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Job ID: 196226
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO, United States
Date Posted: Jan 7, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Solutions Archt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description



Seeking an analytical and innovative contributor to work closely with a government agency and gain an in-depth understanding of the customer’s needs, processes, services, and strategic direction. The Technology / Solution Architect will drive, develop, maintain and coordinate architecture strategy.  They will contribute to new standards for user experience, modern design, and forward thinking toward next generation solutions.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in supporting enterprise systems (both custom-developed solutions and commercial packages) and will be comfortable managing client relationships and expectations within a within a highly complex political environment. The candidate must be flexible, patient, have a great attitude, and be willing to work outside of the box to accomplish the mission.



  • Architects and designs technical solutions and roadmaps needed to meet high-level business requirement.
  • Leverages industry and organizational standards, patterns, frameworks, and best practices to develop architectures that enable fulfillment of business strategies
  • Works directly with senior executives of the enterprise to consult, coach, and advise on strategy, business alignment, enterprise architecture, information technology solutions, and the associated impact on the organization and its stakeholders
  • Coordinate resolution of highly complex problems and tasks, selling new ideas and concepts in support of operational goals and objectives

  • Integrate and translate complex concepts into tactical action plans balancing near term and long range needs and constraints.

  • Direct high-level enterprise architecture analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and development

  • Establishes and fosters strong relationships with a broad audience of customers, service providers, vendor partners, technical peers and senior management

  • Explains complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts

  • Effectively builds relationships, promotes a collaborative team environment, and influences stakeholders





  • BS Degree (4 years experience in lieu of degree) and 9+ years experience
  • Experience in modeling at the business, information, application and technical layers
  • Experience in analyzing and documenting both existing solutions and new domains
  • Experience with business transformation methods and processes (e.g., business process reengineering, lean six sigma, process improvement, value chain analysis, business capability modeling, business process modeling)
  • Demonstrated experience using key analyst and design methods  (including Domain-driven Design (DDD), Object Oriented Analysis & Design (OOAD), Behavior Driven Design (BDD), Test Driven Design (TDD))
  • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big-picture view
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated skill in developing presentations for executive and technical audiences
  • Ability to pass a government NACI background investigation for public trust positions




  • TOGAF 9 certification (desirable)
  • Experience with architecture and solution modeling (highly desirable)
  • Experience with Domain Driven Design and Behavior Driven Design (highly desirable)
  • Experience with service-based distributed application architectures (highly desirable)
  • Experience with emerging architecture and development practices (including User Experience Design, Single Page Applications, Microservices, Agile, DevOps, ReST) (highly desirable)
  • Experience or certifications on cloud platforms and toolsets (highly desirable)
  • Experience with COTS Platforms including Saleforce, SAP, ServiceNow, and Dynamics365 (desirable)
  • Experience with Java and .Net ecosystem (highly desirable)
  • Experience with JavaScript, Angular, React and other frontend tools (highly desirable)
  • Experience with automated CI/CD, including Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, SonarQube and GIT (highly desirable)



Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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