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n-Link Corporation Enterprise Systems Architect in Bethesda, Maryland

Enterprise Systems Architect

  • Bethesda, MD

  • Full Time

  • FOH

  • Experienced


Company Overview

n-Link Corporation was founded in 1995 as a high-end enterprise IT solutions firm attracting high-flying performers to join our company of owners. As a woman-owned small business, the founder created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1999 and 10 years later became 100% ESOP-owned. In 2011, the company was selected as a "Top Small Company Workplaces" by Inc. Magazine and was awarded the prestigious "Innovation Award" by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). n-Link has also won a place on Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies list for several years.

n-Link is recruiting for an Enterprise Systems Architect to support our contract effort at the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) office in Bethesda, MD.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Design and define system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems.

  • Research, develop/document, and analyze architectures to identify mission capability gaps, overlaps, and shortfalls; determine and recommend architectural, IT, or process solutions; and research and develop other architecture related documents and plans.

  • Determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security.

  • Coordinate design of subsystems and integration of total system.

  • Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.

  • Develop and recommend corrective actions.

  • Produce architecture development plans and reports.

  • Identify, analyze, and resolve program support deficiencies.

  • Write manuals for users to describe installation and operating procedures.

  • Review, analyze, and modify programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing to support application systems.

  • Provide documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections.

  • May provide technical guidance for database administrators and software developers.

  • Function as the team security expert, moving ATOs and other security documentation through the process.

  • Review all security items prior to them going to the ISSO.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive IT experience in enterprise architecture

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to develop technical and analytical documents and present oral briefs to senior management.

  • Working knowledge of relational databases and client-server concepts.

  • Proven experience articulating technical viewpoints to diverse audiences, including technical and business decision makers

  • Proven ability to evaluate information and make sound technical risk judgements

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to develop longer-range project plans and schedules to complete complex projects or new solution/product development

  • Demonstrated ability to perform technical skills/knowledge transfer to client

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-up skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, delegation, and personnel management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction

  • Clearance: must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance