Senior Solutions Architect/Technologist
Visual Connections (VC) is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect/Technologist within the Baltimore, Maryland area that will be responsible for technical pre-sales support, architecting design solutions, and providing input regarding solutions, structure, and growth.
The Senior Solutions Architect demands leadership qualities, exceptional mentoring abilities, deep analytic skills, the ability to engage and interact effectively with clients/prospective clients, and ability to work closely with other technologists in order to deliver high-quality products, services and solutions.
As a Senior Solutions Architect, the ideal candidate will primarily be assisting large existing and prospective clients with complex technology stack requirements capture, solutions architecture, system design and technical project management relating to federal government solutions as well as open source development projects.
Primary Roles & Responsibilities:
Lead solution architecture and advanced solutioning for Federal Government engagements (i.e., HHS / CMS emphasis)
Define synergies between VC’s solution architecture practices and our federal clients’ architectural principles, policies, and design practices including communicate of design overviews to executive and technical management and leaders
Serve as a technical liaison in support of VC’s business development and proposal teams to help shape and frame client solutions and/or convert requirements into outcomes/solutions
Work with engagement leads to manage design milestones, and ensure effective design governance around key design decisions
Build strong internal relationships from an advisory perspective within Visual Connections and across federal agencies
Drive the interpretation, solutioning, and response strategy for responding to federal solicitations (e.g., RFPs, RFIs, etc.)
Contribute to talent acquisition initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training technology professionals
Desired Qualifications & Skill Requirements:
Demonstrate a proven ability to drive complex Solution Architecture engagements at a detailed level across a broad range of engagement and industries
Possess a track record, within several large-scale IT programs, taking ownership of the Architecture and Design activities and outputs
Have experience in seeking the alignment of business and IT goals and objectives, operating across organizational and technology teams to drive common approaches, delivering sustainable, agile and reusable solutions, and best practices, where applicable
Bring exceptional client-facing capabilities in working with client executives and senior management in a Primary Point of Contact (POC) capacity including possessing ability to construct and deliver client presentations, direct engagement with clients to understand their needs and requirements and translate those to a viable solution acceptable to clients
Possess working knowledge of and in experience in one or more of the following sectors: Health, Technology, Federal, Digital Services
At least 10 years’ experience as a Senior Solutions Architect
10+ years of experience in software / system / application development lifecycles
5+ years of experience defining software architecture and designs for complex software systems
Experience in both agile and waterfall software engineering practices
Candidates must have a proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, with the vision for how to scale our federal service offering capabilities.
Possess ability to influence and negotiate internally within the company and externally with clients and partners
Strong communication, analytic and technical writing skills are an absolute requirement.
Candidates must be self-motivated and self-managing of their workload and deliverable deadlines and be experienced in leading others to do the same.
Certifications/Certificates considered a requirement: Certified Scaled Agile Practitioner
Education: Bachelor’s degree or greater in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical degrees with demonstrated experience. Master’s degree preferred
Job Type: Full-time
- Sr. Solutions Architect: 10 years (Required)
- Software architecture: 5 years (Required)
- Windsor Mill, MD (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Tuition reimbursement