Solutions Architect (AWS Cloud)

Clearance Level
Solutions Architect
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ89831

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: BI Full 6C (T4)
Requisition Type: Regular

Solutions Architect

General Dynamics Information Technology, a Federal marketplace leader in next-generation IT solutions and professional services, is seeking a highly qualified Solutions Architect in support of an upcoming program for the Department of Education focused on the modernization, operations and maintenance of systems supporting the Federal Student Aid (FSA) systems to improve operational flexibility and operational efficiency to allow over 13 million students to achieve their higher education goals.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for high-level, complex solution development, architecture and management processes from concept ideation through development, launch and maintenance.
  • Works closely with government stakeholders regarding vision and strategy, technology innovations and ensures modernization solutions align with client architectural requirements and process standards
  • Leads holistic solution development for customer-initiated changes, engaging with all program components to develop a complete solution offering.
  • Works independently to evaluate and prototype custom and third-party solutions to fit within the organization and improve customer experience
  • Interfaces with modernization/development team, to develop and grow solutions and portfolios of solutions and service offerings and to increase productivity
  • Leads research initiatives of existing business environment including trends, best practices and organization preferred architectural frameworks to ensure organizations services match business trends.  Suggests appropriate upgrades or relevant solutions to enhance organizations competency in meeting changing business needs
  • Maintains strong and collaborative vendor relationships
  • Develop presentations and ad-hoc white papers for senior leadership and stakeholders, including Government customer to gain the essential support for engagements for successful implementation of new technologies and enhancements to existing technologies
  • Define and develop architectural roadmap to meet business goals and modernization solutions
  • Passion for continuous innovation to improve productivity and stakeholder satisfaction

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering, or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience developing IT solutions
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Prefer AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Ability to communicate technically complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust 6C Background Investigation approval

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience re-engineering and architecting application migrations from Mainframe/Cobol to a modern cloud platform infrastructure and application technologies (preferably microservices)
  • Broad database knowledge (DB2, relational, non-SQL)
  • Batch processing knowledge (could be Spring Batch, etc.)
  • Experience implementing any of the following capabilities:
    • Microservices, Containers, APIs
    • Tools: IBM MQ, GitLab, Kubernetes
    • Strangler pattern experience (monotlith to microservices)
    • Agile & Lean principles & methodologies for application development
    • ITSM Automation & Orchestration
    • Big data analytics, data warehousing, data lake
    • Large scale cloud migration (application, data, infrastructure)
  • Strong, articulate communication skills knowing the right level of technical detail to include for multiple audiences (executives, vendors, contractors)
  • Knowledge of common application design patterns in regards to infrastructure impacts, such as SOA, web services, messaging, n-tier architecture
  • Familiarity with Information Security concepts and best practices

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.

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.