Solutions Architect, National Center Government Contracting, Sacramento, CA

$150,000 - $155,000 yearly
  • National Center for Responsible Government Contracting
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jun 25, 2020
Full time Government Information Technology Other

Job Description

Job Description: 

Leads cross-enterprise architectural activities to manage and simplify the IT landscape;

Leads governance activities associated with ensuring solution compliance; confirms alignment of solutions with Enterprise Architecture principles and guidelines;

Defines the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise; defines development guidelines and standards to be utilized in application development and integration;

Leads the implementation of solution architecture based on organization's business requirements and IT strategies;

Reviews business drivers and strategies, understands the implications to applications and interfaces, and identifies/mitigates risks to solutions;

Approves modification of the solution architecture to accommodate project needs;

Oversees ongoing quality activities across the enterprise; champions related improvement initiatives related to design quality;

Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture;

Directs the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry and market trends;

Confirms recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment complexity;

Leads the development and execution of a communication and education plan for the IT solution architecture; responsible for the overall training and development of the solution architect team;

Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities;

Champions the architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results; considers potential impact to solution architecture;

Collaborates with other IT teams in the management of technical change, verification of testing results, and monitoring of technical standards compliance and deployment;

Consults with application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture; collaborates in the evaluation and selection process for application packages;

Develops methods to integrate systems that interact and extend across organizational and functional lines;

Manages exceptions to architectural standards at a specialized/portfolio level;

Contributes to the IT strategy and alignment to business requirements;

Participates in IT system strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development;

Assists in defining the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise;

Designs the implementation of solution architecture based on organization's business requirements and IT strategies; defines models, including solution patterns for repeatable and reusable ways, to guide solution decisions;

Develops the solutions viewpoint, in which business, information and technology viewpoints are synthesized into solutions that deliver capabilities to the organization;

Analyzes, designs, and develops roadmaps and implementation plans based upon a current versus future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint;

Develops policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures;

Identifies and proposes variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs; collaborates with Enterprise Architecture to find alternate solutions when necessary;

Performs ongoing architecture quality review activities relative to specific portfolio;

Reviews key customer issues with technology and service managers to identify potential solutions or improvements that are relevant to the solution architecture;

Identifies the tools and components within area of specialization based on the enterprise toolset and can define exceptions as warranted;

Serves as a team lead

Provide knowledge transfer to internal team members by leading knowledge transfer sessions.


Minimum Requirements: 

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, System Analysis or a related field,

Seventeen (17) years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems life cycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations.

At least five (5) years of government experience (preferably with Judicial/Law enforcement), at the level comparable to the Solution Architect classification.

Experience of working in leadership role- Relevant analytical, administrative, lead, supervisory or management experience that includes interpreting rules and regulations, gathering data and formulating recommendations, and report writing.


Preferred Certification: 



Anthony Altemoos


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