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Hanford Mission Integration Solutions Chief Enterprise Architect (39172) in Richland, Washington

Job Duties/Scope Of Work Under the guidance of the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Management (IM), the Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) will lead the Enterprise Architecture team comprised of Enterprise, Cyber, Application, Data and Solution Architects. The CEA responsibilities include developing and maintaining current and future state architectures, defining technology strategies to ensure alignment with business goals, and overseeing the integration of new technologies. As part of Hanford Mission Integration Solutions' (HMIS) function as a site integrator, the CEA is responsible for researching, developing, and maintaining the architecture baseline of computing services to improve the delivery of cost-effective and secure HMIS Information Management services. The CEA plays a crucial role in our team and works closely with senior management, IT leaders, Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, and critical stakeholders. Additionally, the CEA will prioritize tasks to ensure that IT fulfills critical commitments promptly. The Chief Enterprise Architect (CEA) needs to have a thorough understanding of system development in hybrid enterprise environments, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The CEA oversees and collaborates with the Enterprise Architecture team to plan, communicate, and provide technical oversight of IT (Information Technology) servers, storage, desktop computing, operating systems, identity management, and virtualization within a hybrid environment (on-premises and cloud). This collaborative approach is essential for driving innovation and optimizing our IT infrastructure. The goal is to infuse business goals and objectives into technology choices through the Enterprise Architect Team and engineers who design the implementations. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Develop and implement an enterprise architecture strategy that aligns with the company's business objectives and technological advancements. • Lead the creation and evolution of the enterprise architecture function, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise business, information, technical, and solution architecture viewpoints. • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand business needs and ensure IT systems support the strategic goals of the organization. • Oversee the evaluation and selection of software and hardware technologies, ensuring compatibility and integration with existing systems. • Provide guidance and direction on enterprise-level projects, including system integration, technology selection, and architectural governance. • Lead and mentor a team of architects, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies, assessing their potential impact on the company. • Develop and enforce architectural standards and policies, ensuring compliance with regulatory and security requirements. • Develop and maintain a positive and effective relationship with peers, staff supporting Information Management subcontractors and customer base. This includes communicating effectively, verbally and in writing. • Exercise sound judgment and discretion as well as working well under pressure on short turnaround assignments. • Communicate the benefits and risks of architectural solutions to stakeholders, providing clear and actionable recommendations. • Assess customer environments and requirements and design cost-effective technical solutions, leveraging best practices and best-of-breed technologies. • Collaborate and support the overall technical direction of Hanford data centers, server and desktop technologies, mobility, storage, identity management, cloud integration to effectively meet the mission needs, a