business outcomes.

Summary

The Enterprise Network Architect (EA) will be responsible to work with stakeholders, both leadership and subject matter experts, to build an architectural view of a client's organizational strategy and information technology assets. The role of the EA is to take this knowledge and develop a high level design to ensure that the business, IT, and security objectives of the customer are in alignment. The enterprise architect oversees the designs and links the business mission and strategy of an organization to its IT strategy, and documents this using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of an organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner. The EA will be responsible in taking architectural designs and segmenting physical and logical requirements to meet business outcomes.

The EA will work with the client and develop Security Programs, while assessing the current security health of the network. The EA will develop and entrench a strategy that potentially will allow both the business and IT states to cohesively enable and drive each other. This will be the key to drive competitive advantages through architectural designs.. The EA will work closely with the CIO and CISO teams to justify architectural designs and unify Security, Cloud and IT services.

The EA's other key areas of responsibility include oversight of engineering activities, research and training when necessary and system/product development driving operational mission strategies. This individual may be required to provide additional insight outside of their roles and responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Responsible for identifying the client's enterprise business strategy with their evolving business needs to develop an architectural framework that defines (but not limited to) their logical business functions or capabilities; business processes; the physical organization structure; data flows and data stores; business applications and platform applications; and hardware and communications infrastructure.

·       Blend requirements to ensure that business, security, and IT outcomes are realized by architecting solid, future proof vendor validated designs.

·       Develop long-term strategies for the client's network and next-generation capabilities

·       Support governance of the technology framework

·       Recommend changes (not limited to the following):

o   Innovations in the structure or processes of an organization

o   Innovations in the use of information systems or technologies

o   Integration and/or standardization of business processes,

o   Improving the quality and timeliness of business information.

·       Collaborate with the CIO office on the enterprise architecture framework to acquire to provide consensus based enterprise solutions/designs that are secure, scale able, adaptable and in-line with ever changing business needs.

·       Keep informed and updated on the latest trends and vendor strategic offerings.

·       Support awareness of and knowledge transfer of new technologies

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·       Consulting skills - ensure complete customer satisfaction for clients while meeting revenue growth objectives, through consultative selling, negotiation, sales process knowledge, and customer knowledge.

·       Planning skills - develop specific customer strategies, plans, and offers for clients through planning and qualifying customer opportunities.

·       Personal effectiveness skills - innovative, enthusiastic, good customer contact/sales skills and problem solving skills, and develops individual competence and develops sales and support resources to achieve client plans through innovation, leadership, and resource management.

·       Technical skills - continually grows technical capability and increase market and competitive intelligence for the client through self-management, product knowledge, business acumen, and industry knowledge. Holds expert level technical credentials.

·       Excellent office automation skills - strong working knowledge of Internet, wholesale services communications, network technologies and trends, with a creative, innovative, enthusiastic and organized style.

·       Project management skills - with a high degree of project management disciplines and the associated ability to manage and prioritize work effectively.

·       Solid subject matter knowledge, works independently.

·       Customer Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments.

·       Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality, listens to others without interrupting, and remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

·       Oral and written communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions and edits work for spelling and grammar.

·       Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time and supports organization's goals and values.

·       Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time and ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

·       Dependability - Initiate and respond to management strategies.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or six years of equivalent experience in Enterprise architecture, Networking Design and Development, Different Networking Domains (i.e. Data, Voice, Wireless, Wide Area Networking, Data Center and Cloud Technology)

Work experience:

·       At least eight (8) years accumulated experience architecting, designing business network infrastructures and/or solutions, business processes, and business strategies models.

·       At least eight (8) years of accumulated experience in planning and architecting enterprise environments in at least two (2) of the following areas:

·       Enterprise Planning and Architecture Lifecycle deployments

·       IT network security architecture engineering

·       IT Data Infrastructures

·       Collaboration Planning/Architecture

·       Security Audits, Assessments and Infrastructure Planning

·       Demonstrated experience on implementing leading edge technology.

Computer Skills

·       Demonstrated working knowledge in MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access). Proficient skills using MS Excel with demonstrated work experience required.

·       Demonstrated experience reflecting strong written and verbal communications skills. The individual will be responsible for communicating financial implications to management and should be able to articulate complex relationships and concepts concisely and clearly.

·       Working knowledge Cloud and Network architectures

Certificates and/or Licenses:

·       Candidate MUST have the ability to qualifty for an interim clearance (which requires US Citizenship.
Expert level certifications required or equivalent exams is required, including but not limited to CISSP and CISM/CISA.
Cisco networking is also preferred (CCNP (Security)
Other vendor security/cloud certifications highly recommended

Physical Requirements

·       Requires standing, sitting, and reading paper documentation and electronic communications.

·       May require hours of phone usage and conversations with customers, colleagues, and others.

·       Requires meeting multiple priorities and project due dates. May require late hours and weekends to complete assignments.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or six years of equivalent experience in Enterprise architecture, Networking Design and Development, Different Networking Domains (i.e. Data, Voice, Wireless, Wide Area Networking, Data Center and Cloud Technology)

Work experience:

·       At least eight (8) years accumulated experience architecting, designing business network infrastructures and/or solutions, business processes, and business strategies models.

·       At least eight (8) years of accumulated experience in planning and architecting enterprise environments in at least two (2) of the following areas:

·       Enterprise Planning and Architecture Lifecycle deployments

·       IT network security architecture engineering

·       IT Data Infrastructures

·       Collaboration Planning/Architecture

·       Security Audits, Assessments and Infrastructure Planning

·       Demonstrated experience on implementing leading edge technology.

Computer Skills

·       Demonstrated working knowledge in MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access). Proficient skills using MS Excel with demonstrated work experience required.

·       Demonstrated experience reflecting strong written and verbal communications skills. The individual will be responsible for communicating financial implications to management and should be able to articulate complex relationships and concepts concisely and clearly.

·       Working knowledge Cloud and Network architectures

Certificates and/or Licenses:

·      Candidate MUST have the ability to qualifty for an interim clearance (which requires US Citizenship. 
Expert level certifications required or equivalent exams is required, including but not limited to CISSP and CISM/CISA.
Cisco networking is also preferred (CCNP (Security)
Other vendor security/cloud certifications highly recommended

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 Other vendor security/cloud certifications highly recommended