Solutions Architect

  • location: McLean, VA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $75 - $81 per hour
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Solutions Architect

job summary:
Identifies and compares alternative solutions to determine the optimal solution that will meet business needs.

- Ensures alignment of solution architecture to business objectives, roadmaps and strategic solutions, as well as to CLIENT's architecture principles and standards

- Works on unusually complicated problems and provides solutions that are highly creative and ingenious.

- Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

- Engages with external industry experts, technology suppliers and market analysts to bring insight to the strategy and to keep CLIENT up to date with industry and market advancements/innovations.

- Participates in the development and maintenance of application system architecture and conducts business information flow studies.

- Creates the architecture document for assigned projects, including architecture patterns, decisions, and rationale for those decisions

- Conducts system architecture studies of new and existing IT systems to permit development of integrated systems.

location: Mc Lean, Virginia
job type: Contract
salary: $75 - 81 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Defines future architecture enhancements, i.e. logical evolutions of the system

- Presents and communicates the solution architecture to various stakeholders, both technical and business, and can explain how the solution design will meet business needs

- Assists in creating and defining application and technical patterns to be used for business events, as necessary

- Acts as counselor to business counterparts, customers, and top management on requirements pertinent to the technical capability

- Evaluates system scalability and recommends improvements.

- Understands and applies change principles to identify architectural risks and technology debt.

- Provides in-depth technical consultation to clients and IT management to ensure development of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, procedures and methodologies.

- Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Determines and pursues courses of action essential in obtaining desired outcomes

- Provides leadership and guidance in the following:

o Drives application architectural decisions for the systems under development

o Leads the applications integration and design discussions among multiple cross functional groups

o Influences key decisions for the technical and infrastructure architecture.

o Advises the system and infrastructure configuration from application performance, scalability, and capacity perspective.

o Provides guidance to business counterparts, customers, and top management on requirements pertinent to the technical capability

10 years of hands-on experience and Bachelors' Degree or equivalent work experience

? In depth experience architecting solutions that are: Secure, Resilient, Scalable,


? Modern programming languages and frameworks such as JEE, .NET, Python, Angular,

Spring, Java

? Integration technology patterns and platforms including Web Services, REST API,

Messaging, and ETL with related technologies like XML and JSON

? Database technologies like RDBMS, NoSQL,Hadoop, Informatica, Data Virtualization

? Containerized infrastructure, Micro Services and DevOps principles

? Business process automation / management

? Reporting and analytical tools such as MicroStrategy, Essbase, Tableau

? Experience with cloud or cloud migration preferable using Hadoop, Columnar Database,

Open source Technologies, AWS

? Agile experience

? Experience with data lakes supporting transactional applications

skills: Business Intelligence (MicroStrategy), ETL (Informatica), Data Mart, Dimensional

Modeling, Data Virtualization (Denodo)

- Preference is for this person to play following roles based on the demand: Data Strategist;

Solutions/Data/Infrastructure Architect

- Experience with mortgage industry

- Experience with applications dealing with events/real time data

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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