Lead Enterprise Architect

Norfolk, VA
Navy – Cyber and IT Solutions /
Contingent /
CSA is currently seeking a Lead Enterprise Architect to support the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Norfolk, VA.

This position is contingent upon award.


    • Develop and maintain the overall IT enterprise architecture, aligning it with business strategies and goals
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to define technology roadmaps, standards, and guidelines that ensure effective and efficient IT solutions
    • Conduct analysis of existing systems and infrastructure to identify areas for improvement, cost reduction, and increased performance
    • Provides technical leadership for specifying, designing, implementing, testing, accrediting, deploying, and sustaining enterprise system and service architectures in a distributed, net-centric environment
    • Leverages DoD policies, architectural frameworks, and commercial best practices to design and develop Service Oriented Architectures that satisfy enterprise scale requirements
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance to development teams, ensuring adherence to architectural standards and promoting innovation
    • Identify and assess emerging technologies and trends, evaluating their potential impact on the organization's IT strategy
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and implement integration strategies and data exchange protocols
    • Participate in the evaluation and selection of vendors and technologies, ensuring they align with architectural standards and business needs
    • Keeps abreast of new enterprise architecture solutions including leading edge technologies such as grid computing, cloud computing, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    • Maintains technical currency on evolving technology trends and available COTS products that implement these technologies


    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology related discipline
    • Minimum 12 years of experience in functions related to IT Enterprise Architecture in the field or in a related area within DoD/Navy programs
    • Proven ability to leverage DoD policies, architectural frameworks, and commercial best practices to design and develop Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) that satisfy enterprise scale requirements
    • Experience leading system architects and engineers in decomposing enterprise architecture into system components and services for analysis, design, implementation, testing, accreditation, deployment, and sustainment
    • Experience creating DoDAF products using enterprise tools, including System Architect or Cameo
    • Demonstrated knowledge of new enterprise architecture solutions including leading edge technologies such as grid computing, cloud computing, and SOA
    • In-depth knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks, methodologies, and best practices
    • Proven experience in defining and implementing IT enterprise architectures, including the integration of complex systems
    • Strong understanding of cloud computing, virtualization, network infrastructure, and security principles
    • Familiarity with government regulations and security standards, such as FISMA, NIST, and FedRAMP
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess and evaluate complex technical environments
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively engage stakeholders at all levels
    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • DoD Secret-Level Clearance
    • One or more of the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience supporting NAVSEA clients 
    • First-hand experience with Naval shipyard and/or Naval maintenance facilities
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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