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Virginia State Government Enterprise Architect (IT Specialist III) in Richmond, Virginia

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Job Description

The Department of General Services is seeking an Enterprise Architect. As part of the Information Technology Services team, this position will work with leadership and subject matter experts, to ensure that IT delivers an architecture that supports the most efficient and secure computing environment. They will link the business mission, strategy, and processes of the organization to its IT strategy, and documents this using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of an organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, and adaptable manner.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have broad understanding of enterprise technology landscape including information security, infrastructure, operations, database administration, networking and application development – have significant depth in at least three major technology areas.

  • Must have ability to mentor to IT technical teams and maintain concurrence on tools, methodologies and technologies.

  • Must have experience troubleshooting and resolving performance and interoperability problems between system and application components, as well as application configuration issues that are beyond the Operating System level.

  • Must have a good understanding of Networking and Protocols (SOAP, HTTP/HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, HL7)

  • Must have experience in Object Oriented design and Service Oriented Architecture, including use case driven/iterative development.

  • Must have extensive ASP.Net Programming background.

  • Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills to resolve problems in a professional manner, lead work teams, negotiate and create consensus.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Must stay abreast of development trends and determine appropriate timing to embrace new or different technologies.

  • Must effectively diagnose, isolate, and resolve complex technical problems.

  • Experience in Project Management and preparing quality technical documentation. Position is responsible for creation and maintenance of architectural standards..

  • Experience with application design and implementation leveraging cloud platforms (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS) is highly desirable

  • Senior technical skills in MS SQL Server administration, design and modeling.

  • Extensive experience in shell scripting. Working knowledge of PowerShell scripting, a plus.

  • Must have ability to translate complex technical terminology, concepts and issues in terms understandable to technical and non-technical management and resources staff.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Oracle Database administration is a plus.

  • Prefer Degree in Information Systems or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Certified Project Manager by PMI or attained VITA PMD Qualifications is a plus.

Special Requirements

Applicants that indicate they have preferential hiring rights in the form of a yellow form or blue card must submit these to our office prior to the closing of the posting, in accordance with DHRM policy 1.30. Please note that only current and former employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia that will be or have been laid off are eligible for preferential hiring rights.

The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check.

Sponsorship will not be provided for this position now or in the future. Confirmation of eligibility to work will be required at time of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Notice: DGS will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. The online state application must contain all required information and fully respond to questions to be considered for this job opportunity. For assistance or computer access, please visit your local Virginia Employment Office or contact our office or 804-786-3910.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After 5 business days, this position may be closed at any time.

The Virginia Department of General Services is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants in need of accommodation during the application and/or interview process may contact DGS at 804-786-3910 for assistance.

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Working Title: Enterprise Architect (IT Specialist III)

Role Title: Info Technology Specialist III - 39113

Job Open Date: 10/16/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $100,000 - $110,000

Agency: Dept of General Services (194)

Agency Website:

Location: Richmond (City) - 760

Position Number: 00078

Job Posting Number: 1058831

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 06