SAIC Sr. Data Architect Job in Fort Knox, Kentucky

Sr. Data Architect (Job Number:428487)


Job Description:

As part of Army Human Resources Command (HRC) Chief Information Office perform highly advanced in-depth computer systems analysis work. Work involves planning, budgeting, and analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems. The candidate applies analytical skills to support the development, enhancement and maintenance of technical architecture and software solutions that range from simple to extremely complex applications. This requires the individual to work with process improvement processes, and projects regarding, but not limited to, advanced computing technologies, operations, logistics, planning, and requirements deployment. Competent to work on complex projects and applies a comprehensive knowledge of requirements gathering concepts, practices, and procedures.


  • Define vision, goals, and objectives of the enterprise data architecture capability and determine executive needs

  • Work across every level of the command to solicit strategic imperatives from senior leaders and executives

  • Work closely with other enterprise architects and gather baseline information from command assets concerning the command’s HW, SW, Network and Business Architecture

  • Develop a common understanding of the Army HRC IT environment by producing a Reference Architecture.

  • Build out high-level Business and Data Architectures (large categories to organize data)

  • Perform Analysis to define “To-Be” Architecture necessities through collaboration with the HRC CIO and documented HRC mission, vision and goals. Address strategic high- level direction for next 3-5 years.

  • Gather mandates, directives, guidance, and other forms of documentation by the DoD or Army and research industry best practices for modernization initiatives that could affect the direction of the command’s interests.

  • Gather enabling technologies and governance information from DoD sources and best practices.

  • Apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to IT challenges by assimilating and correlating disconnected documentation and then to articulate its collective relevance to the organization and to high-priority IT issues and “pain points”

  • Identify the architecture gaps between the “As-Is” to the “To-Be” architecture and the steps to support creation of a short-, medium- and long-term architecture strategy. Focus on key “pain point” areas first.


  • Create and maintain the Enterprise Data Model at the Conceptual, Logical and Physical Level

  • Steward of Enterprise Metadata Architecture & Standards

  • Leads strategy & architecture for Data Management

  • Participates and leads the creation and maintenance of data models

  • Leads proof of concept evaluations, vendor and product selection for data management technologies

  • Jointly responsible with application development teams to drive implementation of data management roadmap

  • Leads architecture governance activities related to BI and Analytics including participation in data governance board (as required) and Architecture Council (as required)

  • Participate in developing and ensuring compliance with architecture principles and standards for the various systems and components based on design patterns

  • Provide architecture input to the Architecture Risk Management process



  • US Citizen who currently holds or has the ability to possess an active Department of Defense Security Clearance (interim Secret minimum – day 1 requirement) – SAIC will process this for the individual.

  • Must have 9 years Data Architecture / Senior Data Base Administrator experience leading complex, enterprise-class, and multi-system integration environments and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering. Or have a Master’s degree in a related discipline and 7 years’ related experience. Or 4 years’ experience and a PHD or JD. 4 additional years’ experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Must have in-depth understanding and hands-on experience with designing and developing enterprise-class application system architectures

  • 5 years Knowledge of best practices in the areas of application design, performance, scalability and maintainability.

  • Strong working knowledge of database and MDM, warehousing architecture, techniques, design patterns and strategy

  • Strong understanding of system development life cycle; software project management approaches; and requirements, design and test techniques

  • Strong application of data modeling and database design; sound in all phases of data modeling from conceptualization to database optimization

  • Must be a highly effective communicator (both verbal and written) and possess excellent analytical and problem- solving skills

  • A self-starter, performing day-to-day tasks with minimal supervision but working effectively with immediate and cross- functional team members

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification required prior to starting position.

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Jun 15, 2017, 2:45:41 PM

Primary Location: United States-KY-FORT KNOX

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time