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Chief Data Architect

Mclean, VA, USA | MITRE

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

The Business Engagement and Governance Department (R105) is seeking a Chief Information Architect to plan and execute technical activities to ensure the successful implementation of MITRE’s Unified Information Architecture (UIA).

Key responsibilities of this role include:

Refine and establish MITRE’s Unified Information Architecture (UIA), to focus on key information asset’s and functions in MITRE’s strategy and work program

Develop and execute a enterprise data strategy, to include data management strategy, guidelines and governance for MITRE mission and supporting (e.g., HR, Financial, etc.), Sponsor, Partner, and 3rd party data, including:

Security, access, privacy and compliance policies and controls for

Handling, storing, processing all data (including sponsor and 3rd party) in MITRE’s environment (e.g., CUI, HR, financial data)

Ensure UIA is well integrated with enterprise computing and info services (ECIS) portfolios and projects

Develop governance process for UIA

Establish requirements and provide stewardship and curation of enterprise data catalog

Establish data management to enable data analytics and the  intelligence enterprise

Identify data-related skill sets and leverage Tech Center expertise

Enterprise data stewardship and privacy training

Define and implement measures of effectiveness for MITRE’s UIA


The successful candidate will be asked to coordinate a variety of technical projects.Background and skills in the following areas are essential for success in this role:

Track record of information architecture work with impact on business/mission performance

Degree in IT or Engineering discipline with a focus in data engineering or data science

Knowledge of Data analytics and intelligence

Ability to document, track, and plan multiple priorities simultaneously

Strong interpersonal skills including collaborating, influencing, and flexible team working

Strong analytical and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

Sufficient level of technical background in data management and IT infrastructure to understand and coordinate technical teams and activities.

Ability to exercise resourcefulness and leading by influence to resolve project problems

Experience with Data Management tools (e.g., Barometer IT) to communicate technical integrations and data

Ability to think creatively and be driven by opportunities to continually improve.

Experience working with geographically dispersed teams.

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