Job Description Summary: Maximus is seeking a Chief Architect to provide expertise to a federal client in support of their mission critical systems in defense of our Homeland. We are seeking a visionary and accomplished Chief Architect to lead the architectural vision and strategy for our organization. As a Chief Architect, you will be responsible for designing and driving the implementation of the overall architecture framework, ensuring alignment with business goals and technology standards. Your role will involve collaborating with stakeholders, overseeing architectural initiatives, and providing technical leadership to drive innovation and enable scalable and future-proof solutions.Specific Responsibilities:• Develop and communicate the organization's architectural vision, strategy, and principles to stakeholders, ensuring alignment with business goals and technology roadmaps.• Lead the design and implementation of the overall architecture framework, including enterprise, solution, and technical architectures, to guide the development of systems, applications, and infrastructure in an O&M setting with custom applications.• Collaborate with business leaders, product owners, and technology teams to understand and translate business needs and requirements into architectural solutions.• Define and maintain architectural standards, best practices, and patterns, ensuring consistency, reusability, and scalability across projects and initiatives.• Provide technical leadership and guidance to development teams, ensuring adherence to architectural principles and promoting the use of emerging technologies and industry best practices.• Conduct technology evaluations and assessments to identify opportunities for innovation, improvement, and the adoption of new technologies.• Collaborate with stakeholders to create and maintain an architecture roadmap, prioritizing initiatives and investments to achieve business objectives and strategic goals.• Work in an agile development environment and with DevOps practices, fostering a culture of collaboration, agility, and continuous delivery.• Evaluate and mitigate architectural risks and challenges, making recommendations for risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans.• Participate in the selection and evaluation of technology vendors and solution providers, ensuring alignment with architectural standards and business requirements.• Mentor and coach architects and other technical staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning, growth, and technical excellence.• Partners with users and product team to understand custom application product/infrastructure O&M operational needs; translates these into a support model for the programs.• Establishes vision, identifies and champions internal / external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve applications and related platforms and services.• Communicates operational status to and leadership and across team leads• Liaison amongst team leads, program manager and users for multiple sitesRequirements: • Due to federal requirements, only US Citizens can be considered. Candidates with dual citizenship cannot be considered.• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level clearance.• Must be based around the Annapolis Junction, MD area.• This individual will be responsible for the daily operation of mission critical systems on a 24x7x365 workday basis. Shift work will be required.• 15+ years of experience as a Chief Architect or related field. #techjobs #NSO #clearance Job Summary: Maximus TCS (Technology and Consulting Services) Internal Job Profile Code: TCS271, P6, Band 9 Education and Experience Requirements: #HighlightedJobs1107X #HighlightedJobs1107LI #HighlightedJobs1121X #HighlightedJobs1121LI MAXIMUS Introduction: Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com. EEO Statement: EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status. Pay Transparency: Maximus compensation is based on various factors including but not limited to job location, a candidate's education, training, experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value analysis including seniority and merit systems, as well as internal pay alignment. Annual salary is just one component of Maximus's total compensation package. Other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives as well as program-specific awards. Additionally, Maximus provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Compensation ranges may differ based on contract value but will be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience. An applicant's salary history will not be used in determining compensation. Maximus will comply with regulatory minimum wage rates and exempt salary thresholds in all instances. Posted Max: USD $220,000.00/Yr. Posted Min: USD $105,100.00/Yr.