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Springfield, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a Solutions Architect for a Federal Program in Springfield, VA.  This is a direct-hire role with our client, a growing Federal Integrator.  Excellent compensation, benefits and company culture.  Due to the nature of the work, an active TS/SCI Clearance is required, client will sponsor for CI Polygraph.

Solutions Architect
Springfield, VA 

The Solutions Architect will help solve complex problems by designing, modifying, testing, and documenting technology architecture for existing and future mission systems.
  • Design, modify, and test technical architecture for optimal operations, system functionality, and cost with a focus on user experience and security.
  • Create/suggest innovative ways to drive operational efficiencies.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to development and operational teams.
  • Continually research current and emerging technologies and propose changes to improve/evolve current processes.
  • Assess the business impacts that certain technical choices may have if implemented.
  • Create systems architecture documentation for new and existing technology systems.
  • Perform architecture analysis, architecture design/enhancements, and cost projections.
  • Provide critical insight and guidance for the preparation and maintenance of all documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects.
  • Review suggestions as well as the implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and make recommendations to management and/or DevOps teams.
  • Plan and recommend upgrades of operating systems, platforms, and designs systems enhancements.
  • Drive scalability, High Availability, and operability of supported systems/infrastructure.
  • Review and advise Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Desired State Configuration (DSC) and/or Puppet configuration management tools to support provisioning infrastructure.
  • Serve as the primary liaison participating in meetings and design decisions/impacts to ensure client needs are met.
  • Participate in special projects as required.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering or any architectural design with a minimum of 7 years of related job experience.  8 additional years of related Information technology experience can be substituted in lieu of degree requirement.
  • 5+ years of systems architect experience designing, updating, and creating OV-1, OV-2, SV-1, SV-2, SV-3, and SV-8 diagrams
  • Active TS/SCI Clearance (CI polygraph will be required if selected)
Desired Skills:
  • Master's Degree in related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with indexing/search technologies, data management, and integrating with APIs.
  • Familiarity with SAFe/Agile methodologies.
  • Experience designing architecture with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or OpenShift.
  • Experience working with and designing architecture to integrate with analytical systems (ie. Matomo).
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect certification and/or certified SAFe Agilist.

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