As USAC continues to support universal service impacting health care providers, educators, and consumers, it is critical now more than ever that we hire people equally passionate and committed to helping fulfill our mission. We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Senior Manager of Enterprise Architecture within our Information Technology team. Reporting to the Director of Architecture and Standards you will:
- Be responsible for the creation, maintenance, and management of Information Technology (IT) architecture including Enterprise capability models and system components that will meet business and IT needs.
This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission. Responsibilities
Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Senior Manager of Enterprise Architecture will ensure the respective business applications, data, and technology perspectives are in line with the USAC's technology and governance strategies, policies, and standards. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:
- Create Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategies, business capabilities, roadmaps, standards, and system architecture aligning with the USAC's IT Strategic Plans.
- Develop, review, and/or author Enterprise Architecture (EA) artifacts following either the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) or TOGAF standards.
- Collaborate with business and IT teams to propose, architect, design, and plan technology solutions and provide technical leadership to Architects and software engineering and operation teams.
- Ensure that business and technology are in alignment by linking the USAC's business strategy, and processes with IT strategy. Document architectural models, define current and future state, and effectively communicate them with business and IT stakeholders.
- Collaborate with USAC's department leads and data stewards to architect, design, and implement scalable Big Data environment including Enterprise Data Warehouse / Data Lake / Operation Reporting and Business Intelligence (BI).
- Design and implement an efficient and adaptable data model to support data exploration, data science, analytics, and GIS, resulting in insights to inform key business decisions.
- Actively participate in process improvement initiatives and in setting best practice standards around Data Architecture, Metadata, Governance, Master Data Management, and Data Quality flows.
- Other specific duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Information Technology Division.
The following skills are preferred:
- You have Bachelor Degree (Master Degree preferred) and relevant technical training and certifications
- You have 5 to 7 years of technical leadership experience managing Solution and Application Architects.
- You have 5 to 7 years of experience as Enterprise Architect and using EA frameworks and standards such as Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) or TOGAF.
- You have 5 to 7 years of experience with leading EA tools such as EA Sparx, Troux, or Orbus iServer.
- You have 5 to seven 7 years of technical working experience with API, SOA, Java/.NET, Data Warehouse, Big Data, and AWS.
- You have 5 to seven 7 years of recent Data Warehouse Architecture and Business Intelligence technologies experience to build and articulate conceptual, logical, and physical dimensional data models and third normal form artifacts.
- You have 5 to 7 years of management and operational/technical leadership experience.
- You have sound knowledge of architecture frameworks and design patterns, IT Application architecture, cloud architecture (primarily AWS), micro-services based architecture, containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
- You have knowledge of SDLC and Agile software development process.
- You have the ability to handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of organization.
- You have excellent analytical and proven problem solving skills.
- You have the ability to absorb information from multiple sources and produce clear, accurate and concise communications.
- You have a Master's Degree.
- You have TOGAF or ITIL Certified
Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.
The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.
USAC administers the USF programs-High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC's rules.
Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.
Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we-are/default.aspx
USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.
USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.
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USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We've worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.