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Chief Solutions Architect (Active Secret or higher level of clearance)

Company: NANA Regional Corporation
Location: Herndon
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Chief Solutions Architect (Active Secret or higher level of clearance) in Herndon , Virginia Work Where it MattersAkima is not just another global enterprise and federal contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.At Akima, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 I--upiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.For our shareholders , Akima provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.For our government customers , Akima delivers agile solutions in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction.As an Akima employee, you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.Job Summary:This individual will provide technical expertise to translate business requirements into value added services and cost-efficient IT Infrastructure solutions across multiple technologies. Ensures continuous transformation of IT Infrastructure to meet the evolving demands of the client's enterprise IT needs. Responsibilities also include leading or supporting key initiatives to assist the Emerging Markets Group (EMG) to identify opportunities and craft solutions that will maximize value of solution offerings. Ideal candidates must possess experience leading and facilitating technical capability development, advancement, as well as transition through effective ITSM.Job Responsibilities:Serve as a main solutions developer and technical advisor for Infrastructure Engineering and IT services delivery & management for EMG .Support EMG Contracts (IT Infrastructure/Network/Communications) across its operating companies.Execute and / or facilitate solutions development efforts to support growth activities within EMG to drive innovation and new designs into the IT infrastructure that lead to higher efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided by EMG.Lead the development / definition of a technology vision and solutions for projects or opportunities within the existing or target client base, including but not limited to the solution architecture, supporting the development and updating of roadmaps, researching and assessing best practices.Develop white papers, briefs, proposals, and other corporate branding activities. Participate in customer meetings, oral presentations, and other growth activities as required.Support Business Development and Capture team with the definition of use cases as well as Business Cases (scope, goals, deliverables, costs, timescales, plans, dependencies, resource requirements and milestones) for potential requirements.Assist the business group's human capital development and reskilling initiatives to strengthen technical skills across the environment.Assist the group leadership to determine and help orchestrate the delivery of business outcomes with the implementation of new technology initiatives as requested.Research and understand industry technologies and nontechnology trends that apply to customer environment.Develop partnerships with and maintain necessary requirements for certifications with our core Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) / Technology partners.Develop and maintain relationships with industry, academia, and technical leaders within the GovCon ecosystem.Support the review of business opportunities and determination as related to the company strategy and initiatives.Support other corporate initiatives and projects as needed.Minimum Qualifications:Minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience in developing and delivering enterprise IT capabilities to the Federal Government.Must have a Master's / advanced degree in technical disciplines (Master's degree may be substituted with 3 years of relevant professional experience).Strong written and verbal communications skills in the English language with experience briefing senior technical and executive leadership. Must be able to demonstrate writing skills through providing writing samples or other means as requested.Active DoD Secret clearance and ability to maintain DoD Secret clearance during employment.Demonstrated expertise in Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), Network and Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, tools, compliance and latest capabilities, Virtualization platforms, Cloud-enabled XaaS services delivery models (Private, Public, Hybrid), and enterprise collaboration technologies.Demonstrated expertise in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Analytics, Data Visualization, Geospatial Information Systems, Immersive Technology & Virtual RealityUnderstanding of Datacenter Facility Warehouse (HVAC, Electrical, Cabling, Generators, 24/7/365 monitoring)Knowledge/experience executing best practices such as Agile, ITIL, ISO 9001, ISO 20000, CMMI and DevSecOpsExperience and knowledge as well as Certifications in relevant technical disciplines are highly desired).Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse set of stakeholders and leadership within the federal government to enhance and modernize IT infrastructure to align with client business portfolios and service-level requirements.Demonstrated experience managing complex IT infrastructure and developing scalable enterprise technology strategies across multiple platforms.Understanding of the federal procurement lifecycle and proposal development processes (i.e. Shipley).We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or 571-353-7053 (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

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