Solution Architect, Senior

The Opportunity: 

At a certain point, experience-based system design can start to look like clairvoyance. When you’ve developed so many systems that you can not only orchestrate the best solution for any technology-based challenge, but you can also anticipate and preempt future issues, you’re a solutions architect. You’ve evolved your skills into strategy through a long path of software development accomplishments and the curiosity to understand how all of the pieces of an IT ecosystem fit together. Are you ready to use your combination of knowledge, skill, and experience to take on the toughest challenges in federal government?  

As a solution architect on our team, you'll translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan by crafting architecture products and design specifications. With your guidance, we’ll help transform the way federal clients use technology including cloud migration, integrating advanced technology, and modernizing legacy systems. And, what do you do next in a career where you’ve reached this level? You mentor the next set of developers to help them grow into tomorrow’s solutions architects. This position is a hybrid role with a combination of working at a Booz Allen office or client site and working remotely.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience with solution architecture, including software integration, SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS implementation and designing and implementing development, test, and production environments
  • 8+ years of experience with leading system architecture and engineering for the integration of COTS, GOTS, and FOSS software solutions, cloud, infrastructure, data architecture, and cybersecurity
  • 8+ years of experience in working with business-area SMEs to define and understand business needs and translate these needs into a system design resulting in a successful solution
  • 5+ years of experience with software development using Java or other languages and the full SDLC process, including Agile practices and tools, such as JIRA or GIT and database development using RDBMS or NoSQL databases
  • 5+ years of experience with engineering efforts working to design and implement full-scale integration between partnering systems
  • 4+ years of experience with providing systems engineering support to Agile software development effort, including new development and O&M support for applications
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies, including AWS, Architectural Modeling, Data Modeling, Software Infrastructure, IT standards, Platform Architecture, Project Management, Tactical Planning, Risk Management, Software Product Design, Problem-Solving, Effectiveness measurement, IT Procedures, Strategic Planning, Software Architecture, or IT Policies
  • Ability to develop architecture diagrams, detailed system documentation, including system diagrams, presentations, technical proposals, analysis of alternatives, and documentation
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with applying current and emerging technology integration solutions and trends, including AI/ML, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and FedRAMP and regulatory requirements
  • Experience with DevOps methods and tools
  • Experience with development methodologies, including COTS analysis and selection
  • Experience with designing cloud-ready, independent applications, and systems using open source products
  • Knowledge of certification and accreditation processes for enterprise government solutions
  • Knowledge of data architecture, database design, and interface development
  • Master’s degree a plus
  • AWS/Azure Certified Solutions Architect or Certified Solutions Developer Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full time and part time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs, individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. 

Salary for this position is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, location, the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, as well as contract specific affordability and organizational requirements. The proposed salary range for this position is outlined below.

Colorado: $78,960 - $165,060 (annualized USD)

New York (including New York City): $83,895 - $201,740 (annualized USD)

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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