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Senior Data Architect - 3256

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title:  IS&T Senior Data Architect- 3256
Function: Business Operations
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                                       
Pay Type: Exempt
Grade:  37-39

US Citizenship Required

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Summary
National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time - ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

Be the primary subject matter expert for data for NAS within the Digital Enterprise (DE) organization, a brand-new organization within the NAS Mission Support directorate. This organization is responsible for leading the Digital Modernization and Transformation of AEDC. This position is the primary technical counterpart to the Digital Enterprise Manager, helping provide technical input and leadership for AEDCs digital modernization initiatives. The Senior Data Architect will help shape and lead the development of a Digital Enterprise strategic plan and roadmap. This position is responsible for developing and formalizing data governance, establishing robust policies and procedures to ensure consistent application of the developed data governance standards and ensuring high data quality standards are followed. The Senior Data Architect will design and implement a data management program aligned with globally recognized frameworks. This position will work with various mission area and other stakeholders to implement a data framework optimized for the requirements of the AEDC mission, including ensuring all cybersecurity requirements are met. This role will work with the Digital Enterprise manager to shape our data strategy, grow and develop a data and analytics team, and work with this team to implement new AI/ML and predictive analytics.

The Senior Data Architect is pivotal in aligning data strategies with AEDC strategic goals, helping various stakeholders understand and leverage the power of data by communicating complex data concepts to a non-technical audience. This position will work closely with the Air Force Chief Data Officer and any implemented Digital Engineering committees as assigned. This is a critical position for ensuring the success of the Digital future of AEDC.

Job Duties
  • Technical Advisor for the DE group reporting to the Digital Enterprise Manager
  • Liaison between customer Chief Data Officer and DE group.
  • Develop and implement a data strategy with roadmap focused on the following areas:
    • Data Governance – Help develop an AEDC data governance governing board responsible for establishing and enforcing policies and procedures for managing data privacy, security, quality, and compliance.
    • Data Management – Oversee the collection, storage, integration, and analysis of data across the organization.
    • Data Architecture – Design and implement data architecture that enables efficient and effective data management.
    • Data Analytics – Insight to make data-driven decisions.
    • Data-driven Innovation – Find new ways to use data to create new opportunities.
    • Cybersecurity – Work with the NAS cybersecurity team to ensure these initiatives are implemented with a secure cyber foundation.
  • Ensure the organization’s data assets are managed, leveraged, and protected to drive business value that align with the customer’s Chief Data Officer.
  • Facilitate and provide inputs and approvals as necessary on business definitions, data quality, data assets, and any changes within their domain.
  • Work with the Digital Enterprise Manager, stakeholders, and other personnel as necessary to plan and execute Digital Modernization initiatives based on the developed strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with other functions to ensure communication and value attainment.
  • Galvanize stakeholders for change management.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or other related field with experience in developing Data Platforms, and a minimum 10 years’ progressive experience in a data-related position.  
  • Current United States citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or other related field.
  • Experience working within Department of Defense or other government organizations.
  • Strong and proven experience leading and executing an Enterprise Data Strategy, building On-Prem or Cloud based Enterprise Data Platforms and/or Business Intelligence initiative(s).
  • Experience in large-scale, multi-year transformation and capability building efforts.
  • Experience in digital transformations and effective digital capability building.
  • Ability to execute a strategy across a complex enterprise comprised of numerous directorates and functions.
  • Strong data, AI / data science and technological knowledge, covering recent topics such as data governance, data domains, AI models and techniques, platform, cloud, API, microservices, DevSecOps, engineering, data security/privacy, BI and analytics.
  • Strong change management leadership; influencing skills with suppliers and customers.
  • Can make tradeoffs in data exchange, usage, partnering, investment based on a risk-based model.
  • Analytical ability to develop and implement new concepts and tools.
  • Well versed in data compliance and regulations.
  • Active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.

 NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.usPLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.


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