Solutions Architect

    Location: Columbia, Maryland
    Date Posted: 12-04-2017
    CVP is seeking a highly talented Solutions Architect to join our growing team.  The professional in this role will be one that is a technical leader yet still has the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and do some coding now and then. This role will be part of several projects and will be a key technical leader in implementing innovative cost effective and technical solutions.



    Major Areas of Responsibility
    • Identify, create, and design approaches that optimize CVP competencies across customer needs, business constraints, and technical realities, and support the development of technical road maps for future implementation
    • Create and drive the technical direction (i.e. technology stack) for the software architecture for various applications to include frameworks, interfaces, reporting, tools, methodologies, etc.
    • Understand and provide input into areas of data science, DevOps, cybersecurity, microservices, and other leading technologies and methodologies   
    • Support the identification, development, and establishment of technical standards and procedures
    • Oversee the design of complex, web-enabled, transaction oriented applications to ensure they follow the agreed upon ‘technology stack’
    • Understand business requirements from customers and project managers and translate them into technical solutions
    • Possess expert testing, debugging, and troubleshooting skills to solve problems across software, databases, and networking environments
    • Ability to mentor/teach less experienced developers through code reviews and other learning tools
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills and the ability to talk details with the developers and present high level overviews to senior management
    • Strong practical Linux systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment
    • Conduct Analysis of Alternatives (AOAs) regarding proposed technical solutions
    • Technical solution and Proof of Concept development
    • Support the development of reusable solutions for software intensive work efforts
    • Support infrastructure and software tools needed to enable DevOps, Big Data, and/or Cybersecurity practices in a large-scale environment
    • Learn and analyze new technologies and industry best practices to identify suitability for adoption by the organization
    • Contribute to the design of software and infrastructure to ensure projects meet goals for security, scalability, maintainability, availability, and resiliency
    • Drive a quality and ownership mindset within the team
     
    Position Requirements
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, System Engineering, or related field
    • Must be eligible to obtain a Public Trust government security clearance
    • Minimum of 5 years’ of experience architecting technical solutions
    • Minimum 5 years’ of experience with SQL queries and data preparation
    • Proficient with Oracle, MySQL, SQL, and PostgreSQL
    • Knowledge of design methodology case and analysis tool, ER diagram, data flow analysis relational database design, and documentation standards required to provide object oriented analysis, design and programming
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience supporting continuous integration and deployment automation and methodologies
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
    • Experience working with technical developers and the business community
    • Experience Expert knowledge of Linux, particularly Red Hat
    • Expert knowledge of CI/CD principles and technologies
    • Experience with container technology such as Docker
    • Experience utilizing automated testing tools such as Selenium and SauceLabs
    • Experience migrating and securing web-based applications in a cloud environment, particularly AWS
    • Fluent with agile software development best practices such as Sprints and Scrums
    • In-depth knowledge of technology trends and standards, both from business and technical viewpoints
     
    Desired Skills
    • Testing experience using ETL and BI tools
    • Experience in applying DevOps concepts and practice in any Federal agency
    • Knowledge and experience in applying systems security standards into DevOps practice  (e.g. NIST RMF, HIPAA compliance, FISMA, etc.)
     
    Customer Value Partners, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. Customer Value Partners seeks to provide employment opportunities for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
     
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