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Enterprise Architect
LOCATION DC - Washington
Number of Openings 1
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ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions.  We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis and we deliver practical, useful solutions.  ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service. 


ANSER is seeking enterprise system architects to support the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense.   The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Enterprise System Architect works to design and implement an architecture development effort supporting capability development for management of CBRN threats. Provides technical expertise in creating, updating, and maintaining architecture data as related to the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS). Serves as a technical liaison with regard to architecture design and software upgrades. Evaluates Integration Definition 1X (IDEF1X) data models as they relate to architecture products.

Primary duties include

Develop CBRND and CWMD Operational Architectures.

  • Produce full operational architectures for requirements documents or Capabilities Base Assessments (CBA)
  • Produce overarching operational concept architectures
  • Ensure all products generated comply with the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF).

Maintain existing architectures:

  • Conduct DoDAF structural updates.
  • Maintain all legacy architectures using Government approved configuration management processes.

Facilitate use of architecture software products on the Joint Staff Unclassified and Secret networks:

  • Provide assistance to the Unclassified and Secret network System Administrators in maintaining JRO’s Architecture Environment.
  • Provide assistance to the Unclassified and Secret network System Administrators in troubleshooting specialized architecture software tools.
  • Provide of assistance to the Unclassified and Secret network System Administrators with routine maintenance and migrations.
  • Conduct lost data reconstruction.


  • At least four (4) years of CBRN defense or CWMD program-specific architecture experience and six (6) years general architecture experience and;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience producing military operational architectures and;
  • At least two (2) years’ experience with bio-surveillance operational and/or system architectures.
  • Demonstrate expertise in using IBM Rational System Architect and ERwin Data Modeler software with Microsoft Unified Modeling Language (UML) familiarity.

Bachelor’s degree plus ten years’ relevant experience; requirements may be substituted by additional years of experience or advanced degree.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with ANSER, please call 703-416-2000 or e-mail
ANSER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience who have a desire to do meaningful work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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