Strategic Solutions Architect - NASA ICS

  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Feb 14, 2020
Full time   Software Engineer/Architect

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Strategic Solutions Architect to drive strategic initiatives needed to support GDIT's enterprise IT digital transformation for NASA ICS (NICS, NASA Integrated Communications Services). The role of Strategic Solutions Architect provides the opportunity to develop and execute the strategic direction of GDIT's internal IT service delivery organization. In this unique role you will identify target architectures to solve business problems by performing gap analysis and developing the strategic roadmap for achieving desired business outcomes.

Through translating relevant details about the strategy into a language that management and other stakeholders can understand, you will align people with technology. As a thought leader you will have the opportunity to shape how the Next GDIT delivers IT services to its internal user base as well as translate customer showcase solutions to externally offerings through GDIT's Shared Services organization.We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Support development & communication of GDIT's CIO Services organizational vision to executive leadership & CIO Services delivery team.
  • Identify key strategic investments that support the delivery on vision & develops supporting roadmaps.
  • Build and maintain relationships across all GDIT business units to ensure alignment with program capture, program execution, and other line of business services.
  • Understand impact of internal decisions on customer & vendor relationships & plans accordingly
  • Build & maintain relationships with key vendor partners to incorporate technology & capability roadmaps into CIO Service's roadmaps.
  • Actively identify, monitor and incorporate industry & vendor trends into CIO Services strategic roadmaps
  • Collaborate with business office, supply chain management, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, & other key stakeholders on business case development to support C-level decision makers. Includes TCO, ROI, IRR, Cost/Benefit analysis, etc. that support roadmap recommendations
  • Perform business case analysis to support decision making process.
  • Support CIO Services' in-flight initiatives when necessary and ensures deliverable alignment with strategic goals & objectives.
  • Approve member of CIO Services' governing bodies
    • Architecture Review Board
    • Engineering Review Board
  • Actively participate in supporting additional governing bodies
    • CIO Services IT Resource Steering Committee
    • Business Solution Advisory Board
    • GDIT Cloud Center of Excellence
    • GDIT Cyber Center of Excellence
  • Champions efforts to implement Lean & Agile principles of project, process, risk & change management with an overall goal of continuous improvement in IT service delivery excellence.
  • Develop, Pilot, Evaluate, & Grow Lean & Agile principles

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related discipline.
  • NASA ICS (NICS, NASA Integrated Communications Services)experience or similar other NASA network or communications experience.
  • 5+ Years' experience in strategic planning & roadmap development.
  • 5+ Years' experience business case development, & proven track record of effectively communicating vision, strategy & roadmap to C-level executives.
  • Experience in building & implementing cloud *aaS solutions to meet business needs
  • Experience implementing any of the following capabilities:
    • Enterprise Networking, LAN/WAN technologies
      • Cisco certifications a plus
    • Agile & Lean principles & methodologies
    • ITSM Automation & Orchestration
    • Big data analytics, data warehousing, data lake
    • Machine Learning & AI
    • Large scale cloud migration (application, data, infrastructure)
    • Next-gen cyber defense capabilities (e.g. proactive threat detection & automated response)
  • Experience delivering IT services in an Agile approach
  • Possesses strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or part of a cross functional team.
  • Ability to lead projects & provide technical oversight to ensure alignment with strategic goals & objectives.
  • Maintain technical proficiency by keeping current with the latest technologies, trends, standards, & products.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Security Clearance


Experience Level

Experienced (3-6 yrs)