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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Enterprise Architect Management SME - Remote in Helena, Montana

At ICF, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentlessly making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of management consultants, mission-driven technologists, data scientists, innovation researchers, CIO strategists, and public health researchers & evaluators to challenge the status quo.

As we expand our services and support this growth, we are looking for Management Consultants to join our Public Health Informatics and Technology (PHIT) business providing technical assistance services to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our services support the CDC Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and broader CDC Centers, Institutes, and Offices (C/I/Os) in meeting the objectives of the agency's Data Modernization Initiative (DMI).

We are interested in individuals who can demonstrate a genuine interest in Enterprise Architecture. In this role, you will serve as a Management Consultant Subject Matter Expert (SME) for developing or creating innovative notional enterprise architectures that apply to significant public health ecosystems. You will be expected to socialize these notional architectures across client and ICF levels and coach development teams, contractors, and others on how to apply them. You will need strong skills in project management, business development, analytical thinking, and excellent report writing.

This role is a high visibility technology position requiring an extensive background and operational experience with architectural engagements, major products and frameworks, industry standards and implementations with leading COTS products, software-defined networking and storage, and micro-segmentation applied in product and service delivery. Expectations typically include architectural artifact and transitional roadmap development, system design, software prototyping, and team mentoring in a dynamic client and business partner-facing atmosphere.

About the role:

  • Attend client and team virtual meetings and, when required, on-site in-person meetings.

  • Manages and contributes to projects such as Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Technology Assessment, Alternatives Analysis, Enterprise Notional Architectures, and other services as directed by the client.

  • Works on multiple projects simultaneously, interacting with all levels of ICF staff and CDC OCIO and C/I/O stakeholders.

  • Engages the client organization, manages key stakeholders, and fosters key relationships to develop a deep and thorough understanding of the enterprise.

  • Coordinates and collaborates in developing technical requirements with executive leadership, business stakeholders, various technical teams, contractors, etc.

  • Reviews incoming initiatives and design solutions for large and medium-scale software development projects. This includes selecting and reviewing technology frameworks/architecture to be used on projects.

  • Possesses a bias for action when breaking down complex problems and tackling new technologies.

  • Produces a vision, strategy, and roadmap to lead modernization efforts by applying a proven track record of technology assessments, developing target technology and IT landscape specifications, and defining technical asset configurations.

  • Participates in and leads formal technology evaluations, technology proofs of concept, automated security frameworks, client demonstrations, comparative research and assessments, and various solutions and educational presentations to assert vetting and client buy-in.

  • Serves as the technical strategy champion, resolving and mitigating program issues and prescribing adoption of proposed solutions for leadership, staff, and contractors.

  • Authors required documentation, briefings, SLAs, and technical standards for the architectural runway.

  • Provides thought leadership, guidance, and coordination with architects, engineers, technical leadership, and program teams. Engage and grow the team through new and complex solutions.

  • Potentially manages enterprise and solution architectural teams, assigning work packages, ensuring quality work, and providing guidance and improvement opportunities.

  • Develop and support the implementation of digital technology solutions with appropriate software design methodology in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment.

  • Support the project team on methodological aspects, ensuring high-quality research and data collection activities.

  • Manage day-to-day client relationships and identify opportunities and escalate issues to the project director

  • Provide consultation regarding OCIO data center migration action plans, efficacy, and timeliness, which include assessing the current internal and external data center and cloud environments.

  • Support strategy execution, where the high-level plan is translated into operation plans and action items.

  • Evaluate the ongoing refinement of performance, communications, data reporting, and other strategic management issues.

  • Author or contribute to technical or white papers, enterprise reports, and presentations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience.

  • 10+ years of progressive technology leadership roles and participation in major COTS/cloud/custom integration projects.

  • 5+ years of experience in data center infrastructure and cloud IaaS environments.

  • 4+ years of experience in enterprise-scope architectural engagements, technical leadership at the program level, and a successful track record of delivery.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Desired Certifications: PMP, CSM, ServiceNow, AWS/Azure Professional, TOGAF or AWS Certification.

  • Solid knowledge base in one or more cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) advance concepts such as Serverless, Infrastructure as Code, containers, CI/CD pipelines, and Git repositories (such as Gitlab).

  • Experience with tools such as Appian (Low code/no code), Drupal (portal), Databricks (ETL, etc.), PowerBi, and Dynamics.

  • Experience with ServiceNow solutions (service portal UIs, scripted REST APIs, etc.).

  • Experience using and integrating PaaS and SaaS technologies such as ServiceNow, Mulesoft, Tableau, Oracle Identity Management, and Salesforce.

  • Working knowledge of one or more enterprise architecture modeling tools (Sparx EA, Mega, Visual Paradigm, etc.).

  • Experience with major cloud, service-oriented, platform-based application technologies with design and system development accomplishments.

  • Experience delivering architecture using industry methodologies such as , FEAF, etc.

  • Experience with Big Data, Analytics, and Data Governance.

  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures and microservices.

  • Experience with container strategies.

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and DevSecOps.

  • Experience with IAM, Zero Trust, and end-to-end data security.

  • Experience with workflow automation and orchestration.

  • Experience with Data Catalog implementations.

  • Experience with Data Mesh and Service Mesh implementations.

  • Experience with High-Performance Computing.

  • Experience with database design for both structured and unstructured data.

  • Experience with cloud-agnostic application modernizations.

Professional Experience:

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative evaluation and analytical skills (experience in impact assessments preferable).

  • Business development experience, including leading or contributing to technical proposals.

  • Excellent oral and written communications in English, including editing and proofreading skills, thought leadership, and formal presentation skills.

  • Project management experience, including management of project teams.

  • Strong qualitative and quantitative evaluation and analytical skills (experience in impact assessments preferable)

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation coupled with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$107,354.00 - $182,501.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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About ICF

ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at ( .