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Company: SAIC
Location: Alexandria, VA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



Solution Architect


Summary Description: 

SAIC is seeking a solution architect in support of a concentrated effort at a large Federal Agency to bring legacy, high priority IT systems up to current and supported operating levels while also addressing critical needs for high availability, fail-over capability, decoupling of highly connected systems, and/or cloud-based solution implementations. 

Job Specifications:

·       Provide enterprise architecture expertise and significant technology and domain expertise to translate the enterprise's strategy for legacy system upgrade/migration to the desired future state including development of a transition plan

·       Uses multi-disciplinary techniques, for example: business process decomposition and redesign, information engineering, organizational redesign, change management, IT strategy and architecture, and performance measurement.

·       Interacts at a variety of points within the customer organization and program governance processes to assist in implementation of the established transition plan

·       Researches and advises on the analysis of alternatives in the determination of upgrade, refactor, or other solution recommendations. 

·       Ensures a focus on incorporation of high availability, fail-over capability, decoupling of highly connected systems, and/or cloud-based solution implementations

·       Conducts reviews and analyses of architectures to ensure compliance with transition plan and approach. 

·       Provides oversight for the development and transition plans

·       Coordinates and collaborates with subject matter experts and other architect leads to ensure consistent application of customer mission objectives are met

·       Tasks may include developing data models for optimal performance in databases; designing data structures for data interchange; developing metadata structures including dictionaries, taxonomies and ontologies.

·       Leveraging domain expertise, develops comprehensive understanding of customer requirements and leads the development of a complete solution meeting all technical requirements and staffing needs for implementation of the transition plan. 

·       Provides subject matter expertise to meet customer technical, schedule and cost requirements. 



·       Strong written and verbal skills

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills

·       Experience in performing Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)

·       Minimum of 14 years of experience

·       Minimum of BA/BS degree



·       Must have expertise in a minimum of two of the following skill groups:

o   OS and Virtualization: HP-UX/AIX/Linux, Windows, Amazon AMI, VMWare, RHEV

o   Database: Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Datastax

o   Servers: Cisco UCS, HP, Dell, IBM

o   Platform/Middleware: JBOSS, Websphere, Apache, Tomcat, SOLR

o   Monitoring: Splunk, AppDynamics, TeamQuest, HP Openview

o   Programming Languages:  Java, .NET, and C++

·       Experience with Database Consolidation and/or Separation, Data Migration from one Storage Platform to another

·       Experience with Certification & Accreditation (C&A) process, Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M)

·       Experience with Cloud Migration, Implementation, AWS Services, FedRAMP, System Integration capability

·       Experience with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Rational ClearQuest/ClearCase, Rally, Subversion, Nexus, Jenkins, Sonar, Crystal Reports

·       Experience with automation technologies to include Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Selenium, Jenkins, Nexus, and Docker

·       Experience working on fast paced Agile Environment, and ability to manage and proactively take on work and deliver.

·       Current or prior Public Trust or other clearance preferable

Location:  Alexandria, VA and possible remote

Clearance:  Public Trust

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