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Systems Architect at Chickasaw Nation Industries in Rockville, Maryland

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Job Description:


The Systems Architect provides support to the Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food Applications Regulatory Management (FARM) project. This position e stablishes system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Designs architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.

Ensures systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and ISO reference models.

Ensures systems meet profiles of standards such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Open Systems Environment (OSE) reference model, as they apply to the implementation and specification of information management solution of the platform, across the Application Program Interface (API), and the external environment/software application.

Ensures that the common operating environment is compliant with the Agency enterprise architecture and applicable reference models.

Analytically and systematically evaluates problems of workflows, organization, and planning and develops appropriate corrective action.

Provides daily supervision and direction to staff.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and minimum years' relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience as listed below:

Systems Architect - Level 2 (required degree + 6 years' of experience)

Systems Architect - Level 1 (required degree + 4 years' of experience)



Knowledge in requirements analysis, risk management, configuration management and verification, backups and infrastructure, process documentation, and backup architecture management

Expert knowledge of technical area and testing to assess interrelated requirements and impacts

Knowledge of professional and programmatic engineering that includes cyber theories, principles, practices and techniques

Knowledgeable of hardware and software capabilities and limitations supporting a functional system

Excellent customer service attitude, communication skills (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to leverage knowledge in order to develop integrated and technical risk assessments required to analyze very complex interdisciplinary problems

Ability to help identify, quantify and facilitate development of risk mitigation strategies for cyber related issues

Ability to comply with established policies, directives, and guidelines

Ability to provide recommendations for security changes, system acquisitions, technical solutions, and lifecycle management

Ability to support mission critical/high uptime systems

Ability to develop and document operational processes

Ability to be flexible and adapt to any given situation

Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently

Ability to make timely and sound decisions

Ability to project a professional image in all interactions with clients, vendors, and staff required

Ability to maintain a thorough understanding of the customer's mission


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.