Enterprise Architect (Junior)

Rockville, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Junior Enterprise Architect to serve as a subject matter expert and conduct enterprise architecture analysis and governance support to support IT decision making for a Federal client.  


  • Coordinate data calls through compilation and solicitation (quarterly formal data calls and occasional ad hoc data calls at roughly 10 per year).
  • Provide reports, presentations, and analysis of architecture data, initiatives, and projects to support senior executive decision making entities (such as IT steering committees and CIO council), and IT portfolio analysis.
  • Develop and visualize performance criteria (i.e. scorecard) to evaluate IT systems and initiatives.
  • Develop recommendations for EA policies, directives, and standard operating procedures.
  • Develop business architecture framework outlining functions, processes, organizations, outcomes, risks, tradeoffs, and other relevant business context.
  • Apply a structured business architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the business unit/program/project in the context of the program.
  • Develop and maintain business capability architecture and a capability catalog.  This includes the constructs, relationships, metadata, meta-model, principles, and standards associated with business capabilities.
  • Utilize standard techniques to model an enterprise view of the business and technology landscape at varying levels of fidelity and abstraction, including business, data, applications or systems, technology, and security.
  • Analyze and develop target architectures representing the preferred future state and establish transition plans for moving from the current to future state.
  • Facilitate working sessions with business and IT stakeholders to comprehend current operations and environment and plan preferred future operations.
  • Research and analyze impacts of change to the organization and support acquisition and governance processes to ensure IT projects, solutions, and products are business aligned, technically sound, and consistent with the EA.
  • Complete business process mapping through facilitation with stakeholders, resolve conflict between stakeholders, develop presentations, prepare decision support analysis, and assist with requirements development.
  • Model and analyze enterprise business, applications and technology environments (e.g., business process models, multi-system or system of system views, infrastructure conceptual and logical views, data conceptual and logical views).

Skills & Requirements

  • 2-5 Years of Enterprise Architecture Experience
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively, both independently and in teams, ensuring timely completion of assignments and meeting established quality standards
  • Demonstrate developed technical, analytical, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills to manage complex projects in a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Experience with EA modeling and visualization tools (e.g., System Architect, Plaview/Troux, Visio)
  • Experience applying enterprise architecture (EA) methodologies and frameworks (e.g. FEA/FEAF, DODAF, TOGAF)


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required


  • Rockville, MD

About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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