Buchanan & Edwards

  • Enterprise Data Architect

    Job Locations US-MD-College Park
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    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength.

    They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges. 

    Let Buchanan & Edwards help you unleash your potential and reach your goals.


    Build your career

    A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. You’ll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. We’re dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.


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    Position Requirements

    The Executive Office of the President (EOP) system hosts a large volume of electronic records under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and Federal Records Act (FRA) from the George W. Bush (43) and Barack H. Obama (44) administrations, as well as business decisions about the release of records in response to access requests.  These systems control and preserve those records and are used daily to support authorized National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) staff in answering access requests under the PRA and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  NARA’s EOP system, hosted in the FedRAMP-certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, is to be a model for future NARA PRA collections in the cloud and to accept new transfers of born-digital and digitized record content.  The Barack H. Obama Foundation (the Foundation) is partnering with NARA to support this vision.


    As the Enterprise Data Architect you will provide support to NARA in its efforts to evaluate a proposed Submission Information Package (SIP) specification and test trial SIPs of digitized textual records (DTR) from EOP 44 produced by the Foundation’s vendor, to baseline a SIP design, to test, deploy, and deliver tools and procedures for the receipt and automated validation of archival SIPs suitable for ingest, management, access, and export in the EOP Cloud system.




    • Ten (10) years or more of experience in architecting large, distributed IT systems.
    • At least 6 years of relevant hands-on experience architecting cloud hosting environments in AWS for the purpose of system migration.
    • Experienced with several open source technology stack and web frameworks.
    • Experienced in Java, Search & Big Data Technologies like Apache Spark, Yarn/Hadoop,
    • Dropwizard/Tomcat/Jetty, Jersey/Jackson, Solr/Elasticsearch/Lucene, Hbase and MapR.
    • Strong knowledge of LINUX operating system.
    • Strong understanding of web hosted applications and databases, especially PostgreSQL.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant hands-on experience as a solutions architect for systems of similar size and scope to this task. Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to: Multi-tier application architectural design.
    • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant and reliable applications to the cloud.
    • Must have prior hands-on experience migrating complex, multi-tiered systems to the cloud.
    • Must have prior hands-on experience designing and developing Cloud workflow-based services.
    • Must have prior hands-on experience selecting appropriate cloud services for specific system requirements.
    • Experience developing and implementing cloud cost optimization strategies is required.

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years. 

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.





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