Enterprise Architect

Northern Virginia, VA

Enterprise Architect 

Direct Hire - USC and GC holders can only be considered at this time

Reston, VA (relocation assistance provided, if needed)

Tier4 Group is leading the search for an Enterprise Architect to lead and drive the modernization of IT platforms and processes.  This person will work as a technical leader on project teams and support the development of technologies such as microservices, containers, and CI/CD pipelines to automate application development and delivery.  The Enterprise Architect will also collaborate with Operations, Security, Networking, Infrastructure, and Application Development teams and architects on solution design, hands-on implementation, and process automation.  The ideal candidate will have led through a modernization in the past and served as a key technical resource through the lifecycle beyond just planning and conception.



  • Designing architectures supporting modernization and developing roadmaps to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Leading changes and improvements through a mix of application, automation, and engineering activities.
  • Planning and leading modernization initiatives – devising the approach and identifying all dependencies and subsequent tasks necessary for the effort.
  • Leading R&D efforts around the use of new technologies.
  • Lead project teams to support the delivery of infrastructure, platform, and application projects.
  • Developing, documenting, and recommending plans for investing in modernization solutions that will improve organization resiliency and performance and/or provide cost reduction opportunities.
  • Hands-on engineering in support of initiatives or to assist with production support as needed.
  • Support diversity and inclusion strategies by following policies and procedures that ensure opportunities for employees and diverse business partners.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • A minimum of 6-8 years of full stack software engineering or hands-on software/application architecture experience.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading technical teams/individuals with or without direct management responsibility.
  • Proven success in leading highly technical individuals in the Software Developer/Engineer and/or DevSecOps positions.
  • Experience migrating from traditional IT to DevSecOps practices.
  • Experience in microservices development and related technologies and concepts (such as Spring Boot, service mesh, and sagas).
  • Experience working with container technologies such as Docker, OpenShift and Jaeger.
  • CI/CD pipeline implementation and usage – leveraging tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Tower, Veracode, CAST, and test automation tools (IBM RFT, Selenium, etc.).
  • Experience migrating monoliths to a microservices architecture with expertise in requisite technology implementation.
  • Expert knowledge of programming languages such as Java, shell, perl, and yaml.
  • Familiar with and taken part in agile development and lean product development methodologies.
  • Version control and software repository system implementation and usage – specifically Subversion, Git, and Nexus.
  • Ability to present complex technical concepts and solutions to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience and comfort presenting to and interacting with C-level executives.
  • Ability to initiate and complete work assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse groups of individuals, build and maintain respectful relationships, collaborate with others, and resolve conflicts constructively.
Apply for this Position
Contact Info

2600 Abbey Court
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004