Subject Matter Expert

SAIC - Washington, DC4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $150,000 a year
Job Description:
The Agency is interested in IT Modernization efforts and Re-skilling and Workforce Transformation. Re-skill and up-skill employees impacted by IT modernization efforts, evolve workforce to more 21st Century skill sets and work practices, and enable the workforce to drive successful IT Modernization efforts going forward utilizing in-house talent.

The Subject Matter Expert must be an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique. SMEs are typically recognized for a given area of expertise and able to provide guidance on policies. Subject Matter Experts typically perform the following kinds of functions: Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements, helps arbitrate and advice on complex problems and opportunities; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise staff and leadership; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, identifies and develops optimization and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define needs or supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.

Provides enterprise architecture expertise to translate an enterprise’s strategy into a future enterprise architecture and a transition plan (i.e. roadmap) to achieve that future state. Uses multi-disciplinary techniques, for example: business process decomposition and redesign, information engineering, organizational redesign, change management, IT strategy and architecture, and performance measurement, to assist in enterprise business transformation and EA implementation. Interacts at a variety of points within the enterprise’s governance process to assist in implementation of the transition plan, to include organizational strategy development, capital planning and investment control, portfolio and project management, systems development, and operations. Designs, develops, and maintains current and future views and data describing the enterprise architecture. Researches and advises on the selection of technologies to include within the enterprise architecture. Provides analyses of potential changes to the EA. Conducts reviews and analyses of architectures to ensure compliance with EA policy. Provides oversight for the development and maintenance of quality programs, systems, processes and procedures to ensure EA policy compliance or to improve the EA. Coordinates and collaborates with subject matter expert and other architects to reflect re-engineered business processes into the EA. Defines, develops, and provides expertise and guidance on EA processes, policies, roles and responsibilities.


Education and Experience:
Bachelors in relevant field and minimum of 15 years of relevant experience with no less than five (5) years’ experience in an executive-facing role.

Required Skills:
Experience and expertise in the application of one or more common EA frameworks, such as FEAC, TOGAF, or DoDAF

Experience with common EA tools such as ARIS.

Experience developing and analyzing enterprise architecture processes

Knowledge of and experience in the use of Microsoft Office Applications to include “Visio”

Established knowledge of and experience in the use of Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Desired Skills:
Enterprise Architect certifications such as TOGAF, SABSA, Zachman,..etc

Clearance Requirement:
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.


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