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PRIMARY FUNCTION: **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., based out of Vienna, VA is seeking an Enterprise Architect to support a recently awarded, fully funded contract in Kansas City, MO. Once hired you will be part of the Enterprise Architecture Branch. You will support technical architectural support services to design and create hardware and software architectural and infrastructural designs and technology roadmaps for the customer. Job Responsibilities: * Creation of detailed network design documents and technology roadmaps. * Creation of highly detailed documents which detail business requirements and how they relate to technical designs, specifications and solutions; to include development of technology roadmaps, technological standards, white papers, and complex architectural and infrastructural design documents. * Installation, configuration and management of software on Unix, Linux or Microsoft Windows Server operating system. * Design, installation, configuration and maintenance of a virtual desktop infrastructure service. * Design, installation and configuration of relational database management systems. * Creation and maintenance of data center capacity management plans for Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and storage platforms. * Design, implementation and maintenance of security policies and settings on applications, services or systems being designed. * Design, implementation and configuration of enterprise scale storage platforms (e.g. SAN, NAS, Object-storage). * Design, implementation, configuration and maintenance of virtualization platforms (e.g. VMWare ESX, KVM, Xen). * Design, implementation and configuration of IT security systems, services and sub-systems (I.e. firewalls, IDS/IPS, UTM, log aggregation). * Design of web services, associated data dictionaries, connectors and adapters (e.g. SOA, SAML, REST, SOAP, HTTP, HTTPS, UDDI, SSL, TLS, XML, WSDL, ESB). * Troubleshoot complex issues within networks, server operating systems, storage subsystems or security subsystems. * Design and implementation of cloud-based services such as email, messaging, server virtualization, storage virtualization and network virtualization. * Integration of disparate systems and subsystems with little or no known precedent. * Implementation of, or adherence to, enterprise architecture processes. * Implementation, configuration and maintenance of LDAP and LDAP design and integration. * Design and implementation of architecture and infrastructure lifecycle management plans. * Creation of white papers, executive summaries, and written technical presentations for senior and executive IT management. * Use of collaboration tools to capture documentation and design artifacts (i.e. Wiki, Git). * Creation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) designs and its implementation and documentation. * Create documentation, white papers, and presentations related to assigned research of new and emerging technologies. Candidate Requirements: * Minimum 10-15 years of experience with job related skills * Bachelorâ€™s Degree and/or Master's Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree * One of the following certifications must be obtained within 180 days of start date: ITIL Expert, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect â€“ Associate, or Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF/Zachman) Certified. * Minimum of 4 yearsâ€™ experience with Network Design. * Experience with Unix, Linux, OR Microsoft Windows server operating systems. * Experience with administering, or integrating with, relational database management systems. * Experience creating data center capacity management plans. * Knowledge of IT security principles and practices. * In-depth knowledge of enterprise scale storage platforms (e.g. SAN, NAS). * Management and/or design of virtualization platforms (e.g. VMWare ESX, KVM, Xen). * Extensive troubleshooting and logical skills. * Experience with Cloud architectures and technologies. * Knowledge of systems integration principles and practices as well as interoperability concepts. * Experience with enterprise architecture processes. * Knowledge of LDAP and LDAP design and integration. * Knowledge of Citrix and/or VMWare View software and technology * Knowledge of architecture and infrastructure lifecycle management plans. * Excellent written and oral presentation skills. * A minimum of 4 yearsâ€™ experience Providing high-level architectural expertise to managers and technical staff. Develops architectural products and deliverables for the enterprise and operational business lines. Develops strategy of system and the design infrastructure necessary to support that strategy. Advises on selection of technological purchases with regards to processing, data storage, data access, and applications development. Sets standards for the client/server relational database structure for the organization (SQL, ORACLE, etc.). Advises on feasibility of potential future projects to management. * U.S. Citizenship * Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance Desired Skills: Experience with or the ability to learn the design of web services, associated data dictionaries, connectors and adapters (e.g. SOA, SAML, REST, SOAP, HTTP, HTTPS, UDDI, SSL, TLS, XML, WSDL, ESB). Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. 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