Enterprise Architect

  • LinQuest Corporation
  • Lincoln, MA, USA
  • Jun 14, 2021
Full time Business Development

Job Description


LinQuest is seeking an Enterprise Architect to support our Air Force customer, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Integration Directorate (AFNWC/NC). The AFNWC/NC mission, formally nomenclated as AN/USQ-22, is to deliver integrated NC3 capabilities warfighters use every day to deter and assure capabilities against our adversaries. The AFNWCDirectorate ensures ongoing NC3 programs, legacy systems and new capabilities are fully integrated as part of the Air Force’s overall effort to sustain, modernize, and recapitalize the nuclear enterprise. The Directorate serves as an integrator ensuring that current and future NC3 capabilities across the spectrum are being evaluated and considered in concert with NC3 mission requirements.

The AFNWC/NC is subordinate to the AFNWC and is responsible for integrating NC3 materiel management across the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) to include, authority and responsibility for weapon system architecture, weapon system configuration management, weapon system risk management, product support integration, overall integration, system test, system verification and system certification. The directorate advises Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) on the NC3 Weapon System's technical architecture and informs key decisions regarding investment and modernization. The directorate is also responsible for the weapon system’s configuration management, system test, system verification, and system certification.

The AN/USQ-22 is a communication system of systems and is the amalgamation of the communications terminals, radios, direct ancillary communications devices and communications support equipment located on or within USAF-operated/supported national nuclear, Senior Leader, or NC3 nodes and employed to execute nuclear command and control.


Tasks for the Enterprise Architect position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing reference models of the enterprise and maintaining the information in the IT


  • Determining the gaps between the current and the target architecture and

recommending plans for transitioning to target architecture.

  • Recommending the policies and principles to guide technology decisions for the

enterprise architecture.

  • Identifying opportunities to improve enterprise-level systems to support business

processes and utilize emerging technologies.

  • Promoting and educating customers and stakeholders on the use and value of the

enterprise architecture.

  • Providing enterprise architecture guidance, support and coordination to customers and

IT project teams.

  • Documenting the enterprise architecture infrastructure, including the business units and

key processes, using modeling techniques.

  • Ensuring technical integration is achieved across the enterprise by participating in test

planning, validation and reviews.

  • Evaluating the impact of enterprise architecture products and services on IT

investments, business operations, stakeholder satisfaction and other outcomes.

  • Coordinating and conducting governance and portfolio management activities

associated with ensuring compliance with the enterprise architecture and/or ensuring

the rigorous application of information security/cybersecurity policies, principles and

practices to all components of the enterprise architecture.

  • Providing technical expertise in developing architectures in SysML format using the SparX tool


Required Skills:

  • Experience with all facets of enterprise architecture support to include those support services that involve analysis, planning, design, implementation, documentation, assessment and management of the enterprise structural framework to align IT strategy, plans and systems with the mission, goals, structure and processes of the organization.

Desired Skills:

  • Expertise on communications systems across Air Force airborne and ground-based platforms, fixed facilities and mobile/transportable systems.
  • Experience working with Nuclear C3 community stakeholders such as AFGSC, USSTRATCOM, and the AFNWC.

Required Experience:

  • BS in Engineering Discipline OR 3-yrs work experience OR Associate Degree plus 4-yrs work experience
  • Three years of experience as Enterprise Architect or Comparable Functional Skill Set
  • An active Secret clearance is required to be considered for this position. And the ability to obtain a TS/SCI


Preferred Experience:

  • MS in Engineering Discipline OR 12 yrs work experience OR Bachelor's Degree plus 8 yrs work experience
  • 10 years of experience Enterprise Architect or Comparable Functional Skill Set


Licenses & Certifications