Solution Architect

Clearance Level
Solutions Architect
San Diego, California
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ123063

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is looking for a seasoned technical resource to work closely with our client’s senior leadership to assist OJP in modernizing their existing Enterprise software ecosystem.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Utilizes excellent written and oral communication skills to work closely with executive Federal leadership and contractor and vendor technical staff to identify best solutions for the organization.
  • Comfortable working independently and hands-on to prototype and evaluate custom and third party solutions for fit within the organization.
  • Advises on high-level, complex solution development, architecture and management processes from concept ideation through development, launch and maintenance. Interfaces with development, account and executive management to develop and grow solutions and portfolios of solutions and offerings and to increase productivity and profits.
  • Promotes use of strategic solutions and offerings by the business development community and provides guidance to sales/proposal teams during the launch phase of the life cycle. Participates in solution selling activities to ensure that marketing plans are in alignment with and satisfy business requirements.
  • Leads customer and opportunity-specific technical solution architecture efforts. Creates written and graphical content to support client and business stakeholders.
  • Leads research initiatives of existing business environment including trends, best practices and organization preferred architectural frameworks to ensure organization's services match business trends. Suggests appropriate upgrades or relevant solutions to enhance organization's competency in meeting changing business needs.
  • Interfaces and leads discussions across cross-functional teams, engaging executive management to ensure consistency in solution development and implementation.
  • Defines complex solutions which align with and support client requirements, needs and enterprise environment. Mentors and leads project teams in the appropriate use of strategic solutions and offerings.
  • Identifies and evaluates business requirements; evaluates concepts and models such as market timing, knowledge of industry and trends. Reviews and approves decisions prior to implementation to ensure adherence to business strategies.
  • Advises management regarding vision and strategy, technology innovations and enterprise architecture services.
  • Leads performance reviews and scalability assessment activities.
  • Prepares vision and strategy work products, technology and product analysis, white papers, and responses to queries on strategy and product related topics.

Technical Experience (Software Engineering):

  • Java/J2EE/JEE application architecture, design and development experience
  • Modern web development techniques and platforms. Examples may be AngularJS, Spring, Bootstrap, Responsive UI and/or comparable
  • API centered design and implementation
  • Cloud native application architecture and design experience including API Gateways, Microservice development
  • Application containerization solutions (i.e. Docker)
  • Agile Scrum/Kanban, DevOps, and Continuous Integration / Deployment / Delivery
  • Test-driven, and Behavior-driven Development (TDD / BDD)
  • PaaS (, Azure), IaaS (AWS), and SaaS solution implementations
  • End-to-end Test, Build and Deployment automation solutions (i.e. Selenium, Cucumber, Bamboo, Maven, Jenkins, etc.)
  • SQL, RDBMS (i.e. MS SQLServer, MySQL) and NoSQL Database solutions (i.e. MongoDB etc.)

Enterprise Architecture Experience:

  • Development of enterprise reference models in accordance with the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF v2)
  • Prior knowledge and experience with EA tools and methodologies
  • Experience in multiple levels of architecture (i.e., enterprise, segment, solution) and in multiple areas of architecture (e.g., system, security, business)
  • Establishment and communication of recommended architecture strategies and long-term technology roadmaps to guide investment decisions, identify standard technologies and appropriately map them to the Technology Reference Model
  • Specification of IT Roadmaps and transition plans for enterprise applications, infrastructure, and technologies, including determining gaps between the current and target architectures
  • Application of relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, and industry best practices
  • Identification of opportunities to improve enterprise-level systems to support business processes and utilize emerging technologies
  • EA governance including the establishment of architecture related policies, standards and procedures; coordinates and conducts the governance and portfolio management activities associated with ensuring compliance with the enterprise architecture
  • Review and authorization for use of non-standard technologies; review and monitoring of technical debt at the enterprise level
  • Experience with cloud technologies, cloud migration strategies, and understanding the implications of using IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Experience in cloud technology, implementation, and security of newly designed systems as well as legacy within a cloud environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, information technology or related field
  • Twelve or more years of business solutions experience
  • Experience working with company products and services, business processes and re-engineering
  • Experience working with appropriate programming languages, operating systems, product-line hardware and software **see Technical Experience above
  • Experience working with office productivity tools; delivery assurance and/or industry standards on deliverables
  • Experience working with administrative and/or workflow systems

Contract Requirements:

  • Contract Requires US Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Agency specific Public Trust clearance

The likely salary range for this position is $136,000 - $204,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.