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Senior IT Architectural Engineer

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The Senior IT Architectural Engineer provides support to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Develops architectural and technical designs for IT infrastructure systems or solutions that meet, or exceed identified functional and technical requirements.

Creates guidance and strategies to build architectures for MHS/DHA systems. Conducts research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors.

Develops solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Validates technical requirements adherent to functional requirements captured in requirements worksheet (RW) provided by MHS/DHA sources or gathered during Governance.

Manages technical requirement artifacts through the service design and engineering phases of the project life cycle.

Performs Technical Architecture activities including: implementing standard architectural practices; ensuring the interoperability of business practices, systems, resources and technologies; ensures engineering activities contain sufficient documentation to integrate into the DHA Enterprise Architecture.

Coordinates to review and provide input to the Initial Request Analysis Meeting (iRAM) and Request Analysis Meeting (RAM) through the Customer Request Review Team (CRRT) initial Customer Request Management (CRM) approval process, including for project funding, requirements and timelines.

Receives RW packages from MHS/DHA sources; develops functional requirements; coordinates functional requirements validation; and initiates feasibility assessment studies.

Identifies and assigns business analyst resources to support Requirements Worksheets (RW) review and validation for CRM assessments.

Reviews and provides input to incoming project’s configuration and architecture documentation received from engineering. 

Verifies an incoming solution’s architectural and technical designs for IT infrastructure systems or solutions to ensure they meet identified functional and technical requirements.

Facilitates technical options selection process in coordination with the MHS/DHA liaison, customer and applicable SMEs.

Assembles technical requirements team, to include relevant engineering SMEs and Information Assurance (IA) representatives to support development of technical requirements documents as part of the program, project or service request. Identifies and remediates process gaps.

Leverages functional requirements gathered during Governance, iRAMs or by POB along with technical expertise and SME consults to develop technical requirements of sufficient detail and specificity to support solutions engineering effort.

Develops a Test and Evaluation Strategy (TES), in coordination with the applicable DHA office that defines technical, operational, and programmatic needs, and associated test criteria and methods to ensure requirements are testable.

Reviews and recommends approval/disapproval/modification(s) of documentation received from engineering and other SMEs.

Manages evolution and refinement of technical requirements throughout the project life cycle according to the project management plan.

Provides technical requirements input for acquisition activities as identified by MHS/DHA.

Designs and delivers DoD Architecture Framework documents and artifacts.

As applicable, incorporates/integrates architectural and technical designs into the existing Production Environments.

Provides field re-architecting and re-engineering of products to meet the real-time needs of the MTF.

Collaborates with other agencies and industry partners on architectural, engineering and remediation efforts.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of study and a minimum of six to eight (6–8) years’ of relevant experience. Experience working in or with Defense Health Agency or other military medical environment. Experience leading or supporting one or more Risk Management implementation projects. IAT Level III certification IAW DOD 8570.01-M and six (6) years’ of relevant experience.


Must be a US Citizen

ADP II Position of Trust prior to commencing work


IAT-II - one of the following: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP


Excellent oral and written communication skills


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protects status.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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