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Lead Solutions Architect

Category: Architecture

City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J0320-1682

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

As the Lead Solution Architect, you will apply your real-world expertise to enable clients to modernize to AWS cloud-native solutions at scale. Your expertise in AWS services, cloud-native development, agile, continuous deployment, automated testing, and DevSecOps will be instrumental in enabling our client to achieve their modernization objectives. As our project’s Lead Solution Architect and member of our program management team, you will be responsible for leading technical solution efforts, working closely with our client. Ready to roll up our sleeves, you’ll help your team solve complex technical challenges

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Work with clients and agile product team to understand technical and business requirements to make recommendations for optimum modernization paths.

• Diagnose application, infrastructure, and technology issues using various resources; define an appropriate solution; support the resolution and document the plan forward.

• Develop solution architectures for enhancements, systems, and technologies leveraging cloud-native services.

• Support Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) , including cost estimation; outline potential solution approaches; and vet approaches with Product Managers, CGI program managers, and other SMEs.

• Prepare and clearly articulate solution options and recommendations to clients and CGI leadership.

• Identify and evaluate systems and client needs to define a roadmap that maximizes the use of advanced technology and existing investments.

• Scope technical epics. Review epics with the team, ensuring comprehension of the subject matter and feature scope prior to development.

• Provide ongoing support to teams to help keep overall solution vision on track, make technical trade-offs where necessary, and support the identification and escalation of risks.

• Define architecture and development best practices, supporting approval and implementation.

• Mentor developers and other technical resources to learn the ins and outs of the services and solutions that will enable our clients to modernize their enterprises.

• Collaborate with Data Architects and Security Leads to design solutions that meet client business objectives bearing in mind objectives, costs, and risk.

• Focus on solution development throughout the product lifecycle

• Provide expertise to support security/Authority to Operate (ATO) processes

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or IT

• 10+ years of experience as a Solution Architect for large scale enterprise solutions

• 5+ years of experience developing systems utilizing AWS Cloud-native designs

• Direct experience architecting solutions leveraging AWS cloud-native services including S3, Elasticsearch, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, and Redshift

• Strong technical background with experience in driving the solution/designs

• Excellent communication skills with ability to manage multiple priorities

• Experience with current technologies including Spring, Angular, HTML5/JavaScript.

• Working experience with traditional and NoSQL DBs

• Demonstrated experience as a technical lead of a large-scale modernization to an AWS cloud infrastructure

• Experience developing and troubleshooting Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to AWS environments with Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) support

• Ability to work in an agile environment (SAFe® experience desirable)

• AWS Solutions Architect certification(s) highly desirable

• Ability to obtain a Tier 2/Moderate Risk government security clearance



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