Technical Enterprise Architect

Arlington, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking Technical Enterprise Architects to join our growing team in support of a future, large Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Portfolio Management (PfM) Support initiative. The Technical EA will be primarily responsible for maturing the customer’s technical architecture and ensuring that current and planned IT solutions support organizational mission objectives and customer/stakeholder IT needs and requirements. responsible for analysis and documentation of current state architecture to include network, infrastructure, and security components, with prioritization of details necessary to inform decision making for enterprise-level solutions. The Technical EA will be expected to collaborate with experts of other disciplines in building and communicating a recommendation to the team and to the client organization. The Technical EA will report directly to an EA Lead and will collaborate with an Program Management (PM) and Portfolio Management project team to produce project deliverables.  The Program Management Analyst will interface with a Government PMO, and other stakeholders, including client EA and PM/PfM personnel.


  • Define gaps between current technical architecture environment and organizational mission priorities and services
  • Develop target technical environment that enhances IT capabilities/services and supports strategic mission priorities, and supporting roadmap, sequence plans, and tools for achieving target state
  • Validate that IT capabilities sufficiently supports target business and service architectures as well
  • Work with the customer’s CIO and EA Team Lead to promote technology solutions that modernize the customer’s IT infrastructure and better support mission goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with portfolio management and capital planning stakeholders to ensure that IT investment decision making processes promote a sustainable modernization of an IT environment.

Skills & Requirements

  • At least 10 years of post-collegiate professional experience
  • At least 3 years of developing and managing current and target technical architecture information and artifacts for Federal customers

Desired Skills

  • Presents exceptionally well to senior executives
  • Influences technology decisions that support the organization's strategic plan
  • Experience implementing Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service in the Federal Government.
  • Experience in modernizing network and security solutions in the Federal Government.
  • Knowledge of Federal policies related to cloud migration, data center consolidation, disaster recovery, and shared services.
  • Expert knowledge of the Federal EA framework and other EA frameworks (i.e. DODAF)
  • Knowledge of EA and Portfolio management governance processes
  • Sufficient knowledge developing target architecture mappings, readiness assessment decision trees, and technology adoption tenets


  • BS degree


  • Arlington, VA


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. US citizenship is mandatory, per contract clearance requirementsRelocation 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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