Calance Job Opening

Job TitleSolution Architect - ID:35253
Start DateASAP
Job SkillsIAM, Java, J2EE, JavaScript
LocationReston, VA
Date Posted02/11/2020

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Our client is seeking a Solution Architect for a permanent opportunity in Reston, VA. Please review the job description and if interested, apply within.

Job Description
What you’ll do
Architect and deliver optimal solutions that are aligned with an EA perspective.
Create synergies and reuse within and across projects.
Establish Access IT team architectural standards and strategies as the norm.
Partner with domain SMEs (Business, UX, and Operations) to Analyze features through our Intake and Prioritization process. Analysis will include:
o Conferring with stakeholders to define business requirements for complex systems development – from both functional and non-functional perspectives (i.e. concept of operations, performance, test, cost, schedule, training, support and disposal).
o Collaborating with other architects –data architects, technical architects, business architects, domain architects, or enterprise architects -- and marry their various requirements into one solution.
o Modeling business and systems processes based on findings through use case scenarios, workflow diagrams, and data models.
o Evaluating alternative architectures with respect to their composition, e.g. people, hardware, software, facilities, policies, documents, risks and cost.
Create systems models, data models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to project and development teams.
Validate the architecture’s compliance to the requirements and verifies the system’s compliance to the architecture.
Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in systems architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
Contribute to technology strategy and planning. Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
Participate in the architecture road-map activities.
Review new and existing systems design projects and procurement or outsourcing plans for compliance with standards and architectural plans.
Develop, document, communicate, and enforce system standards as necessary.
Provide guidance to junior members of the team.

About you
Education - Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science or systems engineering (Master’s degree preferred).
Professional training and/or certifications using Amazon Web Services, Oracle, , Linux, Java, and Microsoft tools and technologies desired.
10+ years of general experience in systems design and integration
o 5 years minimum across multiple disciplines (Requirements Engineering, Risk management, Technology planning, design, development, System Integration, or Quality Assurance).
Demonstrated professional competence in the principles and practices of technical architecture as they relate to:
o Service Oriented Architecture
o Identity and Access Management (IAM) (Oauth, SAML)
o Familiarity with technologies and a demonstrated understanding of challenges posed by:
o Cloud-scale applications and mobile platforms (IOS & Android)
- Assessing the adequacy of technology controls and security measures
- Maintaining effective policies and procedures as technology changes
o Demonstrated experience with development platforms:
- Cloud-based applications using AWS services
- Java, J2EE, JavaScript (node.js), SQL, Tomcat, JBoss, WebLogic, Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
o Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring technical staff in the development and usage of technology architectures and solutions including migration to AWS Cloud (Lambda, EC2, DynamoDB, Etc.)
o Demonstrated experience with systems engineering and administration (testing infrastructures, Linux/Unix administration, ansible for deployment etc.)
o Experience in creating technical blueprint that can be leveraged by other IT groups, including the use of Serverless Architecture
o Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good customer working relationships
o Working knowledge of and experience with other enterprise domains (application, security, infrastructure data, etc.
More about you
Extensive experience in developing strategic solution architecture plans.
Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
Superior written and oral communication skills; ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
Excellent architecture and technical support documentation skills.
Proven experience in systems and network design and development.
Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.
Experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS
Technical knowledge of Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Microservices.
Strong knowledge of COTS evaluation principles and practices.
Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong consultative skills
Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
Strong leadership skills and customer service orientation.
Lifelong Learner – what is learned today will be obsolete tomorrow; demonstrated continuous learning
Willingness/ability to work off-shifts (evening, night-time, weekend) as needed

Who is Calance?
Calance is a global IT company with operations in the United States, Canada and India. Over the years, Calance has grown organically and has acquired numerous successful IT Services firms along the way. As a result, the company today is a mix of diverse cultures, talents and expertise that collaborate globally to bring our best capabilities and thinking to clients. Calance also offers benefits which includes Medical, Dental, Vision care and 401K.

Calance - the place to grow.

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