Data Architecture, Practice Area Lead (DAS DO)

Job Locations US-VA-Tysons
Posted Date 4 months ago(3/6/2024 8:17 PM)
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The Data Operations subservice line (SSL) is seeking a Practice Area Lead (PAL) for the Data Architecture Practice Area (PA), where a PA is understood to refer to a set of closely aligned distinct and unique capabilities that support SSL and LMI priorities and vision. The PALs will be responsible for 1) developing a strategy for their Practice Area that aligns with SSL strategy and capability maturation; 2) supporting business development and growth for their PA, and 3) talent management and development within their PA.


Within the Data Operations SSL, the PAs will include: Data Engineering, Data Architecture, and Data Science. The Practice Area Lead, Data Architecture, will lead practice area activities for Data Architecture, which includes creating long-lived value streams of design, tools, implementation, and patterns that can effectively pipeline streams of data. Approaches to data architecture include data mesh / data fabric, as well as other methodologies to effectively connect disparate sets in a cohesive and coherent manner. The PAL will report directly to the SSL Vice President, and is expected to support PA responsibilities with approximately 50% of their time.


The Data Architecture Practice Area Lead role includes the following activities:

  • Capability Maturation & Strategy
    • Develop PA strategy and support Data Operations SSL strategy to assist in executing SSL goals
    • Create, update, and/or document solutions, offerings, methodologies, and capabilities that align to the PA and resonate with market trends and/or client challenges (e.g. SDMs, methodologies, models, etc.)
    • Coordinate across LMI to ensure PA capabilities are known throughout LMI and meeting the needs of LMI’s customers
    • Continuously improve existing capabilities and develop new capabilities within PA to stay in front of a rapidly evolving and digitally-enabled marketplace
  • BD and Growth
    • Provide solutioning, capture, and proposal support to markets/growth for PA capabilities
    • Develop sales enablement materials to support SSL and PA growth
    • Screen RFIs/RFPs for potential action and lead/coordinate response for SSL
    • Review, maintain, and coordinate with markets/BD to update pipeline opportunities related to the Practice Area or coordinate updates with the Business Development POC
    • Support SSL and markets/growth in partner identification for opportunities
  • Community Mentorship and Development
    • Manage and develop talent within the PA
    • Manage the hiring process for talent demands within the PA (create, review, and approve requisitions)
    • Conduct interviews for demand requirements and coordinate with SSL Vice President on hiring/staffing decisions
    • Assist Resource Managers and SSL Vice President with staff redeployments and internal mobility
    • Mature the PA bench by identifying and mentoring subject matter experts and emerging talent and maintaining awareness of desired growth areas of staff within PA
    • Help identify the best approaches to improve the professional skills of Practice Area members to include certifications, degrees, professional organizations, and work experience
    • Provide input and support to Practice Area staff on Performance 365 goals and calibrations



  • Experience in management consulting or federal government service, executing capabilities in Practice Area (military or civilian).
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise and thought leadership.
  • Ability to lead, nurture, and develop people in an effective way with positive impacts to both the employee and LMI.
  • Ability to understand and align competing work priorities and outcomes with partners (e.g., service line and market), adjust individual priorities for the greater good, and negotiate shared work goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic leadership, including alignment and development of financial metrics, KPIs, and OKRs.
  • Demonstrated experience in cultivating an innovative work culture.


  • Ability to develop, nurture and maintain collaborative partnerships. Collaborative partnerships have multiple hand-offs, require regular communication to coordinate and debrief, continual information exchange, collective contribution to work products, creative conflict, and mutual stake in success.
  • Ability to clearly articulate other’s roles and responsibilities in completing work and proactively and effectively resolve role conflicts, to include partners, team members and leaders.
  • Ability to achieve consensus and decisions while maintaining collaborative partnerships.
  • Ability to leverage indirect influence to delegate and co-create and implement work products.
  • Ability to tailor communication requirements and style to a wide-range of situations and requirements.
  • Ability to make meetings matter by setting clear and specific outcomes, facilitating productive dialogue, and leading an effective follow-up and accountability cadence
  • Exemplify LMI’s 5 behaviors
    • Collaborate constantly by working across organizational boundaries
    • Operate in the gray area by accepting ambiguity
    • Embracing conflict by supporting and engaging in respectful, robust debates and discussions,
    • Develop people by investing in the growth of others
    • Take an enterprise-wide view by evaluating challenges from multiple perspectives and maximizing the whole.
  • Possess mature emotional intelligence (EQ) as demonstrated by strong self-awareness, emotional resilience, empathy, and relationship management.


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