Mission Intel
  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD/LTD/AD&D, 401(k), Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO)

Mission Intelligence Group is looking to hire a Senior Data ArchitectDo you want to contribute to a team-building environment that succeeds through collaboration? Are trust, integrity, and respect some of your top guiding principles? Do you excel in a fun and driven workplace? If so, please read on!

This is a fantastic opportunity to serve as a Subject Matter Expert and technical lead for the development, profiling and application of GEOINT data content standards.  Organize, lead and monitor technical tasks and provide input to issue resolutions.  Lead engagement with the customer to collect requirements, organize work priorities and manage project deliverables.  Engage with multiple team members, organizations and disciplines to explore complex concepts and processes and develop and coordinate candidate solutions.  Daily responsibilities to include:

  • Standards Development develop new or updated standards documents
  • Standards Content Development work with users to understand their requirements; develop solutions to Content Development Requests (and identify and develop solutions for internal modeling improvements; and monitor ISO, OGC, IC DES, etc... standards that are implemented and integrated & make updates accordingly); implement solutions to result in updated content baselines of standards. Maintain the software required to generate content baselines (e.g., VBA, ShapeChange) and work with software specialists when necessary to identify updates or changes.
    • Standards Content Profiles work with users to understand their requirements and implementations; help develop profiles and implementation which may involve software maintenance or configuration
    • Process Improvements and Documentation identify and implement process improvements (e.g., creating automated QA/QC checks) and new technologies (e.g., new NAS JSON-Schema technical artifact); maintain or develop documentation for both internal team and users (e.g., SOPs, User Guides)
    • Web Presence - Coordinate on the Web Presence of the Standards; ensure successful deployments of content updates (communicate on any impacts such as schema changes); communicate any new requirements or requested improvements
    • Governance and Program Support Configuration management and professional engagement with various participating organizations
    • Community Support/Outreach conduct outreach activities to promulgate standards use; answering user questions; supporting requests such as questions on standards conformance and methodology applications

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on development of GEOINT standards with the objective of facilitating compliance and interoperability through integration of NSG & ASG requirements while reducing technical and schedule risk associated with Data, Metadata, and Ontology standards.
  • Ensure current and future GEOINT standards satisfy capability requirements at the program and strategic level across NGA, NSG, and ASG. 
  • Develop capability-based standards profiles and reference architectures to enable search, discovery, access, retrieval, integrated intelligence, and advanced analytics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Perform as a data modeling/data architecture SME.
  • Able to develop, describe & apply complex concepts & processes.
  • Perform multiple tasks at specialist level in a leadership role.
  • Lead and manage multiple Junior/Mid-level personnel to achieve project objectives.
  • Evaluate & recommend new technology & processes based upon cost, risk, mission.


Desired Technical and Soft Skills:

  • UML (class diagrams); OCL a plus
  • GML, XML or XSD
  • JSON, JSON-Schema or similar (JSON-LD, GeoJSON)
  • OWL, SKOS, and/or RDF
  • MySQL
  • MS Access
  • VBA
  • SQL
  • Logical data modeling and/or data architecture experience; experience with ontologies, taxonomies, vocabularies, thesauri a plus
  • Java experience a plus but not required
  • Attention to detail & organized
  • Eager to learn new technologies and skills
  • Good verbal and written communication


Education/Certification Requirements:

  • Master's degree plus 4 years of experience, Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of experience, Associates degree plus 8 years of experience, or a minimum of 8 years of experience, in relevant field

Security Requirements:  Ability to obtain/maintain TS/SCI security clearance. Active TS/SCI clearance preferred.


Mission Intelligence Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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