You’ve stumbled upon the rare B Corp government contractor!

At TCG, we aim to prove that businesses can be good to their employees and responsible to their community while being profitable. We’re an award-winning IT solutions provider to the Federal government seeking an Architect with Enterprise and Solutions levels experience who will serve as a member of the Solutions Architecture team supporting the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

The Enterprise Solutions Architect ensures collaboration across ACF Tech to create the best solutions for ACF program offices and stakeholders. This individual makes recommendations to help establish a new environment and technologies to improve ACF processes.

This hybrid position will require at least 2 days on-site in Washington, DC each week.

US Citizenship is required for this role. In addition, the selected applicant must submit to a government background investigation and be favorably adjudicated before their first day.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, maintain, and improve architecture policies, processes, procedures, metrics, and job aids, like Standard Operating Procedures, Workflows, checklists, and user guides
  • Conduct market analysis and study of alternatives for the acquisition of SaaS, COTS, Cloud services, tools, and other solutions available in the market to meet the client’s required functional and computing capabilities
  • Coordinate the execution of existing IT workflows that are specific to the development of systems and applications, use of SaaS, and inclusion of identified solutions into technical baselines and Agency-approved software lists to bring solutions to a successful Authorization to Operate (ATO)
  • Develop, maintain, and mature EA Repository of IT assets by establishing a line of sight across architectural tiers and artifacts. The architect will accomplish this by collaborating with stakeholders, including the cyber security and privacy, CPIC, IT operations, application project teams, and others, as well as vendors and other federal agency contacts
  • Support agency Enterprise Architecture Governance Framework compliance through participation in IPT’s (Integrated Project Teams) and TRB’s (Technical Review Board) by reviewing the solution delivery lifecycle project artifacts.
  • Support and respond to requests for information, including the periodic publishing of system and application information
  • Participate and lead technical reviews of legacy applications to help formulate architectural recommendations and guidance for migration or modernization in the Cloud (AWS and AZURE) to help systems achieve a better Security posture, consistent with Zero Trust Architecture requirements
  • Analyze and establish system information requirements for use in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems
  • Design architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces
  • Ensure systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and ISO reference models, and profiles of standards — such as Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Open Systems Environment (OSE) reference model — as they apply to the implementation and specification of information management solution of the application platform, across the Application Program Interface (API), and the external environment/software application
  • Ensure that the common operating environment is compliant with the Agency enterprise architecture and applicable reference models
  • Evaluate analytically and systematically problems of workflows, organization, and planning and develop appropriate corrective action

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • A minimum of five (5) years experience of combined EA and SA
  • Application of EA Frameworks (e.g., DoDAF, TOGAF, FEAF)
  • Familiarity with the AWS Well-Architected Framework (AWS and Azure)
  • Applying EA SA concepts to support program management activities
  • Apply Solution Architecture to enact transformation projects in Agile environments, to include developing conceptual, logical, and physical architectures
  • Experience using or maintaining a repository-based architecture tool
  • Experience working with open systems architectures
  • Experience in modeling and graphic representations
  • Experience with current and emerging technologies across multiple domains including network, database, endpoint, virtual computing, and cloud computing
  • Experience with technical designs, frameworks, and implementations
  • Experience with information technology, enterprise, and solutions architecture best practices
  • Excellent verbal, written, graphical, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with working in multiple, concurrent projects
  • Experience working in an AGILE, team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Demonstrate an outstanding level of professionalism in providing client support, including the ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, and outside clients and vendors

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with NIST-53 Cyber Security Standards, Open Systems Interconnection (OSI), ISO reference models (IEEE) Open Systems Environment reference model
  • Experience with Linux and Windows environments
  • AWS and/or AZURE Certifications
  • Experience, or familiarity with Zero Trust Architecture

EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field is preferred

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a job requirement. Reasonable accommodations may be available for those not vaccinated due to health reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

TCG does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, caste, or veteran status.

Our B Corp mission is reflected in our benefits, including offerings like health care, 401K, parental leave, adoption assistance, financial planning services, student loan repayment assistance, and training budget, among others. There’s more, see for yourself.

TCG is recognized for treating employees well, in fact, in 2023 The Washington Post named TCG as a “Top Workplace” for the 9th straight year based on how our employees feel about the company, the benefits TCG offers, and the work/life balance that our staff achieves. And our CEO was ranked best, by TCG employees’ votes, among all midsize companies in the Washington Post Top Workplace survey.

Try us … we’ll make you happy.

Internal title/grade: Systems Engineer, Grade 7