Solution Architect

The Challenge:

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 tackle the toughest challenges in Federal civilian agencies?

As a solutions architect on our team, you'll translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan by crafting full-stack technology solutions. As a solutions architect on our team, you'll translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan by crafting detailed system documentation, including system diagrams and design specifications, assist with proposal technical section development, performing functional and technical proof of concepts.

You will work as a member of an agile team and help lead design, development, deployment and maintenance of enterprise software systems, maintain responsibility for meeting software quality and security standards, evaluate hardware and software interfaces, operational requirements, and characteristics of the overall system. You will also support processes to review and analyze requirements and acceptance criteria and provide Level of Effort estimates. Through your leadership, we’ll help transform the way Federal civilian agencies 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. As a technical leader, you’ll shape the digital solutions business and identify growth opportunities. Join us and build the future of technology in Federal civilian agencies for the better.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience as an architect with a successful track record of planning, designing, and implementing large software systems
  • Experience with software development and modernization efforts using Java or other scripting languages
  • Experience with database development using RDBMS or NoSQL databases
  • Experience with leading Agile and DevSecOps environments and applying full-stack IT modernization approaches, including application re-platforming and refactoring and delivering systems for resilience, reliability, performance, and high availability
  • Experience with continuous integration (CI) or continuous deployment (CD) pipelines in public or hybrid cloud environments using Jenkins, GitLab, Apache Subversion, Ansible, Puppet, or AWS Cloud Forms
  • Experience with domain-driven architectures and design and development of microservices-based solutions using platforms, including AWS EKS, Azure AKS, RedHat OpenShift, or Docker Enterprise
  • Experience with proposal writing on technical sections, including leading teams in content development
  • Experience with creating detailed system documentation, including system diagrams
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with Agile practices and tools, including JIRA or GIT
  • Experience with modern software development, including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Agile methodologies, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Test Driven Design (TDD), DevOps, and DevSecOps, ITIL, and Six Sigma
  • Experience with Cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with cloud computing including IaaS and PaaS offerings
  • Experience with performing design and code reviews to ensure coding standards are met
  • Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams and business and technical stakeholders and communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Experience with Java development, including Java EE technologies, such as Spring and Front-end frameworks, such as Angular
  • Experience with managing software releases and configurations
  • Experience with various technologies, including Apache Tools, SQL, MongoDB, Oracle, and Maven
  • Knowledge of any of the following: ELK, Prometheus/Grafana, GitLab, SonarQube, TwistLock, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, nginx, traefik, haproxy, Hadoop, or SOLR
  • Knowledge of an insatiable drive to tinker, including testing out different capabilities with Docker
  • Knowledge of 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 integrate technical and functional considerations into comprehensive software designs and proposal documentation
  • AWS Certifications


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

Build Your Career:

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all we have to offer. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have access to:

  • experts in virtually every field
  • a culture that focuses on supporting our employees
  • opportunities that provide stability while offering variety

You’ll also be exposed to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal featuring more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, onsite boot camps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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