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Guidehouse Enterprise Architect, Managing Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


Our Enterprise Architect consultants help our clients enhance business value through the efficiency and effectiveness of their enterprise architecture domains. This high performing team assists in our many and exciting transformation efforts. We enable our clients to explore disruptive trends through ideation, evaluate opportunities and risks, create business transformation maps, and rationalize business outcomes.


  • Develop architecture diagrams, drawings, and visual communications, following DODAF framework.

  • Identify and address client needs: build solid relationships with clients; develop an awareness of services; communicate with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; deliver clear requests for information; demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicate and manage potential conflicts.

  • Develop strategy; as well as write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, documenting effectively, using non-technical business terms and vocabulary that will be clearly understood by all users and co-workers; and, coordinating, facilitating and making presentations.

  • Develop models (conceptual, logical, physical, as-built) for business and technology solutions.

  • Design and lead engagements aligned to a client's business strategy.

  • Conduct research and analyze business models and technology trends , conducting market research and general trends.

  • Engage business and IT leaders and staff to deliver business-outcome based architecture that support mission and objectives.

  • Lead teams and work closely and harmoniously with both business users and IT personnel on projects.

  • Translate end state business and technology models into architectural blueprints.

  • Understanding and documenting existing business systems and technology.

  • Formulating business and technical solutions.

  • Gathering, analyzing and articulating high-level business capabilities and requirements.

  • Plan and lead major technology assignments.

  • Evaluate performance results and recommend major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.

  • Function as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.

  • May supervise others.



  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in distributed computing architecture.

  • US Citizen with active Secret Clearance is contractually required.

  • Must have experience in web application development, legacy systems integration, object oriented analysis and design, n-tier and client server architectures, and database proficiency.

  • Must have demonstrated strong team leadership and project management, strong communication skills, domain knowledge of business functions such as procurement, supply chain management, manufacturing, sales, and marketing.

  • Must possess client management skills, experience with working in large implementation projects, and business consulting experience.

  • Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments.

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or Electrical Engineering or other relevant discipline. Education may be substituted with 15 years of demonstrated experience as implementing and maintaining business enterprise architectures under any formal framework.


  • Prefer knowledge of the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the development of the associated architecture products.

  • Knowledge and/or training in Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) modeling standard (BPMN modeling experience preferred).

  • Experience in documenting business process flow diagrams.

  • Knowledge in new emerging technologies such as SAP HANA or equivalent.

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona or Eastern, Pacific, Central, and Aleutian time zones.



About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

401(k) Retirement Plan

Basic Life & Supplemental Life

Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

Skills Development & Certifications

Employee Referral Program

Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive