Enterprise Architect #3637


  • DE-BW-Stuttgart
  • Information Technology
  • Top Secret w/ SCI
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is currently hiring for an Enterprise Architect to support DoD organizations and USAFRICOM. This position will be located in Stuttgart Germany and will be an onsite only position.


Designs and develops system architectures, and defines key capabilities and performance requirements. Defines total systems design and technology maturity constraints in accordance with mission requirements. Develops systems and system element architecture and design and interface definitions. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept. Develops models and architectural guidelines for current and future system development. Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer.

  • Interfaces with the user(s) and all other stakeholders in order to determine their needs.
  • Generates the highest level of system requirements, based on the user's needs and other constraints such as cost and schedule.
  • Performs cost-benefit analyses to determine whether requirements are best met by manual, software, or hardware functions; making maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf or already developed components.
  • Designs and develops solutions to applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns.
  • Develops partitioning algorithms (and other processes) to allocate all present and foreseeable requirements into discrete partitions such that a minimum of communications is needed among partitions, and between the user and the system.
  • Enterprise Architecture Design:

    • Lead the design and development of the organization's enterprise architecture.
    • Define and document IT standards, principles, and guidelines to guide technology decisions.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business goals and ensure IT solutions align with strategic objectives.

    Technology Roadmapping:

    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive technology roadmap, outlining the evolution of the IT landscape over time.
    • Evaluate emerging technologies and industry trends to inform strategic decision-making.
    • Provide guidance on technology investments and opportunities for innovation.

    Application and Data Architecture:

    • Define and maintain the application architecture, ensuring integration, scalability, and flexibility.
    • Design and implement data architectures, including data modeling, storage, and retrieval strategies.
    • Collaborate with database administrators and application developers to optimize data management.

    Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture:

    • Design and maintain the organization's infrastructure architecture, including networks, servers, and storage.
    • Lead the adoption and integration of cloud services, ensuring security, compliance, and performance.
    • Implement strategies for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

    Security and Compliance:

    • Ensure that enterprise architecture solutions comply with security and regulatory requirements.
    • Collaborate with cybersecurity teams to integrate security measures into the architecture.
    • Conduct regular security assessments and recommend improvements.

    Governance and Standards:

    • Establish and enforce governance processes for IT architecture decision-making.
    • Define and maintain IT architecture standards, ensuring consistency and interoperability.
    • Provide guidance to project teams on adhering to architecture standards.


Bachelor's with 15+ years (or commensurate experience)

Clearance Required : TS/SCI

Required Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS + 7 years recent specialized or AA/AS + 9 years recent specialized or a major cert + 11 years recent specialized or 13 years of recent specialized experience
  • Proven experience as an IT Enterprise Architect or in a similar role.
  • In-depth knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Strong understanding of application, data, infrastructure, and cloud architectures.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Relevant certifications such as TOGAF, Zachman, or AWS Certified Solutions Architect are a plus.
  • TESA eligibility
  • Active passport

Preferred Skills and Experience




Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $170,000 - $190,000 Annually

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